Monday, March 24, 2014

Chocolate Tiramisu Cakes

While thumbing through an older Pampered Chef recipe booklet, I came across this recipe. I have a soft spot for bite sized desserts. It just feels so indulgent...without really being so.

Guilt free (or at least less guilt) desserting!

Of course the picture in the cookbook shows these cakes with perfectly piped topping. Mine are a little more "rustic" looking. That being said, darling daughter spent quite some time yesterday trying to convince hubby and myself that we shouldn't bother tasting them. As she says "nope, they are horrible. You won't like them. Can't waste food though, so I will just be the one to eat them and save you the pain".
Oh she thinks she is so sly!

My batter was very crumbly, but I just smooshed it into the pan and crossed my fingers. Everything came out intact, so I guess that is OK.
(If you make these, let me know if you have the same problem)

1 Small package (9oz) devil’s food cake mix
¼ Cup sour cream
1 Egg
1 Tbsp water
1 Tbsp instant coffee granules
⅓ Cup coffee liqueur

Filling and Topping
1 ½ Cups thawed frozen whipped topping
8 oz Marscarpone cheese
¼ Cup powdered sugar
2 Tsp vanilla extract
Unsweetened cocoa powder (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Spray cups of a mini muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray
3. Combine cake mix, sour cream, egg, coffee granules, and water, mix.
4. Divide batter evenly among cups.
5. Bake 8-10 minutes
6. Meanwhile, place whipped topping into a large resealable plastic bag; secure and set aside.
7. Combine cheese, sugar, and vanilla; mix until smooth
8. Place filling into an additional resealable plastic bag; secure and set aside.
9. Remove cakes from oven. Using a tool, press tops of cakes to make slight, bowl shaped, indentations
10. Move cakes to cooling rack. Brush tops of each cake with coffee liqueur.
11. Cool completely
12. Trim both corners of both bags. Pipe filling over cakes.
13. Pipe whipped topping over filling
14. Sprinkle with cocoa powder, if desired


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  1. Oh yum Sending ♥ from ultimate linky party

  2. Love Tiramisu and you have it in individual servings. I'll have to try this. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  3. This looks fabulous! I love tiramisu and I think I'd be in the same boat as your daughter. :)

  4. What a great idea to make individual tiramisu! Thanks so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend - hope you have a happy Sunday and a great week!

  5. G'day! Love tiramisu! YUM!
    Viewed via Deb's Easter Saturday Dishes Linky
    Cheers! Joanne

  6. I love Tiramisu and can't wait to try your awesome recipe. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a fantastic week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. ooh - yes please! Thanks so much for linking this up to The Friday Frenzy!

  8. Thanks for linking this lovely recipe to #GetHimFed No. 28. I'm featuring your recipe on #GetHimFed No. 29. Hope you link up this week too.

  9. These look so fantastic!! I think they might just be a must try! Pinning!