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Tiramisu Cupcakes

Servings 12 cupcakes
Author Natalie

Ingredients

For the coffee cupcakes:

  • 100 grams (1/2 cup) very soft butter
  • 150 grams (3/4 cup) sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp. instant coffee powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 200 ml. (1 cup) sour cream
  • 210 grams (1 ½ cups) all-purpose flour
  • 50 grams (1/2 cup) almond meal
  • 1 ½ tsp. baking powder

For mascarpone cream:

  • 250 grams (1 pack) mascarpone cheese, at room temperature
  • 50 grams (5 tbsp.) powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp. instant vanilla pudding powder
  • 250 ml. (1 cup) very cold whipping cream

For decoration:

  • Cocoa powder

Instructions

Coffee cupcakes:

  1. Preheat the oven to 175c degrees and arrange paper crowns in a muffin pan.
  2. In a mixer bowl with a paddle attachment, whip butter, sugar, salt, vanilla and coffee until you get a creamy, soft mixture.
  3. Add the eggs one after the other. It is important to scrape the sides of the mixer with a spatula before adding the eggs to make the mixture uniform as possible.
  4. Add the sour cream and mix on medium speed until it is assimilated in the mixture.
  5. Add flour, baking powder and almond meal and mix only until combined.
  6. Fill the mold with a mixture and bake the cupcakes for 15-22 minutes or until they are set to the touch and a skewer inserted in their center comes out with moist crumbs.
  7. Cool completely before decoration.

Mascarpone cream:

  1. In a mixer bowl with whipping attachment whip mascarpone, powdered sugar, vanilla and instant pudding until you get a uniform creamy mixture.
  2. Increase the mixer speed and add in the whipping cream in a thin stream while whipping until you get a very firm, stable mascarpone cream.

Assemble the cupcakes:

  1. Transfer the cream to a piping bag fitted with a smooth 2 cm piping tip and drizzle mascarpone cream mounds on top of the cupcakes.
  2. Decorate with cocoa powder and serve.

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