My friend Carla asked me to make Tiramisu inspired cupcakes for her birthday. It was so fun to have new inspiration!
I started by looking through recipes for traditional tiramisu and then searched for cupcake recipes that were most similar to the authentic dessert. Carla is authentically Italian after all!
I decided on using my favorite vanilla cupcake recipe (from Food Network Magazine from May 2015). Then I followed Martha Stewart's recipes for Coffee-Marsala syrup and Mascarpone frosting (with some minor tweaks). The cupcakes are soaked with the syrup and then topped with the creamy frosting. They have a lot of the same qualities of tiramisu and were great in mini and regular cupcake form!