Filled Tiramisu Cupcakes

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Check out the video tutorial

How to fill a piping bag with frosting


Fun facts about Tiramisu

  • The translation of Tiramisu in English is "Pick me Up."
  • Tiramisu is in the Guinness Book of World records, the largest Tiramisu ever made was 3-tons!
  • Many terms of Italian cuisine have become international: pasta, pizza, espresso, spaghetti. The “Academia italiana della Crusca” has certified that tiramisu is now present as an "Italian gastronomic term" in 23 different languages.
  • Tiramisu has been eaten in space. The Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano in 2013 asked for a special menu for his stay in orbit with the Russian spacecraft Soyuz TMA-09M ESA (the European Space Agency). And the Turin chef David Scabin, of the Combal.Zero restaurant, satisfied him with a dehydrated tiramisu. 

Interested in trying an egg white substitute?

  Check out our blog post: Best egg white substitutes for vanilla cupcakes and cakes


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1.) What's the best way to decorate the cupcakes with the espresso beans?

Answer: We recommend placing a single bean in the center of the frosting or three beans in the center of the frosting like the picture on your recipe card. 

2.) What piping tip did you use for the frosting?

Answer: You don't have to use a piping tip for the frosting, but if you would like to use one and achieve the same look we have in the photo you can use a closed star piping tip. We used Ateco 844 closed star piping tip. 

3.) How long will my tiramisu cupcakes keep in the refrigerator?

Answer: The cupcakes will keep up to five days in the refrigerator. We recommend removing the cupcakes from the refrigerator an hour before eating them. The room temperature cupcakes have a better texture and flavor than the cold cupcakes. 

Best Practices

  • Where do I buy mascarpone cheese? This website is helpful for finding which stores near you carry this brand of mascarpone cheese. Type in "mascarpone" in the search box then select, "BelGioioso Mascarpone (8oz.)". There are a few different types of mascarpone you can look for, but this is the most common and the right size for the recipe. Scroll back up to the top of the page, enter your zip code, and click "Find Products" to see stores near you that carry mascarpone.
  • Don't over mix after adding the mascarpone to the frosting, but if you already did here's what you can do. Mascarpone gets watery when it is mixed too much. This can lead to a melty frosting texture. If you run into this issue, refrigerate frosting for 15-20 minutes before piping. Store cupcakes in the refrigerator.
  • Measuring your liquid ingredients in your liquid measuring cup. Place the liquid measuring cup flat on your countertop. Crouch down so you are eye level with the marked lines to get an accurate measurement.