Sunday, September 18, 2011

Strawberry-Marscepone Filled Cupcakes

Yesterday was my birthday!

 Last night a bunch of my friends and I went out for dinner and had a GREAT night, but I'll do a separate post about my actual birthday next.

THIS POST
is about what we had for dessert... 
Strawberry Marscepone Filled Cupcakes

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These are too delicious not to share the recipe! So next time you have some friends over or have a celebration, I hope you'll try these out.

They're much easier than they look.
Here's what you need:

1 box of white or french vanilla cake mix (I like Pillsbury/Betty Crocker)
1/2 cup fresh strawberries
8oz mascarpone cheese
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1tsp lemon juice
Vanilla frosting

Directions:

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Bake cupcakes according to directions on box

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Cut out the centers like so.
If you have a cupcake corer, go for it, but I just used an old fashioned knife.

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Next, take the ingredients listed above (sans frosting) and blend in a food processor until it looks like this:

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Put mixture into a piping bag or a plastic bag if that's all you have.
Push it down and snip about 1/4-1/2 inch hole out of the bottom with a pair of scissors.
Twist the top and squeeze from there. 

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Fill cupcakes to top, like so:
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Don't worry about making them look pretty, they're just going to get covered with frosting.

I recommend piping the frosting onto the top because otherwise the frosting and filling smear onto the cupcake, but it's a delicious mistake if you want to risk it!

Here's your final product:

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Enjoy!

6 comments:

Angela Lynn said...

mmmm... those look so delicious :)

Sonja said...

Oh noooo!!!! Now I have a major cupcake craving!!! Those look amazing! HAPPY b-lated BIRTHDAY! :o)

Rida said...

I need to make these!!!!! eeeeeeeeee

SARAH said...

Pretty much I would eat anything filled with mascarpone. It's like cheese AND frosting, the best of both worlds.

MN @ Serenity and Style said...

those look perfect! saw your cotillion post earlier and i stand with you in solidarity, it was helpful but i hated it. also, my mom taught(and still teachers) cotillion, certainly made my middle school years dramatic :)
so glad to catch up on your beautiful blog!

Marie said...

Oh my goodness... this looks delicious!:D Thanks for the recipe.:D

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