No-bake raspberry chocolate cupcakes recipe

(86 ratings)

No-bake cupcakes
  • healthy
Preparation Time2 hours 15 mins (includes chilling time - at least 2 hours)
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories351 Kcal18%
Fat21 g30%
Saturated Fat13 g65%

These sweet no-bake cupcakes are made with white chocolate, fresh raspberries, and readymade Madeira cake. 

These no-bake cupcakes are a great recipe to make with the kids as they require no baking. You simply chill a mixture of Madeira cake, raspberries, chocolate, and cream cheese with a few store cupboard ingredients in the fridge for about two hours. These cupcakes are made with white chocolate but you could easily try this recipe with dark or milk instead.


  • 100g bar white chocolate
  • 300g (10oz) Madeira cake
  • 1 medium egg white
  • 60g (2oz) caster sugar
  • 200g tub cream cheese (we used Philadelphia)
  • 100g (31⁄2oz) raspberries

You will also need:

  • 5.5cm (21⁄4in) cutter
  • 8 muffin cases in muffin tins




  1. Put the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water and leave until it melts. Stir and set aside to cool.
  2. Meanwhile, cut the Madeira cake into 8 slices, then roughly crumble each slice at a time and pack the cake crumbs into the cutter. Press it down really well to form a disc of cake. Put this in a muffin case and press into the base. Repeat with the rest of the cake slices.
  3. Whisk the egg white to a stable foam, then whisk in the sugar to glossy peaks. Add the cream cheese to the melted chocolate and mix well, then fold in the meringue mixture and all but 8 of the raspberries. Spoon the mixture on to the cake in the muffin cases. Smooth the tops and pop a raspberry on each one.
  4. Chill until firm — about 2 hours or overnight is fine.

Top tips for making no-bake cupcakes

This recipe uses shop-bought Madeira cake, but you can use our homemade lemon Madeira cake if you fancy making everything from scratch.

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Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies