Fudge Filled Tiramisu Cupcakes

A buttery cupcake filled with mocha-chocolate fudge, and topped with a swirl of mascarpone cream. Tiramisu translates as ‘pick me up’ so this fits the bill perfectly!

Prep:
20mins
Cook:
20mins
Serves:
10

Ingredients

Cakes
  1. 1 cup plain flour
  2. 2 tsp baking powder
  3. 1/2 cup caster sugar
  4. 100g butter
  5. 2 eggs
  6. 1 tsp Queen Organic Vanill Bean Paste
  7. 2 tbsp milk
Filling
  1. 1 tsp instant coffee
  2. 1 tsp Queen Coffee Extract
  3. 1/2 cup double cream
  4. 150g dark chocolate melts
Topping
  1. 1/2 cup mascarpone
  2. 1/2 cup double cream
  3. 1 tsp Queen Organic Vanilla Bean Paste
  4. Cocoa powder, for dusting

Method

  1. Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 180C and line a cupcake tray with 10 paper cases.

  2. Step 2

    Place the flour, baking powder, sugar and butter into a large bowl or stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat until the mixture looks like fine bread crumbs

  3. Step 3

    Continue mixing and add in the eggs, beating until the mixture comes together in a thick batter. Add in the vanilla and milk and beat for a final time, just until incorporated.

  4. Step 4

    Distribute the batter evenly between the paper cases. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden and springing back lightly when touched. Set aside to cool completely.

  5. Step 5

    To make the filling, place all the ingredients into a small saucepan and heat over a low heat, stirring constantly, until everything is melted and combined. Place in the fridge to chill.

  6. Step 6

    To fill the cupcakes, use a small knife to cut a deep hole into the centre of each – like coring an apple. Discard the removed cake. Fill each cake with a tablespoon of the fudge.

  7. Step 7

    To make the topping whip together mascarpone and cream until thick and smooth. Slather a generous layer onto each cake, dust lightly with cocoa and serve.