Tiramisu Cupcakes

Today I ring in the big 3-1. No longer am I merely 30, but I am in my 30’s. So weird, especially since I still don’t really feel too much like a grown up πŸ˜‰ And as I like to do every year, I baked something new and different to celebrate with. It sort of reminds me of being a kid when you’d bring treats to school to share with the class on your birthday (did anyone else do this?). This is me bringing treats in for the class and sharing with all of you πŸ™‚Β  Since today I am en route to a Florida vacation with my Chief Culinary Consultant (woo!), I baked up my birthday treat earlier this week. Almost without fail, I always make some sort of cheesecake for my birthday (the Oreo Cheesecake and Peanut Butter-Fudge Cheesecake being my favorites), but this year I decided to try something different, and wow! So glad I did!

Next to cheesecake, tiramisu is one of my all-time favorite desserts. When I was younger, if I wasn’t going to the Olive Garden for the Andes mints, I was going for the tiramisu. I first made a homemade tiramisu a few years ago, and I was totally hooked. I don’t make it very often (it’s such a decadent/special occasion type of dessert), but when I saw these cupcakes I thought they were the perfect way to get the tiramisu flavor I love without making an entire pan. Plus, everyone loves cupcakes nowadays, right?? And now I am on an official boozy cupcake kick!

These cupcakes are absolutely, insanely delicious and really taste just like tiramisu! I was wondering how much the authentic flavor would come through, but it totally does. The vanilla bean cakes are brushed over and over, and over, with an espresso and marsala wine mixture so that it soaks through the cupcake. Then they’re topped with a mascarpone cheese frosting and dusted with cocoa powder. Happy birthday to me, for sure!

One year ago: Peanut Butter-Fudge Cheesecake
Three years ago: Caramel-Topped Flan
Four years ago: Oreo Cheesecake

Tiramisu Cupcakes

Yield: 18 cupcakes

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients:

For the Cupcakes:
1ΒΌ cups cake flour (not self-rising), sifted
ΒΎ teaspoon baking powder
Β½ teaspoon coarse salt
ΒΌ cup milk
1 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise, seeds scraped and reserved
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature, cut into pieces
3 whole eggs plus 3 egg yolks, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar

For the Coffee-Marsala Syrup:
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon freshly brewed very strong coffee (or espresso)
1 ounce marsala wine
ΒΌ cup granulated sugar

For the Mascarpone Frosting:
1 cup heavy cream
8 ounces mascarpone cheese, room temperature
Β½ cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
Unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line standard muffin tins with paper liners. Sift together cake flour, baking powder, and salt. Heat milk and vanilla-bean pod and seeds in a small saucepan over medium heat just until bubbles appear around the edge. Remove from heat. Whisk in butter until melted, and let stand 15 minutes. Strain milk mixture through a fine sieve into a bowl, and discard vanilla-bean pod.

2. With an electric mixer on medium speed, whisk together whole eggs, yolks, and sugar. Set mixing bowl over a pan of simmering water, and whisk by hand until sugar is dissolved and mixture is warm, about 6 minutes. Remove bowl from heat. With an electric mixer on high speed, whisk until mixture is fluffy, pale yellow, and thick enough to hold a ribbon on the surface for several seconds when whisk is lifted.

3. Gently but thoroughly fold flour mixture into the egg mixture in three batches; stir Β½ cup batter into the strained milk mixture to thicken, then fold milk mixture into the remaining batter until just combined.

4. Divide batter evenly among lined cups, filling each three-quarters full. Bake, rotating tins halfway through, until centers are completely set and edges are light golden brown, about 20 minutes. Transfer tins to wire racks to cool completely before removing cupcakes.

5. Make the syrup: Stir together coffee, marsala, and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Let cool.

6. Brush tops of cupcakes evenly with coffee-marsala syrup; repeat until all syrup has been used. Allow cupcakes to absorb liquid 30 minutes.

7. Make frosting: With an electric mixer on medium speed, whisk heavy cream until stiff peaks form (be careful not to overbeat, or cream will be grainy). In another bowl, whisk together mascarpone and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Gently fold whipped cream into mascarpone mixture until completely incorporated. Use immediately.

8. To finish, Dollop frosting onto cupcakes; refrigerate up to overnight in airtight containers. Dust generously with cocoa powder just before serving.

(Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart's Cupcakes)

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233 Responses to “Tiramisu Cupcakes”

  1. Felice on March 25, 2011 at 1:15 am

    Happy Birthday! Tiramisu is such a great flavor, and it must be amazing in cupcake form. I love that tower of frosting.

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  2. Michelle @ The True Book Addict on March 25, 2011 at 2:55 am

    Yummy….and happy birthday! Hope you have a great day. πŸ™‚

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  3. Heidi on March 25, 2011 at 2:56 am

    I was just talking today how great a tiramisu cupcake would be..I love your blog and so happy you tried this out..now I can’t wait to try this recipe too…Now where to find a Vanilla bean? Oh Happy Birthday..

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    • Michelle on March 25th, 2011 at 11:55 am

      Heidi, Usually you can find vanilla beans at the grocery store right where the spices and extracts are. If you wish to buy in bulk you could check out Penzeys.

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      • abigail on March 25th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

        after reading your blog i bought the perfect scoop and an ice cream maker. i am the in house baker at a restaurant and one of my most popular desserts is the snickerdoodle blondie with cinnamon ice cream. i also do the white chocolate coconut blondie with dark chocolate ice cream and chocolate covered almonds. but today i felt different i have been eyeing the roasted banana ice cream. so i made a snickerdoodle blondie with roasted banana ice cream topped with caramel sauce. it really is a very different but amazing ice cream. thank you so much for all the inspiration. through reading blogs like yours i really have stepped my career up to the next level.

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    • Erica on July 26th, 2011 at 6:04 pm

      I get mine at Whole Foods.

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  4. Evelyn on March 25, 2011 at 3:49 am

    These look very yummy! Enjoy your birthday!

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  5. Becka on March 25, 2011 at 4:26 am

    Oooh, they look lovely!

    Can I add one thing please? When you take the vanilla pod out of the milk, DON’T throw it away!!!! Rinse it under warm running water to get the milk off, pop it in a clean jar, and cover with sugar.
    Leave it for a few days and you’ll have gorgeous vanilla sugar, useful in so many things – coffee, topping cakes and desserts, I even use vanilla sugar instead of plain sugar in recipes that call for sugar & vanilla extract. Much cheaper, and a better flavour! πŸ˜‰
    You can keep on topping up the sugar as you use it, the vanilla bean will last for ages. Better than wasting it, especially given how expensive good vanilla is!
    PS Happy Birthday πŸ™‚

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    • Michelle on March 25th, 2011 at 11:55 am

      Awesome suggestion Becka, thank you!

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  6. Natalie on March 25, 2011 at 4:57 am

    Happy Birthday! The cupcakes look great πŸ™‚

    Natalie

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  7. Karla on March 25, 2011 at 5:34 am

    What a great idea for cupcakes! I baked cupcakes for my briday (today!!!) too! But, mine are just boxed funfetti. Next, year this recipe will be a must for me! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

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  8. linda on March 25, 2011 at 6:01 am

    happy b.day michelle!
    great, great recipe & i will be on the boozy cupcake journey with you!!

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  9. Lauren at Keep It Sweet on March 25, 2011 at 6:09 am

    Happy birthday!!! Marscapone frosting on anything seems like a good way to celebrate:-)

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  10. Cooking Foodie on March 25, 2011 at 6:13 am

    Happy Birthday!
    Lovely cupcakes πŸ™‚

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  11. Jessiker @ Jessiker Bakes on March 25, 2011 at 6:25 am

    Happy Birthday! Looks lovely πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€

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  12. Vickii on March 25, 2011 at 6:30 am

    Happy birthday! I hope you enjoyed one of these lovely cupcakes before you set off on your journey! Thank you for sharing the recipe with us and here is to another year of amazing recipes from you!

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  13. Jen on March 25, 2011 at 6:45 am

    Happy Birthday! You and I are almost exactly 10 years apart. Yep, I’ll be 41 in 5 days. You think 31 is weird???!! Wait until you’re FORTY-something!

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  14. Katrina on March 25, 2011 at 6:57 am

    YAY! Happy Birthday! These cupcakes look lovely.

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  15. Penny Wolf on March 25, 2011 at 7:06 am

    Happy Birthday! That feeling of not really being a grown up I think never really goes away. I feel just as you described and I’m in my 50’s… DAMN!
    Your cupcakes look great as do all of your desserts.
    Have a great safe trip.

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  16. Taylor on March 25, 2011 at 7:08 am

    Happy happy happy birthday!!! These look like a delicious way to celebrate! p.s. I made the salted peanut chews last night and OMG – SO good!!

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  17. Vanessa on March 25, 2011 at 7:10 am

    Happy Birthday πŸ™‚ This is definitely a fabulous treat for your special day!! Enjoy it!

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  18. Colleen @ What's Baking in the Barbershop?! on March 25, 2011 at 7:17 am

    These cupcakes look AMAZING! Happy birthday! Enjoy your day!! πŸ™‚

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  19. Maris (In Good taste) on March 25, 2011 at 7:38 am

    WOW! What perfect cupcakes. I love your reference to in my 30’s! Have a very Happy Birthday and great fun in Florida.

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  20. Barb Giglio on March 25, 2011 at 7:46 am

    happy b-day to you!!! happy b-day to you!!! πŸ™‚ love your blog and all your recipes! have a blessed day! πŸ™‚

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  21. Rodzilla on March 25, 2011 at 7:50 am

    Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great trip.

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  22. Brittany on March 25, 2011 at 8:08 am

    Wow Michelle! I just realized that I’ve been reading your blog for over a year now! The Peanut Butter Fudge Cheesecake recipe you made for your 30th birthday was the first I fell in love with from here – and I’ve made it, like, 10 times since then.

    Happy Birthday!

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  23. Becca on March 25, 2011 at 8:15 am

    Happy Birthday:). My hubby’s birthday too. I remember tiramisu from the Olive Garden(they don’t have them in Canada anymore, boo), that used to be my only reason to go. I am definitely going to make these cupcakes.

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  24. Kim on March 25, 2011 at 8:16 am

    Happy Birthday! Love Tiramisu. Love your blog. Hope you have a great day!

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  25. Kathleen P on March 25, 2011 at 8:31 am

    Happy birthday! Hope you have a wonderful, fun, relaxing trip.

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  26. Karen on March 25, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Have a blessed birthday!! 31 was weird for the same reasons but the weirdest was 37…I could no longer say I was in my mid thirties…shook me up! But, I just turned 52 and it is great! Remember, the days are long, but the years are short!

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  27. Liz on March 25, 2011 at 8:44 am

    You’re 31?!?!!? GIRL, YOU LOOK GOOOOOOOOOOOD. Here I thought you were in your early twenties!

    Reply

    • Michelle on March 25th, 2011 at 11:56 am

      Best comment ever, haha! Seriously though, thank you πŸ™‚

      Reply

  28. Caroline on March 25, 2011 at 8:44 am

    Happy Birthday!!! And, can I just say, “yum!”

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  29. Suzanne on March 25, 2011 at 8:46 am

    Happy Birthday, and thank you for a GREAT website.

    Reply

  30. Julie @ Willow Bird Baking on March 25, 2011 at 8:46 am

    A lovely birthday treat! Happy birthday to you!

    Reply

  31. MonicaB on March 25, 2011 at 8:47 am

    Happy Birthday! I love tiramisu! So I’m going to have to make these cupcakes soon. Thank you for all the wonderful recipes you share.

    Reply

  32. Kelly on March 25, 2011 at 8:53 am

    Happy, happy birthday! Have a great time in florida. And hope you packed some of these cupcakes to enjoy on the way down – they look amazing!

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    • Michelle on March 25th, 2011 at 11:57 am

      There are definitely two cupcakes reserved for the “car snack” stash πŸ™‚

      Reply

  33. Tammie on March 25, 2011 at 9:04 am

    Happy birthday! Have a great time celebrating!! The cuppies look delicious…can’t wait to try them!

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  34. Katie on March 25, 2011 at 9:05 am

    Happy Birthday! These sound divine, tiramisu is one of my most favorite things πŸ™‚

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  35. Happy When Not Hungry on March 25, 2011 at 9:19 am

    Happy Birthday!!!!! So happy that you made these beautiful cupcakes for your big day. I definitely have to make these!

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  36. Melissa on March 25, 2011 at 9:24 am

    Happy Birthday!!!

    I turned 31 in January and I feel the same! I guess you’re only as old as you feel, right? πŸ˜‰ Have fun celebrating!

    Reply

  37. Brenda on March 25, 2011 at 9:25 am

    I stumbled across your blog about a week ago (don’t remember how now, I’ve been so enthralled). Your recipes are AMAZING! I’ve never seen so many beautiful, decadent things on one blog. Thank you for sharing! Have an awesome birthday! πŸ™‚

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  38. christyd on March 25, 2011 at 9:28 am

    Sounds deliciouso! Can’t wait to try these sometime!

    Happy birthday too!!!

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  39. Amber on March 25, 2011 at 9:31 am

    YUMMM! We are kindred spirits! I LOOOOVE tiramisu…and I will have to do these for my blog soon too! AND my Birthday is tomorrow! Cannot wait to try these!

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    • Michelle on March 25th, 2011 at 11:58 am

      Happy early Birthday Amber! Hope it’s a great one!

      Reply

  40. Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen on March 25, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Happy birthday! These cupcakes look amaaaaazing. Did the recipe make enough frosting to frost as heavily as you did, or did you have to double it?

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    • Michelle on March 25th, 2011 at 11:59 am

      Hi Maggie, Thank you! I did 1.5x the frosting recipe. The height is kind of overkill for most people, but I loved the towering effect πŸ™‚

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  41. Tracy on March 25, 2011 at 9:33 am

    Absolutely amazing idea for cupcakes! Definitely special occasion-worthy. Happy birthday to you!! Enjoy your vacation! πŸ™‚

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  42. Caelyn on March 25, 2011 at 9:38 am

    Happy Birthday! These look wonderful!

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  43. Cece on March 25, 2011 at 9:52 am

    Never begrudge a natal day that begins with a three. My only concen for you is that you are not having enough chocolate on your birthday. Since Tiramisu is a favorite, maybe the sprinkle of cocoa powder will tide you over. There must be fudge cake in Florida.

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  44. Tracey on March 25, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful time in Florida πŸ™‚

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  45. Erin A on March 25, 2011 at 10:03 am

    Happy Birthday!!! These look amazing and Hubby loves tiramisu so I know what I’ll be making soon. Im on a boozy cupcake kick too! Made double chocolate stout cupcakes with irish cream buttercream and posted for St Patty’s. Last night I made some using 2 other liqueurs….oh boy! LOL.

    Hope your day is super special!

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  46. annie on March 25, 2011 at 10:08 am

    Michelle,

    Thanks for baking on your birthday! For someone old enough to be your mom, 31 sounds so good (sigh). Have a great birthday, Michelle.

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  47. Paula on March 25, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Beautiful little cupcake to celebrate a special day. Happy 31st birthday! Hope you have a wonderful year.

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  48. Heather on March 25, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Those look absolutely delectable. Happy birthday!

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  49. Glenn F on March 25, 2011 at 10:16 am

    NICE! Now my mouth is watering on my keyboard at work…and I’ll probably have to survive on an overpriced, tasteless cupcake from the cafe here. πŸ™‚

    Happy Birthday!

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  50. JulieD on March 25, 2011 at 10:22 am

    There are no other words except yummy! Happy Birthday, Michelle!

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  51. Stephanie on March 25, 2011 at 10:24 am

    Happy birthday! These cupcakes are a great way of celebrating!

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  52. Jenny Flake on March 25, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Gorgeous Cupcakes for the Birthday girl! Have a great birthday!!!

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  53. JenniferR on March 25, 2011 at 10:32 am

    OMG these look so good!! I love tiramisu, thanks for sharing this! Happy Birthday Michelle!

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  54. Dorothy (Crazy for Crust) on March 25, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Happy Birthday! These look so good! I was just thinking about trying to make tiramisu so I’ll have to try these cupcakes! πŸ™‚

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  55. Robyn {Planet Byn} on March 25, 2011 at 10:36 am

    the CCC is back!

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  56. Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen on March 25, 2011 at 10:37 am

    Happy Birthday!! Couldn’t think of a better birthday cake…these look amazing!

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  57. d.liff @ yelleBELLYboo on March 25, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Happy birthday!

    I have to admit, I’m not a huge tiramisu fan. But marscapone frosting I HAVE to try!

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  58. sherri lynn on March 25, 2011 at 10:39 am

    these are beautiful! happy happy birthday!!

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  59. Keeley on March 25, 2011 at 10:42 am

    These look insanely delicious! I’ll be 31 next week, too! Happy Birthday!

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    • Michelle on March 25th, 2011 at 12:04 pm

      Happy early Birthday! πŸ™‚

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  60. Amy on March 25, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Have a great birthday! Thanks for the yummy recipe!!

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  61. Katie on March 25, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Happy Birthday. They look delish.

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  62. Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes on March 25, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Happy Birthday! I hope that you enjoy your special day…

    and thank you so much for the delicious recipe!!

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  63. Annalise on March 25, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Happy Birthday! These cupcake look absolutely amazing!

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  64. slim dream on March 25, 2011 at 11:17 am

    this is so fire! love them omg lol

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  65. Melissa on March 25, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Happy Birthday!!

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  66. Miss Martina on March 25, 2011 at 11:46 am

    Happy Birthday!! These cupcakes look fantastic – You absolutely inspire me! Please have a great day! MM-

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  67. Maria on March 25, 2011 at 11:53 am

    Happy Birthday my friend! Have a great day and vacation!

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  68. Erika on March 25, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Happy Birthday! You’re just a young pup…my 40th birthday (I can’t believe I’m saying that!) was YESTERDAY. Happy March/Aries Birthday! πŸ™‚

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    • Michelle on March 25th, 2011 at 12:05 pm

      Happy belated Birthday Erika!

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      • Erika on March 25th, 2011 at 1:40 pm

        lol, thanks πŸ™‚

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  69. Kim - Liv Life on March 25, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Gorgeous cupcakes!! and a big happy birthday! Yep… we brought treats too. Always a fun memory!

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  70. Eric on March 25, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Happy Birthday! Once again, amazing cupcakes. Your really starting to become a bad habit (in a good way). And the pictures look stunning!

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  71. Adam on March 25, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :). I love Tiramisu as well (my Aunt makes an awesome one :)) and if I can get that flavour with less work and make it portable.. sign me up. For my own birthday I have a standing rule that if you want to get me something, don’t spend money, bake it :). It leads a tremendous amount of baked goods in my house that I can enjoy for a week or so πŸ™‚ (you should try this :)). And by the by, I made your Peanut Butter Fudge Cheese Cake last year for my 29th birthday and it was beyond good.

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  72. Michelle on March 25, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Thank you for all of the sweet birthday wishes everyone!

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  73. Jill on March 25, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Happy Birthday! I hope it’s the best year yet!

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  74. Cookin' Canuck on March 25, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Happy Birthday, my friend! These cupcakes are absolutely beautiful, and perfect for you and your Italian roots. I still take treats into my kids’ classrooms on their birthdays. Sometimes I bring plain cupcakes, 4 or 5 icing colors, and a bunch of piping bags. The kids have a ball making their own masterpieces.

    (I love that top photo. Vertical is the way to go!)

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  75. Jessica Chiasson-Wood on March 25, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Happy Birthday! These look great. My Birthday is next week so I am thinking these may have to be made! Thanks for sharing.

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  76. heather on March 25, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    A grand cupcake for a grand milestone! Every birthday deserves a high-hat cupcake, especially a tiramisu one — nice choice.

    Cheers to you on your day,

    *Heather*

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  77. jackie jackson on March 25, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! these look amazing can’t wait to try them! thanks for this amazing recipe, I too LOVE the tiramisu from olive garden!

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  78. pami on March 25, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Happy Birthday from a fellow ‘burgher! I love your blog

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  79. Gail on March 25, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    What a yummy birthday treat! Have a wonderful day πŸ™‚

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  80. Stefanie on March 25, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Happy birthday to you!! These cupcakes are beautiful and look absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to give them a try, I looove tiramisu!

    I hope you enjoy your special day! πŸ˜€

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  81. kerrin on March 25, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And those cupcakes look amazing. Have a great weekend!

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  82. Ruth on March 25, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Happy birthday! Tiramisu is my all time favourite dessert, so this cupcake recipe is definately a keeper!!

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  83. Steph@stephsbitebybite on March 25, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

    I am loving the HIGH hat that you have on these cupcakes! YUMMY

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  84. Christine on March 25, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Happy Birthday! I hope you have a fantastic day – it looks like it’s off to a good start with these cupcakes!

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  85. HeatherChristo on March 25, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Happy Birthday! Have a great day and thanks for the gorgeous cupcake recipe!

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  86. Amanda on March 25, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Happy Birthday Michelle! These look divine! πŸ™‚

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  87. Rosie on March 25, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Happy birthday! Those cupcakes look absolutely scrumptious!

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  88. RavieNomNoms on March 25, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Happy Happy Birthday! These look AMAZING!

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  89. Farrah on March 25, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Happy Birthday Michelle. Tiramisu YUM. My daughter would love these, so thank you for posting on your bday and enjoy your time in Florida!

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  90. ami on March 25, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Happy Birthday! The cupcakes look great

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  91. Sylvia on March 25, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    Happy birthday!!! Those cupcakes look so good!

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  92. Liz on March 25, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    I love tiramisu! Happy birthday, enjoy it in the warm sun πŸ™‚

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  93. Lisa @ The Cooking Bride on March 25, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    MY birthday is in the summer, so I missed out on the whole bringing cupcakes to class thing. But no one in my class ever bought anything like this to school! I would remember!

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  94. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite on March 25, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Oh my! I absolutely love this idea!! That frosting looks out of this world. Happy Birthday!

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  95. Crystal on March 25, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Happy Birthday! Looks delish.

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  96. Melanie Griffith on March 25, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Happy Birthday, Thanks for always sharing your wonderful recipes I use them all the time!!!

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  97. Grace on March 25, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Happy Birthday Michelle – Hope you have an amazing day! Can you make me some of these for my birthday?

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  98. Tanya on March 25, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Happy Birthday!! Yes, I absolutely remember bringing birthday treats to share on my b-day back in grade school. I can’t wait to give these cupcakes a try; I love tiramisu too.

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  99. Becks on March 25, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Happy 3-1! I also just turned 31 March 2nd! I totally get the IN my 30’s thing!
    These cupcakes look amazing!

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  100. Dannie on March 25, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I love birthdays! They only come once a year so enjoy it while it lasts!

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  101. Helena on March 25, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    Happy Birthday! So nice of you to give US a present on YOUR special day πŸ™‚

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  102. Winelady Cooks on March 25, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Happy Birthday! You chose the best dessert for your birthday. They look so delicious.

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  103. Sandra on March 25, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Happy Birthday and may you be Blessed with many more! Your Tiramisu Cupcake is a must save recipe.

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  104. Valerie on March 25, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Happy Birthday!! Those cupcakes look delicious!

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  105. Lisa (Dishes of Mrs. Fish) on March 25, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    One of the best things about being an elementary teacher is my student’s bringing in treats on their birthdays! πŸ™‚
    I was talking with my husband the other night and saying I wanted to make tiramisu for my birthday. πŸ™‚
    These look like such a delightful treat. πŸ™‚ Happy birthday!

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  106. lacey on March 25, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Happy happy birthday to you!

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  107. The Waspy Redhead on March 25, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Lovely! And happy birthday!

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  108. Sue L. on March 25, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Happy Birthday! and thanks for all the wonderful recipes. I’m planning on baking some granola this weekend and I may need to try these out too. Thanks!

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  109. Amy on March 25, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Happy Birthday! Your cupcakes are absolutely beautiful, and delicious looking :)!

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  110. Betty @ scrambled hen fruit on March 25, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Happy Birthday! Love the tiramisu cupcakes. πŸ™‚

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  111. Tina from Pa on March 26, 2011 at 12:37 am

    Happy Belated Birthday!! The 25th is my husbands B-Day too! Hope you have a great trip!

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  112. Liz on March 26, 2011 at 8:16 am

    Happy birthday! What a super looking cupcake πŸ™‚

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  113. Marie McGrath on March 26, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Happy Birthday!!! I hope you have a woooonderful time!

    http://www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

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  114. Lori @ RecipeGirl on March 26, 2011 at 10:28 am

    Mmmmm, what a delicious birthday cupcake! Hope you had a great one!

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  115. Nour.. on March 26, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Happy birth daaaaaaaaaay…..:))

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  116. Grace on March 26, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Oh, no!
    Not Tiramisu!
    It’s my nemesis.

    Happy Birthday, Michelle!

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  117. Vera on March 26, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    If I supply the espresso and liquor (and cup cake liners) you think I could talk you into make these for birthday!! πŸ˜‰

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    • Michelle on April 1st, 2011 at 3:16 pm

      Sure thing! Email me πŸ™‚

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  118. Alice on March 26, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Happy Birthday!

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  119. Emily on March 26, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    These look delicious! I hope you had a great birthday!

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  120. egb on March 26, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Happy Birthday! The cupcakes look awesome!

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  121. The Farmers Wife on March 26, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Happy Birthday! And good Lord those look amazing! I too love Tiramisu, to an almost unhealthy level. Can’t wait to try these!

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  122. Johana on March 26, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Happy Birthday Michelle!

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  123. Rebeca on March 26, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    WOW I am making these ASAP, just one of those recipes that you see and have got to make :]

    Happy Birthday!

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  124. Cooking Rookie on March 27, 2011 at 7:10 am

    Great recipe, beautiful photos, HAPPY BIRTHDAY πŸ™‚

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  125. Tiffany on March 27, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Happy belated birthday! My birthday is also March 25th, so I have been away from the computer! I also had Tiramisu as my bday dessert, as it is my favorite!

    I hope you had an amazing birthday!

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  126. Mackenzie@ The Caramel Cookie on March 27, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Hope you have a wonderful birthday! I love the all mound of frosting on top of the cupcakes! Yum!

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  127. Nicole on March 27, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Ive been eyeing up this cupcakes on the Martha site for some time now and finally gave in and made them today. However, I only got 12, instead of 18, out of the batter. Any ideas on what I could have done wrong? The cupcakes arent bigger then normal.

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    • Michelle on April 1st, 2011 at 3:16 pm

      Hi Nicole, I’m not sure, I usually use a large cookie scoop for portioning out cupcake batter and never fill the cups the whole way. If you filled up the tins, that could have been why.

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  128. Cooktestant on March 27, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    If I weren’t at work I would make these right this very moment!!! I can’t wait to try them, thanks so much for the recipe! Happy Birthday!

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  129. S on March 27, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Nice recipe! Happy belated birthday!

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  130. Lou on March 28, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Happy Birthday! and yea i’m 15 and i still do that in my class πŸ™‚ it’s so fun!

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  131. Cheryl and Adam @ picturperfectmeals.com on March 28, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Happy birthday! These cupcakes are a perfect celebration! Yummy!

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  132. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction on March 28, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Belated happy birthday! Tiramisu is one of my favorites, too… The perfect way to celebrate your birthday. πŸ™‚

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  133. Emma on March 28, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Hi my name is Emma I’m 11 years old! I have watching your website as it gets better and better!! I love the name of your site, I might just have to steal it from you in a few years!! My dream is to own my own BAKERY by the age 27. Ok I just made up the age! LOL!! I’m addicted to cupcakes! I’m constantly asking my mom if we could bake something! Last night we made Carmel Popcorn! It is AMAZING!! I will keep trying to post comments!! You are AWESOME by the way & thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  134. Jackie on March 28, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Happy belated birthday!! I think I’m going to make these for my birthday too!! Tiramisu is my favorite a well. Too bad for my next birthday I’ll be the big 4-0, but I’ll have to wait until next year to say I’m in my 40’s πŸ™‚

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  135. Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels on March 29, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Happy Birthday! I hope you had a wonderful day. Oh my do those cupcakes look soooo good. Just beautiful. πŸ™‚

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  136. Joy on March 30, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY! Great cupcakes.

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  137. The Food Hound on March 30, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Happy belated bday!! These cupcakes are fit for a princess! Hope you celebrated like one πŸ™‚ I am getting more and more fond of tiramisu. I turned the big 2-9 this year, so I’ll be coming to you for coping skills next year, HA!

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  138. Stephanie-Oh on March 31, 2011 at 8:21 am

    Happy Belated Birthday!!! I made the Martha Stewart Tiramisu Cupcakes for a Bridal shower for my niece. They were a hit! Everyone asked for the recipe. Steph

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  139. CaSaundra on April 6, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Happy belated birthday! What a fabulous & tasty way to celebrate πŸ™‚

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  140. Meredith on April 9, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    I’ve made this twice now, once as cupcakes and once as a layer cake, and both times the cake was very tough. Followed the directions to the letter except I used vanilla extract instead of the vanilla bean. Could that possibly have caused the cake to be tough? Mascarpone topping and marsala syrup were excellent. Leftovers were refrigerated under plastic wrap and the cake texture improved each day and the topping held up very well. BTW, I only got 12 cupcakes in regular size papers filled 3/4 full. They were still adorable to look at but didn’t have enough topping to make the swirl on top. I used 1 1/2 batches of topping when I made the layer cake.

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    • Michelle on April 10th, 2011 at 4:47 pm

      Hi Meredith, Usually when cakes or muffins have a tough texture it’s due to overmixing of the batter.

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  141. Dorothy on April 15, 2011 at 11:16 am

    I haven’t tried these cupcakes but wanted to comment. After reading your little story about your birthday (happy belated btw!) and how you almost always make cheesecakes but Tiramisu is a close second, I wanted to say this: We must be sisters parted at birth! (Plus I’m a little older). I too am ALWAYS making cheesecakes but started making Tiramisu a few years back. There is NOTHING better. I have a kick ass recipe for Eggnog Tiramisu that I make at Christmas time. I could die eating this and be perfectly happy! If youwould like the recipe just let me know and I’ll send it!
    gemgirld@optonline.net

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  142. Meredith on April 17, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Thanks Michelle. I looked online for reasons a cake could be tough and came across the over mixing possibility. I’m sure I didn’t . The directions are pretty specific about not doing that other than whipping the egg mixture. I also considered overbaking and drying it out but not sure that was it either. Someone I know who has taught cooking/baking classes wondered about the quantity of eggs. Perhaps my eggs were bigger than they should have been. I get them from a farm and they aren’t graded for size. Whatever, I will definitely be making it again. The girls at work thought it was to die for. I think I’ll just bake it a few days early.

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  143. Samantha on April 27, 2011 at 11:46 am

    I am having a gathering at my house this weekend and plan on making these cupcakes they look amazing, but, I need a little help. I want to make them in a mini cupcake pan but Im sure how long to bake them for. Any suggestions?

    Thank you!

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    • Michelle on April 27th, 2011 at 1:39 pm

      Hi Samantha, I usually start checking mini cupcakes around the 6 or 7 minute mark, just to be safe. Enjoy!

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  144. Samantha on May 3, 2011 at 9:00 am

    Baking them for 7 minutes was perfect! The cupcakes were fantastic and such a hit everyone loves that they were bite size and didnt feel as quilty with their indulgence since they were not as big. Thank you SO much Ill be making these again for sure!

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  145. RisaG on May 17, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    These sound and look amazing. I am not big on cupcakes but mix cupcakes with tiramisu and you have me. I want a dozen right now!

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  146. Sam on May 24, 2011 at 5:47 am

    These look amazing!! Do you know if I can replace the marsala with anything non-alcoholic? Thank you! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    • Michelle on May 24th, 2011 at 11:27 am

      Hi Sam, There isn’t anything non-alcoholic that would impart the same flavor as the marsala, so if you went the no alcohol route, I would just use more of coffee or espresso.

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  147. ashleylikecupcakes on June 10, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    okay loving the frosting to cake ratio here!! WOWWWW

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  148. Meg on June 12, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Hi! I absolutely love your site, great recipes and pictures! I am dying to make this tiramisu cupcake. You mentioned that you were on a boozy cupcake kick ~ I work in a bookstore and was flipping through a preview magazine of upcoming books.. there is one called Intoxicated Cupcakes: 41 Tipsy Treats by Kate Legere that looked intriguing.. you may want to check it out πŸ™‚ Happy baking!

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    • Michelle on June 12th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

      Oooh thank you for the tip Meg! I will definitely add it to my cookbook wish list!

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  149. Annika on August 24, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    SOUNDS delish i love tiramisu!

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  150. H Caban on September 19, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Hello BEB!
    Let me start by saying I love this site. Happy waaaaay belated Birthday. Today happens to be my sisters birthday & I came across these beauties, they just look deeeelicious, but wondering if in an effort to save time i could maybe adapt this recipe with a boxed cake mix? I know some a cringe at this (lol) But with 3 little ones and not a lot of time n my side, I thought I’d ask. Please and thank you in advance!

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    • Michelle on September 22nd, 2011 at 10:30 pm

      Yes, you could definitely sub the box! I would use a French vanilla or yellow mix.

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  151. Liz on October 5, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Hello Happy Belated Bday !
    I made this recipe and my cake came out tough and the frosting came out a bit grainy but it was not from whipped cream. I think it came out grainy due to the mascarpone cheese. About how long did you beat the egg mixture to make it fluffy after removing from heat ? I think this is where I might have over mixed. Any Suggestions on either problems ?

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    • Michelle on October 10th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

      Hi Liz, Eek I honestly don’t remember how long I mixed, it was so long ago. The next time I make them I will be sure to take note!

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  152. Erum on November 17, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Hey they look so delicious. I am new to baking so wanted to ask is cake flour in this recipe same as all purpose flour? If not can I replace it with All purpose flour?

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    • Michelle on November 18th, 2011 at 12:52 pm

      Hi Erum, Cake flour is not the same, but you can create a substitution: For every 1 cup of cake flour called for, substitute 3/4 cup sifted all-purpose flour + 2 tablespoons cornstarch.

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  153. Natalia on November 23, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Thanks for the inspiration in your great blog. I don’t usually bake, but wanted to do something special this Thanksgiving – and my family loves Tiramisu – so this was the perfect start for beginners!

    I have one suggestion, however. If you want to add extra umph to your cupcakes, use a fork to poke holes into the cooled cupcakes before brushing on the coffee syrup. The coffee flavor will seep into the cakes, giving them a moist, surprise center!

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  154. simpleplans112 on November 5, 2012 at 8:42 am

    I made this cupcake last night and it came out perfect! πŸ˜€ thanks a lot

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  155. tanya on November 20, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    what is marsala?

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  156. sumreen on December 2, 2012 at 11:36 am

    heyy, they look very very tempting and i may make it today .
    as i don’t take alcohol im not going to use marsala in the syrup, is that fine ???
    thanks =)

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    • Michelle on December 3rd, 2012 at 4:13 pm

      You can leave it out, but I would substitute with brewed coffee.

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  157. Lynne on December 12, 2012 at 8:59 am

    What kind of Marsala wine do you use in these cupcakes – sweet or dry?

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    • Michelle on December 12th, 2012 at 10:39 am

      Hi Lynne, Sweet.

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  158. Sana on December 14, 2012 at 1:13 am

    Hi, I tried out these cupcakes today and they are absolutely delicious! Just one question, how did you pipe your icing? I ended up slathering it on with a spatula. Thanks!

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    • Michelle on December 14th, 2012 at 9:47 am

      Hi Sana, I didn’t pipe it; I just dolloped it as indicated in the recipe. I used three different sizes of cookie scoops to dollop the frosting on.

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  159. Aisha on January 3, 2013 at 12:38 am

    I was just wondering if I could make this without marsala

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    • Michelle on January 3rd, 2013 at 6:22 pm

      Yes, but I would substitute brewed coffee in its place.

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  160. brook on January 13, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    I made these cupcakes the other night and the cupcake and icing where delicious, however I think im missing something with the marsala sauce, i used Marsala spice from a jar is that correct? so when i put an “ounce” in with coffee and sugar the sauce was very thick and dark and the taste was over powering. I’m wondering if i used the wrong thing (I didnt know what marsala was until i looked it up) or if its a typo. PLEASE HELP! I’d love to make them the correct way! THANKS!

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    • Michelle on January 15th, 2013 at 6:51 pm

      Hi Brook, I apologize for any confusion; it is actually marsala wine. I have updated the recipe above so that it is more clear.

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  161. Kat on January 24, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    I just tried this recipe and followed it to a T and my cupcakes sunk in the middle???? Has anyone had this and please tell me what I did wrong….I am not giving up I’m going to try again. PS I covered up the sunken middle with frosting so only I know! LOL Hubby and kids thought they were great!

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  162. Stephanie on January 30, 2013 at 8:29 am

    For the marsala wine, I know you said sweet in the comments above, but is that the kind of marsala that you’d get from the grocery store (cooking marsala) or do I have to go to the liquor store to get it???? thanks!

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    • Michelle on January 30th, 2013 at 2:02 pm

      Hi Stephanie, Don’t buy the cooking wine; buy the actual liquor from a liquor store.

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      • Stephanie on January 30th, 2013 at 3:27 pm

        Glad I asked!!!!!!!! Thanks!!! πŸ™‚

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  163. Jena on February 1, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Do you use HOT coffee or COLD coffee?? it didn’t say cold so I am assuming HOT! I would love to try these cupcakes!!

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    • Michelle on February 1st, 2013 at 5:31 pm

      Hi Jena, I think it’s best at room temperature.

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  164. Jenn L. on February 5, 2013 at 8:56 am

    Hi~ Today is my birthday and I want to make these, but I basically never have any alcohol in the house…is the Marsala wine required? All I have now is some Bailey’s left over from the holidays…

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    • Michelle on February 5th, 2013 at 5:05 pm

      Happy Birthday, Jenn! You can omit the marsala wine and just use coffee if you’d like.

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  165. Rick on February 10, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes? Adapted? It seems to be a cut and paste from the MS site. Down to the word “dollop” πŸ™‚
    Regardless, I’m still going to make them.

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  166. Mara Drouhard on February 11, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    Could you tell me how you piped the icing on the cupcakes! These look wonderful and I am going to attempt making them for my husband for valentines day πŸ™‚ Thank you!

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    • Mara Drouhard on February 11th, 2013 at 12:27 pm

      Sorry just saw that you used 3 different sized cookies scoops, thanks!

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  167. Tatyana on February 14, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    Wow, they are sooo delicious. Made them today for Valentine’s day, full of flavor, not too sweet, everything is just the right amount. Tank you so much for sharing the recipe. Will try more of your recipes.

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  168. Kathy on February 27, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Wow. Wow, wow, wow! Very likely these are the best cupcakes I’ve made to date. Thanks so much for sharing, they were amazing!!

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    • Espie G. on March 2nd, 2013 at 11:53 am

      How come mine is a bit tough and texture not that smooth. πŸ™

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  169. ESPIE on February 28, 2013 at 10:36 am

    Hi Michelle,
    I tried the cupcake and it was really tasty. I skipped the marsala glaze though which I won’t next time I do it. By far it is the one I really enjoyed eating but my mom and aunt said it’s not that smooth, the cake itself. Does it have to do with the folding part? I don’t know really how to bake but I just try out recipes as well. This is one is really yummy though and intend to do it for my birthday which really inspired me when you did it for yours. πŸ™‚ I want to make it better and maybe bake it better, fingers crossed for my birthday on Saturday, Manila time. I am from the Philippines by the way. Been to PA and I loved your state πŸ™‚
    Warmest regards and thank you for such generosity in this site.
    Espie

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  170. yuliana ng on March 5, 2013 at 2:46 am

    I made this for my dh birthday since he loves tiramisu so much. The cupcake was too salty, and it was hard, edible but hard.
    I think my problem lies in substituting cake flour with AP and cornstarch (sadly there’s no cake flour here in Bergen) and when I mixed the flour to the egg batter. The frosting was delicious though.

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  171. Susan on April 18, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    I have made these cupcakes twice and they are “out of this world” good. Everyone loves the flavor and that they are so light to eat.

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  172. Cynthia on June 22, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    I actually made this cupcakes and well…they taste good ..but I don’t know what it is that I do that every time I try to make cupcakes from scratch after they are completely cooled ..the mass of the cupcakes gets like gummy feel alike and not spongy instead!..I don’t if I explain myself …sorry for my English though

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  173. Emma T. on July 5, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Hello! I do not drink alcohol so is there a substitute for marsala wine??

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    • Michelle on July 5th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

      Hi Emma, You can omit for a simple espresso flavor.

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  174. Ashley on August 11, 2013 at 12:19 am

    Thank you for the recipe, the results were delicious. However, I would like to say my cakes turned out rather hard with a sort of rubbery texture instead of soft and light. Is there a reason for this?

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  175. Karen on September 21, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Can’t wait to try this recipe but Is the marsala wine sweet or dry?

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    • Michelle on September 23rd, 2013 at 11:27 am

      Hi Karen, It is sweet.

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  176. Mia on November 4, 2013 at 12:04 am

    Can I substitute the vanilla bean with vanilla extract? if yes how many tsp.?
    BTW can’t wait to try this recipe tomorrow for my little sister’s b-day.
    thanks for the recipe.

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    • Michelle on November 4th, 2013 at 12:37 pm

      Hi Mia, Yes, you can. Use 2.5 teaspoons of vanilla extract. Don’t warm it with the milk; just add it into the batter.

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  177. Leo on November 10, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Everything turned out great- except that the cake tasted strongly of eggs. Like an egg bread muffin thing of some sort…… Can anyone tell me why this happened or if this happened to anyone else?

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  178. Asphodel on December 12, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Hi Michelle! How do I do a non-alcohol version?

    Btdubs I love you and your recipes so much they’re always so wonderfullllll hehehe! Please reply soon. Love! xx

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  179. Asphodel on December 12, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Oh whoops I didn’t check all the comments, I got my answer, thanks! xx

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  180. George on January 14, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Happy Birthday! These cupcakes looks really promising. I love Tiramisu πŸ™‚

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  181. Nikkie V. on February 6, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Those looks beautiful, i always make tiramisu cake or minis for vday

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  182. Suzanne on March 26, 2014 at 11:16 am

    One suggestion for these cupcakes- spray the muffin liners with cooking spray to help them release when eating. They will stick a bit otherwise. Also I found this recipe yielded 21 cupcakes. I also used more mascarpone cheese than the 8 oz because I like to have a good amount of frosting for my cupcakes.

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  183. Danielle Lee on March 28, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Note: This recipe only yielded 13 standard-sized cupcakes for me and baking them for 20 (even 18) minutes was way too much; I would recommend checking the doneness after 14 or 15 minutes while baking only a dozen. Next time I might try closer to 300 degrees in the oven as well since maybe the custard batter is a bit more delicate. After spending all that time making the batter it’s a bummer when they come out tough and overbaked πŸ™ Absolutely delicious recipe, though, and I will certainly try it again soon!

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  184. Kendra on April 5, 2014 at 12:40 am

    I love these cupcakes! It’s an ingenious idea to make cupcakes out of an amazing dessert. The only thing I will modify next time is the actual cake recipe. I totally get wanting to have a spongecake for the base, but it’s too thick to absorb all the coffee liquid (it’s not a ladyfinger!), and is dry as a result. I will bake a more moist cupcake base next time and I think it will be perfect.

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  185. Moonweaver on May 10, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Oh my Goddess.. These look divine! Cannot wait to make these!

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  186. Erika on May 23, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    Hiii can i replace mascarpone with cream cheese? And what amounts should it be? In my country we dont have mascarpone

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    • Michelle on May 26th, 2014 at 11:24 am

      Hi Erika, I think that should work okay; I would use the same amount.

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  187. Christina B on July 3, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    These Tiramisu cupcakes taste exactly like the real thing! I followed the recipe exactly except I used vanilla bean paste instead of the bean. I admit that it was a little more work than I had anticipated but was totally worth it. I have made so many cupcakes from the BEB and they ALWAYS deliver; this is my go-to site whenever I want to make something new. Michelle you actually test your recipes unlike so many books and food channel sites. I’ve made the Kentucky Derby Pie Cupcakes, Red Velvet, Limoncello, Dark chocolate w/ Sunbutter frosting, and now Tiramisu – all with great success! Thanks again for sharing this great cupcake recipe.

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  188. Erin on July 24, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Man, my cupcakes didn’t rise properly. They came out hard and chewy. I think I either beat the eggs for too long, or didn’t beat them enough. :\

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  189. mitch on August 3, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    Happy bday..:)))) and one more just want to ask is there’s any substitute for marsala wine? Thank you πŸ™‚

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    • Michelle on August 5th, 2014 at 10:42 am

      Hi Mitch, Thank you! You could use rum if you’d like.

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  190. E. Swift on January 9, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    Hey BEB,
    This was a GREAT recipe. I made it for school staff and co-workers, and everyone loved it. And so did I! Your directions were great, as always. It would have been great though to have an idea how long to whip the eggs and egg yolks with sugar before they go on the steaming water…
    Thanks for the site. I trust it and use it so much!
    Eli

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  191. Violet on September 7, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    Hi, thanks for sharing the recipe. I just made these and they turned out like sponge cakes. Are they supposed to be that way? Thanks.

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    • Michelle on September 9th, 2015 at 8:25 pm

      Hi Violet, Yes, that’s the correct consistency.

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  192. Violet on September 8, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    I don’t know if this message will go through…but I have to say these cupcakes are amazing! They were a hit! Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

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  193. Sydney on March 31, 2016 at 1:04 am

    I was super exited to try this recipe, but unfortunately was very disappointed after making it. I tried it twice and both times I opened the oven to sunken middles, gummy tops, and a crispy rim. At first a thought I wasn’t careful enough so I retried. After following the recipes perfectly I still came back to the same results. The taste was great, but everything else about the cake was a little sketchy. Frosting and syrup were both great.

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    • Sydney on March 31st, 2016 at 1:27 am

      On any other day this would have been fine. Unfortunately, I had made these cupcakes the night right before I needed them. I was making them for a very close friend’s fundraiser and not getting them right put lots of stress on me. Sorry for the negativity, but was very disappointed.

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