These Tiramisu cupcakes taste divine!
One evening while out for a meal my father pushed a dessert spoon of his Tiramisu in my direction and told me to try it........ I was instantly hooked.
When I spotted a recipe for these cupcakes I was overjoyed, however I couldn't find the perfect Tiramisu recipe so like I do I took the parts I liked best from three different recipes and joined them together to make this cupcake!
240g plain flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
3 tablespoons sugar
400g mascarpone cheese
300ml double cream
30g icing sugar
In a bowl mix the flour, sugar, butter, salt and baking powder until you achieve a fine breadcrumb texture, like so:
In a jug whisk the two eggs, add the milk and vanilla essence
Then add a little into the dry mix at a time, mixing as you go.
when the batter is mixed you are ready to spoon into cupcake cases.
Cook for 18-20 minutes
While the cakes are cooking, place a saucepan on the hob and add Kahlua, coffee and sugar, bring to boil then simmer till reduced by half and a thick syrupy type texture, place on one side to cool.
I used Camp coffee essence, but you just make up an expresso coffee!
Whip the double cream in a bowl until stiff, add icing sugar.
In a separate bowl whip mascarpone with Kahlua
Fold double cream into the mascarpone mixture.
Hopefully you didn't forget about the cupcakes in the oven and they have gone a lovely light brown colour and are cooling on a rack,
Now make a hole in the middle using a small knife, I like to cut out a conical shape which leaves a small well.
With a teaspoon pour a little syrup into the well, it will soak into the sponge,
then also with a teaspoon add a little of the cream and mascarpone topping and place in the well.
I then place the lids (bit you have cut out of sponge) back on top to close the small hole.
Now pipe the cream on top!
To finish I sprinkle a little cocoa mixed with sugar (otherwise a little bitter)
And Voila................ Tiramisu cupcakes!