Heard about tiramisu cupcakes???
me: nope........... *long pause* maybe i should try them out since i've got mascarpone spare in the fridge. :)
I must say i need some practice in working with mascarpone and espresso. I think i either mistook a step or did too much beating on my icing. It was a little runny but it still was yummy-licious. *thumbs up*
I've decided to share the recipe with all my readers and do let me know how you go if you are giving this recipe a try! Good Luck!
Tiramisu Cupcakes (adapted from 'Baking: from my home to yours' Dorie Greenspan)
2 cups of cake flour
2tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
10 tbsp unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1 large egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla essence
3/4 cup of buttermilk
For espresso extract
2 tbsp espresso powder
2 tbsp boiling water
For expresso syrup
1/3 cup sugar
1 tbsp kahlua
230 gm of mascarpone (1 tub from for the grocer)
1/2 cup icing sugar (powder)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp Kahlua
1 cup cold cream
(To make cuppies)
Preheat oven to 350F. Line cupcake liners
Sift cake flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside
In mixer, beat butter until creamy, then add sugar and mix. Add eggs one at a time (beat about 1 minute after each addition) Then add vanilla.
Gradually add flour and buttermilk (alternate!!!) starting and ending with flour mixture.
Fill cupcake liners and baker for 17-20 mins.
(To make espresso extract)
In small bowl, blend espresso powder and boiling water. Mix and set aside
(To make espresso syrup)
In small saucepan, heat water and sugar until sugar dissolves. Pour syrup into a bowl and stir in Kahlua. Set aside.
(To make frosting)
Combine mascarpone, sugar, vanilla and Kahlua in large bowl and whisk till smooth. Then in stand mixer, use whisk attachment, whip the cream until it hold stiff peaks.
Then use spatula to stir in 1/4 of whipped cream into the mascarpone mixture. Fold in the rest of the whipped cream with a soft touch. Lastly add espresso syrup to frosting to taste.
Lastly spread your frosting on the cupcakes and yummo-licious!