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Ras Malai Cupcakes

Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Fusion, Pakistani
Keyword Cupcakes
Servings 24 cupcakes


  • 1 box white cake mix (enough to produce 24 cupcakes)


  • 8 ounces ricotta cheese
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom


  • 1 (8 ounce) package mascarpone cheese, cold
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup condensed milk
  • 3 drops Kewra essence (screwpine)
  • 2 ½ cups powdered sugar


  • Crushed pistachios
  • Edible dried rose petals


  1. Use cake mix to prepare cupcakes according to box instructions. Cool completely and set aside.

Prepare Filling

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  2. Transfer filling to a piping bag fitted with a small tip.
  3. Gently insert the tip into the center of the prepared cupcakes, and squeeze in filling. Set aside.

Prepare Frosting

  1. In a large bowl, beat mascarpone cheese, butter, condensed milk, and Kewra essense until smooth. Add powdered sugar and mix on low speed until combined, then increase speed to high and beat until smooth and fluffy.
  2. If frosting feels too loose to pipe or spread, refrigerate until it reaches the desired consistency.
  3. Pipe or frost cupcakes as desired. Garnish with pistachios and dried rose petals.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to serve.