A divine combination of white chocolate and raspberries wins Amrita Rawat over.
Text And Photo By Amrita Rawat
I am not a fan of fruit and chocolate. At least I wasn’t before these cupcakes. When I found out this was a friend’s favorite and her birthday was coming up, I thought I’d try it out. I wasn’t expecting to like them and was skeptical even about tasting it. But when everyone at the party was raving about them, I thought I’d give it a shot. And they truly were amazing!
It’s a vanilla cupcake with white chocolate chips. After baking, I cored each cupcake, and filled it with a homemade raspberry puree. The puree is rather tart and then the cake is topped with a sweet white chocolate buttercream frosting that offsets the tartness. The flavor combinations are just divine.
Since then, I’ve made these cupcakes more times than I can count. They’re highly requested and highly addictive.
I still can’t get into orange and chocolate, or dark chocolate with strawberries… but this white chocolate-raspberry combo is certainly a heart-stealer.
Amrita Rawat is the author of the blog Chai and Dumplings. Born in India and a lifelong resident of Atlanta, she recently moved to Saint Louis. Her love for food stems in part from its ability to bring cultures together and in part from how darn good it feels to eat a delicious meal. She loves traveling and has eaten her way through cities like Hong Kong, Paris, Budapest, Mumbai, and Shangri-la. Amrita is also a contributor to Sauce Magazine in St Louis.