Who would not love tiramisu? There were times i had wished for this divine dessert to be my three course meal. Coffee soaked creamy dessert with mascarpone cheese frosting YUMMMMM..... (this is what was going on before i started baking these mini tiramisu cupcakes. Immediately i felt i should stop dreaming about it and make it a reality. These mini tiramisu cupcakes are truly tempting and addictive. Beware :) It will be perfect for any kind of celebrations. Forget not about the giveaway. Now to the recipe.
Betty crocker cake mix(i used chocolate flavor)-3 cups
Sour cream -1/2 cup
Egg -2 nos
Whipped cream-2 cups
Unsweetened cocoa powder-2 tsp
Rum extract-1 tsp
Granulated sugar-1/4 cup
Instant coffee granules-1 tbs
Combine the above and microwave it uncovered for about a minute or two or until the sugar gets dissolved, place it aside.
Mascarpone Cream Cheese Frosting:
Room temperature mascarpone cheese-8 oz
Powdered sugar-1/2 cup
Vanilla extract-2 1/2 tsp
Combine the mascarpone cheese with powdered sugar and vanilla extract.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease the mini cupcake pan with the nonstick cooking spray, i used pam. Now combine the cake mix, sour cream, eggs, coffee granules, and water in a bowl and mix it until it turns little fudgy. Now scoop it gently into the cupcake pan and bake it for almost 10 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean. In the meanwhile prepare the tiramisu glaze. Now with the help of measuring spoon try to make some indentation in the center of the cupcakes dusted with powdered sugar every time, you can use anything that makes the indentation as in the picture below.
Brush the cupcakes generously with the glaze. Let the cupcakes cool on a wire rack. After some time take a pastry bag and fill it with mascarpone cheese frosting, pipe it on the cupcakes followed by piping the whipped cream on top of it using another pastry bag. Dust some cocoa powder on it to make it visually appealing. It yields almost 15 mini cupcakes. You could use a normal muffin pan too. Only variation would be the baking time which you could add on a couple of minutes.