Lemon Mascarpone Cupcakes

Lemon Mascarpone Cupcakes

The Story:

Alright, I think Tay-Swift would agree with me that certain songs can remind us of certain boys.  But what about food?  Well, food is my life so let’s see who matches with what…

Cold Stone = Jeff

Thai = Eric/Kyle

Sushi = Ryan

Hot Chocolate = Brian

Chorizo = Clark

Hershey’s “Hugs” = David

Colombian = Paul

Taco Bell = Preston

Spaghetti = Ross

Pizookie = Adam

Milk Shakes = Tyler

Mini Cadbury Eggs = Westin


Lemon Mascarpone Cupcakes


Lemon Cake:
1 box white cake mix
3 eggs
1/3 C. oil
3/4 C. sour cream or yogurt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Zest of 2 lemons
1/4 C. lemon juice
1/2 C. milk
Lemon Mascarpone Filling:
8 oz. mascarpone cheese
zest of 1 lemon
1/4 C. powdered sugar
Cream Cheese Frosting:
8 oz. cream cheese
1/2 C. butter, softened
2 tsp. vanilla extract
3-5 C. powdered sugar
Mini Cadbury Eggs for decoration


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners.
2. Sift cake mix into a small bowl and set aside.
3. In a large bowl combine eggs, oil, sour cream, vanilla, lemon zest, lemon juice and milk together until smooth.
4. Add cake mix and stir.
5. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 15-22 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
6. Filling: mix all ingredients in a small bowl until smooth.
7. Frosting: Beat cream cheese and butter for 2 minutes. Add vanilla extract and slowly add powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency.
8. Cut holes out of tops of each cooled cupcake.
9. Fill holes with Mascarpone Filling and pipe over the hole with cream cheese frosting.
10. Top with Mini Cadbury Eggs (like a little nest) and enjoy!

Lemon Mascarpone Cupcake

15 thoughts on “Lemon Mascarpone Cupcakes

  1. 1
    Beverly says:

    My husband will be all over these – he loves lemon cupcakes and loves those little Cadbury eggs!

  2. 2

    Yum! I love lemon cake! They look super adorable, too!

  3. 3
    Andrea says:

    It was grocery shopping day today! Just bought the mini Cadbury eggs and can’t wait to try these cute cupcakes out! My hubby and I love lemon! Yummy!

  4. 4
    Denise says:

    These are so pretty! What tip did you use for the frosting?

    • 4.1

      I use a bakers craft 2D tip, but if you look at Wilton’s 2D tip they are a little more narrow. Sometimes I cheat and take a knife to the spokes to open them up more 🙂

  5. 5

    Yummy, my two favorite things: lemon and Easter! Delicious!

  6. 6
    Ms. BettySue Baker says:

    Lovely! Is the sparkle just regular sugar sprinkled on top?

  7. 7
    Kim says:

    What is the best/easiest way to cut out the holes the cup cakes?

  8. 8
    Debi says:

    Thank you for an amazing recipe/idea! it was an overwhelming success! I blogged about it & credited/linked your recipe/website!
    Thank you, again!!! Debi

  9. 9
    Angie says:

    I baked these for my cooking group. HUGE HIT though not as pretty as yours. 🙂

  10. 10

    I tried to make these and when I took them out of the oven the first time they started shrinking and pulling away from the wrapper, then I left them in so long that they were like toasted marshmallows and when I pulled them out, they still sank in the middle… I let them cool and although they taste good, they are kinda doughy and youth in the middle. It seems like any time I make cupcakes that have dairy in them this happens. What do you think I am doing wrong?

  11. 11
    Denise says:

    Where do I find mascarpone cheese? I never heard of it.

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