Tiramisu Cupcakes – fluffy yellow cupcakes, brushed with espresso syrup and topped with a delicious mascarpone cream.
Happy Friday Guys!
Question? What is trending now in the food blogging world ?… I can say many things, but Valentine’s Day is one of them.
Are you celebrating it? Cooking or baking anything fun? Or just going out?
I know that popular treats for Valentine’s Day are strawberries, chocolate and wine.
Right now I’m in a “tiramisu mood” that’s why I couldn’t resist, but share the recipe for these cute cupcakes with you!
There is nothing special about them, in fact they are super easy to make.
Want to impress the coffee lovers out there, then make them some tiramisu cupcakes.
I did not want this recipe to be too complicated and did not use any fancy ingredients in it. This way you don’t need to worry or run to the store for some special ingredients, liqueurs or flavored syrups. Simple enough, you can make these for any party or for Valentine’s Day.
I just made some fluffy cupcakes – yellow cake works perfect (just did not use any milk, because I needed my batter to be thicker), it doesn’t get soggy after brushing with the espresso flavored syrup. The amount of syrup you use per cupcake could be controlled, depending on your taste. I like adding a little extra, so I can enjoy more of my favorite coffee flavor.
The mascarpone cheese whipped cream filling – this is my favorite part of these mini cakes! Mascarpone cheese, with its buttery and tangy flavor, in combination with espresso, brings to these cupcakes a unique flavor that I adore!
I just have a suggestion to those of you who might try to make tiramisu cupcakes – when using Mascarpone cheese, make sure it stays at room temperature for 30-60 minutes before you need it. Don’t let it out of the fridge for a whole day, though! It is first mixed with sugar and then whipped cream is folded to make this frosting light and fluffy. I never mix mascarpone and sugar with a mixer. I just use a rubber spatula or wooden spoon. Mixing it with a mixer, often times changes its consistency (makes it runny and we want it creamy) and I don’t like to take the risk.
If you like tiramisu, you are probably going to move these cupcakes!
Have a great weekend!
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For the Cupcakes:
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 medium eggs at room temperature
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) very soft butter
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup freshly made espresso — (or brewed coffee), still warm
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp Frangelico — (optional)
Mascarpone whipped cream:
- 8 oz Mascarpone cheese — (left at room temperature for 30 minutes)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup cold whipping cream
- 1 tbsp espresso — (you can use from the syrup)
- 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
Preheat oven to 350 F (177 C). Line a cupcake tin with paper cups.
In a bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. Set a side.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment cream butter for 1 minute. Add in sugar and beat for about 3 more minutes until fluffy. (Scrape the sides of the bowl if necessary).
Add eggs one at a time and beat until incorporated. Add vanilla extract.
Gradually add the flour mixture, mixing on medium speed for about 2 more minutes or until well combined.
Fill the cupcake liners about 3/4 full. Bake for 18-20 minutes, until golden. Toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean.
Using a toothpick make 3-4 holes into each cupcake (to help the syrup soak better).
Transfer to a cooling rack and let them cool.
For the espresso syrup:
Combine espresso (coffee), sugar and Frangelico (optional) and stir until sugar is dissolved.
Dip a pastry brush in the syrup and brush the tops of cupcakes, until soaked.
For the Mascarpone Cream Frosting:
In a small bowl, using a wooden spoon or a rubber spatula mix together Mascarpone cheese and sugar until smooth.
In the bowl of a stand mixer beat heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
Gently fold whipped cream into the Mascarpone mixture. Mix in the coffee.
Transfer to a piping bag and pipe onto cupcakes.
Dust tops of cupcakes with cocoa powder.
Nutrition InformationCalories: 320, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 86mg, Sodium: 132mg, Potassium: 137mg, Carbohydrates: 37g, Sugar: 23g, Protein: 4g, Vitamin A: 615%, Vitamin C: 0.1%, Calcium: 84%, Iron: 1%
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I officially nominate you Mira the Tiramisu Queen! Keep these fun recipes coming. Couldn’t tell you what’s trending in the blogging world, (well……I do read a lot of food blogs!) but enjoy seeing what you guys come up with. These cupcakes are so special, as a coffee lover, I really appreciate them. So darling!
Thanks for the nomination Laura, I love it !!! There are just a couple other tiramisu recipes on the way, because of a roundup I’m working on 🙂
‘Darling’ is the perfect word to describe these sweet cupcakes (thanks, Laura!). I love everything about them! Pinned!
You definitely make the best tiramisu treats, Mira! These cupcakes look fantastic! I love that frosting on top. Sounds like the perfect Valentine’s treat to me!
Oh wow – you made Tiramisu into a perfectly portioned and truly delectable cupcake! YUM!
OH WOW. These look phenomenal!!!! – www.domesticgeekgirl.com
Tiramisu IS my favorite…how did you know!? I love the idea of eating it in cupcake form…totally V-Day perfect!
I love tiramisu! Putting it into a cupcake is totally genius! I would eat of fill in cupcakes, that’s for sure.
WOW!! These look amazing!! …not to mention beautiful!! 🙂 Great recipe girl!!
Mira, your dedication to all thing tiramisu is truly impressive! I hope all of you friends know to always bring you tiramisu as a gift!
And these cupcakes are magnificent!
Mira, I love these cupcakes!!! so happy you were in a “tiramisu mood” . . so good for US!!! I seriously want to try this recipe! I love tiramisu! These are so pretty!!! just pinned!!!
These cupcakes look and sound amazing. I don’t know what I love more, the espresso syrup or the mascarpone cream.
I’m so glad you made tiramisu cupcakes because they are stunning! My husband LOVES tiramisu and we always have a hard time finishing an entire cake (well I could but I really shouldn’t haha) so these cupcakes are the perfect solution 🙂 They look gorgeous!
Thank you Kelly!
I love Tiramisu and you are right, I definitely will make your recipe! Thanks for sharing.
Wow! These are SO beautiful! Your icing looks like perfection – I can’t for the life of me top a cupcake, and make it look pretty 😉 I love that cross-section photo – makes me want to take a bite!
Did someone say cupcakes? I am so loving these. They look so darn decadent. Thanks for posting the recipe
Omg I need these in my life BAD. They look SO amazingly good, and sound like such an interesting flavor! Pinned 🙂
Oh Mira. These look so tasty I want to lick every last bit off the cupcake papers. Glad you were in a tiramisu kind of mood. The insides look so moist and scrumptious. Pinning so that I can make in the not so distant future.
These look to die for…I LOVE tiramisu! I’m seriously drooling over here, Mira! Beautiful photos. Have a great weekend. Pinned!
Love the marscapone! What a cute way to eat tiramisu 🙂
Delicious pictures, Mira! I love the idea of these single serve Tiramisu cupcakes! I will try it!
These look scrumptious! You did an amazing job! Such beautiful photos and I love that this little gem of a cupcake is filled with expresso and mascarpone cheese. I absolutely love mascarpone! Pinned!
I love small deserts! This look mouthwatering Mira!
You have the best variations on tiramisu, Mira! I love the flavors of classic tiramisu which can be a little more time consuming than whipping out a batch of these perfect cupcakes. Your swirl is beautiful! Thank you for your recipe and tips on handling the marscapone icing… its almost like a mousse! So decadent!
Girl, you are the QUEEN of the tiramisu desserts! This cupcake looks delicious. I love that you made holes in the cupcake to let the syrup soak in really well!
You’ve outdone yourself Mira. These are so pretty, simple, and creative. I adore (I used to anyway) tiramisu, how awesome to turn it into a cupcake. 🙂
This so my kind of sweet treat – thanks Mira – and love the look of your other tiramisu creations.
Amazing recipe! I love the espresso syrup, it makes the cupcake so moist and full of flavor! My boyfriend will love these cupcakes! 🙂
My family would go crazy for these! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!
Thanks a lot! I’m so glad I found your link party!