One of the most commonly asked questions is: Is Tiramisu safe to eat? That is the thing about ethnic desserts, they are often misunderstood. Does Tiramisu Have Raw Eggs? Yes, in a traditional tiramisu recipe, which is often prepared using raw egg yolks. If you can find pasteurized eggs at the grocery store, those are safe to consume raw. They’ve already been heated to a safe temperature within the shells. This isn’t an issue when looking at our Cupcakes de Tiramisu recipe though, raw eggs aren’t involved.
Does tiramisu have alcohol in it? No. Traditionally tiramisu doesn’t contain any alcohol. It’s basically just an Italian coffee cake. Tiramisu is an Italian dessert made with sponge fingers, mascarpone, eggs, sugar, coffee and cocoa powder. It is just put together in a way that helps your eyes roll back in your head when you taste it.
What can I use instead of mascarpone cheese in tiramisu? It can e harder to find as a specialty ingredient, and is costly. A good substitute For Mascarpone Cheese is to blend 8 ounces softened full-fat cream cheese with 1/4 cup softened butter, and 1/4 cup cream.
Cupcakes de Tiramisu
With my version of a Tiramisu cupcake, you can delight in the bold and complex flavors. You will definitely taste the coffee, cream cheese and mascarpone cheese. This recipe will start out with a boxed cake mix for simplicity, but you could easily use our basic yellow cupcake recipes that is here.
Vanilla Cupcake Ingredients
- 1 – 15.25 Box vanilla cupcake mix
- 1 C Whole milk
- ½ C unsalted butter
- 3 large eggs
- 4 tbsp ground coffee
- ½ C boiling water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake pan with liners. Using a standing mixer, beat until combined and smooth all ingredients for the cupcakes. Fill liners about ¾ way full with cupcake batter. Bake for 21 minutes. Allow to cool completely.
Coffee Mixture Directions
In a small bowl, whisk together the ground coffee and boiling water.
Once the cupcakes have cooled, carefully dip the top of the cupcakes into the coffee mixture.
Allow the coffee mixture to drip down the sides of the cupcakes.
Allow to sit for 30 minutes to allow the coffee to soak into the cupcakes.
Cream cheese frosting
You will need:
- 3 TBSP Mascarpone cheese
- 1 – 8 oz box, cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
- 2 1/2 C powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3-4 TBSP heavy whipping cream
- ¼ C cocoa powder
- 1 large piping bag with star tip
Using a standing mixer, beat together the cream cheese, mascarpone
cheese, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and heavy whipping cream
until combined and creamy with stiff peaks. Frost the cooled cupcakes.
Lightly dust the cocoa powder onto the top of the cupcakes using a sifter or strainer.