Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes with Mascarpone Frosting

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Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes with Mascarpone Frosting

I have a hard time believing it’s the end of July.

Where did summer go? The stores have “back to school” signs everywhere. Hobby lobby has the Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations up since June.

Here in Myrtle Beach they have Christmas stores opened year round.

I think I’m old fashion or simply old, but I just don’t understand why the rush.

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Although I can not wait to start baking some Christmas cookies I plan on enjoying summer’s fresh fruit and veggies as long as I can.

I made these cupcakes a couple of weeks ago after our last trip to the local farmer before the strawberry season came to an end.

I wanted to use fresh strawberries to make some treats for the kids at the play-ground but we kept postponing the play-date until I was left with only a couple of fresh strawberries.

But, not to worry, I had some strawberry jam on hand. It’s not like it was the first time I’d use strawberry jam in my baking. You probably remember the Chocolate Strawberry Bars Recipe I shared last month.

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If you don’t have strawberries, you can use other fruit. The selection of jam is endless. Cherry, blueberry, mango, peach, figs to name just a few.

All pair well with chocolate and mascarpone cheese frosting.

No matter what fruit you choose, make a batch of these cupcakes and enjoy them with your loved one(s).

Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes with Mascarpone Frosting

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 17 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 9 cupcakes

Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes with Mascarpone Frosting

Chocolate strawberry cupcakes with creamy mascarpone frosting

Ingredients

    Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes
  • *Slightly adapted from Cupcakes and Muffins
  • 2 oz (58 grams) chocolate (chips or chunks)
  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 1/3 cup strawberry jam (or any other jam, if you prefer)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup (90 grams) self raising flour ( or 1 tsp baking powder, pinch of salt and enough all purpose flour (85 grams) to fill a 3/4 measuring cup)
  • Mascarpone Frosting
  • *recipe from Giada de Laurentiis
  • 8 oz (225 grams) mascarpone cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) heavy cream, chilled
  • 1/2 cup (60 grams) powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

    Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes
  1. Heat the oven to 350F. Line a cupcake pan with 9 liners. Set aside.
  2. In a microwavable bowl place the chocolate and the butter. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir, microwave again, stir and so on until the chocolate is melted. With a whisk, stir until well combined with the butter and gets a smooth consistency and refrigerate until cooled slightly. (have enough patience to chill it, otherwise the eggs will start to cook)
  3. Add the jam, sugar and eggs to the cooled chocolate mixture and beat together. Add the flour and stir until just combined. With an ice-cream scoop, spoon the batter into the prepared paper liners.
  4. Bake for about 17 minutes, until firm to the touch and/or a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  5. Cool completely before frosting.
  6. Mascarpone Frosting
  7. To make the frosting, put all the ingredients in a mixing bowl, and with the whisk on, whip until the mixture forms soft picks.
  8. Frost the cupcakes with a spatula or the back of a spoon.
  9. Decorate with fresh strawberry or even better with a chocolate covered/dipped strawberry
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Sending love your way,

Roxana

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Comments

  1. Faith says

    I agree, I can’t believe the summer is flying by so quickly! These beautiful cupcakes look like the perfect way to enjoy summer fruit while it’s still here.

  2. says

    Summer is flying by, but I’m enjoying every day! Your cupcakes are beautiful, love the bright red colored strawberry on top of the icing, I would love to try your mascarpone icing, sounds wonderful!
    Happy Monday Roxana:-)

  3. The Mom Chef says

    They look delicious, Roxana. I’m doing the happy dance that school will be starting soon. I’m ready to have my house back, to get to a good routine and to stop going around the house picking up toys and dirty clothes! I’d even have time to make those gorgeous, delicious-looking cupcakes!

  4. Suzanne says

    Gorgeous cupcakes, I love strawberries and chocolate together and with that frosting I bet it’s divine! Summer is really flying by and I’m going to enjoy it as long as I can!

  5. Jessica Maher (@kbelleicious) says

    i think chocolate and strawberry has the be the ultimate combination don’t you think? They are so perfect together. These cupcakes look amazing. Simply amazing

  6. Christine says

    I’m so ready for cooler weather. It’s so dang hot in Texas. It’s 12:05am and it’s 95 degrees. Your cupcakes are beautiful. Must try. I’ve bookmark.

  7. DB-The Foodie Stuntman says

    Glad you were able to bake these before strawberry season was over. And yes, retail outlets seem to be a little anxious. Tomorrow’s August and you’ll see Christmas decorations in about 2 weeks at the local Target…

  8. says

    Beautiful cupcakes, especially with those bright red strawberries and I love mascarpone frosting :) Christmas decorations in June! We usually don’t see them here until after Halloween – in most places anyway…

  9. says

    I hear ya…where did the summer go? It whizzed by!
    These fruity cupcakes are the perfect salute to summer and it’s great to know other jams can be used too…

  10. Baker Street (@bakerstreet29) says

    Berries and chocolate are an all time favorite combination! These cupcakes look too pretty!! :)

  11. says

    What beautiful summer treats! Berries and chocolate always go hand in hand in my book! Thank you so much for sharing. Now I want a cupcake for breakfast!

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