I just love tiramisu everything. It is just so intimidating to try and make. I have sooooo many tiramisu recipes in my collection, but I have not tried even one! Another thing, it's hard to find Mascarpone cheese here at my local grocer.
Whoever makes this one first, can you please let me know how it turns out.
I will . . . very soon try to tackle a tiramisu recipe. I promise . . . :+P
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Prep 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.
Sift together cake flour, baking powder and salt.
Heat milk and vanilla-bean pod and seeds in a small saucepan over medium heat just until bubbles appear around the edges. Remove from heat.
Whisk in butter until melted, let stand for 15 minutes.
Strain milk mixture through a fine sieve into a bowl, and discard the vanilla-bean pod.
With an electric mixer on medium speed, whisk together whole eggs, yolks, and sugar. Set mixing bowl over a pan of simmering water and whisk by hand until sugar is dissolved and mixture is warm, about 6 minutes. Remove bowl from heat.
With an electric mixer on high speed, whisk until mixture is fluffy, pale yellow and thick enough to hold a ribbon on the surface for several seconds when the whisk is lifted.
Gently but thoroughly fold flour mixture into the egg mixture in three batches, stir 1/2 cup batter into the strained milk mixture to thicken, then fold milk mixture into the remaining batter until just combined.
Divide batter evenly into muffin tin, filling each to about 3/4 full. Bake for 20 minute, rotating halfway through and until the centers are completely set and the edges are a light golden brown.
Remove from oven onto a wire rack to cool completely before removing the cupcakes from the muffin tin.
Brush the coffee-marsala syrup onto the tops of the cupcakes, saturate the cupcake pretty well and let stand for about 20 minutes. Frost or pipe Mascarpone Frosting or Cool Whip, dust tops with unsweetened cocoa powder.