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Classic Tiramisu Recipe

Love Keil
Classic Tiramisu Recipe - light as a cloud cake that will make your mouth drool for another forkful bite. This cake is Phenomenal!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 8 -10


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 egg yolks
  • cup heavy whipping cream
  • cup mascarpone cheese
  • 2 -7 oz packages Italian Lady fingers
  • 1 cup cold espresso
  • 1 tbsp cocoa for dusting


How to make Tiramisu Cream:

  • Place glass bowl over small pot with boiling water then reduce the heat to medium/low. Combine eggs and sugar and cook for 10 minutes whisking constantly.
  • Remove from the heat and using hand mixer whip mixture for about 5 minutes on high speed or until cream is thick and has light yellow color.
  • Add mascarpone cheese and beat until combined.
  • In a clean mixing bowl whisk whipping cream until stiff peak forms (please don't over whisk or else cream will turn into butter, and you don't want that :))
  • Using spatula carefully fold cream in the mascarpone mixture until combined.

How to assemble Tiramisu Cake:

  • Pour cold espresso into the bowl. One at a time, dip lady fingers into the espresso for 2 seconds (please don't over soak them).
  • Place soaked lady fingers in the bottom of a 9 by 9 inch baking dish.
  • Spread half of the cream over the ladyfingers, repeat with second layer. Place Tiramisu cake in the refrigerator over night or at least 5 hours.
  • Dust cocoa powder over the cake. Serve with a hot cup of coffee. Enjoy!


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