I loved filled cupcakes. There is nothing quite like biting into a cupcake and finding a surprise inside. (I do so love surprises!) What I don’t love is having to use a decorating bag and tip or even worse, cutting a a chuck of the top off in order to fill them. That is why I love it when the filling can be baked right inside!
Betty Crocker and Hershey’s have come together to make this very easy with their new chocolate cupcake mix. With this mix it is very simple to create an extra special cupcake without much effort. General Mills asked if I could try out this new Betty Crocker® Hershey’s Chocolate cupcake mix and I was happy to oblige.
1 box (15 oz) Betty Crocker® Hershey’s Chocolate cupcake mix
3/ 4 cup water
1/ 3 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup quality seedless raspberry jam
1/ 2 cup shredded flaked coconut
1 container (1 lb) Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy cream cheese frosting
24 fresh raspberries (for garnish)
Follow instructions on cupcake mix for preparing cupcakes using water, vegetable oil, eggs and the mix.
In medium bowl, stir together raspberry jam and cream cheese frosting until well combined. Fold in coconut.
Spread frosting onto completely cooled cupcakes. Refrigerate until serving, then garnish with raspberries.
Then fill add this chocolate filling to each one.
They came out of the oven looking perfect. Picture perfect. The mix only makes a total of 12 cupcakes but for my family, this is the perfect size. For a party it would easy to pick up two boxes.
You could easily use your favorite chocolate frosting and just use the raspberries for garnish.
Just keep in mind that raspberries don’t last long so be sure to add them as close to serving as possible and eat them up within a couple of days.
- If you are not a fan of coconut, it can easily be removed.
- While it is not required to refrigerate the cupcakes, doing so will keep the frosting from melting in warmer temperatures and create a wonderful blend of flavors.
- Because of the weight of the coconut, if your frosting gets too warm it may slide on the cupcakes. Simply refrigerate the frosting for 20 minutes and try again.
Disclosure: I have been compensated for my time to create this recipe however all thoughts remain my own.