Tiramisu Cupcakes (Cupcake Hero)

Our good friend Nate had a birthday coming up. His favorite dessert is Tiramisu so I decided to make some Tiramisu cupcakes. These little guys really taste like Tiramisu and are quite tasty. They got soggy the next day. I must have gone a little overboard with the coffee/Kahlua mixture when assembling the cupcakes.

Since this cupcake fits the requirements for CH this month, I was really excited to make them. I love getting two birds with one stone! I’m sure there will be some amazingly creative combinations of flavors this month, but I’m sticking with combos that I know work… This cupcake actually has 3 of the cupcake hero previous themes: coffee, liquor, and cocoa.

When assembling these, Hubby and I made an assembly line of sorts. He did the cheese filling and cake crumbs and I did the liquid and cocoa powder. It worked quite well.

Tiramisu Cupcakes – from Lots of Sprinkles – makes 12
Your favorite vanilla cupcake recipe or a box or vanilla cake mix
2 eggs
250g mascarpone cheese
1 heaped tablespoon powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 heaped tablespoon espresso coffee (more if you’d like a stronger coffee taste)
1 cup boiling water
2 tablespoons Kaluha (or any other coffee/ chocolate liquor)
1 tablespoon caster sugar
Cocoa powder

Mix the vanilla cupcake batter following the instructions on the pack. Fill the cupcake cup with about 3/4 batter. Bake for about 15 to 20 mins until an inserted skewer comes out clean.

When the cupcakes have cooled, carve a large hole in the middle. Crumble the carved bits and keep in a separate bowl.

Tiramisu Filling
Separate the eggs. Mix the yolks, mascarpone cheese, vanilla extract and icing sugar together.

Mix the espresso coffee with the boiling water. Allow to cool before adding the liquor.

Beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Add the caster sugar and continue beating until it is mixed in.

Fold the mascarpone mixture into the egg whites.

Assembling the Cupcake
Drizzle the coffee and liquor mixture along the sides and bottom of the cupcake.

Scoop a small amount of the tiramisu filling into the bottom of the cupcake and sprinkle some cocoa powder.

Add a layer of the crumbed bits and drizzle with coffee mixture. Cover with tiramisu filling and coca power.

Repeat this process until the cupcake hole is filled. Spread the remaining tiramisu filling on top of the cupcake and sprinkle with cocoa powder.

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12 Responses to “Mini Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownie Cupcakes”

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    Jecka — April 16, 2010 at 11:53 am

    Oh my god… these look amazing! They combine two of my favorite things: cookie dough, and mint-chocolate!

    I’ve been trying to find something unique to make for my coworkers (I bake something every weekend for them on Monday) and was sick of making cookies. I’ve been trying to find a yummy mint-chocolate non-cookie to make, and I think this will do the trick!

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    Jen — April 16, 2010 at 11:57 am

    Jecka – These don’t actually have mint in them. But you could definitely add mint to the brownie layer and use mint chips in the cookie dough. It would be quite tasty!

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    yumventures — April 16, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Those look AMAZING!!! All of my favorite things, rolled into one. So creative 🙂

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    Sarah — April 16, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    I did the same thing Jecka did – I totally read “mini” as “mint”! That’s what you call a yummy mistake! 🙂

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    Cara — April 16, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    These sound awesome! I was thinking of making cookie dough cupcakes for Bake for Hope, but I might make these instead.

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    HealthJunkie — April 16, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    mmmm… My boyfriend would go crazy over those! He and I love cookie dough. I just got a new KitchenAid mixer that I’m looking for recipes to make in. I think your’s will be the first. Thanks for all the great ideas

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    Kerstin — April 17, 2010 at 2:03 am

    Wow, these sound amazing and are right up my alley with that edible cookie dough – yum!!

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    Memória — April 17, 2010 at 4:31 am

    What a great idea!! Wow. I would drizzle some hot chocolate sauce on top to make it even more intense haha. Overkill!

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    Carrie — April 20, 2010 at 1:11 am

    Wow, now those look killer, I love cookie dough and am a sucker for any recipe with those words.

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    Lucy — April 20, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    Oh my gosh these look amazing. LOVE cookie dough, must definitely save this recipe for an empty rainy day 🙂

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    Maria — April 20, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    I love mini cupcakes. These are super cute!

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    Amanda — May 1, 2010 at 3:19 am

    Don’t those look yummy! I think if I open my mouth wide enough I can get it all in one bite, haha. I’ll have to give these a try soon.

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