Moist vanilla cupcakes dipped in rich dark coffee and topped with cream cheese frosting.
If you have ever had Tiramisu, then you’re going to love these Tiramisu Cupcakes! They taste just like the real thing and I don’t think anyone will be complaining about how decadent these cupcakes are. I would describe these as being a very dreamy type of dessert. When it comes to making Tiramisu, I like making it in all forms. Cupcakes, cakes, bars – or anything else I can get the flavor from, it’s all very delicious. I will be honest, these are a great breakfast option too. Coffee tastes amazing with these cupcakes! Give it a try, you might just love this combination.
These cupcakes aren’t the everyday vanilla cupcakes you buy from the store. These cupcakes taste every bit like the actual Tiramisu that we all love so much. This is one of those desserts that you become well-known for. You bring it to the BBQs, graduation parties, baby showers and everyone loves it every single time. Tiramisu is well-known for being an Italian dessert. It’s been a yummy recipe that’s been passed around the world to our very kitchens. I hope you enjoy making this recipe just as much as we do around here.
What Does Tiramisu Taste Like?
If I were to describe the taste of these cupcakes, I would say it’s a very sweet treat. There are very bold flavors of chocolate and espresso. When you take the first bite, you can understand why Tiramisu in Italian means “pick me up.” When you are having a rough day or just need a pick me up, this is the go-to dessert for anyone.
How Do You Make Tiramisu Cupcakes From Scratch?
It’s safe to say that making actual Tiramisu and making cupcakes are very different. I’ve outlined how to make these cupcakes. The recipe is super easy to follow and you’ll enjoy the outcome. You could even have the kids help if you’re looking for something to bake in the kitchen with them.
How Do I Store Tiramisy Cupcakes?
Because the frosting is a little different than traditional frosting, you need to store these cupcakes in an airtight container in the fridge. These cupcakes will only last around 2-3 days in the fridge because the frosting is so unique. Make sure you gobble them up before they go bad!
What Can I Substitute for Marscapone Cream in Tiramisu?
If you don’t have mascarpone cream on hand, you can easily sub something else. Some of my favorite subs are cream cheese or heavy whipping cream. If you really want it to be amazing, you can mix the cream cheese and the heavy whipping cream together. To get it as close to possible as original tiramisu, you’ll need actual mascarpone.
How Do You Thicken Runny Tiramisu Batter?
If you have runny batter and want to fix it, there are some things you can do! If you have watery cream, you can easily add 1 tablespoon of cornstarch for every 1 cup of whipping cream. Add the cornstarch in before you whip it.
- 1 box vanilla cake mix
- 1 cup whole milk
- ½ cup unsalted butter
- 3 large eggs
- 4 tbsp ground coffee
- ½ cup boiling water
Cream Cheese Frosting
- 3 tbsp Mascarpone cheese
- 8 oz block of cream cheese, softened
- ¼ cup unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
- 2 ½ cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 -4 tbsp heavy whipping cream
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake pan with liners
- Using a standing mixer, beat until combined and smooth all ingredients for the cupcakes
- Fill liners about ¾ way full with cupcake batter
- Bake for 21 minutes
- Allow to cool completely
Coffee Mixture Directions
- In a small bowl, whisk together the ground coffee and boiling water.
- Once the cupcakes have cooled, carefully dip the top of the cupcakes into the coffee mixture.
- Allow the coffee mixture to drip down the sides of the cupcakes,
- Allow to sit for 30 minutes to allow the coffee to soak into the cupcakes.
Cream Cheese Frosting
- Using a standing mixer, beat together the cream cheese, mascarpone
cheese, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and heavy whipping cream until combined and creamy with stiff peaks.
- Frost cooled cupcakes.
- Lightly dust the cocoa powder onto the top of the cupcakes using a sifter.