4 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 stick of butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 stick of butter
4 oz semi-sweet baking chocolate
1 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla
3 large eggs
2/3 cup flour
2 Tbs unsweetened cocoa
1/2 tsp baking powder
Heat oven to 325. Line 12 muffin cups with paper or foil liners.
Beat all ingredients on low and then in high for 2 minutes until light and fluffy. Refrigerate to firm up while the cupcakes bake.
Melt butter and chocolate over low heat in a medium saucepan, stirring until smooth and completely melted. Remove from the heat, whisk in sugar and vanilla. Temper in the eggs and then stir in the flour, cocoa, and baking powder until just mixed.
Pour into muffin cups and bake 33 minutes. Cool. Pipe frosting onto cupcakes and garnish with raspberries if desired.
I didn't garnish with raspberries because when I went to buy them for this, they were $6 a half pint. I was like, HOLY SHIT, are those made with gasoline??