I love these white chocolate cupcakes with buttercream icing. Now that I got that out the way let me give you some insight about myself and how picky I am about food. Now I know what you are thinking, “How could that be when you are food blogger?” And the answer is, “I don’t really know”. There are some foods that are simply nasty to the taste such as liver; whereas there are some foods that aren’t nasty they just don’t do appeal to your taste buds such as avocado and mushrooms, for me. Well white chocolate is in the middle of both for me. You probably will never see me eating a white chocolate bar but you will see me eating these white chocolate cupcakes that I created.
As I have said before, chocolate goes very well with berries. Raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, you name it and it probably will be a good marriage. So in this creative mind of mine, I wondered what it would taste like to join raspberry and white chocolate in holy matrimony. So where did the mascarpone come from you ask? Well, how many of you know what mascarpone is and taste like? Well, I’ll tell you. It has the consistency of cream cheese and it taste like nothing, to me. But it gives the icing a soft sweet cheese taste that is light, enjoyable, without the sharpness or bitterness that cheese sometimes carry. So you combine that flavor with butter and raspberries and you are in cupcake heaven my friend. Make these for Valentines Day for your place of work, parties, or for your Valentine. Trust me, you won’t fail.