Easy Tiramisu Cake!!

Decadent Tiramisu! I was in a rush to make my brother a birthday cake, and he loves coffee, so the only solution was a tiramisu! Most people don’t realize how easy tiramisu actually is! It requires absolutely no baking, just some double broiler action and layering.


Ingredients: Makes 6 layers (3 layers lady fingers, 3 layers cream)

  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 1/4 white sugar
  • 1 1/4 mascarpone cheese
  • 1 3/4 whipping/heavy cream
  • 4 cups of espresso coffee
  • Optional: Kahlua or Baileys added into the coffee
  • 1 package of lady fingers (should have 4-5 individual packages inside)
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 square of dark chocolate


  1. separate the egg yolks from the egg whites, (save the egg whites for omelets or macarons!)
  2. over a double broiler, (pot of water with a metal bowl over top) add in the egg yolks and white sugar. Stir over medium heat for about 5-6 minutes. This ensures that the egg is cooked and melts the sugar
  3. add in the mascarpone cheese, whisk well
  4. in another bowl, whisk the whipping cream until stiff peaks
  5. fold in the egg and mascarpone mixture
  6. make the espresso coffee, easiest if it’s in a wide bowl. Let it cool until warm – luke warm
  7. dip ladyfingers into espresso, it has to be quick, submerge the lady fingers for 2-3 seconds is enough
  8. layer the lady fingers to cover the pan, I used a 9″x11″ inch glass pyrex pan
  9. apply a thick layer of the cream and spread evenly
  10. repeat steps 8-9 until out of cream!
  11. sift the cocoa powder overtop of the last layer of cream, I like to completely cover the top. It dissolves a bit after a few hours in the fridge and comes out with a dark brown top, really pretty (uncompleted picture above…. so don’t judge)
  12. grate the dark chocolate over top, for you know…. EXTRA CHOCOLATE. Just cause.
  13. cover and let it sit in the fridge for at least a few hours, tastes best if left overnight.



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