Mascarpone and passion fruit buns 

Mascarpone and passion fruit buns


Preparation:40 min
Ready in:40 min


For cakes

For the cupcakes
¾ cupsunsalted butter
¾ cupssugar
1 teaspoonvanilla extract
½ cupsMascarpone
1 cupself-rising flour sifted
¼ cupsAll purpose flour
¼ cupsmilk
¼ cupsPassionfruit pulp
For the passionfruit cream
1 ¼ cupsMascarpone
¼ cupscream 48% fat
3 tablespoonspowdered sugar
3Passion fruit halved and pulp removed


1 For the cupcakes: heat the oven to 180°C (160° fan) 350°F gas 4. Grease a 12 hole bun tin.
2 Beat the butter, sugar and vanilla in a mixing bowl, until light and creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time and beat well after each addition.
3 Add the mascarpone and the passion fruit pulp (including the pips) and beat until smooth.
4 Stir in both flours alternately with the milk until smooth.
5 Spoon into the tins and bake for 20 minutes until golden and springy to the touch. Cool in the tins for 5 minutes, then place on a wire rack to cool completely.
6 For the passionfruit cream: whisk the mascarpone, cream and icing sugar in a bowl until blended and beginning to thicken.
7 Stir in the passion fruit pulp and beat until firm.
8 Spoon on top of each cake. Place a bluberry on top of each cake and sift over a little icing sugar.


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