Iron Cupcake Earth: Cheese
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12 cupcakes
  • 1 batch Martha Stewart's chocolate cupcakes
  • Cherry ricotta filling:
  • ½ cup ricotta cheese
  • ½ cup confectioners’ sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 heaping tablespoons cherry pie filling (without cherries)
  • 2 heaping tablespoons cherry pie filling cherries, chopped
  • Mascarpone frosting:
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 4 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Prepare Martha Stewart's cupcakes as instructed.
  2. For the cherry ricotta filling: Drain ricotta cheese if watery through a cheesecloth for 30-60 minutes. Mix ricotta, sugar, vanilla, cherry pie filling and cherries with a spoon until combined. Refrigerate about 30 minutes.
  3. When cupcakes are completely cool, fill them with cherry ricotta filling using the cone method.
  4. For the mascarpone frosting: Cream butter, sugar, and vanilla until fluffy. Then mix in cold mascarpone cheese until smooth. Frost cooled cupcakes.
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