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
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
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.
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.
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.