Simple Tiramisu recipe

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A simple Tiramisu recipe that is equally tasty. Egg yolks, mascarpone cheese, whipping cream and egg whites make a light and fluffy filling for this delicious cake.
Preparation time: 20 minutes, Cooking time: 10 minutes, Serves: 8 


4 large eggs, yolks and whites separated
10 ounces sugar
16 ounces mascarpone cheese
32 ladyfingers
1 pint whipping cream
1 cup Espresso coffee
Cocoa powder, unsweetened, for dusting


Prepare the whipping cream
Whip the cream in a bowl until stiff peaks form. Set aside.

To make the Mascarpone cheese mixture
In another bowl, beat the egg yolks with half the sugar until fluffy and pale yellow in color. Add the mascarpone cheese a little bit at a time and mix until you get a smooth mixture.
In another bowl beat the egg whites with the remaining sugar until stiff peaks form. Gently fold in the egg whites to the mascarpone mixture. Fold 1 to ½ cup of the whipping cream into the mascarpone mixture.

Tiramisu assembly
In a 10 x 10 serving dish spread a small amount of the mascarpone cheese mixture. Dip half of the ladyfingers into the espresso coffee (do not over-soak), one at a time, and lay them on the serving dish, over the cheese layer, flat side down, until you cover the bottom of the dish. Cover with half the mascarpone cheese mixture and then half of the whipping cream.

Repeat the above procedure with the remaining ladyfingers, mascarpone cheese and whipped cream to complete the second layer of the Tiramisu cake.

Dust the cake with good quality cocoa powder, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 6 hours.

Notes and tips

Fresh, qood quality ingredients are the key to a good Tiramisu. Refrigeration is also important as it allows for the flavours to develop and the ladyfingers to absorb.
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