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These Chocolate Honey and Raspberry Cupcakes are soft and tender cupcakes loaded with sweet and tart Raspberry buttercream.

Chocolate Honey and Raspberry Cupcakes

A Few years back I lived in Salt Lake City, UT. One of my favorite things to do there was to visit the Farmer’s Market.

My most memorable visit was when I encountered a BeeKeeper. He was so passionate and enthusiastic about his craft, I truly believe he came up with the term Queen B!

Chocolate Honey and Raspberry Cupcakes

That day I spent my entire budget on a hand made apron. (Still nicely folded in my closet just so it won’t get dirty!). But ever since then I’ve had this notion that good honey is a result of a respectful relationship between the beekeeper and the bees.

Now that Salt Lake City and its amazing Farmer’s Market are in my past, using honey that I know where and whom it came from, for me is the only way.Aunt Sue’s Raw and Unfiltered Honey is one without a doubt. Mainly because I am certain that the honey sitting in my kitchen is both delicious and comes straight from the hives of American beekeepers .

Sioux Honey Association Co-op is a group of devoted beekeepers. They have passed down their art from generation to generation for almost 100 years. And both Aunt Sue’s and Sue Bee brands are products of the USA.

Chocolate Honey and Raspberry Cupcakes

Honestly, I mostly use honey on my toast, in my teas, or as a sweet snack on a spoon. But baking with honey has some valuable benefits. I really like the fact that you can reduce the sugar in the recipe. Also, the baked goods get an amazing color from the browning of the honey and it adds some moisture into it. And since it has a very subtle flavor, it will not over power the recipe. When I think about it, there is no reason not to use honey more often when baking.

Chocolate Honey and Raspberry Cupcakes

Now Lets Talk About this Chocolate Honey and Raspberry Cupcakes:

  • For this recipe I used Aunt Sue’s RAW & Unfiltered honey which gives all the benefits of natural pollen. You can find Aunt Sue’s honey  in most of the major grocery stores or online at
  • The recipe calls for using a standing mixer, but you can defiantly skip it and just follow the recipe using a hand whisk.
  • When baking cupcakes, I like to “test” 3 cupcakes at first. One that is half full, one that is 3/4 full and one that is almost to the top of the liner.
  • For some extra “gooey gooey” goodness, drizzle about 1/2 tsp into the cupcake liner before pouring the batter in. (see picture above)
  • It is very important not to over mix the batter in order to have a soft cupcake.

Here are some more Honey recipe you might enjoy:


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Chocolate Honey and Raspberry Cupcakes
5 from 15 votes

Chocolate Honey and Raspberry Cupcakes

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate honey cupcakes, chocolatte cupcake, dessert, raspberry
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 15 Cupcakes


Chocolate Honey Cupcakes

  • 1 1/2 Cups AP Flour (180 g / 6.5 oz)
  • 1/2 Cup Cocoa powder (50 g / 1.75 oz)
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Cup Sugar (200 g / 7 oz)
  • 1/2 Cup Aunt Sue’s Raw & Unfiltered Honey (100 g / 3.5 oz)
  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil (100 g / 3.5 oz)
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 3/4 Cup Milk, room temperature (180 ml)
  • 1/4 Cup Boiling Water (60 ml)

Raspberry Buttercream

  • 1 PGK Frozen Raspberry, thawed and drained. 12 oz or 16 oz pack
  • 6 Large Egg Whites
  • 1 1/4 Cup Sugar (250 g / 11 oz)
  • 1/4 tsp Cream Of Tartar
  • 2 Cup Unsalted Butter, room temp. (450 g / 16 oz)


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line 2 12 ct cupcake pans with 15 cupcake liners. (Or 1 pan 12 ct + 1 pan 6 ct)

  2. Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda in a medium sized bowl. Set aside.

  3. In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, place the sugar, honey, egg, oil, and milk and sprinkle the dry ingredients on top.

  4. With the mixer on low-medium speed, combine all the ingredients then add the boiling water. Mix just until the water has been evenly incorporated.

  5. Pour about 1/2-1 tsp of Sioux Raw honey in the cupcake liners then pour the batter 3/4 full.

  6. Bake for 14-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center of the cupcake.

  7. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

To Make the Raspberry Buttercream

  1. Mash the raspberries in a sieve on-top of a medium bowl until only the seeds remain. Discard the seeds.

  2. Place the egg whites, sugar and cream of tartar in a bowl of a standing mixer and place the bowl on top of simmering water. (water should not touch the bowl)

  3. Using a hand whisk, whisk the egg whites and sugar until it reaches 130F, or until it is hot to the tough of your finger.

  4. Remove from the stove and beat with the whisk attachment until the meringue has tripled in volume and is cool to the touch.

  5. Add the butter small piece at a time and continue mixing until you have a soft and fluffy buttercream. Add the raspberry puree and mix until incorporated.

  6. Spoon the buttercream in a piping bag fitted with a Wilton 1M tip and pipe your desired amount of buttercream on each cupcake.

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33 Comments on " Chocolate Honey and Raspberry Cupcakes "

  1. Dikla

    5 stars
    I used to have a small cupcake business when I lived overseas in Sweden. These beautiful cupcakes bring back some great memories. Looks delicious!

    1. Dikla

      Oh wow! that sounds like so much fun!

  2. Dikla

    5 stars
    Your pictures really make these chocolate honey raspberry cupcakes shine. I’ve never had anything like these but I’m excited to try something new.

    1. Dikla

      Thank you Kelley! Cupcakes are great models!

  3. Dikla

    5 stars
    These cupcakes are gorgeous, and I love that you pour honey into the cupcake liners first — brilliant idea!

    1. Dikla

      Thank you Amanda! Honey makes for good inspiration source!

  4. Dikla

    5 stars
    Pretty to look at. Delicious to eat. What a great treat for a Mother’s Day brunch, or bridal shower.

    1. Dikla

      absolutely! I love those ideas!

      1. Dikla

        Thank you so much they truly are!

  5. Dikla

    5 stars
    Delicious! What perfect cupcakes for springtime!! They looks beautiful and so tasty!

    1. Dikla

      5 stars
      Wow… these look so good. I am just loving everything about it. Thanks for this wonderful recipe!

      1. Dikla

        Thank you is much!

  6. Dikla

    5 stars
    This is so creative and so yummy looking. All the photos make the honey really stand out, love it! That raspberry buttercream looks delicious too.

    1. Dikla

      Thank you so much Mari!

  7. Dikla

    5 stars
    i absolutely love a good raw honey. we have stands on the side of the road all over the place that sell honey that I love to buy. Anyways, these cupcakes sound incredible and your photos are gorgeous as usual!

    1. Dikla

      Thank you Daniella! Love that story ! sounds like you are all about quality!

  8. Dikla

    Ok, first of all, your photos are amazing! I particularly love the photo with the honey wheel! Secondly, these muffins look and sound absolutely delicious. I already love all of the ingredients separately, so I’m positive I’d love them combined into a muffin as well.

    1. Dikla

      Thank you so much Byron! These are really good!

  9. Dikla

    You’ve done a great job of styling and photographing these – they look absolutely flawless. I bet they taste it, too!

    1. Dikla

      Thank you so much Kacie!

  10. Dikla

    I know it’s been said but I’ll say it again, your photos are stunning, simply beautiful. I’ve never had honey with cupcakes like this, but it looks super delicious, a must-try!

    1. Dikla

      Thank you so much Celeste! Means do much!

  11. Dikla

    5 stars
    I think these look beautiful! I love honey, and I know that these would be a fast favorite for me and my family. I can’t wait to give them a try!

    1. Dikla

      So glad to hear! it is truly an easy and simple recipe!

  12. Dikla

    5 stars
    These cup cakes look fabulous! I love using honey too and am lucky enough to have a bee farm nearby that produces organic honey! (I live in Italy) I actually bought a raspberry bush today to plant in my garden. Can’t wait til it bears fruit! Your raspberry butter cream (and the cupcakes) will be on my recipes to make with my own raspberries list

    1. Dikla

      WOW! Sounds like you live in a great area! let me know how the raspberry turned out!

  13. Dikla

    5 stars
    Gorgeous to look at and the flavours are just beautiful. I’m sure that honey adds so much more depth to the cupcake.

  14. Dikla

    5 stars
    When I think of pancakes I think of honey, too. When I think of honey, I may think of pancakes because they go well together. But adding chocolate and berry flavors must be taking the pancakes through the roof! Delicious recipe.

  15. Dikla

    5 stars
    Chocolate, honey and raspberry combo sounds like a heaven. I’m sure it tasted fabulous. The pictures are droolworthy

    1. Dikla

      Thank you so much Lathiya!

  16. Dikla

    5 stars
    Wow, just looking at the pictures of your cupcakes I can tell they taste yummy. The add of raspberries and honey is a big plus ??

    1. Dikla

      Thank you Maman! it is always good idea to add honey!

  17. Dikla

    5 stars
    This recipe is absolutely perfect for our raw Jamaican organic high mountain honey! Sharing on our Beemongers social media! The flavour combination is so on point!

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