A traditionally Italian, no-bake cake made with spongy ladyfingers, coffee, and chocolate custard.


Recipe Summary

45 mins
6 mins
5 hrs
5 hrs 51 mins
1 9x5-inch baking pan


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk together egg yolks and white sugar in a saucepan off heat until well blended. Whisk in evaporated milk and chocolate milk; place pan over medium heat. Stir constantly until boiling, about 5 minutes. Boil for 1 minute; remove from heat and cool slightly. Cover tightly with plastic wrap; chill in refrigerator for 1 hour.

  • Beat heavy cream, confectioners' sugar, and vanilla extract together in a bowl until stiff peaks form.

  • Remove yolk mixture from refrigerator; whisk in mascarpone until smooth.

  • Combine coffee, coconut-flavored rum, and coffee-flavored liqueur in a small bowl. Place ladyfingers in a bowl; drizzle coffee mixture over ladyfingers.

  • Arrange half of the soaked ladyfingers in the bottom of a 9x5-inch baking pan. Spread half the mascarpone mixture over ladyfingers, then half the whipped cream. Repeat with remaining ladyfingers and whipped cream; end with a layer of mascarpone mixture.

  • Sprinkle the tiramisu with cocoa powder and chocolate shavings. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate until set, 4 to 6 hours.

Cook's Note:

If you don't have mascarpone cheese, you can create a substitute by whipping 8 ounces softened cream cheese, 3 tablespoons sour cream, and 2 tablespoons heavy cream together until thick and smooth. Refrigerate until needed.

Nutrition Facts

462 calories; protein 9.4g 19% DV; carbohydrates 47.4g 15% DV; fat 26.7g 41% DV; cholesterol 291.2mg 97% DV; sodium 100.7mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

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Great flavor! My custard didn't set properly but I'm sure that was my fault. Definitely use more ladyfingers! I used a spring form pan and could have lined the outside with them. Plus More in the cake layer. Read More