Tiramisu Muffins

Tiramisu Muffins



These buns are a great indulgent treat that will not fail to impress family and friends! Use your home made coffee liquor and impress them even more with this easy yet tasty recipe adapted from the Hummingbird Bakery book Cake Days.


80g unsalted butter

240g caster sugar

240g plain flour

1¼ tbsp baking powder

2 medium eggs

220ml whole milk

¼ tsp vanilla essence

For the syrup

250ml strong coffee

75ml home brew coffee liquor

3 tbsp caster sugar

To fill and top

400g mascarpone cheese

50ml home brew coffee liquor

300ml double cream

30g icing sugar

Cocoa powder for dusting


  • Pre-heat the oven to 190 degrees (gas mark 5).

  • Prepare your muffin tin lining it with the muffin cases.

  • Whip together the butter, sugar, flour and baking powder using an electric whisk until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.  

  • In a separate bowl or jug mix together the eggs, milk and vanilla essence then add this gradually to the flour and butter mixture.  The final consistency should be thick and not too watery. 

  • Fill up each muffin case with two-thirds of the mixture and then bake for 18-20 minutes.  To test whether they are finished get a skewer or a small sharp knife and pierce through one of the muffins in the centre, if the skewer or knife is clean when removed then your muffins are done. Put these on a wire rack to cool.

Coffee Syrup

  • Make 250ml of strong coffee and put this in a pan with the home brew coffee liquor and caster sugar. Stir and then bring to the boil.  Let the liquid reduce by half and then set aside to cool.

Coffee Filling and Topping

  • Using an electric whisk whip the double cream and icing sugar into soft peaks.

  • In a separate bowl mix together the mascarpone and home brew coffee liquor then add the above cream until they are both thoroughly combined.

Back to the Muffins

  • Once the muffins have cooled cut a piece out of each one about 2cm in diameter and 3cm long set these pieces aside.

  • Pour 1-2 teaspoons of the coffee syrup into each muffin and then pour 1 teaspoon on to the pieces of sponge you cut out.

  • Fill the hollow in each muffin halfway with the mascarpone and cream filling then pop the tops back on.

  • Next comes the fun bit of decorating the top of the muffins with plenty of the mascarpone and cream topping. Finish with a dusting of cocoa powder.

That's it!! Now all you have to do is enjoy!