White chocolate and raspberry cupcakes recipe

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White chocolate and raspberry cupcakes
Preparation Time40 mins (including decorating time)
Cooking Time20 mins
Total Time1 hours (plus 30 mins raspberries marinating time)
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories644 Kcal32%
Sugar68.3 g76%
Fat31.2 g45%
Saturated Fat10.1 g51%
Protein6.6 g13%
Carbohydrates85.7 g33%

Sweet white chocolate sponge and zingy raspberry buttercream make these white chocolate and raspberry cupcakes irresistible. 

White chocolate and raspberries pair perfectly together in this recipe. Each sponge is made with melted white chocolate and topped with a simple raspberry buttercream made from fresh raspberries. We’ve used a 2D Wilton nozzle to pipe the buttercream. This recipe makes 10 cupcakes.


For the white chocolate cupcakes:

  • 200g butter
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 3 med eggs
  • 250g plain flour, sifted
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2tsp vanilla extract
  • 200ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 150g white chocolate, melted

For the raspberry buttercream:

  • 150g butter
  • 300g icing sugar, sifted
  • 150g raspberries
  • 1tbsp white granulated sugar

You'll also need:

  • Piping bag (optional)
  • Star decorating tip like 2D Wilton, for icing (optional)




  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/355°F/gas 4 and line a cupcake tin with 10 cases.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar until light and creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  3. Add the vanilla extract and melted white chocolate and beat until it is well combined. Sift the flour and baking powder in a separate bowl.
  4. Add the flour mixture and milk to the egg mixture in three additions, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Beat after each addition until everything is well incorporated.
  5. Fill the cupcake cases 2/3 of the way up and bake in the preheated oven for about 20 mins.
  6. Remove from oven, and wait 5 mins before placing on a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. For the raspberry buttercream: Put the raspberries in a bowl with white granulated sugar, mix and leave to marinate for 30 mins. Mash well with a fork and strain the raspberry juice into a pouring jug. Set aside.
  8. In a large bowl, beat the butter for a few mins until creamy. Gradually add the icing sugar and mix until a smooth consistency. Add in the strained raspberry juice, plus 1tbsp of the raspberry pulp (optional) and mix well until incorporated and your buttercream is evenly pink in colour.
  9. Pipe the buttercream icing on top of the cupcakes with a star decorating tip like 2D Wilton, or just spread the frosting on cupcakes.

Top tips for making white chocolate and raspberry cupcakes

Swap the white chocolate for milk or dark instead for a more luxurious taste and finish.

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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