Raspberry Cupcakes with White Choc Ganache

MMMMMMmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!! I made these last week and there are none left. I didn’t eat them all by myself… but I did supersede my weekly calorie quotient that’s for sure!!

I found this recipe on the Nigella website and the name captured me straight away. You can find it here: Recipe

I used frozen raspberries but let them defrost first just by sitting out on a plate but I strongly recommend soaking up most of the juices first as you’ll end up with runny batter.

The ingredients


I couldn’t stop tasting as I was going. This is definitely a recipe where you could lick the entire bowl.


Fold in the raspberries last.


My husband usually only eats the top of cupcakes but he ate the entire thing so I know I’m on to a winner here!


Ready for baking


I even gave some to Miss 1 and it was gone in seconds. (But if anyone knows my little Miss 1 they know that anything she puts in her mouth will be gone in seconds. 😉 )


The finished product!


Will definitely make these again! I think next time I’ll whip the ganache. It was actually my first time ever making it so when I piped it onto the cupcakes it was a bit heavy. I have also never piped before so they ended up looking like little white dog turds on top but they tasted fantastic!


The search is on!

When life gives you lemons, make lemon flavoured cupcakes I say.

I need a distraction and due to my overwhelming love of cupcakes in which I crave them nearly every day I have decided to try to save my moolah and to search for my own perfect cupcake recipe to make my own.

This is where I need help and where you come in! Do you have a favourite cupcake recipe? My sister in law makes cakes and cupcakes for a living and I love them and particularly the icing she makes but I don’t want to ask her for the recipe. I feel like thats her secret recipe for success. I’m not after dry, plain, boring cupcakes. I love elaborate, creamy iced, lip smacking flavoured cupcakes like red velvet, strawberry iced with an actual strawberry in the middle, chocolate with runny chocolate under the icing, cookies and cream….

I am going to make it a mission to try various recipes to find the best one that works for me and my family and blog about them along the way. I’m getting hungry just writing this!

Hopefully, it will provide me with the distraction I need from the crap that life throws at us.

Wish me luck!!