Tuesday, December 19, 2006

TIRAMISU cupcakes




Hello!
I decided to try a Tiramisu cupcake this week.... and the results taste pretty darn good, if I do say so myself! I took a one-bowl vanilla cupcake recipe from "Cupcakes Year-Round" by Sara Neumeier, soaked it with an espresso simple syrup and topped it with cream cheese frosting. I hope you like it!

CUPCAKES:

1 1/2 cups unsalted butter
1 1/ cups light brown sugar, packed
3 large eggs
1 1/4 cups milk
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3 cups cake flour

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F). Line 24 cupcake tins with baking papers.
2. Place the butter in a medium, heatproof bowl placed over a pot of gently simmering water. When the butter is just melted, whisk in the brown sugar. Let cool to lukewarm temperature, about 4 minutes.
3. Whisk the eggs into the mixture.
4. Add the vanilla, milk, baking powder and salt; whisk to combine.
5. Whisk in the flour until evenly combined.
6. Fill each baking paper 2/3 full. Bake until a skewer or toothpick inserted into middle of cupcake comes out clean, about 20 minutes.


ESPRESSO SYRUP

1 cup sugar
1 cup water
3 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons espresso powder

1. In a saucepan, combine 1 cup sugar and water and bring to a boil. Lower heat to simmer.
2. Mix together 3 tablespoons water and espresso powder. Add to saucepan.
3. cook until slightly thickened.
4. Brush generously onto cupcakes.


Cream Cheese Frosting

8 oz cream cheese
1 stick unsalted butter (1/2 cup)
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
4 cups sifted confectioner's sugar

1. With an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy.
2. Beat in the vanilla.
3. On low speed, gradually add the confectioner's sugar until combined.
4. Frost cupcakes and decorate to your liking.
5. ENJOY!

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1 comment(s):

That sounds soooo good! What a creative idea for cupcakes.
Kristen
http://dineanddish.squarespace.com

By Blogger kc_cooker, at December 26, 2006 10:15 AM  

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