|Tiramisu cupcakes dusted with cocoa powder|
|Tiramisu with almonds|
|Bird's eye view|
|Freshly baked Tiramisu cupcakes!|
Tiramisu cupcake is a dessert to die for. It is a variation of the popular Italian dessert, tiramisu. This is my favorite among the assortment of specialty cupcakes that my sister bakes. By the way, my sister is a registered nurse who, despite her hectic schedule at the hospital still finds time to cook and bake. Tiramisu cupcake was always my special request from her. One late lazy afternoon, she donned her apron, ponytailed her mane and announced that she was in the mood to teach me how to bake the t-cupcake. I guess, finally, she got tired of giving in to my unending requests. Instead of lady fingers soaked in coffee, which the classic Italian tiramisu is made of, we used small round sponge cakes and poked a few holes on top with a toothpick. Then, the espresso syrup which was a mixture of coffee, water, and sugar, was poured on top until it sifted through the holes and filled the center of the cupcakes. In place of mascarpone cheese, we finished it off, with whipped Cream Cheese frosting, then, dusted the top with cocoa powder. We chilled the cupcakes for about an hour, just in time for dessert after our sumptuous dinner.