Tiramisu cake is a light, sweet and delicious dessert that anyone can look forward to at the end of their dinner. It is made from only a few ingredients, so it’s actually very easy to make.
If you are interested in cooking more at home, then this is something that’s worth learning how to make. It doesn’t require a lot of work and will definitely impress anyone that you share it with.
Tiramisu Cake Recipe
- 1/2 cup room temperature espresso
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 large egg yolks
- 1/4 cup marsala wine (or sherry)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 8 oz mascarpone cheese
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- 20 ladyfinger cookies
- Cocoa powder
1. In a small bowl combine the vanilla, 1 tbsp sugar, 2 tbsp marsala wine and espresso. Mix together and then set aside.
2. In a separate bowl, combine 2 tbsp marsala wine with 3 tbsp sugar and egg yolks. Once lightly mixed, beat the ingredients in a double boiler (with whisk or electric handheld mixer) over medium heat. Cook for around 6 minutes, or until the mixture has tripled in volume. Continuously beat the mixture while it’s on the double boiler over the heat, or else everything will likely burn.
3. Once the time is up, take the bowl off of the heat and mix in your cheese until it is combined, but do not over-mix.
4. Take the heavy cream and whip it until it forms stiff peaks. Then, fold it into the mascarpone cheese mixture so that it is just combined, but make sure you do not mix too much. You might want to add in the whipped cream half a bowl at a time to make folding it in easier.
5. Now take the coffee mixture you made earlier and dip the ladyfinger cookies into it. As you dip each one, place them in a line down a 9 inch dish so that they are side by side. After the bottom is covered, spoon the mascarpone filling over the ladyfingers until they are fully covered. After this, sprinkle a small amount of coca powder over the filling and continue on with a new layer of ladyfingers dipped into coffee. Place these over the cocoa powder to make a new layer, and once that is done, top it with the remaining cheese.
6. Sprinkle on some more cocoa powder so that the top is covered, and then cover the dish in plastic wrap. Leave the tiramisu in the fridge for 6 hours, or overnight for maximum flavor. When you’re ready to eat, simply cut out a square and serve with chocolate sauce, more cocoa powder or eat it as is!
- Leave your ingredients out for around 6 hours before you start cooking so that they are all room temperature. This makes them easier to work with and enhances the flavor.
- Grate dark chocolate in between layers (on top of the cheese) to add more chocolate flavor.
- Eat within two days, as the ladyfingers will start to soften and break down considerably.
We hope you’ll enjoy your Tiramisu cake as much as most people do.
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