Thursday, April 9, 2009

Mmmmm cupcakes...

I saw this on the Today show today and I am making them!

Mascarpone mini-cupcakes with strawberry glaze
Giada De Laurentiis
Makes 48 mini muffins

• 8 ounces mascarpone cheese, softened
• 2 egg whites
• 1/4 cup vegetable oil
• 1 box white cake mix
• 1/3 cup frozen strawberries, thawed and drained
• 2 1/2 cups confectioners sugar

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line 4 mini muffin tins (a total of 48 mini muffin molds) with paper liners.
In a large bowl combine the mascarpone cheese, egg whites and vegetable oil.
Using a hand mixer, beat the ingredients until combined and creamy. Add the cake mix and 1 cup of water and mix until smooth, about 3 minutes. Fill the muffin liners to just below the rim and bake until puffed and golden, about
18 to 20 minutes. Remove from the oven, let cool slightly in the tins then transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely.
Meanwhile, puree the strawberries in a blender or small food processor. Sift the confectioners sugar and place in a medium bowl. Pour in the strawberry puree and whisk until smooth. Dip the tops of the cooled cupcakes into the strawberry glaze. Let the cupcakes sit for a few minutes for the glaze to firm up, then serve.



  1. YUM! I love love love her.

    I make my cheesecake with half cream cheese and half mascarpone and it was the BEST cheesecake. I love that stuff. I will have to try this

  2. Looks great - I, too, love her.

    What I love more is that pic of the "New Moon" poster. YOWZER!


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