Tiramisu Cupcakes


This has been on my to-bake-list for months but I was hesitant to try this because I was afraid not to whip the cream. When I tried whipping the cream for the first time for another recipe, it did not form. So whenever I needed whipped cream (for hot chocolate, for example), I prefer to buy a ‘ready-whipped’ one.


Tiramisu Cake is one of my favorite cakes. And it is my second favorite cake.

There was a day when I was craving for a Tiramisu Cake but it was out of reach. At the same time, I was interested with Mascarpone cheese. Not knowing that it is a cream in cheese form, I grabbed one when I went to the grocery.


Tiramisu Cupcakes


For the cupcakes:

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp espresso powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the topping:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 280g mascarpone cheese
  • ½ cup powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line muffin pan with liners and set aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, add warm water and espresso powder. Let sit for a few minutes.
  4. In a large bowl using a whisk, cream together eggs, sugar, vanilla, milk and vegetable oil. Add the espresso-water mixture and combine everything together.
  5. Add the dry ingredients and mix just until combined.
  6. Using a large ice scoop (or any tool you prefer), scoop out and evenly divide the batter between the lined muffin pan.
  7. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  8. Let the cupcakes cool completely before frosting.

To make the topping:

  1. Beat the cream in an electric mixer until stiff. Make sure you don’t overbeat it. Transfer to another container. Using the same bowl, beat Mascarpone cheese until fluffy, add sugar and beat until smooth. Fold cream into cheese mixture. Pipe immediately onto cupcakes.

Notes on whipping the cream:

As to my experience, the only points to note are:

  • Make sure to have your glass/metal bowl and beaters cold. And of course, your cream.
  • Beat the cream on low-medium for 7 minutes or until stiff and make sure not to overbeat.
  • And please, BE PATIENT! 😉

Source recipes: Tiramisu Cupcakes by Laura in the Kitchen

I was given a master set of Wilton piping tips as an advance birthday gift and this was the first time I used one of the tips. I baked this before the Mocha Cake so I was happy to have the beautifully piped frosting on the cupcakes. 


And… sshhh! I almost cried when I was done piping these yummies because aside from its beauty, they were so beyond WOW!!!


If you love Tiramisu Cake, you should try this and I am sure you will also love this. And please, let me know if you do.

51 thoughts on “Tiramisu Cupcakes

  1. Loved these. Made them for a friend’s bridal shower, and they were a hit!

    Only thing is, in the directions you say to add the baking powder and baking soda, but the ingredients list only gives measurement for baking soda. I just guessed and added 1/8 tsp baking powder, but what is the correct amount?

    1. Oooppps, sorry for that. I baked the same last week and noticed that error. I forgot to update it. I added 1/2 tsp of baking powder. Thank you so much for reminding me – I shall update this today. Glad your cupcakes turned out a hit. And thanks for trying this out. ❤

    1. Oh, Emma! I tell you, this is really worth a try! Please do let me know if you do! I would love to see photos, too! 🙂 Thank you, Emma! Really glad to have you here! ❤

  2. Wow.. This recipe looks simply amazing and I’m definitely going to make them. 🙂 Would it be OK if I feature you and your recipe on my blog when I do? 🙂

    1. Wow! Of course, I would be so honored. 😀 This recipe is absolutely delicious – it’s worth trying. Would you send me a comment when you make them? Thank you so much in advance and hope you had a lovely weekend. Enjoy the weekdays! 😉

      1. Yes, great. 🙂 Thank you so much 🙂 Yes, of course – I will let you know. 🙂 I’m making them this weekend and can’t wait to try them. I absolutely love tiramisu!
        Enjoy the rest of the of your week 🙂

          1. Hey 🙂 I have just published my version of your Tiramisu Cupcake recipe 🙂 I hope you like it 🙂 xx

          2. I don’t only like them… I LOVE those CUPCAKES of yours! They are undeniably gorgeous! I am really grateful to you for trying this recipe and I am glad you enjoyed. Have a wonderful day and week to you. 😉 xx

    1. I can’t stop looking at the photos, too. Haha! I must admit that I am so inlove with these babies!! 😉 Thank you for stopping by. Happy weekend! xx

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