Tiramisu Cupcakes

I love Italy. No, I really love Italy. It’s amazing and beautiful and the food is wonderful. *sigh* I love Italy…
So it stands to reason that I would immediately want to make tiramisu cupcakes as soon as I saw a recipe for them. I love tiramisu. Not as much as I love Italy, though.

I don’t have many kitchen failures. I’ll call tonight’s recipe a “half-fail.” The finished product tasted good but there were some issues (which I’ll discuss later).

Tiramisu Cupcakes with Mascarpone frosting
(makes one dozen cupcakes)

Ingredients for the cupcakes:
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 tablespoon vanilla
1/3 cup oil
1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
1 cup cooled brewed coffee

Ingredients for the frosting:
8 ounces mascarpone cheese, room temperature
2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Directions:
Whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the vanilla, oil, vinegar, and coffee. Combine the wet and dry ingredients. The batter will be runny. That’s OK. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake at 350 degrees for about 20-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Trust the toothpick test.
While the cupcakes are cooling, cream together the mascarpone and the whipping cream. Add half of the powdered sugar and cream until smooth. Add the rest of the sugar and repeat. When cupcakes are cool, frost them and sprinkle with a little cocoa.

OK, so the main issue I had with these guys was that they stuck to the wrappers so badly that once the cupcakes were finally removed, you were left with a cupcake blob. A cupcake blob that tastes good, don’t get me wrong. Presentation? Not so good. The frosting is delightful.
I followed the recipe exactly, but here’s a link to the original, just in case.

The ONE cupcake that came out looking pretty...

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14 Responses to Tiramisu Cupcakes

  1. Danny says:

    Sounds delicious!

  2. Wonderful. I adore Italy too, I really do. I went cycling around a bit of Tuscany a little while ago and it was incredible. Awesome. Tiramisu is one of my favourite desserts, so this is a fantastic cupcake adaption.

  3. I don’t think anyone would mind eating them out of the wrapping šŸ™‚

  4. I love Italy too!
    I went on a bread and cooking course in Ponte e Mariano near Lucca and it was absolutely mind blowing. We learnt to make specialist breads and baked them in a wood burning oven and we even learnt to make tiramisu. It was fantastic.

    These cupcakes look amazing.
    I normally avoid making my own tiramisu because I’m lazy like that but I will definitely be trying these bad boys.
    Also, might I suggest that instead of just adding white sugar, you substitute half the sugar for soft dark brown sugar and add 10g more flour. Not a big deal really and it doesn’t change the taste too dramatically but it gives a cupcake more structure and might not stick as much? I haven’t tried it but I might do when I come to make these cupcakes.
    They look beautiful.

    Samantha

    • Samantha,
      That sounds like fun! We didn’t do anything like that when we were in Italy, but I would have loved that! Let me know if you make them using those substitutions; I’d be interested to know if it helped.

      • Baking with Maria does the courses in Italy and she’s really good. The villa is called Villa Boccella and it’s absolutely stunning.

        I will let you know, I’m going to be doing some baking this week so I will definitely be trying out this recipe.

    • Lauren says:

      Samantha,
      That sounds like fun! We didn’t do anything like that when we were in Italy, but I would have loved that! Let me know if you make them using those substitutions; I’d be interested to know if it helped.

  5. Kammie says:

    I love love love love tiramisu. Needless to say, I will LOVE these cupcakes. Cupcake + tiramisu = heaven??? Bookmarked!

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