White cake is poked and topped with a coffee-flavored sweet drizzle and then a cream cheese frosting in this decadent tiramisu poke cake. Can be made up to 2 days in advance of serving.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
29 mins
additional:
2 hrs 30 mins
total:
3 hrs 29 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9x13-inch baking dish
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Cake:
Poke Drizzle:
Topping:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

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  • Mix cake mix, water, eggs, and oil together in a bowl using an electric mixer on medium speed until batter is smooth, about 2 minutes. Pour batter into the prepared dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 29 to 34 minutes. Cool cake for at least 30 minutes.

  • Whisk sweetened condensed milk, 1/3 cup coffee-flavored liqueur, 1 tablespoon cocoa powder, espresso powder, and 1/2 teaspoon sea salt together in a bowl until drizzle is smooth.

  • Poke holes into cake using the large end of a chopstick or a similar tool. Pour poke drizzle over entire cake, smoothing with a spatula and ensuring the drizzle goes into the holes. Refrigerate for 2 hours.

  • Beat egg yolks and white sugar together in a bowl using an electric mixer until very light yellow and stiff. Add cream cheese, 3 tablespoons coffee-flavored liqueur, and 1/4 teaspoon salt; mix well.

  • Beat heavy whipping cream in a separate bowl until stiff peaks form; gently fold into egg yolk mixture until topping is just mixed. Pour topping over cooled cake, smoothing well. Dust with 1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder. Cover and refrigerate.

Editor's Note:

The directions for making the cake are based on the particular brand mentioned. Follow instructions on box if using a different brand.

Nutrition Facts

564 calories; protein 8.7g 17% DV; carbohydrates 61.8g 20% DV; fat 29.8g 46% DV; cholesterol 173.6mg 58% DV; sodium 491.3mg 20% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2017
Delicious! I love the soft, moist cake so much better than the ladyfingers. This was delicious and a huge hit at a dinner party! Read More
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25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2018
Love this recipe. Rave reviews. I've made it three times now, first two times used white cake mix and strong coffee and instant coffee powder respectively, as I couldn't find the Espresso Powder. This cake always turns out well, but by far my best result has been this third time, when I used a Betty Crocker Supermoist French Vanilla cake mix, and finally, the Espresso powder, which gives it an unsurpassed depth of flavour. I recommend to follow this recipe as written, and to not substitute any of the ingredients. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2017
Delicious! I love the soft, moist cake so much better than the ladyfingers. This was delicious and a huge hit at a dinner party! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2018
Made this for my birthday. I placed the egg yolks over a double boiler as I mixed them with the sugar as directed I was worried about eating uncooked eggs. The topping was soft because of cooking the yolk but still tasted great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2018
Very good and moist I use strong coffee in place of the liquor and regular salt instead of course salt. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2019
Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe. I followed your direction and it came out perfect for us. Can you freeze this? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2018
This is my go to recipe for Tiramisu from now on. It turned out amazing and had a real decadent taste. It was gone before I knew it which is always a good sign. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2018
Made with Angel Food Cake and made a layer cake. Used Marscapone cheese filling for frosting. DELICIOUS!! And I just stumbled on recipe too Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2018
This was SO GOOD! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2020
Five starts is not enough stars for this amazing cake!!! I made it for my friend who is a Tiramisu conesuor.....she loved it!!!! I had to give her the recipe immediately!! Read More
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