Beautifully easy tiramisu

    1 day 30 min

    Fantastically easy, no fuss tiramisu. This is one of those recipes that can be modified to suit your own taste - you can vary the amount of eggs, mascarpone, sponge fingers, coffee or liqueur. This is my version and it is divine.


    -, Gibraltar
    21 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 4 large eggs, separated
    • 500g mascarpone cheese
    • 3 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 200ml strong black coffee
    • 120ml Tia Maria, Kahlua or Baileys liqueur
    • 1 packet sponge fingers (about 30 biscuits)
    • dark chocolate or cocoa powder for dusting

    Prep:30min  ›  Extra time:1day chilling  ›  Ready in:1day30min 

    1. Whisk egg whites until they stand in stiff peaks.
    2. Whisk the egg yolks with the mascarpone, sugar and vanilla until well combined.
    3. Fold the whites into the mascarpone mixture. Put about 4 to 5 spoonfuls of the mixture into your chosen dish, such as a 20cm (8 in) square glass dish in or a deep trifle bowl, and spread evenly.
    4. Mix coffee and liqueur together in shallow dish or sandwich-size container. Dip sponge biscuits one by one, turning them quickly. Place the soaked biscuits on top of the mascarpone. Continue adding and placing them side by side until you have used half of the biscuits.
    5. Add just under half of the remaining mascarpone mixture on top of the biscuits and spread out evenly. Add a second layer of coffee-soaked biscuits. End with the remaining mascarpone mixture and level the surface.
    6. Grate dark chocolate or dust some cocoa powder to decorate before serving.


    Tiramisu is best when the biscuits are soggy but don't over-dip them in the coffee mix, instead, make the tiramisu a day ahead and refrigerate for best results.
    Use brandy or cognac instead of the liqueur, though use less as the alcohol content is higher.

    Recently viewed

    Reviews & ratings
    Average global rating:

    Reviews in English (1)


    Forgot to say. The egg yolks should be well beaten until creamy white in colour before adding the sugar and mascarpone. Some prefer to use 5 eggs and replace the egg white with whipping cream  -  17 Jul 2017