Wednesday, January 26, 2011

White Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes

I just previewed the photos from Mary Ashley's recent birthday party, and they are beautiful! My friend Allison did a great job capturing all the fun during our cupcake baking and decorating Saturday. I am busy organizing images and compiling helpful links, but hope to post party pictures later in the week. In the meantime, I wanted to get you in the mood for cupcakes with a delicious new recipe I tried yesterday. So help yourself to a white chocolate raspberry cupcake.

White Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes

This recipe from Perfect Cupcakes, Cookies and Muffins would be a great addition to a Valentine tea menu.

1/2 cup white chocolate chips
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup self-rising flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup milk
3/4 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
Confectioners sugar, for dusting
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 6-cup standard muffin pan by greasing or inserting liners. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt half the white chocolate chips with the butter, stirring gently until smooth. Set aside to cool. In a mixing bowl, sift the flour. Stir in the sugar and remaining white chocolate chips. In a small mixing bowl, combine the egg, milk, and melted butter and white chocolate mixture. Add all at once to the flour mixture together with raspberries. Stir until just moistened. Divide the batter evenly among the prepared cups. Bake until the tops spring back when lightly tapped, 20-25 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes, then turn out. Serve warm, dusted with sifted confectioners sugar. (Note: I doubled the recipe and had enough batter for 18 standard-size cupcakes.)

Monday night I discovered a sweet surprise: My blog counter passed the 1 million mark! Thank you so much for your faithful visits. Many of you checked my blog faithfully even when I was not posting much following some of the difficult events of last year. I appreciate your support more than you know. I hope that stopping by here gives you a lift, but I want you to know that your visits encourage me even more.

So have a cupcake today, and stop back by for a little giveaway tomorrow!

Photo by Joe Lester


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh yummy! I'm looking forward to viewing the fun celebration!

Rach said...

Those look wonderful! Love all the little touches.

Meredith said...

Oh man.. mouth watering!
I can't wait to try these! They look so good! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Oh, these look great! I will try these and make them for my husband on Valentines Day. Everytime I read a new blog message here, it´s like opening a little present. Thank you!
Love, Mariel

Love Being A Nonny said...

These sounds so good. I love raspberries!Can't wait to see the party pics!

Anonymous said...

Yummy! The cupcakes sound wonderful. I love your blog. Thanks for sharing all the beautiful ideas, thoughts, pictures, book club stuff, etc. When I come to visit you I always feel encouraged and uplifted.


Mimi said...

Delicious!! Can't wait to see all the details of the party ~ your parties are always look so much fun.

Anonymous said...

The cupcakes look De-Lish !!! I will be trying them for Vaentine's Day !!! Thanks for sharing great ideas. :)

Beki BR said...

Great looking recipe. Can't wait to try these !

Donna Harris said...

I would love this giveaway for my sweet sister who loves to bake cupcakes! I was so excited to see that you are speaking at Bartlett Woods in Sept. I live in the area and have already put it on my calendar!!Yippee!!!!

Kathy Hanson said...

Coming to your blog always seems to lift my spirits! I've told so many people that I wish you were my neighbor!!!God bless you & yours! Kathy Hanson

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