Sunday, 21 July 2013

chocolate cupcakes with raspberries and vanilla cream cheese custard

i love wintery days when i light the fire and cook all day
yesterday was one of those days
soup and bread was made for dinner
and something sweet was called for too

chocolate cupcakes with raspberries and vanilla cream cheese custard
tea with hazel
makes 8



go here for the recipe but replace the milk with 1 tablespoon (tbs) of cassis and omit mahlepi

cream cheese custard

200 mls milk
80 gms sugar
30 gms corn flour
1 large egg
125 gms cream cheese softened and cut into small cubes
1 teaspoon (tsp) vanilla


1/2 cup raspberries marinated in 1-2 tbs cassis
icing sugar


cream cheese custard*

~ reserve 4 tbs milk and put the remainder plus the sugar on to heat
~ mix the corn flour with the reserved milk, add eggs, and mix well
~ add a few tbs of warm milk to the cornflour mix and mix well
~ take the milk off the heat and while stirring slowly pour the cornflour mix through a sieve into the warm milk
~ put the saucepan back on the heat and bring to the boil and cook for one minute stirring constantly
~ take off the heat and stir in the cream cheese and vanilla
~ spoon the custard into a bowl, cover with cling film, and leave until cool


~ cut a cone shape from the cupcakes trimming away the base to create a flat disk and put aside
~ place 3-4 raspberries and some cassis marinade into the cupcake cavity
~ add a large spoon of custard
~ place the reserved cupcake top on the custard pressing down gently
~ dust with icing sugar

*   this amount of cream cheese custard would be enough for double the cupcake recipe
** best assembled close to serving time

a packet of cream cheese in the fridge inspired me to make the vanilla cream cheese custard..i really liked it but then i'm rather fond of cheesecake and related future i'd like to try other flavours such as lemon, cumquat, orange, tiramisu and pistacchio and rose..just to name a few!


  1. What beautiful cupcakes Jane, perfectly fitting for that gorgeous little plate :)

  2. thanks fran..the plate has a lovely floral pattern in the centre..x

  3. Oooh yes indeed Jane. I'd like to sink my teeth into one of those right now.

  4. thanks brydie..if you like cheesecake you'd have enjoyed these..x