Friday, November 30, 2007
Tiramisu anyone? I made too many vanilla cupcakes the other day (as you all know) and I was left with 5 unfrosted cupcakes sitting in the fridge. Thus, I have to turn it into something so that my family will eat it. I have cream cheese and heavy cream in the house and thus light bulb, Tiramisu it is! I always wanted to make that anyway, but always lack of one or two ingredients. So, I invented this Easy Tiramisu. Timing was right also because it became our Thanksgiving dessert. :)
Note: Best to use cupcakes that are soft and fluffy or sponge like cupcakes.
1- 8oz (226g) Philadelphia cream cheese
1/3 cup (40g) confectioner sugar
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
225ml heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup (55g) sugar
1 Tbsp. instant coffee granules
1 tsp. cocoa powder
1/2 cup warm water
1 tsp. Brandy (or 1 Tbsp. /more to suit your taste)
Cocoa powder for dusting
5 vanilla cupcakes (each cut into 3 layers)
1 small milk chocolate bar for chocolate shavings
1. Whip heavy cream until soft peak, add in sugar and whip until stiff peak, set aside.
2. Beat (A) until combined (can use the same beaters you used to whip the cream, don't have to wash). Fold in the whipped cream. Set aside.
3. Dissolved coffee granules and cocoa powder into the warm water. Add in the Brandy. Stir to mix well. Set aside.
4. Place the bottom layer of the cupcake in a cup/bowl/whatever you have at home. Top with few teaspoons of the syrup. Add a dollop of cream cheese mixture and dust with cocoa powder. Continue with the layering. For the last top layer, sprinkle some chocolate shavings in the middle to serve.
So easy right? And the result is so worth it!