Company’s coming! Today my sister-in-law is coming with her boys for dinner and a swim. I am sooo looking forward to some adult company this afternoon! Now that summer is here our house is constantly full of kids and I have become a full time lifeguard in our pool (not that I’m complaining about sitting poolside all day long…)! So we’ve made a lovely summer BBQ dinner and of course a decadent dessert. These are Chocolate Tiramisu Cupcakes. Boozy Kahlua cupcakes topped with mascarpone cheese and whipped cream…hello! Screaming your name yet??
Ok, so here’s what I did…these are actually a recipe from Pampered Chef. They use mini cakes for theirs, but me? Go big or go home that’s what I say. I did not use a cake mix, I made this decadent dark chocolate cake from Sweetapolita (who I LOVE and am secretly obssessed with), then I topped it with a mascarpone cheese mixture and whipped cream on top of that. Okay, I must confess, I cheated on the whipped cream and went and bought some (gasp!). Next time however, I would whip my own as it would probably be more stable and last longer. I literally had to top one with the mascarpone and cream and then take pictures as the whipped cream was melting. This isn’t a dessert you could throw on a picnic table and leave (it wouldn’t last that long anyway).
Make the cupcakes and let cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Then, brush (LIBERALLY I say…) with some Kahlua or coffee liqueur. Allow cupcakes to cool completely. Top with mascarpone mixture and then whipped cream. Sprinkle some cocoa on top.
Here’s the mascarpone mixture:
- 250 grams mascarpone cheese, room temperature
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
1. Mix thoroughly and pipe onto cooled cupcakes.