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Tiramisu dessert recipe

Tiramisu dessert recipe

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The Italian name 'tiramisu' translates to 'pick me up'! This version is quick and easy to whip up for a dinner party dessert.

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IngredientsServes: 4

  • 4 eggs, separated
  • pinch of salt
  • 100g sugar
  • 250g mascarpone cheese
  • 150ml cold espresso
  • 200g sponge fingers
  • 50g grated chocolate
  • a few tablespoons cocoa powder

MethodPrep:20min ›Extra time:2hr chilling › Ready in:2hr20min

  1. In a clean bowl, whip the whites and a pinch of salt bowl until stiff peaks form.
  2. In another bowl, whisk the egg yolks with 100g sugar until the mixture becomes light and fluffy. Mix in mascarpone cheese. Fold in the whipped egg whites. Add grated chocolate.
  3. To assemble: Dip sponge fingers into coffee and arrange in an even layer in a rectangular dish. Layer half of the mousse mixture on top and sprinkle with cocoa powder. Repeat the layering, finishing with the cream mixture and a sprinkling of cocoa powder.
  4. Refrigerate for at least a couple of hours. Serve cold.

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Easy Traditional Tiramisu Dessert Recipe

This easy tiramisu dessert recipe is sure to become your go-to recipe when serving guests. Loaded with rich creamy flavor and just a hint of coffee and rum, it's a decadent dish that never fails to impress everyone at your table. Simple ingredients combine together to create a decadent dessert that is perfect in every single bite.

Recipe Summary

  • 6 egg yolks
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • ⅔ cup milk
  • 1 ¼ cups heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pound mascarpone cheese, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup strong brewed coffee, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons rum
  • 2 (3 ounce) packages ladyfinger cookies
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

In a medium saucepan, whisk together egg yolks and sugar until well blended. Whisk in milk and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils. Boil gently for 1 minute, remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Cover tightly and chill in refrigerator 1 hour.

In a medium bowl, beat cream with vanilla until stiff peaks form.

Whisk mascarpone into yolk mixture until smooth.

In a small bowl, combine coffee and rum. Split ladyfingers in half lengthwise and drizzle with coffee mixture.

Arrange half of soaked ladyfingers in bottom of a 7x11 inch dish. Spread half of mascarpone mixture over ladyfingers, then half of whipped cream over that. Repeat layers and sprinkle with cocoa. Cover and refrigerate 4 to 6 hours, until set.

Easy Tiramisu Dessert Recipe

Tiramisu is one of the most popular desserts. This traditional Italian dessert is well known all over the world. If you like simple, light dessert, which are also no bake and easy to make, you will love Easy Tiramisu Dessert Recipe.

Easy Tiramisu Dessert Recipe

I can remember the first time I tried it and it was love at first bite. I loved the combination of tastes in it. This dessert is very light, but you can add some more sugar if you like sweeter desserts.

You simply can&lsquot resist the combination of lady fingers with coffee and rum aroma, mascarpone cheese with sugar, vanilla and heavy cream, all covered with cocoa and chopped chocolate.

Easy Tiramisu Dessert Recipe

Yum, just the way I like it. You can find so many different, yet similar recipes. This one is without eggs, which makes it even lighter. You can take a look most popular recipes on our blog No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Mini Cheesecake and Easy No Bake Oreo Mint Cheesecake.

Easy Tiramisu Dessert Recipe

I prepared my first Tiramisu eight years ago. It was quick to make and quicker to eat. It turned out great, because it is so easy to make.

Easy Tiramisu Dessert Recipe

Last time I was about to make Tiramisu, I couldn&rsquot find a box of lady fingers I put aside. Then, I realized that my little son had eaten them. He loves this biscuit, and my husband and I love this amazing dessert.

Easy Tiramisu Dessert Recipe

How to make Tiramisu

The key to a rich-yet-light Tiramisu is to beat the egg whites until fluffy, then fold it through the rich cream mixture of sugar, yolks and mascarpone.

This technique creates a Tiramisu cream which has a consistency like whipped cream (ie soft and spreadable) but it sets in a way that cream never can so you can cut through the Tiramisu to reveal the layers.

I say it “sets”, but it’s still very soft and creamy – it’s a unique texture that sets proper Tiramisu recipes apart from quick version made with whipping cream!

Frozen Tiramisu Dessert Recipe

Tiramisu is a popular coffee-flavoured Italian dessert. It is made of ladyfingers (Italian: Savoiardi) dipped in coffee, layered with a whipped mixture of egg yolks, egg whites, sugar and mascarpone cheese, flavoured with cocoa. The recipe has been adapted into many varieties of puddings, cakes and other desserts.

Tiramisu is a layered dessert, consisting of alternating layers of coffee-soaked Savoiardi biscuits and sweet mixture of mascarpone cheese, eggs and sugar.

To prepare the biscuit layer, the Savoiardi are dipped briefly in espresso or strong coffee.

For the mascarpone cheese layer, a mixture of egg yolks and sugar is first prepared, to which the mascarpone cheese is then added. This mixture is spread over the coffee-soaked biscuits. More layers are added and the dessert is finally topped with a layer of cream or icing and dusting of cocoa powder.

Frozen Tiramisu Dessert Recipe

What goes into making a traditional tiramisu recipe?

At its most basic, Italian tiramisu is a classic dessert made with ladyfinger cookies dipped in espresso and along with rich layers of mascarpone cheese that have been whipped with egg yolks. Sometimes Marsala wine or a liqueur is added to the coffee to booze it up, and sometimes the tiramisu is topped with grated chocolate or cocoa powder. (Mmmmm. So good.)


Tiramisu is another one of those confusing recipes that we don’t know whom to attribute to. A consensus seems to be that it was born in Treviso in 1970, first starting out as a “sbatudin,” which is like tiramisu in its first undeveloped and unlayered form.

Eventually, sbatudin turned into the authentic Italian tiramisu recipe we all love, through influences from other Italian regions.

In the late ’60s, a gastronome and actor named Giuseppe Maffioli published a book about Treviso cuisine. In the book, he talks about eating zabaione cream and biscuits with the whole family and mentions it being a Venetian tradition. Okay, now that starts to sound more like tiramisu, right?

“Tiramesù,” as it was called in the beginning, was served for the very first time at a restaurant called Alle Beccherie by a pastry chef named Loly Linguanotto, who was just returning to Italy after perfecting his baking skills in Germany. The tiramesù was an instant hit, and not only was it served in the province of Treviso, but also throughout Veneto and even all of Italy.

And as many good things do, it became famous worldwide and developed into several variations, like this pistachio tiramisu recipe.

  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g butter
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 50g grated chocolate
  • 25g cocoa powder, sieved, plus extra to decorate
  • 75g self-raising flour
  • 250g mascarpone cheese
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar, sifted
  • 3 tbsp liquid coffee, i.e. Camp
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • You will need 6 x 150 ml ramekins

Beat the sugar and butter together until creamy and smooth, then beat in the eggs slowly, until smooth. Add the chocolate and stir in the cocoa powder. Lastly, stir in the flour.

Divide the mixture between the ramekins. Put 3–4 layers of greaseproof paper in the base of the slow cooker and put the ramekins on top, stacking if necessary. Pour in hot water to a depth of about 2 cm and cook for 4 hours on the high setting or 8 hours on low. Allow to cool.

To serve, beat together the mascarpone, icing sugar, liquid coffee and vanilla extract until smooth. Spoon a little of this mixture over the top of each chocolate base, sieve over some cocoa powder and serve.

Tiramisu Recipe

Tiramisu Recipe is an Italian classic dessert that tastes so delightful and heavenly. The name Tiramisu simply means &ldquocarry me up&rdquo or &ldquopick me up&rdquo, which this dessert actually does when you taste it, you can never resist its luscious flavors, and it&rsquos often called an &ldquoItalian Trifle&rdquo. It is made of lady fingers, cream, coffee, cocoa powder and some chocolate shavings.

Tiramisu is even a simple and easy recipe you can make this dessert ahead of time so that the flavors will absorb and firm to easily slice this three layered cake. This is a great recipe for parties specially this coming Christmas season.

Tiramisu Ingredients:

  • 3 packs store bought Lady Fingers &ldquoBroas&rdquo
  • 2 cups strong warm coffee + 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 (8oz) cream cheese, at room temp.
  • 3 (250ml) nestle all purpose cream
  • 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • pinch of salt, (optional)
  • 2 tbsp. cocoa powder, for dusting

Tiramisu Cooking Instructions:

  • In a mixing bowl combine cream cheese, chilled nestle cream, sweetened condensed milk and a pinch of salt.
  • Whisk until smooth and well combined, refrigerate until needed.
  • Meanwhile, mix a strong coffee powder in warm water and add less sugar than you usually put on your regular coffee and stir until sugar dissolve, set aside.
  • Prepare a 7×11 baking dish or any available glass dish you have.

To assemble:

  • Dip the lady fingers into the coffee just enough to wet, do not soak them.
  • Arrange coffee dipped lady fingers in the bottom of your baking dish until fully covered.
  • Spoon 1/3 part of your cream mixture over the lady fingers and spread evenly.
  • Repeat process with other remaining 2 layers until done and ended with cream mixture on top.
  • Dust evenly with cocoa powder on top and top with shaved or chopped chocolate for decoration if using.
  • Refrigerate for about 4 hours or overnight to make the cake layer becomes firm and easy to slice.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Tiramisu Recipe is a delectable dessert that is very easy to make, you can never resist its luscious flavors.