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10 January, 2016

Tiramisu cake

Comments : 6 Posted in : Desserts on by : Daniela Anderson Tags: , , , , , , ,

Tiramisu is a famous no-bake Italian dessert that  has become very popular all over the world. There are many varieties out there, but it is mainly made from lady or sponge fingers dipped in coffee, mascarpone or heavy cream/whipping cream, eggs and a touch of rum. It is heavenly flavourful and at its best served chilled from the fridge. I find that the cake tastes even better the following day l make it, as the flavours are even more intense. It is a posh dessert, so it can definitely be a winner if you serve it at a very special occasion.

I am not a coffee lover, yet l just love the subtle taste of coffee, its bitterness makes a lovely combination with the sweetness of the cream. My recipe is a bit of my own take on this classic dessert, l have not used eggs or alcohol and l combined mascarpone cheese with whipping cream and heavy cream and added a drop of vanilla essence. The final result exceeded my expectations and l received many praises for my tiramisu cake. It goes without saying that my New Year’s Resolution of eating healthy food did not last very long. But that is alright, a treat from time to time does not hurt at all. A no-bake, easy to make delish!

Tiramisu cake

Tiramisu cake

Tiramisu cake

Ingredients:

  • 300 g lady/sponge fingers
  • 250 g mascarpone cheese
  • 300 g whipping cream
  • 200 g heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp powdered vanilla sugar
  • 1 cup instant coffee
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder

Method:

  • Pour boiled water into a cup and add 1 tsp of instant coffee. Stir and then leave the coffee to cool completely.
  • Use an electric mixer to beat the whipping cream until it holds stiff peaks.
  • Add the mascarpone cheese and the heavy cream and mix again for 1 minutes.
  • Mix in the vanilla sugar and vanilla extract.
  • Dip each lady/sponge fingers one by one into the coffee for 1 second, making sure they are soaked, but not soggy. We want them to hold their shape.
  • Use a round cake tin and put fingers around it, then have another layer of sponge fingers on the bottom of the tin.
  • Spread over half of the cream, then sprinkle cocoa powder.
  • Repeat the layers of sponge fingers and cream and to with cocoa powder.
  • Chill in the fridge for a few good hours, ideally overnight.

Enjoy! 🙂

Tiramisu cake

Tiramisu cake

Tiramisu cake

Tiramisu cake

Tiramisu cake

Tiramisu cake

Tiramisu cake

Tiramisu cake

6s COMMENTS

6 thoughts on : Tiramisu cake

    • January 10, 2016 at 10:54 pm

      Thank you very much! 🙂

  • Jackie Corby
    January 11, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    please tell me what 300 g is?

    • January 11, 2016 at 7:02 pm

      It is 300 grams or about 10 ounces. I hope this helps, but please let me know if you need further info 😊

  • January 11, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    Beautiful Tiramisu!! My son and I made one yesterday and it turned out great! I’ll be sharing ours next Tuesday (1/18) – and it’s definitely tough to keep those resolutions of healthier eating when there are so many wonderful recipes to try!! Thanks for sharing this great cake! 🙂

    • January 11, 2016 at 9:34 pm

      Thank you very much, l am glad you like it! I’m looking forward to seeing yours. It is tough indeed, hard to resist the sweet temptation 😁

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