Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Chocolate Cupcakes with Raspberry Cream Cheese Frosting

I had lots of fresh raspberries this fall and created this delish frosting to put on some cupcakes.  John declared this is "favorite cupake".  His favorite part was the raspberry on top mixed with the frosting and cupcake, so if you have raspberries, throw some on top :) 
The first time I made it, I used seedless raspberry jam (homemade of course) and it was good, but very sweet....jam has sugar, so added to the powdered sugar=very sweet.  So I made these one more time and used raspberry puree (no sugar added) and it was very good. 

24 cooled chocolate cupcakes

3 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
4-5 cups powdered sugar
1/4 to 1/2 cup Seedless Rasp Jam or Seedless Raspberry Puree

Cream the cream cheese and butter together.  Add powdered sugar one cup at a time.  Alternate adding some raspberry jam or puree for flavor.  Add enough powdered sugar to make a frosting consistency.

Spread on your cupcakes and embellish with a fresh Raspberry if desired.   Refrigerate to set frosting. 

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