Italian dessert cake. Not exactly like what you would get in an authentic Italian restaurant, but still good.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 - 10 inch layer cake
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Beat mascarpone cheese, cream, confectioners' sugar, coffee liqueur, instant coffee, and vanilla extract together in a bowl using an electric mixer until stiff peaks form.

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  • Cut sponge cake in half horizontally, creating a top and bottom layer. Spread cream mixture on bottom layer and replace top half of cake; refrigerate for 1 hour. Dust top of cake with cocoa powder.

Nutrition Facts

377 calories; protein 4.7g; carbohydrates 22.5g; fat 30.5g; cholesterol 125.2mg; sodium 102mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2005
This was better than I expected. I wound up substancially modifying the recipe but it was fabulous anyway. I wanted the tiramisu to be edible for all my dinner guests including a pregnant woman. I cut the angel food cake into strips to mock ladyfingers then beat the cream marscapone vanilla and sugar until fluffy. I added a fourth cup of strongly brewed decaf coffee to the marscapone mixture and whipped it again. I then alternated layers of angelfood fingers the marscapone mixture and cinnamon sprinklings topping it off with the last of the marscapone mix and cinnamon. I chilled for about an hour. This was a huge hit and I will definitely make it again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/24/2008
It tasted fine but definitely not tiramisu. i followed the recipe. try the classic tiramisu on here. it is much more complicated but much much better Read More
(13)
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2005
This was better than I expected. I wound up substancially modifying the recipe but it was fabulous anyway. I wanted the tiramisu to be edible for all my dinner guests including a pregnant woman. I cut the angel food cake into strips to mock ladyfingers then beat the cream marscapone vanilla and sugar until fluffy. I added a fourth cup of strongly brewed decaf coffee to the marscapone mixture and whipped it again. I then alternated layers of angelfood fingers the marscapone mixture and cinnamon sprinklings topping it off with the last of the marscapone mix and cinnamon. I chilled for about an hour. This was a huge hit and I will definitely make it again! Read More
(47)
Rating: 4 stars
02/09/2006
This recipe turned out yummy - almost as good as the restaurants' with a few personal adjustments. I made it with 1/2 c. decaf coffee instead of the coffee liqueur and granules (pregnant women friendly). I also made it with cream cheese instead mascarpone cheese (couldn't find mascarpone cheese anywhere!). And it turned out fabulous! Thanks for this easy and delicious recipe!! Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2003
Wonderful results. Nice and easy to prepare. I added additional whipped cream and frosted the top of the cake. Final step: just before serving I dusted a little cocoa powder over the whipped cream. I like this recipe because "no" eggs were used. Results: smooth light taste....not a heavy dessert! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2007
i gotta say i don't cook and i'm not a baker either. i've never baked anything in my life. i don't know what made me decide to make tiramisu one day. but i'm glad i did cuz it was fabulous!!! everyone said it was like what you'd normally get from a bakery. it was that good! i did have to make changes though the biggest one being the mascarpone cheese. i couldn't find it anywhere so i substituted it with ricotta. also my family does not drink alcohol so i didn't use coffee liquer. to make up for this i used 6 teaspoons of instant coffee (instead of just 1 tsp) and it was still very good! everyone loved the coffee flavor! i used the cream mixture in between the two layers and also to cover the entire cake put cocoa powder all over the top drizzled some almond bark and used a few strawberries. if i could make this anyone can! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/23/2008
It tasted fine but definitely not tiramisu. i followed the recipe. try the classic tiramisu on here. it is much more complicated but much much better Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2006
The simplicity of this recipe encouraged me to try it and wow.. so rich and creamy; it made a lot too. Used 1 mascarpone cheese and 1 cream cheese. Increased (granulated) sugar to 3/4 cup. I baked and used Creamy White Layers (this site) instead of bought cake...mmm. Increased instant coffee granules instead of liqueur - delicately scrumptious. I like this eggless tiramisu very much. Thanks Suzanne. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2010
Loved it much more than the "real thing." Easy to make; tastes light & fresh. Bake angel food cake the day before. I made it "trifle style " layering pieces of the cake cheese mixture & cocoa in a big glass bowl. Next time I will slice the cake horizontally into 3 or 4 layers ice each one thickly with the cheese mixture & sprinkle on cocoa assemble and slice vertically to serve. Thanks for this great recipe idea! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2003
I love this recipe! So easy to make! Tastes great! I dont recommend it for kids because it has coffee and an coffee flavored liquor in it but its great for adults! So light too! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2005
this is insanely delicious. seriously it is so good. I replace the pwdered sugar with granulated but other than that it is amazing how it is. Read More
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