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  • 34 Ratings

Cuter than cute and perfectly portioned, pumpkin cupcakes make an adorable autumn treat. You will find mascarpone, a Italian triple-cream cheese, in the gourmet cheese case at your supermarket packaged in small plastic containers.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Jason Donnelly

Recipe Summary test

prep:
25 mins
bake:
15 mins to 18 mins at 350°
cool:
5 mins
Yield:
12 cupcakes
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Pumpkin Cupcakes with Spiced Mascarpone Cream Filling

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour twelve 2-1/2-inch muffin cups; set aside.

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  • In a medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, and cloves. In a large bowl combine eggs, pumpkin, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vegetable oil; whisk until smooth. Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture, one-third at a time, stirring just until combined after each addition. Stir in raisins and walnuts. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each two-thirds full.

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  • Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the centers comes out clean. Cool in muffin cups on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from muffin cups. Cool completely on wire rack.

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  • When cupcakes are cool, split each one horizontally in half. Spread Spiced Mascarpone Cream Filling over bottom halves of cupcakes; place top halves of cupcakes on filling. Spread filling on tops of cupcakes; sprinkle with crystallized ginger.

Nutrition Facts (Pumpkin Cupcakes with Spiced Mascarpone Cream Filling)

353 calories; total fat 19g; saturated fat 7g; polyunsaturated fat 3g; monounsaturated fat 7g; cholesterol 63mg; sodium 213mg; potassium 201mg; carbohydrates 45g; fiber 1g; sugar 31g; protein 5g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 2284IU; vitamin c 2mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 28mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 50mg; iron 2mg.

Spiced Mascarpone Cream Filling

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Allow mascarpone cheese and butter to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. In a large mixing bowl combine mascarpone cheese, butter, cinnamon, and ginger. Beat with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until light and fluffy. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating well. If necessary, beat in enough milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, to make filling spreading consistency.

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Reviews

34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3