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Over the weekend, I worked (and worked, and worked) on my Cupcake Heaven page, I changed all the pictures and grouped the catergories together. Let me know what you think, there are 47 different cupcakes!
Most of you are probably familiar with Twitter and it’s benefits for bloggers. During a recent conversation about, what else, cupcakes, I started talking with the @dove_chocolate representative. They were kind enough to send me a huge sample of their delicious chocolate. And since I am a major chocoholic, I couldn’t wait to give them a try. I will have to be honest, I had never tried Dove Chocolate before. Oh my! If you haven’t tried it, race as fast as you can to the store and get yourself some.
In the package they sent, there was a bag of Milk Chocolate Promise Hearts, some Milk Chocolate Truffle Hearts and Milk Chocolate Bars with Peanut Butter (the heart shaped box is mine). With Valentine’s Day in less than 3 weeks, I just had to create a cupcake for you.
Raspberry Cordial…have you ever had Raspberry Cordial Ice Cream? I had it for the first time a couple weeks ago, and was inspired to create a Raspberry Cordial Cupcake.
I started with chocolate cupcakes, you could use a box mix or your favorite recipe. I used Martha’s One Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes, they are moist and just the right amount of chocolate.
Inspired by Raspberry Cordial Ice Cream, this Raspberry Cordial Cupcake recipe from HoosierHomemade.com is sure to please!
- Chocolate Cupcakes
- 1 small box of raspberry gelatin
- 1/2 container of whipped topping
- 1-2 cups of frozen raspberries, thawed
- Mix gelatin with water as instructed on box.
- Let chill about 1 hr or until slightly set.
- Fold in whipped topping and raspberries.
- Chill until set.
- I used my new tip that I got for Christmas in the Cupcake Decorating Set that Wilton makes. It’s Bismarck Tip 230, and it’s made especially to fill cupcakes. In the past I have filled cupcakes without using a tip. I think both ways work fine, using the tip was a little quicker, but did not put a lot of filling in the cupcake. So, it just depends on how much filling you want and what kind of filling you are using.
- After I filled each cupcake, I spooned more Raspberry Mousse.
- Then I melted a handful of the Dove Chocolates with a little cream and drizzled them using the Mini Squeeze Bottles that Wilton makes (also a Christmas gift).
- I whipped Heavy Whipping Cream to form stiff peaks, then folded in about 1/2 cup of Powdered Sugar and a splash of Vanilla.
- Filled a decorator bag and used Wilton Star Tip 1M, that also came in the decorator set .
- Drizzled them with more chocolate and topped with a Dove Chocolate Heart.
Wouldn’t your Valentine just love these?
Full Disclosure: I received these chocolates from Dove so that I could bake with them. I was not paid to try them or write the post. I am sharing the cupcakes with you because I really enjoyed the chocolates. Wilton did not pay me to mention their Decorator Set or Bottles, I received them from my family.
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