Italian Tiramisu


Tiramisu is a classic Italian dessert. Ladyfinger cookies are dipped in coffee, then layered with mascarpone (a rich Italian cream cheese) and dusted with cocoa powder. It might become your new favorite dessert!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 30 mins
6 servings


  • 6 egg yolks

  • 1 cup white sugar, divided

  • 1 pound mascarpone cheese

  • 6 egg whites, stiffly beaten

  • ¼ cup heavy cream

  • 3 tablespoons kirschwasser

  • 1 ¼ cups strong brewed coffee, cold

  • 25 ladyfingers

  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder


  1. In a medium bowl beat together the egg yolks and 1/3 cup of sugar. Using a wooden spoon stir in mascarpone cheese, beaten egg whites, cream and kirschwasser; stir until smooth. Set aside.

  2. Dissolve remaining 2/3 cup sugar in coffee. Quickly, to avoid complete saturation, dip ends of ladyfingers in coffee mixture. Place ladyfingers in a single layer in a 9 x 13 inch glass baking dish. Spread a layer of cheese mixture over the ladyfingers; repeat layers, ending with cheese mixture.

  3. Cover and refrigerate for several hours. Sprinkle with cocoa just before serving.


Editor's Note:

This recipe contains raw egg. We recommend that pregnant women, young children, the elderly, and the infirm do not consume raw egg. Learn more about egg safety from our article, How to Make Your Eggs Safe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

748 Calories
48g Fat
62g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 748
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 48g 61%
Saturated Fat 24g 122%
Cholesterol 414mg 138%
Sodium 176mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 62g 23%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 34g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 162mg 12%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 170mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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