Most of the recipes on my blog are course recipes, so let’s make some dessert for a change. I chose an amazing Italian classic called tiramisu or tiramisu cake. It is so easy to make this dessert without baking I actually asked one of my sons to show you how it was done. I had to bribe him for $ 20, because he’s pretty ashamed of the camera, so I hope it was worth it. Check out the video below to see how it worked 🙂
There are quite a few recipes for Italian tiramisu cake out there, some more authentic, some less … ours is pretty close to the original, but definitely gave it a personal touch. Try it, I’m pretty sure you’ll love it. Now let’s do it!
advice: Want to try another simple dessert? Look at my … A recipe for simple crepes, This is another delicious classic.
The ingredients needed for this tiramisu dessert
20 Ladyfinger cookies
5-6 Eggs (high quality)
2 cups Mascarpone 250 g / 8 g each
70 grams (5-6 tablespoons) Powdered sugar or granulated
20-25 grams (2 tablespoons) Vanilla sugar
Injection 1 Amaretto drink
1/2 cup espresso
How to make a tiramisu cake
Watch the video or scroll down for step-by-step instructions:
Begin by separating the yolks from the proteins. A word of caution here, tiramisu uses raw eggs so make sure you work with high quality eggs from a reputable source.
advice: Make sure there are no trays of the yolks left in the separated proteins! Even a small amount of egg yolks will prevent the proteins from hardening during whipping.
Add 5 tablespoons of powdered sugar or granulated And prey on it with the eggs. After combining, add 2 tablespoons vanilla sugar and beat until the yellow color becomes slightly pale.
An original tiramisu must be made with mascarpone! It’s not the cheapest ingredient, but definitely try to get a good Italian brand. We need two standard cups of mascarpone, these are usually 250 grams or 8 ounces each.
Whisk the mascarpone into the cream until smooth and lump-free.
Take a hand mixer now and continue with the proteins. Continue to mix or whisk until the proteins are transformed Rigid and peaks are formed. When whipped properly, the stiff bricks will not fall out of the bowl as they turn.
Start gradually adding the whipped proteins into the cream now. Gently mix with a silicone spatula while maintaining the whipped proteins. The finished tiramisu cream should have a smooth and thick texture.
Coffee is an important ingredient in any real tiramisu, We’ll need about a cup of quality espresso. Add a glass of amaretto drink and stir it in.
Note: Marsala, Vin Santo or Madeira wine are the traditional types of alcohol used in tiramisu, but liquor is also an acceptable choice, so we use amaretto. On top of that, it’s easier to get this drink in our city 🙂
And it’s time to put together the dessert. We can use a standard baking pan. Start by creating a thin layer of cream at the bottom. Then comes a layer of ladyfingers dipped in coffee. Do not let them soak up too much coffee, a quick dip on both sides is all we need.
advice: Leave some spaces between your fingers. These cavities will be filled with the delicious cream and will create a particularly creamy texture of our tiramisu.
Continue preparing the second layer of cream. Be sure to leave enough cream at the end, so do not use more than half of what you have left at this point.
Continue with the second layer of lady fingers dipped in our coffee. And finish it with the last layer of the delicious cream. Spread it evenly and make sure that every part is covered in it properly.
The last step is to properly powder our tiramisu with cocoa powder. Use a simple strainer to make sure the coca layer is nice and even. Our tiramisu is ready and it’s time to let it cool properly in the fridge.
advice: Do not have time to wait? Put the tiramisu cake in the freezer for 20 minutes. Many people skip this step and eat the dessert as soon as it is complete, which is fine. We prefer to eat it cold and it also holds its shape a little better that way.
After cooling, we are ready to serve. Our version of tiramisu is very ceramic so it’s quite difficult to take out a piece in a nice shape. But, we tried hard and it worked out pretty well on the second try, don’t you agree?
Appetizing my friends, I hope you liked this recipe. Oh and … let my son know how he succeeded, in the comments! See you next time.
Optional tips for this tiramisu cake recipe
- I highly recommend using mascarpone, But there are some substitutes that people use. You can try whipped cream, whipped cream or whipped cream cheese with butter.
- Want to give up alcohol? Stir a little strong-flavored juice into the coffee … orange, cherry or raspberry work great. You can also use some aroma / extract. I also once used almond extract in tiramisu and it turned out excellent.
- Are you afraid of raw eggs? You can gently cook the egg yolks on a water bath while whisking frequently. As for the proteins, you can replace them with whipped cream in this case.
- Want to check out some 100% authentic recipe? Here a Video with a great Italian chef Prepares it.
Tiramisu cake – a light dessert without baking
Tiramisu is an Italian classic that almost everyone loves. Our version is very close to the authentic recipe, but we definitely gave it a personal touch. Tiramisu is so easy to make that I actually asked one of my boys to show you how to make it. Check out the video to see it in action 🙂
- 20 Ladyfinger cookies
- 5-6 Eggs High Quality
- 2 Cups Mascarpone 250 g / 8 g each
- 70 P Powdered sugar or granulated
- 20-25 P Vanilla sugar
- Cocoa powder
- Amaretto drink
- 0.5 Goblet espresso
Separate the yolks from the egg whites, making sure there are no trays of the egg yolks left in the yolks.
Add 70 grams (6 tablespoons) powdered sugar or granulated and stir it in.
Add 20-25 grams (1.5-2 tablespoons) vanilla sugar and beat until the yellow color becomes slightly pale.
Stir in 2 cups of mascarpone. Make sure there are no lumps.
Mix / beat the proteins to a stable foam, with a hand mixer. Gradually mix the stiff proteins into the tiramisu cream.
Make an espresso and let it cool slightly. We need about one cup. Add a ball of amaretto liqueur and mix.
Begin to assemble the tiramisu cake. We use a standard baking pan.
Form a thin layer of cream at the bottom of the pan. Dip 10 women’s fingers in the coffee and spread them evenly. Add half of the remaining cream and spread it evenly.
Continue with the second layer of Ladyfingers dipped in coffee and cover them with the remaining cream.
Dust the tiramisu cake with cocoa powder and put the prepared desert in the fridge or freezer to cool.
After cold, we are ready to serve.