Cheats Tiramisu

    2 hours 15 min

    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.

    28 people made this

    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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    Reviews in English (10)


    Well, I never thought someone could make me like twinkies.( I remembered that after I ate two out of the box The only thing that got me there was the kahlua LOL This was terrific. SO EASY and very tasty. Couldn't even taste the twinkie. I will certainly make a large pan for a party. As you can see in the photos, I put it in a small glass pan so it looked like a traditional tiramisu. This is a real winner. Taste just like tiramisu. I made it last night and had a piece for breakfast by the pool. MMMMM breakfast of champions. This could be one more reason that I am not bikini ready LOL Thanks Witchywoman. YUMMY!  -  23 May 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    It doesn't get any easier or better than this! Definitely a keeper! The marscapone mixture is delicious. I recommend buying a BIG box of twinkies so you have extras to munch on.  -  24 Apr 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was VERY GOOD and I actually had a blast making it! I wanted to see all the components, so I layered it in a clear glass. I didn't have any mascarpone, so I used the 'Mascarpone Substitute' recipe from here. Also, I am afraid of raw eggs, so I omitted the egg yolk. Just to make it look more 'classy' I dusted the top with cocoa powder. Tiramisu is one of my all-time favorite desserts and I really enjoyed this fun twist on it! Thanks, WW, for such a fun and delicious recipe that I know I'll be making again!  -  23 Apr 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)