Dark Chocolate Cupcakes With Raspberry Filling
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This dark chocolate cupcake is super easy, and the raspberry/mascarpone filling makes them devine. This recipe inspired by Giada De Laurentiis
- Ready In:
- 1 (18 ounce) box dark fudge cake mix (Duncan Hines)
- 1 (8 ounce) container mascarpone cheese, chilled
- 1⁄2 cup frozen raspberries, thawed and drained
- 1⁄4 cup sugar, plus 1/2 cup
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1⁄4 cup water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups confectioners' sugar
- Make the cake mis as directed on the package for cupcakes. Using cupcake foil is easy clean up. bake according to package directions and let cool.
- In a food processor combine the mascarpone cheese, raspberries, 1/4 sugar, and lemon juice. Process the mixture till smooth. Transfer the raspberry mixture to a pastry bag fitted with a small tip. Push the tip gently into the top of the cupcake, and squeeze in the mixture till the cupcake plumps. Continue with all cup cakes.
- In a small saucepan bring 1/2 cup sugar, water, and vanilla extract to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer until the sugar is dissolved. In a medium bowl combine the vanilla syrup with the confectioner's sugar. Stir until smooth. Working quickly, dip the top of the cupcake into the icing, lightly shaking off additional icing, and allow to set.
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