Easy Tiramisu

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It’s no secret I love Tiramisu. If we are out to eat and there is Tiramisu on the menu, you better believe we’ll be splitting some at the end of the meal.

Truly, it’s a perfect dessert. Coffee meets cheese meets cookies and pudding? Sounds wild. But a plate of Tiramisu and a hot coffee to go with it is a perfect end-cap to any meal.

Tiramisu in its most authentic form is a mixture of whipped egg yolks and whites folded into mascarpone cheese layered with espresso soaked ladyfingers to form a rich, custard-like dessert. To make this recipe quick and easy, I’m swapping the eggs in this recipe for whipped heavy cream. This makes for a Tiramisu that isn’t as dense as the original, but just as decadent.

To soak the lady-fingers, I use a mixture of strong espresso brewed in my Moka Pot and Kahlua. A strong coffee will work as well and the Kahlua can be eliminated to make this alcohol-free.

I love how quickly this dessert comes together. It’s a breeze to make, even with a toddler running amok in the kitchen. Give this a try and let me know how it turns out! Hugs and Kisses, Corrine

Easy Tiramisu

A decadent and easy Italian dessert that comes together in minutes


  • 1 1/2 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1/3 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 8 Oz Mascarpone Cheese Room Temperature
  • 1 7 Oz Package Lady Fingers
  • 1 1/4 Cup Espresso or Strongly Brewed Coffee
  • 2 Tbsp Kahlua Optional
  • 1 Tbsp Cocoa Powder For Dusting


  • Pour the cream into the bottom of a mixing bowl. Using either a hand or stand mixer, beat the cream on medium-high. With the mixer running, slowly pour the sugar and add the vanilla. Beat until stiff peaks form.
  • Add the room-temperature mascarpone to the whipped cream and fold in with a spatula until fully incorporated.
  • Mix the coffee and Kahlua (if using) in the bottom of a wide, shallow bowl. Quickly dip the lady fingers in the mixture (about 1 second on each side) and place on the bottom of an 8x8 (or roughly similar) pan. Use half of the ladyfingers to line the bottom of the pan.
  • Spread half the whipped cream mixture on top of the first layer of lady fingers.
  • Dip and layer the rest of the ladyfingers then spread the remaining whipped cream mixture on top. Dust the Tiramisu in cocoa powder, cover, and store for at least 4 hours before serving.