Easy Tiramisu Recipe

Every meal you serve to guests deserves a conversation piece. Since dessert is the most creative course -think Tiramisu – the ubiquitous Italian dessert, which means, “lift me up”. Slowly savor its succulence and Tiramisu lifts your spirits up. But, overindulge and you’ll likely moan, “Help! Lift me up out of this chair.”

Easy Tiramisu Recipe

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Legends have it that Tiramisu was the go-to “lift me up” of Italian courtesans when they took a coffee break. It was thought to contain aphrodisiac properties.

As complicated as Tiramisu might seem, it’s an easy dish to prepare. However, its specialness is best reserved for those times you desire to impress your guests. Like when the boss comes to dinner…

Best Tiramisu recipe

Tiramisu Tips and Techniques

To prettify your presentation, put Tiramisu in chilled champagne glasses and serve on a silver tray. Be aware, that serving it to your circle of friends may ignite a friendly feud among them, with each creative cook trying to outshine the other’s culinary abilities!

Assembling Tiramisu is easy-peasy and a marvelous choice for summer months, as no baking, is required. However, it’s not a spur of the moment throw together. For the height of awesomeness, the ingredients must meld in the refrigerator covered, overnight if possible, or a minimum of 12 hours, the longer the better.

How to make tiramisu

About eggs. If you have a concern about incorporating raw eggs into a dish, substitute whipped cream. Either way, the final result is fantabulous.

Marsala wine is traditionally used in Tiramisu. If you want to express your creative side, substitute Kahlua, Sambuca, brandy or port wine. You may omit liqueur if serving this cake to kids or non-drinkers.

Tiramisu Cake Recipe

Texture, as they say, makes or breaks your Tiramisu. It should not be too hard or too soft, but just right. For a perfect consistency, don’t dip the Savoiardi, instead, lightly roll the ladyfingers in espresso mixture.

Authentic Italian chefs would cringe in horror, but if you really dislike coffee, you can substitute chocolate. A lotta chocolate.

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Tiramisu Ingredients

Now you can have your Tiramisu and drink it too! Iced Tiramisu Lattes are refreshing on a hot day. When you fancy an alcoholic beverage, try Tiramisu martinis.

Of course, nothing beats the real thing – creamy, delicious and decadent – Tiramisu is truly one-size-fits-all for special occasions.

Watch How to Make The Tiramisu Recipe:

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Tiramisu Ingredients

Easy Tiramisu Recipe

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Recipe by: Calleigh | TheForkBite.com
Category: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Tiramisu Ingredients


243.73 kcal
  1. 3 eggs, yolks and whites separated
  2. ½ cup confectioner sugar
  3. ½ tsp vanilla extract
  4. 8 oz mascarpone
  5. 1¼ cups strong espresso coffee
  6. 2 tbsp of coffee liquor ( I used Kahlua here)
  7. 24 - 30 lady fingers (Savoiardi)
    For Dusting:
  1. Dark Cocoa, shaved chocolate


  1. Beat yolks and sugar in stand mixer on medium high for 12 minutes (until white and thick).
  2. Add vanilla and mascarpone, beat until just combined. Transfer mixture to a bowl, set aside.
  3. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks and gradually fold the mascarpone/egg yolk mixture into egg whites and set aside. Put in the fridge for approx. 2 hours (this is optional but this makes the cream's consistency a bit thicker).
  4. Mix the espresso with the coffee liquor together and dip the lady fingers into the mixture just long enough to get them wet, do not soak them!
  5. Arrange the lady fingers in the bottom of a square baking dish.
  6. Spoon half the mascarpone cream filling over the lady fingers.
  7. Repeat process with another layer of lady fingers and add another layer of tiramisu cream.
  8. Cover and refrigerate for at least 12 hours, the longer the better.
  9. Dust with cocoa powder just before serving.


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Nutrition Facts

Easy Tiramisu Recipe


Amount Per Serving
Calories 243.73 kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.66 g 21%
Saturated Fat 6.94 g 34.7%
Trans Fat 0.01 g
Cholesterol 142.07 mg 47.4%
Sodium 164.08 mg 6.8%
Total Carbohydrate 23.68 g 7.9%
Dietary Fiber 0.23 g 0.9%
Sugars 8.34 g
Protein 6.22 g
Vitamin A Vitamin C
Calcium Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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35 thoughts on “Easy Tiramisu Recipe”

  1. Corinna Bowman

    I love how the lady fingers are layered in the pan with the addition of chocolate curls.. decadent!!

  2. I really want to try this recipe as it doesnt look labor-intensive for me. But where do you get your lady fingers? Amazon? I guess so… well, I need to check that one. Thanks for sharing.

  3. This is one of my favorite desserts.. recreating this recipe is simpler than I thought. My hubby would be so happy if I’ll tackle this tiramisu.. thanks for sharing.

  4. I never thought that I would hear the word easy and tiramisu in the same sentence but I am glad to hear that it is not too hard to make. Tiramisu is one of my favourites x

  5. This tiramisu looks so tempting. I will try to do it on weekends. My twins will definitely loved this. Especially that curly chocolates.

  6. Lovely recipe of Tiramisu and easy to make. it is so chocolaty and I will really try for Tiramisu drinks too. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Anything “tiramisu” immediately captures my tummy! Hubby and I always order it at restaurants, we make it at home, and we often serve it to guests. It’s a sure hit every time. Never any leftovers 🙂

  8. Very cool video and process. What exactly is mascarpone? I would remove the alcohol due to Rosacea and also substitue whipped cream for it and swap the coffee for chocolate. Have never had coffee. I like how the lady fingers are arranged.

  9. I was such a late comer to the deliciousness of Tiramisu but I’ve never even considered it as something I could pull off – until now! Thanks for sharing such an easy to follow and use recipe!

  10. Sue Tanya McHorgh

    Oh my this look so tasty. Tirimisu is one of my favorite desserts . I’ll make this for my friends this weekend.

  11. I love some Tiramisu, a friend of our made some before and it was delicious. Thank you for sharing this recipe .

  12. Tony (tonyandkimoutdooradventures)

    Always loved Tiramisu, but never tried making one. Would lovet he Latte on a hot day.

  13. the sophia diaries

    wow, that does seem super easy!! I also love how you put it into different packaging. that’s too awesome!

  14. This is one of those dishes you only make once in a while because it is so good and I could eat the whole thing. One small piece please and send home the rest with friends you love.

  15. What a pretty dessert. Love how you’ve layered the tiramisu in a square pan instead of a big compote. So much easier to serve.

  16. Putting this on the menu to make soon. Truly your description of Tiramisu put this dessert right over the top, that and your pictures I should say! Just amazing – what a treat for those lucky enough to partake!

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