Last updated on April 24th, 2019 at 07:03 pm
Jo’s Easy Tiramisu – This recipe is the easiest Tiramisu you’ll ever make, no bake, delicious and an absolute crowd pleaser! You’ll never guess where I got the recipe from!
Tiramisu is one of those wonderful cakes, and probably one of the most popular Italian cakes. I’ve been making Tiramisu, specifically this recipe, for a couple decades now and the recipe is about as easy as they come. I remember about 20 years ago a friend of mine came over and brought me some Tiramisu that she had made. I’ve always been a fan of Tiramisu and it’s one of those desserts that I always order whenever I’m in an Italian restaurant.
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. I can’t remember what brand it was now but I went and bought the mascarpone cheese and sure enough right there on the back of the lid was this simple recipe for this beloved Italian cake.
This was so easy to make, that I remember I was making it pretty much every week and taking it to work to share with my colleagues. Needless to say they all loved me and every time there was a potluck or a get together at someone’s house, I was always asked, begged rather, to bring my famous Tiramisu.
WHAT IS TIRAMISU
Tiramisu is favorite Italian dessert consisting of layers of lady fingers or sponge cake soaked in coffee and brandy, mascarpone cheese and powdered chocolate. Did you know Tiramisu quite literally means “a pick me up.”
HOW TO MAKE TIRAMISU
Seriously though, this is probably hands down the best no bake dessert out there. Couldn’t get any easier! Normally I wouldn’t top this with cool whip, but this time I decide to go for extra decadent. I topped it with cool whip, dusted it with cocoa powder then topped it with some white chocolate shavings! Simply divine!
I shared this tiramisu recipe with you approximately 6 years ago and have been meaning to take new pictures for years now. The pictures were simply horrendous. That’s all I have to say!
Over the years you guys have asked me about the raw eggs in the mascarpone cheese mixture and if it’s ok to eat it. As long as you’re using good quality and fresh eggs, yes, it’s absolutely fine. Go with good free range organic eggs, those are the best.
CRAVING MORE DESSERTS? TRY THESE
Jo's Easy Tiramisu
- 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.
Watch How To Make It
- 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.
- Use rum extract or vanilla extract for a non-alcoholic substitute.
- * Mascarpone cheese is an Italian cream cheese coagulated by the addition of certain acidic substances such as lemon juice, or vinegar.
- ** Ladyfinger cookies are dry, egg-based and sweet sponge biscuits shaped like a large finger.
- Make sure your eggs are good quality and as fresh as possible. Best of course are free-range organic eggs.
- Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.