Cheats Tiramisu

Cheats Tiramisu


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About this recipe: A super-easy, stress-free recipe for tiramisu. Cream filled sponge cakes are soaked with coffee liqueur and layered with a sweetened mascarpone cheese. Enjoy for dessert.


Makes: 2 

  • 225g mascarpone cheese
  • 4 teaspoons caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 4 cream-filled sponge snack cakes, such as Twinkies
  • 6 tablespoons coffee flavoured liqueur

Prep:15min  ›  Extra time:2hr chilling  ›  Ready in:2hr15min 

  1. Beat the mascarpone cheese, sugar, vanilla extract and egg yolk in a bowl until lightly and creamy. Cut the sponge snack cakes in half lengthways, then in half widthwise, cutting each into 4 pieces. Press two cake pieces into the bottom of a large coffee mug, cream-side-down. Press four cake pieces around the inside of the mug. Repeat with a second mug.
  2. Sprinkle the sponge cake with 2 tablespoons of coffee liqueur per mug. Spoon in half of the mascarpone mixture and place two more sponge cake halves on top, cream-side-down. Sprinkle the tops with the remaining coffee liqueur. Wrap with cling film and refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.


Twinkies can be purchased online.

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