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Spicy pumpkin and almond Cupcakes with mascarpone

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by Ada Parisi
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Cupcake speziati alla zucca e mascarpone

Spicy pumpkin and almond cupcakes with mascarpone cream. A sweet recipe with pumpkin, fast and delicious, that will also appeal to children. Despite me and Halloween not really getting along, When it comes to pumpkin I certainly don't hold back. So what, given that I see everywhere is horrendous’ (in the sense of horrendous specially, not because ugly) Pumpkin Halloween treats, and in more or less bright tones of orange, I decided to produce myself in something orange made from pumpkin.

The result was not horrible, Indeed. These spicy pumpkin and almond cupcakes with mascarpone cream are really good. As evidence of how pumpkin is a versatile vegetable both in savory recipes ( Take a look at the collection on FIRST COURSES WITH PUMPKIN) and in the sweet ones. Indeed, Try to prepare some other desserts by letting yourself be inspired by my collection of SWEETS WITH PUMPKIN.

I really like muffins and cupcakes, because they are perfect desserts to prepare for my granddaughter. Indeed, with my granddaughter, since these are generally extremely simple preparations. If you want to try it too, Here on the blog you will find many OF MUFFIN RECIPES yummy like those BLUEBERRIES or CHOCOLATE AND ORANGE. Have a good day!

Cupcake speziati alla zucca e mascarpone


Portions: 6 Preparation: cooking:
Nutrition facts: 250 calories 20 fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )



250 grams of red pumpkin

1 egg

50 grams caster sugar

50 grams of brown sugar

half teaspoon baking powder

40 grams of melted butter

150 grams of flour

40 grams of almond flakes

a pinch of salt


  • FOR CREAM Mascarpone:

150 grams of mascarpone

50 grams of red pumpkin

3 tablespoons powdered sugar

1 tablespoon of vanilla extract

colored sugar to decorate


Pumpkin spice cupcake and mascarpone

Wash the whole pumpkin (both the one for cupcakes and the one for mascarpone cream), peel it and cut it into pieces, then steam it until tender or baked at 180 degrees for about 40 minutes. If you do it steamed, Then you will have to put it for at least an hour in a colander with a weight on it so that it loses as much water as possible. Finally, you will have to reduce it to puree by crushing it with a fork.

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees-ventilated. Beat the egg and the two types of sugar with an electric mixer until the mixture is soft., very puffy and fluffy. Add the salt, cinnamon, the sifted flour and baking powder and mix well mix everything. Then add the melted butter, 250 grams of cooked and crushed pumpkin and almonds. Stir quickly and fill with this compound the mold for muffins (better if you also put the paper cups inside the mold). Cook for 20 minutes, bake and make cool cupcakes.

For the mascarpone cream, puree the remaining pumpkin by blending it with the blender until it is completely smooth. Stir pumpkin mascarpone and add the vanilla and icing sugar: work until you get a thick and smooth cream. Using the pastry bag with a round and smooth nozzle, Garnish cupcakes with mascarpone cream and decorate with sugar crystals. Serve immediately. Bon appétit!

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Greta 27 October 2017 - 17:05

Anyway, your frosting is the best of the web! :)

Ada Parisi 28 October 2017 - 23:29

But it's nice to get comments like yours! Thank you very much!!!ADA

Enrica October 30, 2013 - 17:06

You have done very well to get them because they have to be good and super soft and then also nice thing that never tastes!

Sicilians creative in the kitchen October 30, 2013 - 17:09

Thanks Enrica, and he said food from a very fashion blogger is a great compliment. A hug, ADA

Vaty October 30, 2013 - 10:33

uuuhhh… how much I love this recipe! I just addocchiato something similar on an American blog, but I know that with “cups” I don't go much to agree ;) so, I have the right dose.
thank you.

Sicilians creative in the kitchen October 30, 2013 - 12:17

Hi Vaty! I believe these are my first cups, It intimidates me all that stuff that put us above… The doses are right, try them and let me know! A big hug, ADA

Tamara October 30, 2013 - 00:11

I love Halloween, and even do not understand why Italians have to chase other people's parties, we already have many…but I really like the pumpkin is good in every way, sweet and savory, Your cupcakes are very cute…a hug

Sicilians creative in the kitchen October 30, 2013 - 12:19

I knew you would have noticed the word 'gourd'! These cups in Halloween effects have nothing, but they are good! A hug, ADA


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