Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Tuesdays with Dorie - Tiramisu Cake

This week we baked a cake flavored with the basic Tiramisu ingredients-espresso, brandy, and mascarpone cheese. I like Tiramisu and wasn't sure how well it would translate into a cake. Actually, it turned out reallly well; the cake was moist and tender and the frosting was delicious, with a mild coffee flavor.

I decided to make my cake into cupcakes, as I am baking some things for an animal fundraising event. Cupcakes are much easier to pass out. The recipe made about 15 cupcakes, and they baked up beautifully.

If you're not familiar with Mascarpone, it's the Italian version of cream cheese. It's a bit smoother, and less tangy than our cream cheese. It's lovely in desserts.

I'm not a coffee drinker, but I do like the flavor of coffee in Tiramisu. In the recipe, the cake layers are soaked in a syrup made from sweetened espresso and brandy. To get the same effect with my mini-cakes, I poked small holes in the cupcakes and poured some of the syrup over the top and into the holes.

This was a nice recipe and quite easy to make. If you like Tiramisu, this cake is for you. To see the full recipe, please visit the charming blog, "My Baking Adventures". http://mybakingadventures.com/2009/05/05/twd-tiramisu/
You can find a list of the other Tuesdays with Dorie bakers, and see their Tiramisu cakes here: http://tuesdayswithdorie.wordpress.com/

Until next Tuesday...

17 comments:

  1. Your cupcakes look wonderful! When I make this recipe again I'm definitely going with cupcakes versus a layer cake!

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  2. Nice work, I was too nervous to make cupcakes. Looks great.

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  3. They look great. I like the candle!

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  4. They are so beautiful with the cocoa dusted on top!

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  5. Everyone seems to have found a way to make this recipe work. Glad you enjoyed!

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  6. I love that you made this as cupcakes. Definitely easier to transport and distribute. And so pretty with that fluffy frosting and cocoa dusting on top.
    Nancy

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  7. Oooh love the cupcakes! So glad that you liked the recipe!

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  8. These look fantastic in cupcake form, perfect to bring to an event!

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  9. Thank you Tracey, Mermaid, and Jill!

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  10. Thanks, Wendy, Cristine, and Leslie!

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  11. Thank you. I appreciate the comments Clivia, Nancy, Megan, and Margot!

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  12. Love the cupcakes! One of my favorites recipes from TWD so far :)

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  13. Really these looks delicious. I love cupcakes to eat and to make also.

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