Sunday, March 17, 2013

Tiramisu Macarons w/ a mascarpone whipped cream filling :)

Hi everyone! Today I made tiramisu macarons, and they are so delicious. The cream filling is to die for! (literally..just kidding) It's a mascarpone whipped cream filling, and the shell is basic vanilla bean sprinkled with cocoa powder for that nice tiramisu look. I brushed the bottoms of the shells with brewed coffee, hopefully some coffee flavor will come through. If not, time to try again. I sprinkled some crumbled ladyfingers in the filling as well, but I don't know if that will convey tiramisu either. Maybe next time I can put the coffee in the shell so it comes through better. Anyways, the cream tastes great, and all you need are three simple ingredients: mascarpone cheese, whipping cream, and a bit of powdered sugar. It's not too sweet, and it is simple and yummy to prepare! Just whip the cream in a bowl under a bowl of ice water until you get stiff peaks and then add a bit of mascarpone, whip, and add a bit of powdered sugar for sweetness. The sweetness is already in the macaron, but it seems like this one isn't really too sweet at all since the bitter cocoa powder evens it out. I would say this is my favorite macaron now :O

See how these are nice and fluffy? I was having a bit of trouble trying to get the best texture since most of the time my oven would make the interiors gummy and sink to the bottom, causing hollow shells. I baked these at 315 degrees because my oven is a bit weird, and then let them bake an extra two minutes so the insides set completely. This results in a crunchier shell, but with maturation, the crunchiness disappears. So as long as you deflate the batter correctly as I have shown in my past post and turn up the heat a bit and overcook them slightly, you won't have hollows in your macarons. (thank god) Hollows drive me insane!


  1. Recipe Please! I have mascarpone at home that I wanted to make this with! :)

    1. Ohh okay well I don't usually measure anything out when I make new fillings XD But I suppose it looks like this:

      -1/3 cup whipping cream, whipped to stiff peaks
      -1/2 cup of mascarpone
      -1/2 cup powdered sugar, to taste

      Beat whipping cream until stiff peaks, then add in the mascarpone cheese. Add in your powdered sugar until sweetness desired.

  2. These look amazing! Were these macs made using the IM method? Do you have any tips for getting the air space between the shell and foot, btw? Thanks!!!