This little cake is my winning entry from the 2009 Chocolate Creations contest. I entered in the cupcake category -- my favorite -- and won first prize. One of the rules of the contest was the that cupcake had to be chocolate, and my favorite ingredient to combine with chocolate (if you hadn't already guessed) is raspberry. I knew it would probably be overdone, and it was, there were several chocolate raspberry entries but this little cutie was able to impress the culinary judges.
I used my favorite chocolate cake recipe for the cupcakes and then filled them with raspberry cheesecake and fresh raspberries. The cake is topped with chocolate ganache and a dollop raspberry buttercream. I finished them off with bittersweet chocolate curls and fresh raspberries.
3 years ago