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Easy Tiramisu

(8 Votes)
5 Min
8 Hr

No need to head out to an expensive Italian restaurant to enjoy the tastes of a classic tiramisu. Our Test Kitchen has come up with an easy version that satisfies your cravings without a lot of work or expense.

What You'll Need

  • 1 (16-ounce) package mascarpone cheese (see note)
  • 1 1/4 cups whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup brewed espresso
  • 2 tablespoons dark rum
  • 2 (3-ounce) packages ladyfingers
  • 4 (1-ounce) bittersweet chocolate squares, grated

What to Do

  1. In a bowl using an electric mixer on high speed beat first 4 ingredients 30 seconds, or just until blended.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together espresso and rum .
  3. Arrange 1 package ladyfingers in bottom of a 3-quart bowl or trifle dish; brush with half espresso mixture. Layer half mascarpone cheese mixture over ladyfingers; sprinkle with half grated chocolate. Repeat layers. Cover and chill 8 hours.


Mascarpone is a soft, fresh triple-cream dessert cheese with a fluffy texture. It's often sold in plastic tubs, if you can't find it, substitute 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened; 1/3 cup sour cream; and 1/4 cup whipping cream, beaten until blended, for 16 ounces of mascarpone cheese.

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You can use pound cake or my favorite is angel food cake. Let it set out to firm up for easier slicing.

I made this following the directions to the letter. It turned out a big mess. I think I know where the directions were not clear. When it came to the whipping cream - I bought authentic whipping cream however the directions do not say - whip til stiff peaks form then add mascarpone. That's how this recipe should read for success. If whipped topping were to be used - say so. Mine turned out a big sloppy mess by following the directions written. And the ingredients (mascarpone cheese and ladyfingers) are expensive so it's a shame to buy all this and end up with a failure.

Made this for a church potluck minus rum it was all eaten plus to wonderful comments

I MISSELLED blind in one eye. (Brain Aneurysm)

I Lubbock Tarimisu!

I can't find ladyfingers!!!!

You can find ladyfingers at " World Market"


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