Tiramisu Recipe

Delicious Homemade Tiramisu Recipe With Mascarpone And Cream

Tiramisu Recipe

Here is a quick and easy tiramisu recipe. This homemade tiramisu dessert consists of just 7 ingredients and is the perfect dessert to serve when you’re short on time!

How To Make Tiramisu: 

To make this tiramisu, you’ll need:

Ladyfinger biscuits — For simplicity, I like to use store-bought ladyfinger biscuits. However, if you have time, you can always make the ladyfingers from scratch. 

Mascarpone — I like using the Galbani brand. I found that buying the cheaper mascarpone brands always made the mixture more watery. 

Eggs — For this recipe, I only use the egg yolk. You can save the egg whites and make other desserts, such as chocolate mousse!

Sugar — I’ve only ever used white sugar to make this dessert. 

Black coffee — To make the tiramisu, you’ll need to slightly soak the ladyfingers with black coffee. This will soften the biscuits, but not make them too soggy. It makes them the perfect texture. 

Masala — I like to add masala to the coffee before I pour it over the ladyfingers. This just gives it an extra flavour but it’s not a necessity.

Cream — The cream is used more for decoration than anything else. I like to use an electric whisk to whip the cream and then use it to decorate the top of the tiramisu using a piping bag. 


Black coffee — If you don’t want to use caffeinated coffee, you can use decaffeinated coffee as an alternative. 

Masala — The masala is not a necessity in this recipe. When I was younger, my parents didn’t add it to the tiramisu and it still tasted delicious. 

Cream — As I said, the cream is not a necessity. But if you don’t have enough mascarpone to cover the biscuits, then using cream to decorate the tiramisu can be useful. 

Tiramisu Recipe

Tiramisu Layers:

  1. To make this dessert, I like to start with placing the ladyfingers at the bottom of a deep casserole dish. 
  2. After mixing the masala and coffee together, I like to pour it over the ladyfingers using a spoon. Add just enough to soak the biscuits slightly but not to make them soggy.

  3. Afterwards, add a layer of the mascarpone mixture. The mascarpone mixture consists of egg yolks, mascarpone and sugar mixed together. Don’t use an electric whisk or the mascarpone can become too watery.

  4. Add another layer of ladyfinger biscuits over the mascarpone.

  5. Soak the ladyfingers with the coffee/masala mix.

  6. Add another layer of mascarpone cream.

  7. (optional) If you have extra ingredients, you can add another layer of ladyfingers, coffee/masala mix and mascarpone cream. I usually just do 2 layers. 

  8. Add a layer of whipped cream over the mascarpone before letting it set for 30 minutes.

How To Decorate Tiramisu:

To decorate the tiramisu, place the whipped cream in a piping bag before creating your design. I like to use a piping nozzle that has ridges, as this will create a nice star-shaped design.

Let the tiramisu set for at least 30 minutes. Before you serve it, sieve some cocoa powder over the cream. 

Tiramisu Recipe

Can You Freeze Tiramisu?

Yes, you can freeze this tiramisu, although it is best served fresh. Simply cover it with cling film before placing it in the freezer. You can either let the tiramisu defrost before serving, or you can serve it straight from the freezer. When serving it still frozen, it makes the dessert taste more like ice cream.

Hints And Tips To Make The Best Tiramisu Recipe:

  • Don’t use an electric whisk – mix the mascarpone by hand instead. This will stop the mascarpone from becoming runny/watery.

  • Let the tiramisu set for at least 30 minutes. This will give the ladyfinger biscuits time to soak in the coffee/masala mix and help the cream and mascarpone set.

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Final Thoughts On This Delicious Tiramisu Dessert:

This dessert is so easy to make! It will take you less than 20 minutes and it tastes so delicious! It’s a family-favourite recipe that I highly recommend! 

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Recipe by YvonneCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Easy


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  • 10-15 ladyfinger biscuits

  • 250g mascarpone

  • 2 medium egg yolks

  • 30g sugar

  • 120ml pure black coffee

  • 40ml masala

  • 200ml full cream


  • In a cup, mix the Masala and black coffee together.
  • Add egg yolks and sugar to a bowl. Manually whisk until smooth. Add mascarpone and manually mix until creamy.
  • Lay the lady finger biscuits to the bottom of a dish. Evenly soak the lady fingers with the masala/coffee.
  • Add half the mascarpone mix over the lady fingers and even it out.
  • Add another layer of lady finger biscuits over the mascarpone mix. Soak the lady fingers with the masala/coffee.
  • Evenly add second half of the mascarpone mix over the ladyfingers.
  • In a separate bowl, use an electric whisk to beat the cream until thick. Add a piping nozzle to the piping bag before placing the cream inside. Use the cream to decorate the tiramisu.
  • Let the tiramisu set for at least 30 minutes in the fridge.
  • Add a layer of cocoa powder over the cream, ready to serve.

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