Learn how to make traditional Italian Tiramisu. With layers of creamy filling & coffee soaked ladyfingers - this tiramisu recipe is easier than you think!
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Italian Tiramisu

Learn how to make traditional Italian tiramisu. With layers of creamy filling & coffee soaked ladyfingers - this tiramisu recipe is easier than you think!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Keyword tiramisu
Prep Time 20 minutes
Chilling 4 hours
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 15 people
Calories 366kcal
Author Fiona Dowling

Ingredients

  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups mascarpone cheese room temperature
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 1/2 cups strong coffee
  • 1/4 cup Frangelico optional
  • 14 ounces ladyfinger cookies (see note)
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder

Instructions

  • Add the egg yolks and sugar to the top of a double boiler over simmering water.
  • Immediately start beating the eggs and sugar until thick and frothy, or for at least 10 minutes.
  • Remove the bowl from the top of the double boiler and beat in the vanilla extract and mascarpone. 
  • In a separate bowl, beat the whipping cream until stiff peaks form.
  • Gently fold the whipping cream into the mascarpone mixture. 
  • In a shallow dish mix together the coffee and Frangelico. 
  • Carefully dip both sides of the ladyfingers in the coffee mixture (do not submerge) and layer on the bottom of a 9-inch x 13-inch pan. You may need to cut some of the biscuits to cover the pan.
  • Spread 1/2 of the cream mixture on top of the ladyfingers.
  • Place a second layer of coffee-dipped ladyfingers on top of the mascarpone layer. 
  • Spread the rest of the cream mixture on top.
  • Cover and chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours, or overnight. When ready to serve, sift the cocoa powder on top. Store leftovers in the fridge.

Notes

*You may not need all of the biscuits.

Nutrition

Calories: 366kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 157mg | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 49mg | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 755IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 0.7mg