No-bake raspberry chocolate cupcakes recipe

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makes: 8
Skill: medium
Cost: cheap
Prep: 2 hr 15 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 351 kCal 18%
Fat 21g 30%
  -  Saturates 13g 65%
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  • 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


    • Put the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water and leave until it melts. Stir and set aside to cool.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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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