Cream Cheese and Raspberry-topped Cupcakes

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Cream Cheese and Raspberry-topped Cupcakes
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Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
35 min.
Preparation
ready in 1 hr 5 min.
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Ingredients

for
12
For Chocolate Cupcakes
½ cup butter (at room temperature)
½ cup caster sugar (superfine)
2 eggs (beaten)
¾ cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp Baking powder
¼ tsp salt
¼ cup cocoa powder
½ tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsps milk
½ cup Chocolate chip
For Cream Cheese Topping
½ cup unsalted butter
1 ½ cups cream cheese (at room temperature)
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
For Raspberry Sauce
2 ½ cups Raspberries (rinsed)
1 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsps granulated sugar
½ cup water
2 tsps Corn starch
To Decorate
36 fresh Raspberries
fresh mint
How healthy are the main ingredients?
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Preparation steps

1.
For Chocolate Cupcakes:
2.
Preheat oven to 350ºF 180°C. Line a 12 hole standard size muffin tin with paper or foil liners.
3.
cream the butter and sugar together in a mixing bowl until pale and fluffy.
4.
Slowly add in the eggs, beating until fully incorporated.
5.
Sift in the flour, baking powder, salt, and cocoa stirring until blended. Stir in the vanilla, milk and chocolate chips, scraping down the sides as necessary.
6.
Spoon the mixture into the prepared tins, until the liners are two-thirds full. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until springy to the touch. Cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then place on a wire rack to cool completely.
7.
For Cream Cheese Topping:
8.
In a mixing bowl, beat the butter until soft, add the cream cheese and beat until blended. Sift in the confectioners' sugar, add the vanilla and beat until smooth and creamy.
9.
For Raspberry Sauce:
10.
In a medium saucepan set over medium-high heat, combine raspberries, lemon juice, sugar, and water. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, cooking until berries break down. Process raspberries through a fine mesh strainer or a sieve. Return berries to the pan; dissolve the cornstarch in 1 to 2 teaspoons water and add to the sauce. Bring berry mixture to a second boil, stirring frequently. Let cool.
11.
To Assemble:
12.
Spread cream cheese topping over the top of each cupcake. Drizzle with raspberry sauce and garnish with fresh raspberries and mint leaves. Serve.