Tiramisu Recipe

Posted on Jan 29 2017 - 2:59am by Susan Bewley

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Are there any dessert recipes your family asked for every holiday? In mine, it is tiramisu. Honestly, it seems to be the dessert most requested if anyone is even visiting, especially my mother in law. After trying it in a little mom and pop Greek restaurant at home, I wanted badly to try making it at home. In all honesty, my first attempts were horrible. It took a couple of years until I found a recipe that seemed like it might work, and from there, modifying it to my family’s liking. It wasn’t until I presented my new recipe to my in-laws for the first time, nearly a decade ago, that I knew I had finally found the perfect tiramisu recipe.

One of the things I had learned about tiramisu on my quest for the perfect recipe is that everyone has their own opinion of how this classic dessert should taste and look. I have found that many Italian restaurants focus heavily on ladyfingers with very little cream, while many of the Greek restaurants I have visited seem to view it more as a layered dessert with lots of cream (similar to my recipe). Actually, the times I have tried making it without the thick creamy layers I had some very sad family – I mean, who doesn’t like the idea of rich creamy cheese layers between espresso soaked ladyfingers and chocolate? It is easy to see why this is a winning recipe in my family.

Really, the only change I have made over the past ten years to the recipe is to make it safe for my father in law, who has a corn allergy. Since ladyfingers typically have some corn products, I usually use angel food cake instead of ladyfingers (it is a yummy, easy substitute too if you can’t find ladyfingers!). As well, I also found it does best in a trifle dish (which also makes it look very fancy at family gatherings).

Since some of you asked about my recipe when I talked about it on social media awhile back, I decided it was finally time to share this delightful recipe with all of you. Years ago, I actually shared this recipe as well as a guest post on another blog, but since the blogger quit blogging and deleted her blog, I thought it was time to share it with everyone again. Best of all, this tiramisu recipe is super easy to make, with the hardest thing actually being the time to build the layers. If you have never made tiramisu, I highly recommend trying this recipe. If your family is anything like mine, this Tiramisu recipe will be a hit!

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Tiramisu Recipe
Looking for a delicious & easy dessert recipe? Make people smile in your household with our Tiramisu Recipe! Great mix of rich chocolate, espresso, & chocolate in one yummy dessert.
Cuisine: Italian
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 4 Containers of Marscarpone Cheese
  • 10 Eggs (room temperature)
  • 1 Cup of Sugar
  • 3 Packages of Ladyfingers (or 1 Large Angel Food Cake)
  • 1 Cup of Espresso
  • 1 Tablespoon of Sugar
  • ½ Cup Kalhua
  • Baking Cocoa Powder
  1. Separate the eggs into 2 bowls - one with eggs whites and one with yolks.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the marscarpone cheese, cup of sugar and egg yolks until softened and fluffy. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until they form fluffy, stiff peaks.
  4. Gently fold the egg whites into the marscarpone mixture. Make sure they are thoroughly mixed and blended before moving to the next step.
  5. Mix together the Espresso, tablespoon of sugar, and Kalhua.
  6. Place a layer of ladyfingers or angel food cake at the bottom of your dish. With a spoon, start soaking the lady fingers with the coffee mixture.
  7. Once they seemed soaked, put a layer of cheese on the lady fingers.
  8. Sprinkle the cheese layer with cocoa powder.
  9. Repeat steps 6 - 9 until you reach the top of your dish with the cheese layer. Refrigerate for 4 - 6 hours before serving.

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75 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Kimberly Flickinger January 29, 2017 at 9:50 am - Reply

    This looks divine, definitely going to try this one.

  2. Nena Sinclair January 29, 2017 at 5:42 pm - Reply

    Mmmm now this is my idea of a heavenly dessert!!!

  3. Judy Thomas January 29, 2017 at 5:55 pm - Reply

    OMG! I have to make this …when I have finished my low carb diet 🙂

    • Susan Bewley January 29, 2017 at 7:14 pm - Reply

      Yeah, it is most definitely not a diet food! I was having to be good making this since I don’t think it is an approved low calorie food either. 😉

  4. sheila ressel January 29, 2017 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    Tiramisu is one of my favorites and I have it every year for my birthday. Can’t wait to try your recipe.

  5. Holly Thomas January 30, 2017 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    This is on my must try recipe list!

  6. Jerry Marquardt January 30, 2017 at 10:24 pm - Reply

    The Tiramisu Recipe looks astounding. I cannot wait to taste your special recipe. I thank you so much for the directions on this delicious treat.

  7. christina moore February 4, 2017 at 7:14 am - Reply

    Thank you for sharing, sounds good

  8. Geri Sandoval February 4, 2017 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    I love Tiramisu, so this is a must try recipe!!!

  9. Wendy February 4, 2017 at 3:05 pm - Reply

    That looks amazing!!

  10. Terri Quick February 4, 2017 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    This looks so yummy 🙂

  11. Ronald Gagnon February 4, 2017 at 9:39 pm - Reply

    I am seeing this dish just before sitting down to dinner…what a treat this would be, especially as a layered dessert with lots of cream

  12. April Monty February 5, 2017 at 4:24 am - Reply

    Tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts! This looks super easy and delicious

  13. Barrie February 5, 2017 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    Oh, Susan, this looks so good! I’m impressed that you took a recipe and made it your own…I destroy food when I try this! lol

  14. Lauryn R February 5, 2017 at 5:06 pm - Reply

    Tiramisu is my FAVORITE dessert of all time!! I have never even thought about making it myself before because it always seemed like it would be too hard! I have never seen anyone post a recipe before this either, it actually seems like I could pull it off too! 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing!

  15. Patricia Hoffmeister February 5, 2017 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    Tiramisu is my favorite. This one looks delicious and not to complicated

  16. Dotty J Boucher February 7, 2017 at 11:20 am - Reply

    This looks so amazing and delicious!! I don’t think I have ever made tiramisu, I probably think to make it but never got around to it,, I love your recipe here and how easy it is to make,, Definitely on the wish list..

  17. Rebecca Kerchner-Love February 7, 2017 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    Omgoodness. This looks Devine. I can’t wait to try this recipe. I’m sort of new to all this stuff and I see a lot with printable recipes. It makes my life so much easier. Amazing page you have here.

  18. Tina Nichols February 9, 2017 at 11:33 am - Reply

    This looks beautiful! I saved the pics on Pinterest, so others can see. My husband loves trifle. And I like Tiramisu. I’m so spoiled, if I want Tiramisu, I usually have others make it for me, but I might want to one day make this recipe myself.

  19. Desiree February 10, 2017 at 9:38 am - Reply

    This looks amazing! Thanks for the recipe! 🙂

  20. donna porter February 11, 2017 at 8:42 pm - Reply

    This looks delicious! I am going to make this for our Valentines Day dessert.

  21. Mary Beth Elderton February 13, 2017 at 7:53 am - Reply

    O.M.Heavenly Goodness! This looks wonderful! Hubz and I lost the holidays this year to the flu, so I am going to see the family and have Christmas! (sort of) in March. This will be the perfect dessert to serve.

  22. Sara February 13, 2017 at 9:02 am - Reply

    This looks yummy I would love to try to make this

  23. jennifer stapp February 13, 2017 at 4:21 pm - Reply

    Okay, dont laugh but I never knew what Tiramisu was before this. This looks absolutely amazing!!!! I don’t cook much but I’m finding a lot of great recipes lately; I will have to dust off my baking supplies.

  24. Sohair February 14, 2017 at 7:24 am - Reply

    I never made tiramisu before.I’ve had it a lot hopefully I’ll make it soon

  25. Nichole Simmons February 14, 2017 at 10:49 am - Reply

    This recipe looks super yummy! I’ll. Red to make it for my next family gathering!

  26. April Monty February 14, 2017 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    Tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts ,this looks so easy to make too.my guys have never tried this before,it’d be a great surprise dessert for them

  27. Melanie Borhi February 15, 2017 at 10:34 am - Reply

    Ive always liked this italian dessert its so good
    And has espresso in it which is evem better im abit of a coffee fanatic!!

  28. Bethany Suire February 15, 2017 at 10:27 pm - Reply

    Wow! This is definitely the real deal! I don’t think it gets any better than this! It’s beautiful and I bet taste oh so good! Thanks for sharing with us.

  29. rochelle haynes February 16, 2017 at 11:27 am - Reply

    Looking good never heard of this

  30. Michelle S February 17, 2017 at 10:27 am - Reply

    I’ve only had this dessert once at a restaurant. I really liked it but never thought of making it myself at home.

  31. alessandra lalla February 18, 2017 at 6:19 am - Reply

    I love Tiramisù (I’m italian). I also do it with strawberries.

    • Susan Bewley February 19, 2017 at 3:08 pm - Reply

      Oh!!! That sound heavenly and something I have never considered!

  32. DENISE LOW February 19, 2017 at 11:12 am - Reply

    I have never heard of this one before but it looks delicious.

  33. Sara February 19, 2017 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    Would love to try to make this

  34. Tamra Gibson February 20, 2017 at 10:53 pm - Reply

    You probably wnt believe this bur I had never heard of this until this past Christmas. My mother is German and had always made a German cake but at 82 she decided to order a cake and this specialty store near her where they serve special deserts snd french breads. This is the cake she bought and I couldn’t stop eating it. I will have to show her this 😉

  35. April monty February 20, 2017 at 11:29 pm - Reply

    The best dessert ever created is Tiramisu! So sweet, delicious,and fluffy .My favorite

  36. LAMusing February 21, 2017 at 9:58 pm - Reply

    Looks delicious! And pretty!

  37. Jessica Ouilhet February 23, 2017 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    Hmm.. that looks delicious! I’m definitely going to try to do it.

  38. Lynne B March 1, 2017 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    Tiramisu is in my top two favorite desserts! I love ladyfingers so I’d probably use more! 😉

  39. Bonnie Lee March 2, 2017 at 6:24 am - Reply

    Sounds pretty easy to make such a great dessert! Thanks for the recipe!

  40. rebeka deleon March 2, 2017 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    looks amazing. i agree on the creamy layers! i have been to an italian restaraunt, the real deal and it was mostly the lady fingers and doused in alcohol. too strong for me but at that time i was in high school so i may like it more now, who knows. lol

  41. Amber Ludwig March 2, 2017 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    Mmm!!! One of my favorites!! I love that you don’t cut corners and use marscapone cheese!! Amazing!! Can’t wait to make it!!

  42. Terri S March 2, 2017 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    I go to your page and first thing I see is a pic of your tiramisu!!! It looks incredible!! I can’t wait to make it. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  43. Brandy Trover March 2, 2017 at 10:17 pm - Reply

    I have heard of tiramisu but can’t say that I have ever eaten it. In fact I didn’t even know what it looked like. I was thinking it was a small rolled up desert type thing. This looks delicious and definitely something my family would devour.

  44. Cynthia C March 3, 2017 at 8:20 am - Reply

    I want to try this for Easter dessert. I usually have trouble finding the ladyfingers so I’ll start looking now.

  45. Terry Poage March 3, 2017 at 8:02 pm - Reply

    The Tiramisu Recipe looks amazing. i have never tried one of these before.

  46. Lisa Coomer Queen March 4, 2017 at 9:11 pm - Reply

    This Tiramisu Recipe looks delicious! I know my family will love it. I have it pinned to try. Thanks!

  47. Jo-Ann Brightman March 6, 2017 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    This recipe does look delicious. Itis not hard to make and I happen to have extra Kahlua in the house right now!

  48. Tiffany Dayton March 6, 2017 at 7:05 pm - Reply

    This is one of my favorite desserts. Looks so good.

  49. lisa March 7, 2017 at 11:24 am - Reply

    I’ve never tasted this. It sure does look and sound good. Before attempting it at home, I think I’d like to try a bit first.

  50. Phyllis Huebbe March 9, 2017 at 11:44 am - Reply

    I love tirimasu

  51. Heru March 9, 2017 at 11:17 pm - Reply

    looks delicious

  52. Nena Sinclair March 10, 2017 at 7:12 am - Reply

    Now this is my idea of a heavenly dessert! Yum! Pinned it so I can make it very soon!

  53. denise low March 10, 2017 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    Thank you for sharing. This looks delicious.

  54. Melanie Borhi March 12, 2017 at 1:47 am - Reply

    Would love to make this for dessert very soon yum

  55. Glen Hough March 12, 2017 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    This looks fantastic

  56. Lana simanovicki March 14, 2017 at 2:56 am - Reply

    This looks awsome
    I would love to make one of these

  57. Frances Hall March 14, 2017 at 4:51 am - Reply

    I’ve never tried tiramisu before but this makes me want to give it a try. Thank you for the recipe!

  58. LAURIE ARNHEIM March 14, 2017 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    WOW!!! This looks so good & sounds so easy! I’ve always been too intimidated to try to make Tiramisu! Pinning!!! Thank you!

  59. Kristi F March 14, 2017 at 11:58 pm - Reply

    I really like the idea of using angel food cake instead of lady fingers.

  60. Heru March 15, 2017 at 9:21 am - Reply

    Love tiramisu

  61. Lisa Ogle March 15, 2017 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    I know Tiramisu is a classic but I have never had it! I think it is time for me to get making this.

  62. Terri Quick March 15, 2017 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    This looks heavenly 🙂

  63. shannon fowler March 15, 2017 at 10:43 pm - Reply

    Ive never made my own! It always looked like it would be too complicated. The seems doable, and really delicious.

  64. Cheryl Everitt March 17, 2017 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    Tiramisu is so simple and yet elegant. For me it is not only delicious, but a pleasant and satisfying experience.

  65. Heather Amos March 17, 2017 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    This looks amazing!! I am going to have to make this real soon, I know the whole family will love it.

  66. Christine A. March 18, 2017 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    The tiramisu looks delicious! I have trouble finding ladyfingers in my local grocery stores so I really like the use of angel food cake.

  67. Courtney Madenford March 18, 2017 at 10:17 pm - Reply

    This dessert looks SO good. I LOVE dessert

  68. Leslie C March 19, 2017 at 5:47 am - Reply

    My daughter loves baking and for some reason we have never even thought of trying to make Tiramisu at home…soon!!

  69. Phyllis Huebbe March 21, 2017 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    This looks yummy

  70. Margaret Appel March 23, 2017 at 10:21 pm - Reply

    Your Tiramisu looks delicious! I thought it would look more like a cake than a trifle, but then I have never had it. Your recipe looks easy and I can probably do this 🙂 Pinned it so I have it later. Thanks for sharing!

  71. Kara Marks March 26, 2017 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    This sounds wonderful–thanks for the recipe!

  72. Dina Lindquist March 26, 2017 at 5:34 pm - Reply

    Tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts. I never made it before. Thanks for the delicious recipe!

  73. Nancy Burgess March 29, 2017 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    This looks so good ! I have to make this.

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