Tiramisu is a classic Italian dessert that is perfect for any occasion. It is made with layers of coffee-soaked sponge cake, mascarpone cream, and cocoa powder. Tiramisu can be made in advance and refrigerated until ready to serve.


-1 package ladyfingers
-1 cup strong brewed coffee
-1/2 cup marsala wine
-1 (8 ounce) package mascarpone cheese
-1/2 cup sugar
-3 eggs, separated
-1 tablespoon cocoa powder


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

2. In a small bowl, combine coffee and marsala wine.

3. In a large bowl, beat mascarpone cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg yolks until well blended.

4. In a separate bowl, whisk egg whites until stiff peaks form. Gently fold egg whites into mascarpone mixture.

5. Dip ladyfingers in coffee mixture and place in a single layer on the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish.

6. Spread half of the mascarpone mixture over ladyfingers. Sprinkle with cocoa powder.

7. Repeat layers of dipped ladyfingers and mascarpone mixture. Sprinkle with cocoa powder.

8. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight.

Potential changes & improvements

-For a lighter tiramisu, use sponge cake instead of ladyfingers.

-For a chocolate tiramisu, use a chocolate sponge cake and add chocolate shavings on top.

What other food it works well with

-Tiramisu goes well with any type of coffee.

-It also goes well with fruit, such as strawberries or raspberries.

Common Mistakes

-One common mistake is to use too much coffee in the mixture, which can make the tiramisu too moist and cause the layers to separate.

-Another mistake is to use expired mascarpone cheese, which can cause the tiramisu to be sour.

Nutritional Information

-Tiramisu is high in calories and fat.

-It is also high in cholesterol and sodium.


-Tiramisu contains eggs, milk, and wheat.

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