Mini Raspberry And Chocolate Nests

Recipe and photo credit by Seasonal Berries.

Mini Raspberry And Chocolate Nests. How sweet? Hello friends, so how are you today? Are you looking for some yummy cakes to make?

These are fun to make and decorate with small helpers.

Perfect for a real tea time treat they can also be made into individual birthday cakes with the simple addition of a candle in the centre of each one.

Table Of Contents:

  • Firstly, Mini Raspberry And Chocolate Nests Ingredients.
  • Secondly, Mini Raspberry And Chocolate Nests Metthod.
  • Thirdly, Other Recipe Ideas.
Mini Raspberry And Chocolate Nests

How To Make Mini Raspberry And Chocolate Nests:

Makes 12

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 12-15 minutes
Finishing time: 15 minutes


  • Little oil for greasing
  • 25 g (1 oz) cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons boiling water
  • 175 g (6 oz) soft margarine
  • 175 g (6 oz) caster sugar
  • 150 g (5 oz) self-raising flour
  • Half teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 eggs

To Finish:

  • 300 ml (1/2 pint) double cream
  • 100 g (4 oz) white chocolate curls
  • 250 (9 oz) raspberries

Mini Raspberry And Chocolate Nests Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180oC, 350oF, gas mark 4.
  2. Lightly brush the insides of a 12 section deep muffin tin with a little oil and line the base of each one with a circle of greaseproof or non-stick baking paper.
  3. Put the cocoa into a small bowl, mix in the boiling water until a smooth paste then leave to cool.
  4. Put the margarine, sugar, flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl, add the cocoa paste and the eggs and beat until smooth.
  5. Divide the mixture evenly between the sections of the muffin tin, smooth the tops level then bake for 12-15 minutes until well risen and the tops spring back when lightly pressed with a fingertip.
  6. Leave for 5 minutes then loosen the edges with a knife, turn out on to a cooking rack and peel off the paper.
  7. Whip the cream in the rinsed and dried mixing bowl until it forms soft swirls.
  8. Split the cakes in half then sandwich back together with cream, spreading the remainder on top.
  9. Arrange the raspberries in the centre of each cake then sprinkle the chocolate curls around the edge to make a nest.
  10. Arrange on a plate to serve.

Mini Raspberry And Chocolate Nests:


  • To make chocolate curls, unwrap a block of white chocolate and turn over so the underside is uppermost on a chopping board.
  • Run a swivel bladed vegetable peeler along the edge to make curls.
  • If the curls are very tiny, put the chocolate on a plate and microwave on full power for 10 seconds to soften the chocolate then try again.
  • If it is still difficult microwave once more and then try.
Mini Raspberry And Chocolate Nests

About this post -This is a guest post. Recipe and photo credit by Seasonal Berries. So what do you think of these Mini Raspberry And Chocolate Nests? Great for Afternoon Tea.

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Mini Raspberry And Chocolate Nests
Claire Justine
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Recipe and photo credit by Seasonal Berries.


  1. Margarett Murphy
    23 October 2014 / 17:41

    These look good…

  2. Heather{Our Life In a Click}
    22 October 2014 / 20:41

    Yum! These look so good!

  3. Kezzie
    22 October 2014 / 20:32

    Please could you pop by a dozen of these to my house pronto! Thank you!x

  4. Please may I?
    22 October 2014 / 20:30

    They look divine.X x

  5. Leovi
    22 October 2014 / 19:49

    These strawberry pies are delicious! great photos

  6. Kim Carberry
    22 October 2014 / 19:30

    They look so tasty! x