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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9 Responses to “Marshmallow Fondant Pirate Party Cupcakes”

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    laurasrecipecollection — October 22, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    Your costumes are so cute!
    I love the fondant too. I’m going to be trying fondant for the first time next weekend. You make it look so simple!

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    Xiaolu — October 22, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    I MUST try this! I’ve been avoiding fondant cause of all the terrible things I’ve heard about the taste. Problem solved – thanks! You guys are so creative with the costumes too.

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    oneordinaryday — October 22, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    That is so awesome. An annual pirate party? Sounds like a blast. I love your shirts too. If my kids weren’t already set on their Halloween costumes, I’d suggest being a treasure map instead. That is so creative!!!

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    oneordinaryday — October 22, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    Oops – forgot to mention the cupcakes. : )
    Very cool. I’ve never made fondant because I’m afraid it tastes bad. Is it good?

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    Jen — October 22, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    It is good! It tastes like marshmallow but sweeter.

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    nutmegnanny — October 23, 2009 at 3:11 am

    Delicious! If that was your first time making fondant I would give yourself a big pat on the back:) It looks awesome! I need some mad cupcake skills like yours!

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    thereddeer — October 24, 2009 at 12:55 am

    After my current box of fondant has run out I am so making some marshmallow fondant – and now that I know you can use the KitchenAid even better!

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    Carrie — October 25, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    Wow, you did an amazing job! Thank you for the fondant tutorial, I’ve never made fondant before… you make it look so easy!

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    stephchows — October 26, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    just went to a party on saturday. if you show up without a costume the rest of the guests get to pick a costume out of the box of last years costumes for you to wear heeh

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