Chocolate Raspberry Buttercream Frosting. Be prepared to fall in love with this amazing homemade buttercream frosting recipe. The combination of chocolate buttercream with fresh raspberries is one that can not be beat!
Chocolate Raspberry Buttercream Frosting
My two favorite flavor combos when it comes to cakes and frosting is chocolate and raspberry. Normally I make a chocolate cupcake or chocolate cake and top it with raspberry frosting however I came up with this Chocolate Raspberry Buttercream Frosting recipe because I wanted even more amazingness when I am eating my favorite chocolate and raspberry combination.
The key to this chocolate raspberry frosting recipes is using a combination of raspberry jam and fresh raspberries. If you just use one or the other it will not have the raspberry flavor since chocolate on its own has such powerful flavor.
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Fresh or Frozen Raspberries?
Most of the times when I am baking or making frosting I stick with fresh fruits and fresh ingredients as much as possible. If you have been around for a while then you will remember that with my strawberry cupcakes, Strawberry Buttercream Frosting, blueberry cupcakes and blackberry buttercream are all made with fresh fruits.
For this buttercream recipe I know that on the off season raspberries can be quite expensive, so I have made this one compatible with fresh or frozen raspberries. Personally though, I try to always stick with fresh raspberries because I like the flavor better but I know that in the off season things can make things more costly. If you use frozen raspberries, they will still give you an amazing buttercream, but you need to make sure they are fully thawed out before using them.
What Cake Flavor to use with Chocolate Raspberry Buttercream?
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How to Store Buttercream frosting
The buttercream can be stored at room temperature for up to three days or in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
How to rewhip buttercream frosting after storing
When you bring it out of the refrigerator let it sit at room temperature for two hours. Then re-whip it for ten minutes to bring it back to life.
Can you Freeze Buttercream Frosting?
You can freeze chocolate buttercream frosting for up to 3 months.
Decorating Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting
If you are going to be using this homemade frosting to decorate cupcakes there are lots of easy ways that you can make your cupcakes look just like the ones you get at a bakery.
If you have always wanted to make an icing swirl so you have pretty cupcakes, check out this step by step guide on how to make an icing swirl. It really changes the look of your cupcakes!
If you are using different flavored frostings and want them both on top of your cupcake swirled together, check out how to swirl two icing flavors. If you want to layer your frosting flavors, check out the layered frosting swirl!
If you are going to use this frosting to frost a cake, you can frost it however you would like. This frosting also makes a great filling for cakes as well.
Chocolate Raspberry Buttercream Ingredients
- butter, at room temperature
- powdered sugar
- cocoa powder
- heavy whipping cream
- vanilla extract
- raspberry jam
- fresh raspberries
How to Make Chocolate Raspberry Buttercream
In the bowl of your stand mixer add the butter and beat until nice and creamy.
Once creamy and fluffy turn mixer speed to the lowest setting and slowly add the powdered sugar and cocoa powder.
Once powdered sugar and cocoa powder are incorporated add the heavy cream, vanilla, salt, raspberry jam and fresh raspberries.
Turn the mixer onto medium-high speed and continue mixing for 10 minutes until light and fluffy.
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Chocolate Raspberry Buttercream Frosting
- In the bowl of your mixer beat the butter on medium speed until nice and creamy.
- Turn the mixer down to the lowest setting and slowly incorporate the powdered sugar and cocoa powder into the butter.
- Once you have added all the sugar to the mix add the heavy cream, vanilla, salt, raspberry jam and the raspberries. Turn the mixer up to medium-high speed and continue mixing for 10 minutes until light and fluffy.
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