Raspberry Tea Cakes

RaspTeaCake7 It's here!  It's finally here!  It is BERRY SEASON!!  I am so excited.  So many beautiful, organic red berries have been flooding the grocery store this past week.  Even just before I started typing, I ate a whole bowl of sliced strawberries.

Some recipes that I post here are well thought out and planned in advanced.  Some recipes are more spontaneous.  This is the latter.  I was whipping up an old cream cheese cake batter and decided to make these little tea cakes.  I had just picked up a few cartons of raspberries and knew immediately that I wanted to incorporate them into a dessert ASAP.  Thus, these chocolate chunk - cream cheese Raspberry Tea Cakes.

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Like I mentioned, this is based off an old favorite cake recipe of mine.  I used to offer it for weddings when I ran The Frosted Cake Shop.  Made with a cream cheese, greek yogurt, and dark chocolate, it is a bit dense but full of moisture at the same time.  Think the most flavorful pound cake, but better and more delicate.  I always believe that fruit and chocolate go marvelous together, so it was a no brainer to use my raspberries as a topping.  I decided to go with a bright, vibrant raspberry glaze.  Not only is it radiant and beautiful, it is extra yummy.  Since raspberries are not overly sweet, the icing turned out perfect.  No food coloring required.

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RaspTeaCake6Okay, so these are kind of like fancy cupcakes,  Bake then in a greased cupcake pan or just peel the papers off before glazing, like I did.  Call 'em muffins, and you can even eat them for breakfast!

What flavors are most looking forward to this summer?  I can't wait to roast some stone fruits next!!