Tuesday 6 September 2011

Tiramisu Cupcakes

These are delicious - One of my most favourite cupcakes. The sponge is so light and fluffy and the coffee syrup and filling makes the texture an amazing texture taste sensation! Possibly even better than the actual tiramisu.

80g unsalted butter
280g caster sugar
240g plain flour
pinch salt
1 tbsp baking powder
2 eggs
240ml milk
1/2 tsp vanilla essence

  • Preheat the oven to 190C and line a muffin tin with muffin cases. This batter makes 12 muffins or 24 cupcakes.
  • Cream together butter and sugar. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt and mix in with the butter and sugar.
  • Whisk together the eggs, vanilla essence and milk in a jug. Add this gradually to the dry mixture. Do not over mix, just combine the ingredients.
  • Fill the muffin cases two thirds full and bake for 18-20mins.
  • While the cakes are in the oven make the coffee syrup and icing/filling.
Coffee syrup

250ml strong coffee
75ml Kahlua (I used brandy)
3 tbsp caster sugar

  • Bring all the coffee syrup ingredients to the boil in a saucepan and simmer until it has reduced by half. Leave to the side to cool.
Tiramisu Icing/filling

400g Mascarpone Cheese
50ml Kahlua (or 1 part brandy to 1 part coffee)
300ml double cream
30g icing sugar
  • Beat together the Kahlua and Mascarpone with an electric whisk until smooth. Don't over mix as it will go lumpy.
  • Whisk the cream and icing sugar together in another bowl in to soft peaks
  • Fold both mixtures together.
  • Take the cakes out of the oven, put them on a cooling rack. When they are cool cut out a well in the middle with a sharp knife or apple corer.
  • Save the cut out bit and soak them in one teaspoon of the coffee syrup
  • Put two teaspoons of coffee syrup in the well.
  • Fill the well with the mascarpone filling and then put the cut out bit/lid back on.
  • Cover with frosting and Dust with cocoa.


  1. Wowzers!!!!
    I have just had the delightful experience of sampling one of the Cake Fairy’s Tiramisu Cupcakes.
    It does help that I love tiramisu anyway but seriously, this is now one of my all time favourite treats.
    The sponge was light and fluffy, the balance of coffee and alcohol, superb – a truely sublime experience!!! Yummy!
    (p.s. Dear Cake Fairy, please may I have some more! x)

  2. I agree with Diana!

    After being offered one of the Cake Fairy's Tramisu Cupcakes, I HAD to go back for another one, it was SOOOO delicious!! I actually had to muster every ounce of self control not to have a third!

    Please Cake Fairy, can I have some more too?...


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