These delightful little Raspberry and White Chocolate Cupcakes were a try out for a birthday cake that I recently made. I used the Vanilla Bean Cake recipe and added raspberries and white chocolate chunks into the final mix before spooning them into cupcake cases. Great for birthdays, entertaining or a treat when you really feel like cake. Enjoy!
Raspberry and White Chocolate Cupcakes
A tangy twist to the vanilla bean cake – just add raspberries. Yum!
- 2 cups cooked white beans (I used approx 2 400ml cans but you can use the dried version and cook them yourself. Make sure you rinse them well with filtered water.)
- 6 eggs
- ¾ tsp vanilla liquid stevia or I used Coconut nectar syrup (do not measure over the batter, just in case it spills out)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract or scrape the pod of 1 vanilla bean
- 1/3 cup honey
- ¼ cup coconut oil (liquified)
- 1/3 cup coconut flour (sifted)
- ½ tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1.5 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries (If using frozen, defrost raspberries about 30 minutes prior to making recipe)
- 1 pack of white choc bits or 1 block of white cooking chocolate – broken into small chunks.
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees C (approx 325 degrees F)
- Grease and line a 12 hole cupcake or muffin tin. Or you can use individual cupcake cases.
- In a blender or food processor add the first 5 ingredients.
- Puree well.
- Add the next 5 ingredients and puree well.
- Finally add the raspberries and the chocolate and fold through the mixture gently.
- Pour batter into cake pan and tap on kitchen counter to knock out any air bubbles.
- Cook for 25 minutes. Test with skewer to see if the cake is cooked through.
Coconut Cream Frosting
A delightful frosting that goes perfectly with the Raspberry and White Chocolate Cupcakes.
- 1 400 ml can coconut milk or cream.
- ½ cup cream
- ¼ cup powdered Xylitol or sugar
- Pour all ingredients into a bowl and whip until you get the consistency of a thick frosting.
- You can add more cream if needed to produce more of a whipped texture.
- You can also put the coconut milk/cream in the refrigerator so that it will become more solid.
- Spread cooled cupcakes with frosting.
To powder Xylitol: You will need a bullet blender or a small food processor or grinder. Pour the required amount of Xylitol into the blender and blend until the crystals become like a dust.
How much coconut flour does it need Kerry – or are you saying you could use wheat flour also?
Sorry about the typo! You will need 1/3 cup of coconut flour. I have not used wheat flour as I’m gluten free. However you can try it if you like. Probably only 1/4 cup of wheat flour would do.