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My husband’s birthday was last week, so I wanted to make him something special. He really likes tiramisu, so I made him some tiramisu cupcakes to celebrate his birthday! Tiramisu is a traditional Italian dessert flavored with coffee, cocoa and mascarpone cheese. Tiramisu is one of my husband’s favorite desserts!
This recipe is part of this month’s Taste Creations blog hop, where my blogging friends and I will be sharing recipes using dark chocolate! The Taste Creations Linkup happens on the 1st Monday of Every Month at 6 a.m. EST. Check out the links to my friend’s dark chocolate recipes at the end of this post!
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Easy Tiramisu Cupcakes
I’m not a big baker, and I had a busy day scheduled the day of my husband’s birthday, so I made my tiramisu cupcakes with a box of vanilla cake mix. I got this extra delicious, but quick and easy recipe, from Life is Sweets. To get started, all I did was prepare the mix according to the box’s instructions, and bake the cupcakes in a cupcake pan in the oven.
While the cupcakes were baking, I used my kitchen’s Keurig Coffee Maker at our kitchen beverage center to brew a cup of coffee. (I used Dunkin Donuts’ Vanilla Cupcake coffee, but any flavor would work.)
Once the cupcakes were done baking, I set them up on a nonstick cooling rack on my kitchen table. I used a chopstick
to poke holes in the top of each cupcake. I then spooned about a tablespoon of coffee over each cupcake, and let the coffee sink into the cupcake holes that I had created. (The tablespoon of coffee gave each cupcake a light coffee taste. If you want a heavier flavor, you could add more coffee.)
Mascarpone Cheese Icing
I topped the cupcakes with a delicious icing made with heavy whipping cream mascarpone cheese and confectioners sugar.
to shave Hersheys chocolate over the cupcakes.)
The cupcakes were tasty — even my kids liked them! We all enjoyed two cupcakes during my husband’s birthday celebration!
Be sure to check out my friend’s coffee creations this month!