Tiramisu Cupcakes


Coffee Flavored Cake
1 white cake mix
3 eggs
1/3 cup oil
3/4 cup buttermilk
3/4 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup strong coffee, cooled

Prepare cupcakes tine with liners, set aside.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine eggs, oil, buttermilk, sour cream, vanilla and coffee, set aside.
Whisk cake mix in a large bowl to remove lumps.
Incorporate wet ingredients into cake mix, stir until smooth.
Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake 15 to 20 minutes until a toothpick comes out with wet crumbs.
Cool completely before filling.

Mascarpone Filling
8 oz mascarpone
1 tablespoon strong coffee, cooled
1 tablespoon rum
1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar

Beat all ingredients until smooth.
Remove a small plug from each cupcake using an apple corer or a knife.
Fill cupcakes by spooning or piping filling into the hole.

Whipped Cream Cheese Icing
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups heavy whipping cream
cocoa powder for dusting

Beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
Add vanilla and cream, beat until well combined and fluffy.
Pipe generously on cupcakes.
Dust with cocoa powder.

Comments (6)


"tine" is a typo, oops, please use a cupcake tin. If you prefer to modify the recipe to coffee liqueur, feel free and tell us all about it.


This is just suggested as food for thought, it's not a criticism.  When I was the Pastry Chef at a Bistro, about 25 years ago, I made a traditional Tiramisu, dusted with cocoa powder.  The Executive Chef cut himself a piece, to try, and inhaled the loose cocoa on the top.  He choked for quite awhile, and after that I sprinkled the top with grated chocolate, instead.