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 chocolate. Tiramisu can be made in advance and refrigerated until ready to serve.


-1 package ladyfingers
-1 cup strong coffee, cooled
-1/2 cup marsala wine
-1 (8 ounce) package mascarpone cheese
-1/2 cup sugar
-3 eggs, separated
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-1/4 cup cocoa powder


1. In a bowl, combine coffee and marsala wine.

2. Dip the ladyfingers in the coffee mixture and layer the bottom of an 8×8 inch baking dish.

3. In a large bowl, beat together mascarpone cheese, sugar, egg yolks, and vanilla extract.

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

5. Spread the mascarpone mixture over the coffee-soaked ladyfingers.

6. Sprinkle cocoa powder over the top.

7. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

Potential changes & improvements

-For a lighter tiramisu, use whipped cream in place of the mascarpone cheese.

-For a chocolate tiramisu, use chocolate sponge cake in place of the ladyfingers and add chocolate shavings on top.

-For a fruity tiramisu, add fresh berries between the layers of cake and cream.

What other food it works well with

Tiramisu goes well with other Italian desserts such as cannoli and gelato.

Common Mistakes

-Not soaking the ladyfingers long enough in the coffee mixture. The ladyfingers should be moist but not soggy.

-Not using fresh mascarpone cheese. This will result in a grainy texture.

-Not folding the egg whites into the mascarpone mixture gently. This will result in a deflated tiramisu.

Nutritional Information

-Calories: 400
-Fat: 22 grams
-Saturated Fat: 13 grams
-Cholesterol: 140 milligrams
-Sodium: 190 milligrams
-Carbohydrates: 39 grams
-Fiber: 1 gram
-Sugar: 27 grams
-Protein: 7 grams



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