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Tiramisu Poke Cake

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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3 h 29 m servings 564
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 9x13-inch baking dish)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  • 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, Making Your Eggs Safe.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 564 calories; 29.8 61.8 8.7 174 491 Full nutrition

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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 Pow...

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 coo...

Delicious! I love the soft, moist cake so much better than the ladyfingers. This was delicious and a huge hit at a dinner party!

Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe. I followed your direction and it came out perfect for us. Can you freeze this?

Very good and moist I use strong coffee in place of the liquor and regular salt instead of course salt.

Made with Angel Food Cake and made a layer cake. Used Marscapone cheese filling for frosting. DELICIOUS!! And I just stumbled on recipe too

This was SO GOOD!

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.

I omitted the raw egg yolks altogether and it still turned out good.