Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Petite Chocolate Raspberry Cups

These were our dessert for Family Night this week. Emma and I were making molded chocolate hearts for Valentines Day treats, and I grabbed a little cup form also.

They looked so good, it was hard to wait...

They tasted good too...

Petite Raspberry Chocolate Cups

For the cups:
1 Wilton cup mold
melting chocolate squeeze bottle
1 package white (or your preferred color) molding chocolate (we used Wilton)

Melt chocolate according to package directions. Squeeze chocolate into cup mold about 1/3 of the way. Using a clean paint brush, brush the chocolate up the sides of the mold. Wait a few minutes, and rebrush. You want the sides to be thick enough they will hold up when the frosting goes in them. Repeat until sides are thick enough. Place mold on a flat surface in your fridge and let chocolate harden completely.

For the frosting (these measurements are approximate, because I altered a recipe I have memorized for chocolate frosting.):
Wilton large star (?) piping tip
piping bag
1/3 c. softened butter
1/3 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 c. powdered sugar + more for desired consistency
2 tsp. milk

Cream the butter, and then mix in the cocoa. Add the milk, and then mix in the powdered sugar, 1/3 c. at a time until frosting reaches desired consistency. Not too soft and not too hard... I did it slightly less stiff than I generally do for frosting a cake.
Place the piping tip in the bag, and then add your frosting. Pipe the frosting into the cups in swirls.

Place two raspberries on the frosting, and serve immediately. Fresh raspberries would be best, but as those are out of season at the moment, and we have lots of frozen raspberries left from our trip to Spencer Farms (we picked our own), I thawed them on the counter for a couple of hours.

Please note... these are completely unhealthy... the white melting chocolate has hydrogenated oil in it. But seriously, they are so good.

And yes, both my girls are wearing Princess dresses... its been happening non-stop for the past couple of weeks. Cute!


Jenny said...

those do look yummy.
the picture of emma waiting to eat them is so cute. so is sophie's face. :)

Barbara said...

oh how yummy and decadent. Emma looks like she can hardly wait to eat one and Sophie is reall into it.
They are such beautiful little girls even with a "chocolatie" face
Love and Hugs

The Queen said...

those look so good.

so... should we go house hunting while i am out there?

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh yum -- those look awesome -- the perfect valentine goody!

Laura said...

Just in time for Valentine's Day! These look tasty.

Lyle said...

mmm, mmm, mmm!

Twenty Somethin' said...

see? this is why im coming to live with you in the fall