Tiramisu Cupcakes

Hello there– I know, I know you shouldn’t start a new recipe with a disclaimer– But if you are a blogger (this means you, all my blog-buddies), you know the sometimes photos aren’t what you’d hoped.  But I loved these tender, creamy cupcakes!!- so I’m sending along the recipe and you’ll have to imagine how pretty (and delicious) they were! OK??

TIRAMISU CUPCAKES

cupcakes:
chocolate cake mix
3 eggs
1/2 cup oil
water
1 pack instant coffee crystals (about 1 tsp.)
1 tsp. coffee liqueur  (like Kahlua)

Topping:
1 pint whipped cream
2 tsp. instant vanilla pudding powder
tsp. powdered sugar
1 cup mascarpone cheese
unsweetened cocoa powder

Mix the cake mix according to the directions on the box.  (Mine used 3 eggs, 1/2 cup oil and 1 1/4 cup water).  Add in the instant coffee and coffee liqueur and beat for two minutes with an electric mixer.

Pour the batter into 24 paper cupcake liners in cupcake pans.  Pop them in a 350 degree oven and bake for 15 to 17 minutes, until they are firm to the touch.  Let them cool completely.

With an electric mixer, beat the whipped cream along with the pudding powder and powdered sugar  –until it is stiff and set.  With a spoon, fold in the mascarpone cheese.

Top each cooled cupcake with a large dollop of the cream & mascarpone mixture.  And then dust the cocoa over the cream through a small sieve.  Refrigerate the cupcakes if you are making them way ahead…  So delish!

 

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21 thoughts on “Tiramisu Cupcakes

  1. Hi Rhonda,
    I really need to make these for my husband who adores tiramisu and will eat it whenever he possibly can. Thank you, and hope you’ve had a good week.

    • Thanks Cindy– a fun full week– and this weekend our kids are coming with visitors from China! Should be a lot of crazy fun (wish I spoke a little Chinese!). How’s your weekend look?? have plans? xox

  2. These DO look both pretty and delicious. I thought of you recently when I made layered brownies with mint filling. I planned to take pictures, but what a disaster! They were crumbling, uneven, sloppy, and messy looking (but still tasty). I said to myself, “these certainly don’t look the way Rhonda’s baked goods pictures turn out! 🙂

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