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Tiramisu – A Beautiful Mess


My birthday is in a few days and I always celebrate by posting a dessert recipe that I’m currently obsessed with. This year, I’m sharing this easy tiramisu recipe, which brings to mind many fine restaurant meals. This is the perfect homemade tiramisu because it is incredibly easy to make and contains no raw egg yolks. While a traditional tiramisu recipe would likely include yolks in the custard layers, I don’t find that necessary and this version is still very creamy and delicious.

Tiramisu is sometimes called the “Tuscan trifle” because it was invented in Italy in the 1960s or 1970s. In Italian, tiramisu means “cheer me up,” which this dessert will definitely do! It has layers of cake soaked in coffee and rum with creamy custard-like layers in between. This no-bake dessert is well known and much loved.

Related – Here are some other birthday treats I’ve posted: my favorite brownies, birthday cake cookies, and angel food cake.

ingredients

  • Textures heavy whipping cream
  • Meringue powder
  • White granulated sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Mascarpone
  • espresso
  • water
  • Coffee drink – I use Kahlua
  • Lady fingers
  • Cocoa powder

See the Tips and Substitutions section for ideas on ingredients you can substitute or change if you want to avoid alcohol or caffeine or can’t find certain ingredients at your local grocery store.

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Allow the mascarpone to reach room temperature. In the winter months (when I photographed this recipe), I set it on the counter overnight.

In a stand mixer or using an electric mixer, beat the heavy whipping cream and meringue powder until soft peaks form. Then, while mixing, add the granulated white sugar and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form. This is pretty much the process of making homemade whipped cream.

Use a rubber spatula to fold in the softened mascarpone until combined with the whipped cream.

In a saucepan or large rimmed pie plate, combine the espresso, water and coffee liqueur. Quickly dip the ladyfingers in the mixture and then place them in an even layer in an 8×8 square pan. Once you have the bottom layer, add a layer of cream filling and smooth it out until it’s an even layer. Repeat another layer of ladyfingers on top. Then the remaining layer of cream filling.

Sprinkle the surface of the tiramisu with cocoa powder. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, but up to 2 days before serving.

Tips and alternatives

  • If you want to make this in a 9×13 pan, you can easily double this recipe.
  • The “hardest” part of tiramisu in my opinion is removing it from the pan to serve. If this bothers you, consider making the candy individually Ramkins Or even wine glasses for serving.
  • Meringue Powder – There is no great substitute for this ingredient, but if you can’t find it you can skip it and this recipe will still be very good. It just adds some lift and a little dimension to the whipped cream.
  • Mascarpone – If you can’t find this soft cheese, you can substitute cream cheese instead.
  • Espresso – Instead of espresso and water, you can use 1 1/4 cups coffee or decaf.
  • Coffee Liquor – Other great options are rum or Marsala wine. If you want a non-alcoholic option, I would skip that and add an extra 1/4 cup of coffee or decaf.
  • Lady’s Fingers – These may be a little difficult to find in some grocery stores; In my house, they are usually in the refrigerator in the bakery section. If you can’t find them, I would use vanilla wafers instead, they are firmer and crunchier, so feel free to soak them a little longer to soften them.

While these alternative ideas will make the recipe less authentic, they are intended to help you succeed in creating a delicious and delicious no-bake dessert.

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fruit 9

to equip 20 minutes

Cooling time 2 hours

the total 2 hours 20 minutes

directions

  • Allow the mascarpone to come to room temperature.

  • In a stand mixer or using an electric mixer, beat the heavy whipping cream and meringue powder until soft peaks form.

  • Then, while mixing, add the granulated white sugar and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form.
  • Use a rubber spatula to fold in the softened mascarpone until combined with the whipped cream.

  • In a saucepan or large rimmed pie plate, combine the espresso, water and coffee liqueur.

  • Quickly dip the ladyfingers into the mixture and then place them in an even layer in an 8×8 square pan.

  • Once you have the bottom layer, add a layer of cream filling and smooth it out until it’s an even layer.

  • Repeat another layer of ladyfingers on top. Then the remaining layer of cream filling.

  • Sprinkle the surface of the tiramisu with cocoa powder.

  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, but up to 2 days before serving.

Notes

If you want to make this in a 9×13 pan, you can easily double this recipe.
The “hardest” part of tiramisu in my opinion is removing it from the pan to serve. If this bothers you, consider making the dessert in individual molds or even wine glasses to serve.
Meringue Powder – There is no great substitute for this ingredient, but if you can’t find it you can skip it and this recipe will still be very good. It just adds some lift and a little dimension to the whipped cream.
Mascarpone – If you can’t find this soft cheese, you can substitute cream cheese instead.
Espresso – Instead of espresso and water, you can use 1 1/4 cups coffee or decaf.
Coffee Liquor – Other great options are rum or Marsala wine. If you want a non-alcoholic option, I would skip that and add an extra 1/4 cup of coffee or decaf.
Lady’s Fingers – These may be a little difficult to find in some grocery stores; In my house, they are usually in the refrigerator in the bakery section. If you can’t find them, I would use vanilla wafers instead, they are firmer and crunchier, so feel free to soak them a little longer to soften them.

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*Percent Daily Values ​​are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Note: Nutrition is automatically calculated using Spoonacular, for your convenience. Where appropriate, we recommend using your own nutrition calculations.



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