Mini Raspberry-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

Treat your guests to these delicious cupcakes layered with frosting and topped with raspberry - perfect dessert for a crowd.

  • Prep Time 60 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 35 min
  • Servings 60

Ingredients

1
box devil's food cake mix with pudding
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
2/3
cup seedless raspberry jam
1
cup fresh or frozen (thawed) raspberries
1
container (12 oz) fluffy white whipped ready-to-spread frosting
60
fresh raspberries (from three 6-oz containers)

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place mini paper baking cup in each of 60 mini muffin cups.
  • 2 Make cake mix as directed on box, using water, oil and eggs. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full (about 1 heaping tablespoon each).
  • 3 Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 4 By slowly spinning end of round handle of wooden spoon back and forth, make deep, 1/2-inch-wide indentation in center of top of each cupcake, not quite to bottom (wiggle end of spoon in mini cake to make opening large enough).
  • 5 Spoon jam into small resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag. Cut 3/8-inch tip off 1 bottom corner of bag. Insert tip of bag into opening in each cupcake; squeeze bag to fill opening.
  • 6 In blender, place 1 cup raspberries. Cover; pulse 20 seconds or until pureed. Press puree through small strainer to remove seeds. Pour 1/4 cup raspberry puree into medium bowl; stir in frosting until well mixed. Frost cupcakes. Garnish each with 1 raspberry.

Expert Tips

These little cupcakes would dazzle your guests served on a pedestal platter.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Mini Cupcake
Calories
80
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
85mg
85%;
Total Carbohydrate
13g
13%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.