BAKING | White Chocolate & Raspberry Cupcakes

Monday, 3 March 2014 ·

Baking is one of my favourite things to do at the weekend - it's my perfect way to unwind and relax. So on Sunday I decided to have a go at baking some white chocolate and raspberry cupcakes - having got the taste for raspberries at L'ETO on Saturday! (If you missed my post about L'ETO, check it out here!) These are the perfect spring time cupcake!


  • 250g soft butter / margarine
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 250g self raising flour
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 4tbsp (almond) mik
  • raspberries (frozen) 
  • 150g white chocolate chips

1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius. 

2. Cream together the caster sugar and butter until light and fluffy. TIP: make sure that the butter is room together or it won't bind together with the sugar properly. 

3. Add the eggs one at a time, beating thoroughly between each egg. TIP: try and get as much air as possible into the mixture at this point - this is what will make the cakes nice and light.

4. Add half of the self raising flour and mix in gently. 

5. Once the first half of the flour is incorporated add the rest and again mix gently. 

6. Add the almond milk and vanilla essence and mix through. TIP: you can use any type of milk - I just like almond milk as it adds that mild hint of nut and creaminess. 

7. Now add the white chocolate chips and raspberries. TIP: I like to fold these through the mixture to avoid breaking up the raspberries too much and to keep as much air as possible in the mixture.

7. Divide the mixture into cupcake cases in a muffin tray. The mixture made around 18 cupcakes for me but this will vary depending on the amount of raspberries you choose to add. 

8. Finally, place the cakes in the middle of the oven for around 20 minutes. TIP: after 20 minutes, to test the cakes, place a skewer through the centre of the cake - if it comes out clean (i.e. with no mixture on it) then the cakes are finished.

I was planning on making some white chocolate butter cream icing to finish these off but they were just so good when they came out of the oven I didn't have patience so I didn't waste any time digging in! 

If you want to see the recipe for the icing let me know in the comments section below!


  1. those would taste so good with the raspberries
    thanks for sharing!

    1. I recommend using frozen raspberries at this time of year as well as the fresh ones can be a little bland.

  2. Those look amazing! I like to make them but as cookies instead of cupcakes!
    Eden from edenroses

    1. Doing them as cookies instead of cupcakes does sound great - would love a recipe for that!!

  3. These cupcakes look so yummy. I have to try out the recipe :)

    1. Make sure to tweet me a picture if you do make them! @theopaldiary

  4. You're blog is fabulous! They look so good! Do you mind checking my blog out?

    1. Thank you - it's a work in progress! Yeh definitely :)

  5. Yum Yum Yum! These look and sounds delicious!


    1. I'm glad you like the look of them. If you make them send me a picture on twitter @theopaldiary

  6. These look so good! I love white chocolate and raspberry flavoured things! Ill have to have a go of these! xxxx

    Laura | Tease Flutter Pout

    1. I know me too! It's one of my favourite flavour combinations. Make sure to tweet me a picture if you do make them @theopaldiary