Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Pumpkin Cupcake with Mascarpone bourbon frosting!

Hi Everyone,
Today is my friend’s Daphne Birthday and my ex-husband. Daphne will be celebrating at Epcot Food and Wine Festival all week long, I made their favorite scrumptious Pumpkin Cupcake for their birthday.
As y’all know I’m not fond of frosting, so I use my favorite cheese (mascarpone) to frost the cupcakes.

Pumpkin cupcake with Mascarpone bourbon frosting!


1 box of Pillsbury Sugar free moist yellow cake
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
4 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
1 teaspoon Splenda
1/2 cup canned pumpkin purée not the pie filling kind (stay away from those)
6 ounces mascarpone cheese, at room temperature
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/4 teaspoon bourbon
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. line  muffin tins with paper liners
2. In a bowl whisk together the eggs, pumpkin purée, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Add the cake mixture and stir until combined
3. Add batter to prepared tins bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when tested
4. Let cool for 10 minutes before frosting
Mascarpone bourbon frosting
1. In a bowl cream the mascarpone cheese and butter until smooth. Slowly add in the bourbon,vanilla extract, and splenda mix until smooth
2. Spread the frosting on the cupcake using a frosting bag or a Ziploc bag, sprinkle cinnamon over the frosting

Happy Birthday my friends :)
Have a great week,

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