Chocolate Tiramisu Cupcakes

A different take on Tiramisu cupcakes.

Chocolate Tiramisu Cupcakes


  • Cupcakes:
  • 1 box of chocolate cake mix
  • Espresso Syrup:

  • 2/3 cup of water
  • ½ cup confectionerâs sugar
  • 5 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • Creamy Coffee Filling:

  • 1 (8oz) package of cream cheese (softened)
  • 3 tbls. coffee liqueur
  • ¼ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 ½ cups of whipping cream, whipped (Cool Whip)
  • Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, (softened)
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, (softened)
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 (16 oz) confectionersâ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Tip: Use foil baking cups


  1. Cupcake:
  2. Bake as directed on box.
  3. Espresso Syrup:
  4. In a small heavy saucepan over high heat, combine the water, ½ cup confectionerâs sugar and coffee granules. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let cool.
  5. Use a fork to poke a few holes into cupcakes so that they will absorb the liquid. (Note: I use a small barbeque brush and paint the espresso syrup over the cupcakes)
  6. Creamy Coffee Filling:
  7. Beat cream cheese, coffee liqueur and sweetened condensed milk until well blended. Fold in the whipped cream. (Note: chill at a minimum of 4-5 hours, best to make a day in advance)
  8. Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting:
  9. Beat butter and cream cheese until creamy. Add cocoa powder, vanilla extract and confectionersâ sugar, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Increase mixer to medium and blend until frosting is fluffy.
  10. I had to do 4 days of Curves after eating these.

Comments (3)


Ohmigosh. I made this into an 8" cake for a dinner party with friends, and used the original WASC cake recipe with a BC choc fudge mix and strong coffee in place of the water. I torted the cakes, and it took 1.5 of the filling recipes (3 layers of filling.) I also used strong coffee in place of the liqueur because it's all I had. This recipe is delicious! We had it after a spaghetti dinner, and it was a cool twist on the average tiramisu dessert. Thank you for sharing! :)


I enjoyed this recipe as well! I screwed up the filling but it still turned out delicious. I'd like to add more filling next time to balance out the other flavors. For the frosting I added very finely ground espresso beans. The coffee lovers of the party adored this cake (and had no problem staying up all night to continue the party!) The frosting is also very good without any modifications.