My Easy Tiramisu – This recipe is the easiest Tiramisu you’ll ever make, no bake, delicious and an absolute crowd pleaser! This might be the easiest dessert you’ve ever whipped up, but if it’s not it’ll definitely be the tastiest!
Tiramisu is one of those wonderful cakes that is world famous for a reason. I’ve been making Tiramisu, specifically this recipe, for a couple decades now and this is about as easy as they come. Loaded with fine cocoa powder, espresso soaked lady fingers, and rich mascarpone, this cake is a winner.
I remember about 20 years ago a friend of mine came over and brought me some Tiramisu that she had made. I really liked her version though and she said she’d teach me to make it because it was really easy. She then told me her secret, she had gotten the recipe from the back of the lid of the Mascarpone cheese!
What Is Mascarpone?
Tiramisu is an Italian dessert that involves soaking lady finger biscuits in espresso, layered with mascarpone custard. It’s a totally classic dessert. This dish is also perfect to share with a crowd, so bring this out the next time you’re looking to impress!
Ingredients In Easy Tiramisu
Detailed measurements and instructions can be found on the printable recipe card at the bottom of the page.
- Cheese – Cheese? Really? Yes really, mascarpone is an essential creamy addition to tiramisu and will provide some rich tang to our dessert.
- Coffee – You can use any coffee you’d like, from instant to espresso.
- Whipped cream – I used cool whip today for speed and ease but feel free to make your own from scratch if you’d like!
- Ladyfingers – This is a crisp dry sweet biscuit, it is best soaked in delicious coffee and infused into desserts.
- Chocolate – White chocolate curls shaved right over top and cocoa powder for dusting
- Eggs – We’re using 3 egg yolks raw, don’t be afraid of raw eggs just be sure they’re as fresh as possible and organic if possible.
- Rum – Feel free to use any kind of rum you’d like, I like a dark or a spiced rum.
How To Make Easy Tiramisu
- Create the mascarpone filling: Beat the egg yolks with the sugar and vanilla extract in your mixer on medium high speed until almost white and thick, could take 8 to 10 minutes. Add the mascarpone and beat until everything is well combined. The mixture should be quite thick. Set aside.
- Soak the ladyfingers: In a shallow plate combine the coffee and rum together. Dip the ladyfingers in the coffee mixture one at a time and arrange 12 of them in the bottom of an 8×8 inch baking dish. You don’t have to soak them in the coffee for a long time, just briefly dip them on both sides, no more than a second.
- Assemble the cake: Spread half of the cheese mixture over the ladyfingers and repeat with the remaining ladyfingers, then cheese mixture. Cover this and refrigerate it for at least 3 hours. Dust with cocoa powder just before serving. You can also top with white chocolate shavings.
Looking For An Alcohol Free Tiramisu?
If you’d rather not use alcohol in this dessert, then leave it out! Just substitute the rum for some additional coffee and you won’t be missing a thing. You can also use rum extract or vanilla extract for a non-alcoholic substitute.
No Eggs? No Problem!
Afraid to add eggs to your tiramisu? Not to worry. Simply omit them and you’ll still end up with a great creamy tiramisu. You could replace them with some whipping cream for extra fluffiness.
Want To Make Your Own Whipped Cream?
It’s super easy and for some this step is a must, let’s get into it.
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons white sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
How to make whipped cream
- Combine all the above ingredients in the bowl of your mixer and beat on high speed till peaks form
- Don’t over beat your whipped cream!
Tips For Making The Best Tiramisu
- Ensure your mascarpone and eggs are right at room temperature before mixing as it’ll ensure you get a nice smooth mixture.
- If your ingredients aren’t fresh they might break down or separate in the recipe, so be sure to pick up your ingredients fresh!
- Don’t soak your ladyfingers in the rum and coffee mixture for too long, we don’t want them getting soggy!
Storing Leftover Tiramisu
Cover with plastic wrap or in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 2 days, no more, since the ladyfingers will break down and become mushy. However, the tiramisu is better the 2nd day.
Can I Freeze Tiramisu?
Yes you can! Just place it whole in a container and wrap it in plastic wrap so that the plastic rests right against the cocoa powder to prevent skin from forming. Place another layer of plastic wrap and place a layer of aluminum foil over top all of this and it will keep for up to 3 months. You can defrost this dish right on the counter at room temperature till ready to serve.
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- Magic Cake
- Tiramisu Tres Leches Cake
- Strawberry Tiramisu Trifle
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- Carrot Cake
- Red Velvet Cake
- German Chocolate Cake
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- Beat the egg yolks with the sugar and vanilla extract in your mixer on medium high speed until almost white and thick, could take 8 to 10 minutes.
- Add the mascarpone and beat until everything is well combined. The mixture should be quite thick. Set aside.
- In a shallow plate combine the coffee and rum together.
- Dip the ladyfingers in the coffee mixture one at a time and arrange 12 of them in the bottom of an 8x8 inch baking dish. You don't have to soak them in the coffee for a long time, just briefly dip them on both sides, no more than a second. Spread half of the cheese mixture over the ladyfingers and repeat with the remaining ladyfingers, then cheese mixture.
- Cover this and refrigerate it for at least 3 hours.
- Dust with cocoa powder just before serving. You can also top with white chocolate shavings.