Thank you! – Cupcake Post with Recipe

Please leave me your e-mail when you comment so I can send you a coupon for a FREE Cupcake as a thank you on behalf of Frostings Cupcakery for voting them People’s Choice for “Vancouver’s BEST Cupcake”!

Thank you all for attending Vancouver’s 1st Cupcake Challenge presented by myself – Follow Me Foodie and Nicole from Nicole Marie Events. We appreciate your support and hope to see you at future food events!

As a thank you I’d like to give you the recipe for one of my favourite cupcakes: Tiramisu cupcakes!


Makes 18

  • 1 1/4 cups cake flour (not self-rising), sifted
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise, seeds scraped and reserved
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, cut into pieces
  • 3 large whole eggs plus 3 egg yolks, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting
Espresso-Kahlua Syrup
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon freshly brewed very strong coffee
  • 1 ounce Kahlua
  • 1/4 cup sugar


  1. Stir together coffee, Kahlua, and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Let cool.
Mascarpone Frosting

Makes about 2 cups

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 8 ounces mascarpone cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 the seed from a vanilla bean


  1. With an electric mixer on medium speed, whisk heavy cream until stiff peaks form (be careful not to overbeat, or cream will be grainy). In another bowl, whisk together mascarpone, confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla bean seeds until smooth. Gently fold whipped cream into mascarpone mixture until completely incorporated. Use immediately.


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line standard muffin tins 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 edge. Remove from heat. Whisk in butter until melted, and let stand 15 minutes. Strain milk mixture through a fine sieve into a bowl, and discard vanilla-bean pod.
  2. 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 whisk is lifted.
  3. 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.
  4. Divide batter evenly among lined cups, filling each three-quarters full. Bake, rotating tins halfway through, until centers are completely set and edges are light golden brown, about 20 minutes. Transfer tins to wire racks to cool completely before removing cupcakes.
  5. To finish, brush tops of cupcakes evenly with coffee-Kahlua syrup; repeat until all syrup has been used. Allow cupcakes to absorb liquid 30 minutes. Dollop frosting onto cupcakes; refrigerate up to overnight in airtight containers. Dust generously with cocoa powder just before serving.

This recipe is from Martha Stewart’s Tiramisu Cupcakes, however I’ve added a couple of my own twists.


  • KimHo says:

    Congratulations on your cupcake event, Mijune! 😀

  • Mijon says:

    Job more than well done!! I wish so much I could have been there but the tweets, blogs, pics, etc of the event are fantastic!

  • Nicole says:

    you know what’s funny? I was going to tell you that I wish someone at the cupcake challenge had made tiramisu cupcakes and now you just posted a recipe for them! we should make these! they look and sound delicious! congratulations again (i think this is my third or fourth time now but you can never have too many!) on such an awesome and successful event! xo

  • Mijune says:

    LOL thank you guys!!! And likewise Nicole – I cannot thank YOU all enough for the continuous support! My reward was being so lucky to have great friends and family there! That makes it a real success.

  • Wow!! I’ve been dropping by your blog every now and then via Nicole and I’m loving it! This recipe is totally doable and worth it because well, who wouldn’t want some Tiramisu in a cupcake form!! Lovethe pictures of food that you post as well!

  • Mijune says:

    Hi Tamanna! Thank you so much for dropping by!! Thank goodness you like fashion AND food!! That’s how Nicole and I get along… I wouldn’t hang out with her otherwise =p LOL..(I know she’ll read this)

    and omg you have to try these…so moist…I inhaled them so easily!!! You don’t need to teeth for these guys!

  • Katherine says:

    OOOh I can’t wait to try out this recipe. Thanks for the Cupcake Challenge again … was fab!

  • Mijune says:

    Please enter your e-mail when you leave a comment so I can send you the coupon for a FREE cupcake!

  • Janice says:

    Thanks for the free cupcake! Can’t wait for the next challenge. A few people couldn’t make it and were upset at all the cupcakes they’ve missed!

  • Mijune says:

    No problem Janice!! Thanks for coming again, great seeing you!! There will be next year… and luckily all the cupcake vendors were operating businesses so we can always pay them a visit or make orders from them! 🙂

  • Sanaz says:

    Too bad I missed it this year, so looking forward to next year’s event!

  • Jenny says:

    i can’t wait for next year’s, i love cupcakes 🙂

  • Haha that was hilarious and cute at the same time!! 🙂 Do let me know when you;re in Austin! I have a new barbecue place if you want to know, besides Rudy’s which you already tried! 🙂

  • Phyllis says:

    Too bad I missed the cupcake event – I’m starting to like them more!

  • Katharine says:

    Congratulations! Love the tiramasu cup cake recipe, will have to try this one out! Cup Cake Challenge was fab, can’t wait for next year’s! K

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