Today I am SUPER excited to introduce you to an amazingly talented blogger who will be joining the Sweet C’s Designs team as a contributor- Kathleen from Yummy Crumble. Kathleen has decadently sweet recipes- and her photography is AMAZING. Like – I am blown away every time I see one of her recipes! She is incredibly talented, and I am so excited to have her here sharing a delicious recipe for Pink Velvet Raspberry Cupcakes- these adorable treats are perfect for Valentines Day- or a spring picnic or tea party!
Before Kathleen gets to showing us her recipe, I want to invite you to follow her Yummy Crumble Pinterest board and on Instagram- because you’re going to seriously swoon over all of the amazing treats she posts!
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Ok- now take it away Kathleen!
Pink Velvet Raspberry Cupcakes baked with fresh raspberries in the batter and topped with luscious raspberry buttercream frosting. The perfect cupcake for your sweetheart!
Hey guys! This is Kathleen from Yummy Crumble. I’m so excited to be working with Courtney this year by sharing some recipes each month. Stop by my blog to see where I showcase my love for all things sweet and decadent! I have everything from recipes for the beginner baker to those already seasoned in the kitchen.
Let me introduce you to one of my loves. Pink Velvet Raspberry Cupcakes. They’re light, they’re fluffy, and you would never guess they were made from a box mix. It’s very easy to make a box mix taste just like homemade. I promise. Just make a few adjustments to your ingredients, add a little something extra to make it special, and everyone will be asking for the recipe!
I used a pink velvet cake mix, and instead of oil I subbed melted butter, added an extra egg, and used whole milk instead of water. It makes a world of difference. And since the star of these Pink Velvet Raspberry Cupcakes are of course raspberries, I added fresh raspberries to the batter. It gave it that extra kick of tart raspberry flavor.
- Pink Velvet Cake mix
- 3 Large eggs
- ⅔ cup whole milk
- 8 Tablespoons melted butter
- ½ cup fresh raspberries
- 1 cup softened unsalted butter (2 sticks)
- ¼ tsp salt
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1 cup raspberries
- 1-2 tbs cream
- Preheat your oven to 325 F and prepare you cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
- With an electric mixer and paddle attachment, mix together the cake mix, eggs, milk, and melted butter until smooth.
- Distribute batter evenly between the cupcakes, filling ⅓ of the way.
- Drop 2-3 raspberries on top of each cupcake.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
- Let cool before decorating.
- In a food processor or small blender, puree the raspberries until smooth.
- Using a fine mesh strainer, push the raspberry puree through to separate the seeds.
- Take the puree that's seedless (about 6-9 tablespoons) and cook on medium low in a small pot until it's reduced by half. Let cool completely by putting in freezer for a few minutes.
- With an electric mixer and paddle attachment, beat the softened butter for 1 minute.
- Add the salt and raspberry puree and beat for another 2 minutes.
- Add the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, beating after each cup.
- Once all the sugar is incorporated, add 1-2 tablespoons of cream to thin out frosting if it's too thick.
- Beat on high until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
- Pipe onto cupcakes and add fresh raspberries.
More sweets for your sweetheart!