Day 225 – Raspberry Tiramisu Cupcakes

13 Mar

This is a unique combination.  Raspberry.  Espresso.  Honey.  Sounds interesting, right?  Raspberry Tiramisu Cupcakes (recipe below from Cioccolato Gatto).  Now, this website is Polish, but if you go to Google Translate and paste the link, it’ll translate the whole thing for you!  Enjoy the tip for today, and then the cupcakes!

Enjoy the cupcakes!

Raspberry-Cupcake     Mini-Raspberry-Cupcake

The cupcakes are squishy and a muffin-like consistency. The honey flavor is actually very strong. They are sweet and very honey-flavored.

Note: I wasn’t exactly sure if the raspberries were meant to go in before they were baked, or into a cored center after. I tried before and really liked the way they came out.

Coffee-Topping

The frosting is light and fluffy, similar to a slightly thickened whipped cream. The coffee flavor is the star for sure. It’s not terribly sweet either, just lightly sweetened coffee.

Raspberry-Tiramisu     Mini-Raspberry-Tiramisu

The raspberries kinda throw my taste buds for a loop. I get the sweet, the coffee and then (wham!) the tartness of the berries. It’s not bad, just really different. It just tastes like 3 very distinct flavors that were kinda put together, with no real through-line.

Raspberry-Tiramisu-top     Mini-Raspberry-Tiramisu-top

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 3
  • Frosting Taste: 4
  • Overall Taste: 3
  • Appearance: 4
  • Ease of Making: 3.5
  • TOTAL: 17.5

RECIPE

Raspberry Tiramisu Cupcakes (recipe from Cioccolato Gatto)

Cupcakes:

  • 125g butter
  • 150g sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 180g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 125ml milk
  • 2 teaspoons of heavy cream 18% or Greek yogurt

Frosting:

  • 200g mascarpone cheese
  • 175ml whipping cream 30%
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup of espresso, the cooled
  • 1 tablespoon Amaretto

Espresso:

  • 2 cups of espresso, the cooled
  • 1 tablespoon Amaretto

Filling/Garnish:

  • 100g raspberries, finely chopped
  • bitter cocoa

For directions visit Cioccolato Gatto.

*Tomorrow: Rumchata Cupcakes*

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