Honey Black Raspberry Cupcakes With Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

My favorite ice cream flavor of all time is Black Raspberry Chip by Graeter’s in Cincinnati. It may be the perfect ice cream!!

All Graeter’s ice cream flavors are divine…  And they have an online store!!

I spend an inordinate amount of time thinking up new honey cupcake recipes, and for a while now, I’ve been trying to think of a cupcake that captures the essence of this heavenly frozen treat. By George, I think I’ve got it!!

The purple of the cupcakes comes from the berries alone. No food coloring needed.

If you can’t find black raspberries, blackberries or raspberries will do nicely.  🙂

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz black raspberries, frozen, and thawed
  • 1/2 cup butter, unsalted, softened
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 2 TBS raspberry liqueur
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs, large

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325ºF and line one twelve cup cupcake pan with lines.
  2. In a small pot over low heat combine:
    • 3/4 cup honey
    • 8 oz black raspberries, frozen , and thawed
  3. Heat mixture until honey is softened, about 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and using an immersion blender, purée black raspberries with the honey.
  5. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together:
    • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 tsp baking soda
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1/8 tsp salt
  6. In a stand mixer with a whisk attachment, whisk together until fluffy:
    • 1/2 cup butter, unsalted , softened
    • 2 TBS raspberry liqueur
    • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  7. Whip into the butter, one at a time:
    • 3 eggs, large
  8. Alternate adding in the flour mixture with the black raspberry mixture, until just combined, scraping down sides of the bowl between mixes.
  9. Divide batter evenly into prepared cupcake pan. Bake until edges of the cupcakes are lightly golden, 17-20 minutes.
  10. Cool cupcakes completely prior to frosting.
  11. Refrigerate cupcakes until ready to serve.

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Yields: 3 cups
Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks or 1/2 pound), softened (but not melted!)
  • 3 1/2 cups confectioners (powdered) sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract or 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 4 tablespoons milk or heavy cream
Instructions
  1. Cream butter for a few minutes in a mixer with the paddle attachment on medium speed. Turn off the mixer. Sift 3 cups powdered sugar and cocoa into the mixing bowl. Turn your mixer on the lowest speed (so the dry ingredients do not blow everywhere) until the sugar and cocoa are absorbed by the butter. Increase mixer speed to medium and add vanilla extract, salt, and milk/cream and beat for 3 minutes. If your frosting needs a more stiff consistency, add a little more sugar. If your frosting needs to be thinned out, add additional milk 1 tablespoon at a time.

15 thoughts on “Honey Black Raspberry Cupcakes With Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

  1. Alicia says:

    Black raspberry is my husband’s favorite ice cream flavor too. These look great! We missed and black raspberry season for this year, but will try these next time!

  2. Alicia says:

    I have ot tried infusing black-raspberries, but they would be perfect if substituted in a few of the raspberry or blackberry infusions. I would try either the simple raspberry liqueur, Raspberry-chocolate, or the blackberry bourbon.
    http://boozedandinfused.com/2012/07/01/raspberry-infusions-a-little-splash-of-heaven/
    http://boozedandinfused.com/2012/07/15/blackberry-infusions-marionberry-goodness/
    I would love to try muddling a few black raspberries in your homemade mead!

  3. Emily Heath says:

    We are lucky to have you doing all this cupcake research for us. I haven’t come across black raspberries before, but they sound great.

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