Thursday, October 30, 2008

Double the Cupcakes, Double the Giada!

Mascarpone Mini Cupcakes with Strawberry Glaze

After reading Cupcake Takes The Cake's post on Giada De Laurentiis' Halloween Cupcakes, it reminded me of her Episode on Tuesday in which she made Mascarpone Mini Cupcakes with Strawberry Glaze for a Bake Sale!

Not only will you get the video for the Halloween Cupcakes, but I'm going to give you the recipe for the Mascarpone Mini Cupcakes with Strawberry Glaze!

I'm a complete Giada fanatic! She's gorgeous, an amazing cook, has an excellent television program, and she just seems so nice! I record her show Everyday Italian almost everyday, and then I look for her other shows On Demand too. I've bought a couple of her books, and made several of her recipes which are all exquisite. So moral of the story: Giada if you're reading this, YOU'RE AWESOME!

Halloween Cupcake Video

Gotta Click it!! (Sorry, embedding videos is not an option on the computer I'm on, security issues or some excuse like that)

Mascarpone Mini Cupcakes with Strawberry Glaze


8 ounces mascarpone cheese (about 1 cup), softened
2 egg whites
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 box white cake mix
1 cup water
1/3 cup frozen strawberries, thawed and drained
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar


Special equipment: 4 mini muffin tins and 48 mini muffin paper cupcake liners
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line the mini tins with paper liners.
In a large bowl combine the mascarpone cheese, egg whites and vegetable oil. Using a hand mixer, beat the ingredients until combined and creamy. Add the cake mix and water and mix until smooth, about 3 minutes. Fill the mini cups to just below the rim and bake until puffed and golden, about 18 to 20 minutes. Remove from the oven, let cool slightly in the tin then transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack.

Meanwhile, puree the strawberries in a blender or small food processor. Place the powdered sugar in a medium bowl. Pour in the strawberry puree and whisk until smooth. Top the cooled cupcakes with the strawberry glaze. Let the cupcakes sit for a few minutes for the glaze to firm up, then serve.

All Credit: Food Network

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