These traditional flavours of Italian coffee and cream work perfectly in a cupcake. They tirimisu cupcakes3 work well as individual desserts as well as a show stopper party piece.

Here is how you make these delicious cupcakes this recipe make 18 cupcakes (12 cupcakes with 6 cupcakes extra for crumbling);

Ingredients for the Cupcakes;

  • 200g Butter (at room temperature)
  • 200g Caster Sugar
  • 140g Plain Flour
  • 60g Cocoa Powder (I like to use over 70% cocoa)
  • 4 Free Range Organic Eggs
  • 1 ½ tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 ½ tbsp Instant Italian Coffee Granules
  • 1 ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • Pinch of Salt

Ingredients for Butter Cream;

  • 175g Mascarpone Cheese
  • 75g Full Fat Cream Cheese
  • 1-2tbsp Marsala Wine
  • 500g Icing Sugar
  • Cupcake crumbs for decoration


  • Set the oven to 180C and line cupcake baking tin with paper cupcake liners.tirimasu cupcakes
  • In a bowl beat your butter until the colour changes from yellow to pale cream, this should take 5 minutes.
  • Once the colour change occurs, add your caster sugar and beat again.
  • Now, add your eggs one at a time, mixing well before each addition of egg.
  • Once all your eggs have been added, add your pure vanilla extract and coffee granules and beat again.
  • In a separate bowl add the flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa and stir well with a spoon.
  • Now, add your dry mixture to your wet egg mixture 1/3 at a time.
  • Once all of the ingredients have been mixed together, spoon your cupcake batter into the paper cupcake liners until they are 2/3 full.
  • Place your cupcakes in the oven and leave to bake for 20 minutes, or until the cupcakes spring back to the touch.
  • Once your cupcakes are ready, remove them from the oven and leave them to stand for 5 minutes in their baking tray.
  • Once the 5 minutes is up, remove them from the baking tin and leave to stand on a wire cooling rack until completely cold.
  • Now, it is time to make the butter cream icing. In a clean, dry bowl add the mascarpone and the cream cheese and beat until combined.
  • Now, add in the icing sugar a spoon at a time, DO NOT use an electric mixer otherwise the icing sugar will end up everywhere other than in your butter cream icing.
  • Once all your icing sugar has been combined with the cheese, add in your Marsala wine and mix well.
  • Your butter cream icing is ready to be piped onto your cupcakes.tirimasu cupcakes1
  • Now, take your extra 6 cupcakes and crumble them into a fine crumb.
  • Take your iced cupcakes and dip them in cupcake crumbs until well covered.

There you have it my delicious tiramisu cupcakes.

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