What’s better than a chocolate cupcake?A chocolate cupcake with a creamy surprise filling!
Recipe: Surprise Cupcakeswith Mascarpone Cheese
Filling: 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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