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.

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


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


Bake cupcakes according to directions on box

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

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

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. 


Fill cupcakes to top, like so:
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:




Angela 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.

Mary Nevin 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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