Molten Chocolate Cupcakes with Raspberry Filling - Preparing for Valentine's Day


The second month of this New Year has kicked in, and we all know that February is the month to celebrate love, as people all around the world have begun to plan for the Valentine's Day. Love and chocolate go hand in hand, so its natural that I decided to practise my hand at some chocolate art to prepare for my valentine. I always wanted to make Molten Cupcakes, those sweet delights with a gooey chocalatey center that melts in your mouth! But as I was ready to go all out, I went for combining some raspberry sauce alongwith the chocolate sauce, and also try a hand at making some patterns with white chocolate. The result was this decadent dessert where the sweet chocolate was balanced perfectly by the tartness of the raspberries, giving a spoonful of heaven in every bite!

Ingredients
3/4 cup semisweet dark chocolate chips
1/4 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp oil
3 eggs
1 cup chocolate cake or brownie mix
8-10 tbsp raspberry sauce

Method
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease 12 nonstick muffin cups and set aside. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, combine dark chocolate chips and half of the butter. Microwave on high power for 45 to 60 seconds, stirring twice during cooking, or until chocolate and butter are melted and mixture is smooth. Cool for 5 minutes. Repeat the same with the white chocolate chips to melt it.

In a large bowl, combine eggs and beat with a mixer at high speed for 4 to 6 minutes until foamy and doubled in size. Gradually add cake mix to the beaten egg mixture, stirring until well blended. Fold in melted dark chocolate sauce. Carefully pour batter into prepared muffin cups, filling them upto half level in each cup. Then add 1 tbsp of raspberry sauce in each cup, and layer it with molten white chocolate. I used a cone made of plastic bag to form star-shaped designs with my white chocolate, as you can see in the picture.

Bake at 400 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes or just until edges are set. The centers of the little cakes will still be soft. Cool on wire rack for 2 minutes. The design on the top didn't turn out as pretty as I had imagined, but I'm happy that it did create a contrasting pattern of white on brown background!

Serve these delicious molten chocolate and raspberry cupcakes while they are still warm. You can drizzle with more chocolate syrup, or top it with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream! Keep coming back for more valentine day recipes!!


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36 comments :

Nags said...

only today morning i had bookmarked a recipe for chocolate centred cupcakes from martha stewart :) nice one Mansi!!

Asha said...

I am always for the underdog, Giants did very well!:))
Yeah, one or two Valentine events will be out shortly! Pooja's deadline is 14th. Looks great.

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Though chocolate and cherries are the quintessential Valentine's Day combo, chocolate and raspberries are what make my heart full. I simply adore the flavors, and this cake is divine.

vimmi said...

Oh ur Valentine is going to be one happy person. What a lovely dish.

Happy cook said...

Oh you can send this to me anytime.
So delicious and yummy.
Love the combo

Padmaja said...

hey hey mansi!!! those cupcakes look so good! already preps for valentine eh!!! I am lovig thos combo

Mansi Desai said...

Thanks everyone! the gooey center is a delight to eat, and you can warm the cakes in the microwave for 10 seconds to melt the ganache even more!:) glad you'll liked it!

Angela said...

wow!! that looks deliciously sinful!!:)


-Angela

Anonymous said...

If my valentine makes that for me, I'd be in seventh heaven:) maybe I should email this post to her:)

-Derek

Rosie said...

Drool, drool!! This is "Thee cupcake" for Valentines!! I can feel the love coming through. I would love to have this from my Valentine - beautiful!!

Rosie x

Kalai said...

Beautiful and sooooo perfect for valentine's day! Great one, girl. :)

Siri said...

* LOVE is already in the air *. the cupcakes are sinfully delicious Mansi..:DD

Siri

Rina said...

Mansi, This is so yummy... Cruel girl, you are tempting too much..

Mansi Desai said...

Derek, good luck! I'm sure you'll get something fabulous for your v-day too:)

Rosie - look who's talking!:) the baker herself:)

kalai, siri - thanks! do try them if you get a chance!

Rina - how about using "inspiring" rather than "cruel"??:)

hungrygirl said...

raspberries and chocolate are my favorite combination after strawberries!! this dessert looks divine Mansi!:) I will actually give this a try!

~hungrygirl

Anonymous said...

heavenly!! I think the white chocolate created a nice self pattern there mansi! looks pretty:) and the flavors are just perfect for valentine:D

-Andrew

Superchef said...

perfect for valentines!!!

Simply...Gluten-free said...

THESE LOOK SO YUMMY!

Trupti said...

wow, these cup cakes looks so yuuuuuuummmmmmmmyyyyyyyy & perfect for valentine's day

Trupti

Mike of Mike's Table said...

The cupcakes look great and seem like they'd be quite a hit. Sounds delicious!

Poonam said...

Perfect!

LG said...

I can't stop droo.......ling over that cup cake. Delicious..ummm

Sagari said...

perfect dessert for valentines day Mansi

Pravs said...

yum looking cupcakes !

AYE Admin said...

These cupcakes look fab-U-lous! I am a total sucker for anything molten, but raspberries? Nice change-up! Thanks so much for entering the event. These babies are definately in the running! Check back next week for the roundup and voting!

Kevin said...

Raspberry and chocolate are a great combo. A liquid center sounds excellent!

Sorina said...

Excellent instructions and photos. Awesome Post!

NĂºria said...

This cupcake looks absolutely gourgeous!!!! I'm sure that if I give this to my husband he will ask for my hand again!!!! ;-)

Shella said...

Mansi they look absolutely gorgeous. Perfect for the occasion with the red interiors!! Would you mind too much if I do this for valentines.

AnuZi said...

Mansi....Oh how I wish I could bake. Myy first attempt to bake cookies was a disaster. I almost set the kitchen on fire! Granted I was only 13 years old but it soured me on trying out baking again. But looking at your gorgeous recipe...I think I might give baking another try hehe. Or maybe you could mail me some of those treats ;o)

Mansi Desai said...

Shella - I'd be proud if one of my recipes brought you happiness on valentine's day:) let me know how it goes!

Kate / Kajal said...

Chocolate and cherry ... made for valentines...so irresistible.I'll be your valentine, just to have these :P

Rosehaven Cottage said...

This looks absolutely decadent... and wonderful! What a wonderful recipe for Valentine's Day!

Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

african vanielje said...

I could do with a molten choc cake right about now. They look so yummy, Mansi , and a really great recipe. I enjoyed this event and am glad I joined as this is just another great idea on my to do list.

african vanielje said...

I could do with a molten choc cake right about now. They look so yummy, Mansi , and a really great recipe. I enjoyed this event and am glad I joined as this is just another great idea on my to do list.

Anonymous said...

My daughter requested gooey chocolate cupcakes with raspberry filling for her birthday, so this recipe seemed to be a perfect fit. Only after I started into the prep did I realize how sketchy the method really is. They looked terrible and tasted worse. I learned a lesson about trying recipes online with this one!