Flourless Raspberry-Chocolate Mini-Cupcakes

Raspberry Suprise

I baked Flourless Chocolate Cupcakes for Kathy’s birthday picnic that we are holding tomorrow. I guess Kathy has stopped eating wheat, so this was perfect for her. I saw a recipe online for adding a raspberry in the middle of it before you bake them and thought it might be a nice surprise in the middle. But they didn’t turn out that well, berries took up too much room in the mini-cupcake size and turned out mushy. They tasted OK but i also put in some raspberry extract with proved to be too strong. Oh well, it was fun to try something new.

Here is the recipe i ended up using, which was a modification of a few i found on the internet:

6 oz bittersweet chocolate, broken into pieces
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 teaspoon raspberry extract
24 raspberries

Position rack in middle of oven and preheat to 350 degrees F. Line 24-cup mini-muffin pan with paper or foil liners.

Heat chocolate and butter in microwave on medium power until melted. Stir to combine.

In medium bowl, mix sugar and cocoa. Add eggs and whisk until combined. Whisk in chocolate mixture.

Scoop batter into muffin cups, press 1 raspberry halfway into each, and place pan on baking sheet. Bake about 15 minutes, turning front to back halfway through. Cool on rack and serve.

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I decided to topp them with white chocolate drizzle for eye candy effect, since alone they looked kinda drab. The centers fell in the middle because that is what flourless cakes do!

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