RECIPES

Hummingbird Cupcakes with Pineapple Mascarpone Frosting

Celebrate baby showers, birthdays and everything between with our bite-sized version of the popular Hummingbird Cake. Spice cupcakes are treated to a fluffy mascarpone and cream cheese frosting. Simply elegant!

Hummingbird Cupcakes with Pineapple Mascarpone Frosting
Servings
2
dozen

Ingredients

Hummingbird Cupcakes:

Pineapple Mascarpone Frosting:

Cheese

Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Cream Cheese or Mascarpone can be used in this recipe.

Instructions

Hummingbird Cupcakes:

  1. Heat oven to 350˚F.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and allspice in a large bowl. Whisk pineapple, oil, eggs and vanilla in another large bowl. Add bananas and pecans; mix well. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fill each paper-lined muffin cup with a 1/4 cup batter.
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. Using a sharp knife, carefully remove a 1-inch wide by 1-inch deep core from the top of each cupcake. Save cake pieces for different recipe.

Pineapple Mascarpone Frosting:

  1. Drain pineapple, reserving 2 tablespoons of juice. Cream butter and cream cheese in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add mascarpone and reserved pineapple juice; mix until blended. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. Beat frosting on high for 1 minute. Transfer half of frosting to a pastry bag; insert 1m tip. Refrigerate until ready to use. Add crushed pineapple to remaining frosting; mix well. Fill each cupcake with a heaping teaspoonful of crushed pineapple frosting. Pipe remaining frosting on cupcakes. Refrigerate until serving.

  • Take care not to overmix your cupcake batter. Stir wet into dry ingredients just until moistened for light and airy cupcakes.

  • Take care not to overmix your cupcake batter. Stir wet into dry ingredients just until moistened for light and airy cupcakes.

Cheesemonger Tip

Select for cheesemonger info

Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

There are no preservatives added to Wisconsin mascarpone. It’s a buttery, fresh cheese that’s meant to be eaten soon after it’s produced.

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