Tiramisu is one of those wonderful cakes, and probably one of the most popular Italian cakes. I used to think Tiramisu is really hard to make, but quite a few years ago, a friend of mine showed me how to make it really easily. I used to make it quite often, wherever I needed to bring a dish I would always bring this Tiramisu and people just loved it. So, it’s easy, so much fun to make, and need I say, so much fun to eat, and it’s just scrumptious. Absolutely yummy! You know what else is great about this cake, it does not require baking, so really how can it get any easier.
Separate the eggs white from the eggs and put the egg yolks in the bowl of a mixer.
Add the sugar and vanilla extract to the eggs.
Start mixing the eggs with the sugar and vanilla.
Mix until the eggs are light and fluffy.
Add the mascarpone cheese and mix for a bit until it is well incorporated.
Continue mixing with a spatula and this is what it should look like when done.
In a bowl add the coffee. Now I couldn’t help it and I added some good old rum to my coffee, now this is entirely optional so you don’t have to if you don’t like rum or don’t drink.
I’m using these mini lady fingers, so I am using 40 lady fingers for this, but if you’re using the regular size you’ll only need about 24.
Start soaking the lady fingers in the coffee and lay them in a 8×8 dish.
Spread a third of the mascarpone mixture over the lady fingers. I’m making 3 layers here, but feel free to make as many as you want.
Repeat and add another layer of lady fingers dipped in coffee.
Now add the mascarpone mixture and another layer of lady fingers. Isn’t it looking yummy, it sure is making me crave some…
Now spread the last layer of mascarpone cheese.
And after letting it sit in the refrigerator for over an hour, I couldn’t wait anymore and had to try some.
- 1½ cup mascarpone cheese
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 egg yolks
- 24 lady fingers
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1½ cup brewed coffee
- ¼ cup rum (optional)
- In a mixer beat the egg yolks with the sugar and vanilla extract until light, fluffy and smooth.
- Fold the mascarpone cheese into the egg mixture with a spatula. Set aside.
- Dip the ladyfingers in coffee and arrange 12 of them in the bottom of an 8x8 inch dish. You don't have to soak them in the coffee for a long time, just briefly dip them on both sides. Spread half of the cheese mixture over the ladyfingers and repeat with the remaining ladyfingers, then cheese mixture.
- Now you need to cover this and refrigerate it for about 1 hour then sprinkle the cocoa powder just before serving. It looks beautiful, and people will think you spent hours slaving over this in the kitchen.