Perfect Vanilla Cupcakes with Mascarpone Buttercream Frosting

Perfect Vanilla Cupcakes with Mascarpone Buttercream Frosting


When it comes to celebrating special moments, few things rival the joy of indulging in a perfectly crafted cupcake. The epitome of classic elegance, our Vanilla Cupcakes with Mascarpone Buttercream Frosting bring together simplicity and decadence in each delightful bite. In this exclusive recipe, we elevate the timeless vanilla butter cake with a twist—a luscious mascarpone buttercream that adds an ethereal lightness and a velvety smooth mouthfeel.



  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Mascarpone Buttercream:

  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


Preparing the Cupcakes:

  1. Preheat and Set Up:

    • Position one oven rack in the center of the oven.
    • Preheat the oven to 350ºF/180ºC/gas 4.
    • Line a standard muffin tin with paper cup liners.
  2. Mixing the Dry Ingredients:

    • In a small mixing bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups flour, 2 tsp baking powder, and 1/2 tsp salt.
  3. Mixing with Hand Mixer:

    • Attach the turbo beater attachments to the 7-Speed Hand Mixer.
    • Place the beaters into the flour mixture and turn to speed 2.
    • Mix until well combined.
  4. Final Steps:

    • Turn off the mixer and set the flour mixture aside.
    • Follow the remaining steps to complete the cupcakes (refer to the original recipe for details).

Mascarpone Buttercream Frosting:

  1. Creaming the Mascarpone and Butter:

    • In a large bowl, beat 1 cup mascarpone cheese and 1 cup softened unsalted butter until creamy.
  2. Adding Sweetness:

    • Gradually add 4 cups powdered sugar, mixing well after each addition.
  3. Infusing Flavor:

    • Incorporate 1 tsp vanilla extract for an extra layer of flavor.
  4. Whipping to Perfection:

    • Beat the mixture until it reaches a light and fluffy consistency.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 470
  • Total Fat: 26g (40% Daily Value)
    • Saturated Fat: 16g (80% Daily Value)
    • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 100mg (33% Daily Value)
  • Sodium: 260mg (11% Daily Value)
  • Potassium: 70mg (2% Daily Value)
  • Total Carbohydrate: 58g (19% Daily Value)
    • Dietary Fiber: 0g (0% Daily Value)
    • Sugars: 45g
  • Protein: 4g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


In conclusion, our Perfect Vanilla Cupcakes with Mascarpone Buttercream Frosting redefine the art of cupcake creation. The delicate balance of flavors, the meticulous preparation process, and the heavenly frosting contribute to an unparalleled culinary experience. Elevate your celebrations with these exquisite cupcakes, where tradition meets innovation, and indulge in the pinnacle of dessert perfection.

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