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Coffee-Marsala Syrup

Use this coffee-marsala syrup recipe to make delicious Tiramisu Cupcakes.

  • Yield: Makes enough for 18 cupcakes
Coffee-Marsala Syrup

Source: Martha Stewart Cupcakes, May 2009


  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon freshly brewed very strong coffee (or espresso)
  • 1 ounce marsala
  • 1/4 cup sugar


  1. Stir together coffee, marsala, and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Let cool.

Reviews (12)

  • Joseph Miller 18 Apr, 2013

    Do not use coffee mate vanilla creamer. It will not taste like tiramisu. Go to a wine shop or liquor store and ask. It's cheap, but the flavor is unmistakable.

  • bakaengie 2 Mar, 2013

    I didn't know where to get or buy marsala so I used vanilla creamer for Coffe Mate and it turned out fine.

  • bakaengie 2 Mar, 2013

    For those who don't know where to get or buy marsala use vanilla coffee-mate creamer. I did this when making tiramisu cupcakes and it came out fine. Just make sure that the amount is also 1 ounce if you do use coffee creamer.

  • Caroline Lee 10 Dec, 2012

    Could always use Kahlua or Tia Maria? :)

  • Mau2008 4 Dec, 2012

    hi, i do not know where you can buy it, but here i find a page with the recipe, hope it turns well for you

  • BAGLADY88 20 Mar, 2011

    i live here los angeles where can i buy masala???

  • M95 4 Oct, 2010

    Can i omit the marsala?

  • ohanamama 14 Aug, 2010

    Kaluha instead of marsala is really yummy, but I recommend cutting the amount of sugar you put in since kaluha is already pretty sweet.

  • Jynuine 24 Dec, 2009

    Actually, omitting the Marsala would just make a very sweet coffee sauce. If you cook the marsala wine first, it should cook most of the alcohol out.

    Also, make sure you use real Marsala wine and not Marsala cooking wine. The cooking wine has salt added to it and doesn't taste as good.

  • carings 16 Jun, 2009

    Just delete it from the recipe and make the syrup with just the coffee and maybe add some water instead of the marsala.

  • terarae 17 May, 2009

    what is a good substitute for the syrup that is non alcoholic?

  • jrenick 16 May, 2009

    Can you use Kahlua instead of the Coffee-Marsala syrup?

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