Mascarpone cheese is a soft triple-cream cheese that comes in small tubs. Use regular cream cheese in its place, if you prefer.

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Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Assemble drip coffeemaker according to manufacturer's directions. Place ground coffee in coffee filter or filter basket. Add cold water to coffeemaker; brew to make 11/2 cups. Combine brewed coffee and 2 tablespoons Kahlua in a shallow dish; cool.

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  • Combine cheeses in a large bowl. Beat with a mixer at high speed until smooth. Add 2 tablespoons Kahlua and sugars; beat until well-blended.

  • Split ladyfingers in half lengthwise.

  • Quickly dip 24 ladyfinger halves, flat sides down, into coffee mixture. Place halves, dipped sides down, in the bottom of an 8-inch square baking dish (halves will be slightly overlapping). Spread half of cheese mixture over ladyfingers; sprinkle with 1 teaspoon cocoa. Repeat procedure with remaining ladyfinger halves, coffee mixture, cheese mixture, and 1 teaspoon cocoa.

  • Place 1 toothpick in each corner of dish and 1 in the center of tiramisu (to prevent the plastic wrap from sticking to cheese mixture); cover with plastic wrap. Chill for 2 hours.

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Reprinted with permission of Cooking Light(R) magazine. All rights reserved.

CALORIES 134 (30% from fat); FAT 4.5g (sat 2.2g, mono 1.5g, poly 0.4g); PROTEIN 3.3g; CARB 21.7g; FIBER 0g; CHOL 31mg; IRON 0.3mg; SODIUM 139mg; CALC 77mg

CALORIES 134 (30% from fat); FAT 4.5g (sat 2.2g, mono 1.5g, poly 0.4g); PROTEIN 3.3g; CARB 21.7g; FIBER 0g; CHOL 31mg; IRON 0.3mg; SODIUM 139mg; CALC 77mg

Nutrition Facts

168 calories; protein 5.1g; carbohydrates 21.8g; fat 5.7g; cholesterol 45.4mg; sodium 143.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (47)

Rating: 2 stars
08/29/2002
I did not care for this. Perhaps I just don't like tiramisu. The texture of the wet lady fingers just didn't do it for me. My husband took one bite and that was it. The filling is good though. I won't make this again. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
Better than restaurant tiramisu and light! One thing I did that really improved the texture was add a tub of Fat Free Cool Whip to 1/2 of the cheese mixture. I put a layer "Non-Cool Whipped" cheese mixture on top of the first layer of ladyfingers then added Cool Whip to the remaining half of the cheese mixture and topped the second layer with that. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
Mmmmmmm....this is delicious! I did make some changes...since I didn't have enough cheese on hand, I made 1/2 the recipe in a loaf pan (9x5). I didn't have any mascarpone cheese, so I used an 8 oz. block of light cream cheese (Neufachtel). As another reviewer had suggested, to improve the texture, I mixed half of the cream cheese mixture with non-fat Cool Whip and used that as the top layer of the tiramisu. Next time, I think I'll mix the entire cream cheese mixture with non-fat Cool Whip and make this both layers. My bottom layer of ladyfingers was a bit soggy because I soaked the ladyfingers too long...will know for next time. Overall, this is a delicious light recipe (relatively speaking). I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/09/2003
While this was very easy to make AND very tasty, I think next time I too will add some Cool Whip, the marsacpone/cream cheese mixture lacked a "fluffy" quality that is found with most authentic tiramisu. The taste of Kahula is VERY subtle, so if you want it more pronounced I suggest adding more. Also, putting the cocoa powder in a small sieve and then tapping it works great to sprinkle it evenly over the top. This tasted MUCH better after it sat overnight. Overall, a very yummy recipe, but it needs just a little tweaking to make it perfect! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
I made this for our office party and everyone raved about it. I could not find ladyfingers or spongecake so had to make from scratch, but turned out okay. I was scared that the coffee mixture was too strong so I did not use all of it. Also, I ground semi-sweet chocolate chips into a powder and used in place of cocoa. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2004
Wow! I made this for a dinner party, and EVERYONE loved it! I must note my alterations: I used a 1 whole container of marscapone, 1/2 a tub of cool whip and about a 1/2 cup of cream cheese. Dolly Madison Angel food cake was used in place of the ladyfingers. I used 1 1/2 cups of espresso and 2 1/2 cups of Kahlua (my friends are lushes)I placed about 4-6 tablespoons of the coffee mixture in the bottom of the pan prior to placing the cake in (in fear of a soggy bottom layer, I didn't dip them) I made this dish the night before I needed it. EVERYTHING tastes better overnight! Call me a fanatic, but this final step really kicked the recipe into high gear: after about 10 hours in the fridge, I took another 1 1/2 cups of kahlua and injected the tiramisu in various places with a syringe to infuse the liquor in the cake. To die for... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2003
I love this recipe and so do my family and friends. I am asked to make it everytime I go to a get together. I added 3 or 4 more tablespoons of Kahlua and used double the marscapone cheese and cream cheese (not fat free). It is really easy and I like that I don't need to use raw eggs! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/09/2003
I oversoaked the bottom layer of ladyfingers, so this didn't come out so well. But even with that said, I didn't feel this recipe was a keeper. I have had Tiramisu at a restaurant once, and I didn't feel there was enough of the cheese mixture to make it even close to being comparable. Hmmm. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
Yum! I admit, we used double the mascarpone cheese and neufchatel instead of nonfat cream cheese, but this recipe is still much lighter than most! Also used a whole grocer's angel food cake as no ladyfingers were available - 3/4" slices did the trick nicely. Read More
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