Tiramisu cupcakes

This is one of the recipes from my old, polish blog which I’m trying to translate. Back then I bought a new cookbook called “The Cupcake” 🙂 The book includes about 80 recipes for cupcakes, but also practical advices for baking and interesting ideas for decorating. So it was obvious that I need to test them 🙂 As a first test I baked tiramisu cupcakes decorated with handmade chocolate holly leaves. They came out ideal 🙂 It is a great idea for all coffee lovers.

Ingredients:
    Leaves:
100 g dark chocolate
Few leaves – the best is holly because they are stiff
   Cupcakes:
115 g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
115 g unsalted butter in a room temperature
115 g brown sugar
2 eggs
    Coffee syrup:
2 tsp instant sugar
25 g icing sugar
4 tbsp water
 Frosting:
225 g mascarpone
85 g sugar
1 egg yolk
2 tsp amretto

Break chocolate into a small pieces and put in a bowl. Place the bowl on a pan with a boilg water.


When chocolate is melted place the bowl on the side and stir until smooth. If it is to thick for you add a bit of butter or milk.

Wash and dry the holly leaves, spread the chocolate on the bottom and place them for a few minutes in a freezer.


When the chocolate set peel off the leaves.
Preheat oven to 180 degrees and we can start preparing cupcakes.  Put flour, baking powder and a sugar in a bowl.
Add slightly beaten eggs.

Mix everything untill smooth. Now prepare a muffin tin.

Fill the cases 2/3 way up. Bake about 15-20 min until cupcakes get golden brown.

 

While the cupcakes are in the oven, prepare a coffe syrup. Put the coffee, sugar and water in a small pot and bring it to boil. Boil it for about 1 min constantly stiring. After that take it from the heat and set aside for a 10 min.

 

With a brush spread the syrup on the top of the cupcakes.

 

Now we can prepare mascarpobe frosting- just mix all the ingredients in a bowl until fluffy.

 

Pipe the frosting on top of the cupcakes.

Ready cupcakes decorate with our chocolate leaves. Of course if you don’t have patient for leaves you can sprinkle cupcakes with chocolate or coco.
 And it’s ready. How do you like that version of the tiramisu?

 

 

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