Filled Tiramisu Cupcakes

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1.) What's the best way to decorate the cupcakes with the cocoa powder?

Answer: We recommend using a small sifter to dust the cocoa powder on top of the frosted cupcakes. Hold the sifter over a bowl and pour in the cocoa powder. Hover over each cupcake and gently tap the side of the sifter to release a nice dusting of cocoa powder. If you don't have a sifter, you can sprinkle the cocoa powder on top with your fingers or you can make a DIY shaker. For the DIY shaker, pour the cocoa powder into a small jar or cup. Cover the jar or cup tightly with a layer of aluminum foil. Using a toothpick, poke holes in the foil cap. Sprinkle the cocoa powder over each cupcake.  

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. Scroll about halfway down the page and 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" 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.