Week 15: Vanilla Bean Cupcake with White Chocolate Mascarpone Frosting


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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7 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:18 AM

    sniff, I waited too long to get one of these, sniff. you snooze, you lose.

    mo

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  2. Mmmmm. They look amazing.
    I ran across your blog by accident, and have fast become addicted. You make me want to bake cupcakes, too! Maybe after things settle down just a bit....

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  3. white chocolate mascarpone frosting? just stop. that sounds too good.

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  4. Anonymous10:53 AM

    I got one! I got one!

    and if love took baked goods form, i think that it might be this dense, not-too-sweet, rich-without-being-cloying little goodie

    i'm so happy...

    mo

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  5. Mary H3:01 PM

    Cupcakes are the perfect food.

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  6. I was gonna do a mascarpone frosting this weekend! Funny...

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  7. The mascarpone was good, but I'm so new at this stuff that I really didn't know what I was getting into!

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