Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes for Girls Night Out

Treat your girlfriends to a special Girl’s Night Out with these Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes! A simple box cake mix gets dressed up with Chocolate Mousse, Fresh Raspberry Buttercream Frosting and a Cupcake Wrapper from Bella Cupcake Couture.

I’m excited to be joined today by amazing cupcake bakers for the Cupcake Couture Blog Party, sharing their recipes along with a Cupcake Giveaway!

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If you have been following Cupcake Boot Camp, you have been learning a little more about cupcakes and how simple they can be. You can dress up an ordinary box mix cupcake by adding a delicious frosting and a cupcake wrapper, like the Damask Cupcake Wrapper I have around the Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes.

Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes for Girl's Night Out :: Recipe on

Add a little wine and a basket with lotions and finger nail polish and you have a fun and super easy Girl’s Night Out.

Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes for Girl's Night Out :: Recipe on

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Raspberry Buttercream
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Serves: 18-24 cupcakes
  • Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ⅓ cup oil
Chocolate Mousse
  • 1 small box of JELL-O Chocolate Mousse
  • 1 cup milk
Raspberry Buttercream
  • 1 cup {2 sticks} butter
  • 1 pint fresh raspberries
  • 4-5 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-4 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons water
  1. Mix cake mix with eggs, buttermilk and oil
  2. Divide into cupcake liners and bake according to directions on the box
Chocolate Mousse
  1. Mix mousse mix and milk and beat according to directions on box
Raspberry Buttercream
  1. In a small saucepan on the stove, combine ½ of the box of raspberries, white granulated sugar and water. Bring to boil, reduce heat, smash berries gently to break them down and simmer until mixture is slightly thick.Cool slightly
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter until smooth and fluffy
  3. Gradually add half of powdered sugar, then add half of the raspberry puree, beat after each addition
  4. Add more powdered sugar and remaining berry puree until desired consistency
Decorating Cupcakes
  1. After the mousse has set up and the cupcakes are cooled, fill cupcakes with mousse using a decorator bag and Bismark tip
  2. Fit a decorator bag with a #1M tip, fill with Raspberry Buttercream and pipe a large swirl onto each cupcake. Top with a fresh raspberry

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  1. I’m pretty sure I need all that champagne with my next batch of cupcakes! These look great! Thanks for being a part of our Blog Party, Liz!!
    <3 Betsy
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  2. Lora says:

    There is no girls night out for me without cupcake and/or champagne. GNO staples! These cupcakes are gorgeous.

  3. Wow what a fancy wrapper! I love what you did with it. A perfect girls night out for sure :)
    Katrina @ In Katrina’s Kitchen recently posted..Dotty Cupcakes | Cupcake Couture Blog PartyMy Profile

  4. One of my all time fav combinations. I bet these were sooo good, I can almost taste them looking at these pics!!
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  5. Janelle says:

    Oooh those cupcakes look delicious and easy to make! :)

  6. I love these cupcakes! That frosting is to die for. :)
    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust recently posted..Triple Coconut Cupcakes {cupcake couture blog party}My Profile

  7. Chocolate and raspberry, always an amazing combo. Chocolate mousse sounds so good in these.

  8. Lisa says:

    Swirl Cupcake
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  9. Kelly says:

    That is a great classy combination. I love the black and white wrappers too.
    Kelly recently posted..Vanilla Bean Latte Cupcakes {Cupcake Couture Blog Party}My Profile

  10. loved, loved, loved how you styled the cupcakes – so fancy!
    the baking cup – carolina recently posted..cupcake couture blog party giveaway and chocolate cupcakes!My Profile

  11. nessa says:

    I love the Dorothy polka dots!

  12. Rust says:

    I love the Olivia Design – especially the Olivia swirl in blue/white

  13. michelle says:

    liz, love your cupcakes and set up! so fun!
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  14. Tiffani says:

    Meisha- Bird with Cherry Blossoms
    These cupcakes look so yummy!

  15. Marcy says:

    I just love, love, love these!!!

  16. Londra Fleming says:

    Love the wrappers and the cupcakes look delicious!

  17. Susan H. says:

    I like the patriotic stars an stripes wrappers. Perfect for upcoming holidays.

  18. The raspberry buttercream sounds delicious! Love your display! :)
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  19. Melissa says:

    Your raspberry buttercream looks AMAZING!
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  20. Love your display! Cupcakes & Champagnes always go perfect together. I liked how easy you showed it can be to put together a ladies night cupcake event with a cake mix, some cupcake wrappers and some extra fancy details. Thanks for participating in the Cupcake Couture Blog Party!
    Carrie of Bella Cupcake Couture recently posted..Cupcake Couture Wrappers Blog Party with Blueberry Lemon CupcakesMy Profile

  21. Oh yes, it’s ladies’ night and the feeling’s right…a little Kool And The Gang seemed perfect! What a perfect way to spend some time with your girls and those cupcakes sound amazing!
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  22. Leslie Kiley says:

    I love the Olivia swirl in all the colors but I am a black and white gal first!

  23. My favorite wrapper is the Olivia Swirl – Sea Blue.
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  24. Jaime Lombardi says:

    Love it!

  25. Denise says:

    What an awesome giveaway.
    The Chocolate Raspberry cupcake look so good and I can’t wait to try the recipe.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  26. Heather G says:

    zebra ladies night

  27. Man, I wish I had time to have participated in this… but now, maybe I’ll WIN it!
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  28. Sarah S says:

    I love Olivia swirl in sea blue

  29. stephanie says:

    Love the Cupcake Wrappers – Zebra (Black/White) or the pink camo!

  30. I love the Hannah citrus cupcake wrappers!

  31. Dana C says:

    love the Damsk cupcake holder!


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