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Surprise Cupcakes with Mascarpone Cheese recipe

Surprise Chocolate Cupcakes with Mascarpone Cheese.

What’s better than a chocolate cupcake?A chocolate cupcake with a creamy surprise filling!

Recipe: Surprise Cupcakeswith Mascarpone Cheese

8 ounces Mascarpone cheese, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips or peanut butter chipsCupcakes:
1 box dark chocolate or devil’s food cake mix
Ingredients listed for cake mixFrosting:
4 ounces semisweet chocolate bar, broken into chunks (or 2/3cup semisweet chocolate chips)
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon sour cream
Purchased white frosting with decorating tip (optional)

  • For Filling: In a medium bowl, combinemascarpone cheese and sugar. Stir in chips. Set aside.
  • For Cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350°F(175°C). Line 24 medium muffin pans with paper liners.
  • Follow directions on cake mix package.
  • Fill each muffin liner 2/3 full. Dropheaping teaspoon of filling on top center of each cupcake.
  • Bake according to cupcake directions onmix package, usually 23 to 25 minutes. (The batter will coverthe mascarpone filling during baking.) Remove from oven. Allowcupcakes to sit in pans 2 minutes. Remove cupcakes to rack andcool completely.
  • For Frosting: Place chocolate in a mediummicrowave-safe bowl. Cook at high power 1 minute. Stir; continuecooking at high power 30 seconds. Stir until chocolate is completelymelted. Immediately stir sour cream gradually into melted chocolate,mixing until smooth. Immediately spread over completely cooledcupcakes*; let stand until chocolate is set, about 15 minutes.
  • Using white frosting with drawing tip,form squiggles across the cupcake frosting.
  • Store covered at room temperature up to2 days.

    Makes 24 cupcakes.

    *If icing becomes too stiff, microwaveat high power 5 seconds to soften.

    Recipe and photograph provided courtesyof Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.

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