Recipe

Chocolate raspberry kisses

Indulge your taste buds with these sweet chocolate and raspberry kisses - the perfect morning or afternoon treat!

  • 45 mins preparation
  • 15 mins cooking
  • Makes 20
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Ingredients

Chocolate raspberry kisses
  • 125 gram unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup (110g) firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup (110g) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 1/3 cup (35g) self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
  • 2/3 cup (160ml) buttermilk
  • 125 gram fresh raspberries, torn
raspberry butter cream
  • 125 gram unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup (240g) icing (confectioners') sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • pink food colouring
  • 2 tablespoon raspberry jam
Chocolate ganache
  • 2 tablespoon pouring cream
  • 100 gram dark (semi-sweet) chocolate, chopped finely

Method

Chocolate raspberry kisses
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 200°C. Grease oven trays; line with baking paper.
  • 2
    Beat butter, sugar and egg in a small bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in sifted dry ingredients and buttermilk, on low speed, until mixture is smooth.
  • 3
    Drop level tablespoons of mixture about 5cm apart onto trays. Bake cakes about 10 minutes. Cool on trays.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, make raspberry butter cream: Beat butter in a small bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in sifted icing sugar and milk. Tint pink with colouring; stir in jam.
  • 5
    Make chocolate ganache: Bring cream to the boil in a small saucepan. Remove from heat; stir in chocolate until smooth. Tip, unfilled cakes can be frozen for 2 months. Kisses, once filled, should be served within several hours.
  • 6
    Spoon butter cream into a piping bag fitted with a 2cm fluted tube. Pipe butter cream on the flat side of half the cooled cakes.
  • 7
    Spread ganache over rounded side of remaining cooled cakes. Place on top of butter cream. Top kisses with raspberries.

Notes

Unfilled cakes can be frozen for 2 months. Kisses, once filled, should be served within several hours.

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