Tiramisu cupcakes are delicious, small versions of the more elaborate traditional Italian dessert. Luscious vanilla cupcakes that are flavored with a coffee syrup, topped with chocolate ganache and a mascarpone icing that is infused with Marsala.
A wonderful selection of cupcakes and frostings with ingredients
based on traditional Italian desserts
Here are two recipes for cupcakes with the wonderful flavor of Amaretto liqueur. The first recipe contains no flour; it is made with almond meal. The second recipe has Amaretto baked into the cake and is also dipped into some Amaretto syrup.
Amaretto Cupcake Recipe >>
This apple cupcake recipe is filled with the flavors of fresh apples, cinnamon, and nutmeg. The texture of the cake is lighter than a muffin.
Apple Cupcake Recipe >>
Cannoli cupcakes combine the flavors found in traditional cannolis into luscious cupcakes. They are tender vanilla cupcakes flavored with orange zest and filled with a classic ricotta cannoli filling.
Cannoli Cupcake Recipe >>
To make the lemon meringue cupcakes, add some homemade or purchased lemon curd to the lemon flavored cupcakes and top with meringue for a delightful rendition of a lemon meringue pie.
Lemon Meringue Cupcake Recipe >>
With just two basic cupcake batters (vanilla and chocolate) and a variety of fillings and frostings, cupcakes can be dressed up or down as the occasion requires.
Vanilla and Chocolate Cupcake Recipes >>
Frosting, also called icing, is a sweet, spreadable or pourable mixture that is used to top cupcakes. Find recipes for a variety of flavored buttercreams, whipped cream, and ganache.
Frosting Recipes >>
You don’t need much in the way of special equipment to fill cupcakes. You can fill your cupcakes with jam, pastry cream, whipped cream, pureed fruit, Nutella, lemon curd, or fruiit.
How to Make Filled Cupcakes >>
Pumpkin cupcakes have a light texture and a delicate spicy flavor. The velvety smooth cream cheese icing is a perfect topping.
Pumpkin Cupcake Recipe >>
Use in a standard size muffin tin. These liners are great for muffins with a crumb topping; you don't lose the good stuff.
Tulip Cupcake Liners
MOST POPULAR DESSERTS
The refreshing citrus flavor of the orange cupcakes contrasts beautifully with the super-creamy and light vanilla buttercream frosting.
Orange Creamsicle Cupcake Recipe >>
CREAM The higher the fat content, the better the whipped cream. Use heavy cream or heavy whipping cream because they are at least 36% fat. Light cream is 18 to 30% fat and won't whip at all.
SUGAR Confectioners' sugar has a bit of cornstarch in it, which helps to stabilize the whipped cream. Don't use granulated sugar because it doesn't dissolve as well and can deflate the foam.
WHIPPING To test for soft peaks lift your whisk or beaters ... the peak of cream should curl over slightly in the bowl. For stiff peaks, keep beating until you lift the beaters and the peak of cream stands up erectly. But be careful because the longer you whip, the denser and grainier the cream will become. If you go too far, fold in a splash of heavy cream. If it deflates, you've over whipped and you'll have to start again with new cream. Or you can keep whipping and it will turn into butter.
PERFECT FOR BRINGING CUPCAKES TO SCHOOL, BAKE SALES, OR PARTIES
We may earn a commission when you use one of our links to make a purchase.
BEAUTIFUL DISPLAY FOR A PARTY OR BUFFET
Wilton Icing Colors give you endless decorating possibilities when it comes to baking.