Another cupcake recipe from "Baking from the Heart," this one is packed with real vanilla beans and smells so great while it's baking! I found the Mascarpone at Whole Foods!
Went outlet shopping in Leesburg with some of my family and got a really cool dark brown platter from Crate and Barrel to display the cupcakes on at work. Had dinner and then began to work on the frosting for the cupcakes. Half way through, one small problem: recipe calls for a four hour period to chill the frosting half way through. Grrrrrr, as my dog Layla would say! Okay...so I gave it an ice bath (believe me, I've never even done this before), covered it over and stuffed it into the fridge until this morning when my dog Layla and I woke up at 5:45 a.m., and I poured myself a cup of coffee, and finished the frosting (which turned out very nicely)!
The end result was well worth the wait. These can be eaten in one mouthful, as the guys in our family proved, but I liked like it, bit by bit! And, it's very nice with a Kir Royale!
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Posted by Cupcake Queen at Monday, August 08, 2005