Moist and uy cupcakes, topped with creamy espresso‑mascarpone frosting… Tese cupcakes willdenitely make up for the crappy romantic comedy one of your girlfriends is bound to bring over. (Justkidding — I have nothing against women who like romantic comedies, or men who dig action lms forthat matter. It’s the fact that they reproduce that gets to me.)
servings: 12 cupcakes | easy
Add 2 tablespoons of raw sugar to the hot espresso, and stir todissolve. Add 1 tablespoon of rum and mix. Cover and refrigerateuntil cool.
Preheat the oven to 350°F, and position a rack in the center of theoven. In a large bowl beat the eggs with a hand mixer until they’refoamy. Continue to beat the eggs while adding 1 cup of raw sugar in aslow and steady stream. Add 1 tablespoon of rum, and continously beat the egg mixture for 6 minutes, until pale and shiny.In another large bowl, use a wire‑mesh sieve to si together theall‑purpose our and sea salt. Fold one third of the our mixtureinto the egg mixture. Repeat two more times until all the our isincorporated into the egg mixture. Delicately fold in the meltedunsalted butter. Divide the batter equally among 12 lined mu ncups. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the cupcakes are slightly golden around the edges and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.Remove the cupcakes from the oven, and cool them on a rack.When the cupcakes have cooled slightly, brush each one generously with the espresso glaze.
ESPRESSO MASCARPONE ICING
In a medium‑sized bowl combine the mascarpone, icing sugar, andthe rest of the espresso glaze. Beat with a hand mixer until the icing issti. Using a pastry bag with a round nozzle (or a butter knife), iceeach cupcake with about ¼ cup of the icing. Garnish each cupcakewith 1 teaspoon of shaved dark chocolate. Place in the fridge for 1hour to set.
• 1 cup + 2 tbsp raw sugar • ⁄ cup hot brewed espresso• 2 tbsp rum• 6 eggs, at room temperature• 1 cup all-purpose our • ¼ tsp sea salt • ⁄ cup unsalted butter, melted • 2 cups mascarpone cheese (32 oz)• ¾ cup icing sugar • 2 oz 70% dark chocolate, shaved
• espresso machine• 2 large mixing bowls• electric hand mixer • wire-mesh sieve• 12-cup mu n tin• mu n liners• medium bowl • pastry bag (optional)