Roasted Strawberry and Mascarpone Cupcakes


Can you guys handle one more dessert starring roasted strawberries?  I know it’s been berry central over here, but I can’t help myself.  Roasted strawberries are delightful and roasted strawberry cupcakes – where do I even begin?  A simple vanilla cupcake baked up perfectly golden studded with roasted strawberries is good to begin with.  Topped with light and fluffy mascarpone frosting and a generous helping of even more roasted strawberries equals summer berry bliss!

So I actually thought about putting this idea on the back burner due to roasted strawberry overkill, but that lasted all of about five seconds.  Once i get an idea in my head there’s no stopping me, especially when it comes to cupcakes!  I started out making a simple vanilla cupcake that’s a little denser than normal to hold up the roasted strawberries.  It’s one of those cupcakes that’s so good on its own, it’s hard to keep your hand off of them!

Roasted Strawberry and Mascarpone Cupcakes |

But let’s be serious, what is a cupcake without frosting?  I knew with a denser cupcake, a light mascarpone frosting would be the perfect pairing.  Fresh whipped cream folded into mascarpone with a little vanilla bean paste was just what this little cupcake needed.  Just remember when making these that mascarpone frosting should be used right away.  Of course, more roasted strawberries had to get involved so I roasted another batch to top the cupcakes.

I piped a ring of frosting around the cupcake creating a little well in the center for the roasted strawberries.  Once you top them with the roasted strawberries, there really are no words!  You’ll definitely want to put the strawberries on right before you serve them because all those juices will drizzle down making things deliciously messy, but messy is okay!  And it’s really okay when they taste like this!  I hope you all have a great weekend and happy baking!

Roasted Strawberry and Mascarpone Cupcakes |

Roasted Strawberry and Mascarpone Cupcakes

Yield: 18 cupcakes


    Roasted Strawberry Cupcakes
  • 5 ounces unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 & 1/2 cups AP flour
  • 1 & 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup roasted strawberries (1 batch)
  • Macarpone Frosting
  • 8 ounces mascarpone
  • 8 ounces heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • *You will need another batch of roasted strawberries to top the cupcakes.


    Roasted Strawberry Cupcakes
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs one at a time.
  4. Add vanilla bean paste.
  5. Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in separate bowl.
  6. Add dries to mixture alternating with sour cream.
  7. Fill cupcake tins and place 2-3 roasted strawberries on top of each cupcake. Bake at 350 degrees for 22-25 minutes rotating once halfway through.
  8. Mascarpone Frosting
  9. Whip heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla till stiff.
  10. Fold into mascarpone. Use right away.
  11. Top with roasted strawberries.


Cupcakes are best served the day they are made. If needed store in air tight container in the fridge and bring to room temp before serving.

Mascarpone frosting should be used right away.

You can also use regular whipped cream to top these if you like.

Top with strawberries right before serving. This is not a cupcake you want to frost and decorate and leave hanging around in the fridge!

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61 Responses to “Roasted Strawberry and Mascarpone Cupcakes”

  1. 1

    There is no such thing as roasted strawberry overkill! These cupcakes sound amazing!

  2. 2

    What gorgeous cupcakes! And I love that roasted strawberry touch!

  3. 3
    Jaime says:

    Oh my Meghan, I am salivating at these gorgeous summery cupcakes!! I’ve never tried roasted strawberries before but these look incredible!

  4. 4
    cassie says:

    These could not be prettier! I love roasting strawberries and I think strawberries and mascarpone were made for each other!

  5. 5

    roasted strawberry overkill?! no such thing. these are oooooozing deliciousness omg

  6. 6

    Meghan, I was on a berry streak but feel another one coming on! LOVE this recipe with roasted strawberries in the starring role. I’m glad you gave them the “green light” within 5 seconds, LOL. Those ideas must be acted on immediately if you’re a baker. So glad to have found your blog. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend! Pinning! xo

  7. 7

    P.S. Meghan, your blog is one of my new faves. Added Buttercream Blondie to my blogroll! :)

  8. 8
    Vicki @ WITK says:

    This roasted strawberry and mascarpone frosting combo sounds amazing! I’ve got to make some cupcakes next week!

  9. 9
    Retha says:

    I was going to make these these. Can not find mascarpone cheese! Where did you find the mascarpone?

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  11. 11

    These look AMAZING! You need to come to Nashville and teach me how to pipe frosting so perfectly. They turned out so gorgeous!

  12. 12
    Terra says:

    I am totally okay with many gorgeous roasted strawberry desserts, so share awaymy friend! Your cupcakes look Oh My Word delicious:-) Hugs,Terra

  13. 13

    This is perfection!! I love roasting strawberries :)

  14. 14

    Gorgeous cupcakes! I love roasted strawberries and the buttercream sounds divine.

  15. 15
    Alanna says:

    Oooh, these look soo good! I love how you captured the roasted strawberry juice dripping down the frosting. So beautiful. I love using mascarpone whipped cream in place of buttercream on cupcakes, too; it sounds perfectly sublime with the vanilla cake and berries here. Yum!

  16. 16

    Love mascarpone cheese! Can only imagine how good these cupcakes taste!

  17. 17

    I have to agree that roasted strawberries are THE way to go… I’m obsessed! And even though I’m not typically a vanilla cake person, I just had to click over when I saw a photo of these cupcakes, because they’re just gorgeous! I love how you added the mascarpone frosting, and the strawberries (obviously!). :)

  18. 18

    Oh my gosh, with a blog name like that I just had to follow you!! Buttercream is my favorite thing EVER!! I’m now following via email. These cupcakes are gorgeous!

  19. 19

    i’ve yet to try roasted strawberries, but this is definitely the first way i want to try them. yum!!

  20. 20
    Dina says:

    these look yummy and sound delish!

  21. 21

    These look unbelievably good!

  22. 22
    tina says:

    i made these today and they aren’t as pretty as yours but they are DELICIOUS!!!

  23. 23

    Wow! These look unbelievable! Now I know what to do with the native strawberries from this year!

  24. 24
    Ala says:

    I love make-aheads! These look lovely. What lucky people/event got to eat these? :)

  25. 25
    Dina says:

    they sound yummy!

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    Tracey says:

    What is AP flour? Thanks.

  28. 28
    Miss Cake says:

    Yummy ! Thanks a lot for this recipie. I made it cross the ocean, to France ! It’s so delicious I translated it on my blog !

    Take care !

  29. 29

    Your blog is so cool!!I love it!!And these cupcakes look delicious!!!!
    Greetings from Spain!! =)

  30. 30
    Ms. T says:

    These look amazing! I’ve decided to make them for my son’s first birthday–because I know he likes strawberries, don’t want to make something overly sugary, and his birthday is two days before mother’s day which means they’re for mama and grandma too :) And honestly, this is probably the only year when the birthday boy doesn’t get a vote! I just picked up the most luscious strawberries from the farmer’s market…so my question is: how long can you store the roasted strawberries in the fridge and still have them look pretty on the cupcakes?

    • 30.1
      bblondie says:

      Thank you! You could definitely roast them a day ahead of time, two days max. Any longer than that and they will start to fade a bit. They will still taste good, they just won’t look as vibrant. Hope you enjoy the cupcakes!

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    Suzanne says:

    Oh, wow. Mouth totally watering, here. Thanks for sharing the great recipe.

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    Oksana says:

    WOW! I just took the cupcakes out of the oven and OHmy!! They are so delicious! So soft, These are the best cupcake base i have ever tried. Going to finish frosting. Im sure it’ll be even more delicious with it! Thank you for this recipe.

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