Strawberry Cheese Cupcakes

The light, sweet richness of mascarpone adds a European touch to this otherwise simple cupcake. This recipe would work with any flavor of jam. Get creative. Try seasonal favorites.

Makes: 24Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 1 hourDifficulty: Easy

Makes: 24


  • 1 box (18.25 oz.) white cake mix
  • 2 cups mascarpone cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1⁄3 cup strawberry preserves


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a muffin tin with paper baking cups.
  • Combine all ingredients except preserves in a large mixing bowl and mix well using a wooden spoon. Fill baking cups halfway, reserving about 1⁄3 of the batter.
  • Drop 1⁄2 teaspoon preserves into the center of each cupcake and then cover with remaining batter.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until cupcakes spring back when gently touched. Cool cupcakes on wire racks.