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Strawberry Cupcakes with Mascarpone Frosting

Strawberry Cupcakes with Mascarpone Frosting. Perfectly moist and soft strawberry cupcakes topped with light and creamy mascarpone frosting.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cupcakes, Mascarpone Frosting, strawberry
Servings 12 cupcakes

Ingredients

  • Cupcakes:
  • 5-6 medium strawberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Frosting:
  • 8 oz Mascarpone cheese
  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of powder sugar
  • Strawberries for topping diced

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and line the muffin pan cups with cupcake liners.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mash the strawberries with a fork.
  3. Add sugar, vegetable oil, egg, buttermilk and vanilla. Whisk well until all incorporated.
  4. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk until all smooth and combined.
  5. Divide the batter among the muffin cups, filling them 3/4 of the way.
  6. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Cool completely before frosting.
  7. Frosting: (use whisk attachment here) in a bowl of an electric mixer, add the mascarpone cheese, heavy whipping cream and vanilla extract. Start on low to mix the ingredients and gradually increase the speed over a few seconds to medium-high. Do no walk away, this will be ready fast! Slowly pour in the sugar. Beat on medium-high until soft peaks form and gradually lower the speed, over a couple of seconds.
  8. Once the cupcakes are cooled, frost them and top off with diced strawberries.

Recipe Notes

Recipe from Lyuba @ willcookforsmiles.com All images and content are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without prior permission. If you want to share this recipe, please simply link back to this post for the recipe. Thank you.