Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Tiramisu Cupcakes



I found a recipe for tiramisu cupcakes on Flickr a few months ago. They have been at the top of my list of things I am dying to make since! This weekend my mom and I made them together. They surpassed my expectations! This recipe will definitely be one I keep and make again and again.






I made a few very very small changes and clarifications to the recipe:

Sponge Cake:

6 eggs, separated (separate when cold; allow to come to room temp)
3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 cup sugar, divided
3 tablespoon water, room temp
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup sifted, all-purpose flour (measure after sifted)
In large mixing bowl at high speed, beat egg whites with cream of tartar until foamy. Add half of the sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, beating constantly until sugar is dissolved and whites are glossy and stand in soft peaks. Rub just a bit of meringue between thumb and forefinger to feel if sugar has dissolved.
In small mixing bowl at high speed, beat egg yolks until thick and lemon-colored, about 3 to 5 minutes. Gradually beat in remaining sugar, water, vanilla and salt (if desired) untilblended.
To add remaining ingredients sift in flour on top of the whites (do not mix or fold yet!) then fold in egg yolk mixture combining flour and yolk mix to the whites at the same time. Make sure everything is thoroughly combined. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.
Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 10-15 min or until done.

Espresso Syrup

½ cup confectioner’s sugar
2/3 cup water
5 teaspoons espresso powder or 7 teaspoons of instant coffee

In a small, heavy saucepan over high heat, combine the water, the remaining 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar and the espresso or coffee powder. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let cool.
Use a fork or toothpick to poke a few holes into cupcakes so that they will absorb liquid. Pour approximately ½-1 teaspoon of syrup onto each cupcake.

Frosting

3 c mascarpone
1 c confectioner’s sugar
¼ c marsala wine
¾ c heavy cream, chilled

In a medium bowl using an electric mixer set on medium speed, beat together the mascarpone cheese, confectioner’s sugar and marsala until well blended. Add the cream and beat until fluffy, about 1 minute. Frost cupcakes with mascarpone/whipped cream mixture. Dust tops with cocoa powder (I used unsweetened) and then sprinkle with dark chocolate shavings.

7 comments:

suburban prep said...

Oh my you have my mouth watering. Hubby loves tiramisu. Just might have to make these for him.
Thank you for the recipe.

Pomegranate said...

Yummmyy! Thanks for sharing ;)

Merav said...

These look delicious! I only just saw your comment on my blog about the fish market in Jacksonville - sorry for the delayed response! Nice to 'meet' a fellow Jax blogger!

kawaii crafter said...

I've never seen a tiramisu cupcake before, cake yes. They look delicious.

Mallow said...

Super cute...I'm glad they tasted good too. I will add them to my list!

PrincessPolly said...

I absolutely LOVE tiramisu so i think I would like these, they look great! Can't decide if i want them or the pina colada ones more. . .

Tres Poshe Preppy said...

Yum! I'm definitely going to make these! Thanks for stopping by! I love cupcakes and can always use some inspiration! :)