Quick & Easy Tiramisu Recipe

Welcome to a delightful culinary journey as we embark on the creation of a classic Italian dessert – Tiramisu! This exquisite dessert is a perfect blend of creamy mascarpone cheese, coffee-soaked ladyfingers, and a dusting of cocoa powder. Tiramisu is a beloved dessert worldwide, celebrated for its luscious layers and irresistible combination of flavors. In this recipe, we’ll guide you through the steps to prepare a decadent Tiramisu that serves 4 people, making it an ideal choice for your next special occasion.

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Here’s what you’ll need to create your Tiramisu:

For the Creamy Filling:

  • 8 oz (about 1 cup) mascarpone cheese
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

For the Coffee Soak:

  • 1 cup strong brewed espresso or coffee, cooled
  • 1/4 cup coffee liqueur (optional)
  • 24-30 ladyfinger cookies (Savoiardi)

For Assembly and Garnish:

  • Unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting
  • Dark chocolate shavings (optional)
  • Fresh mint leaves (optional)


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the mascarpone cheese and granulated sugar. Mix until smooth and well combined.
  2. In a separate bowl, whip the heavy whipping cream and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form.
  3. Gently fold the whipped cream into the mascarpone mixture until you have a smooth, creamy filling. Be careful not to overmix.
  4. In a shallow dish, combine the brewed espresso or coffee with the coffee liqueur if using. Dip each ladyfinger into the coffee mixture for about 1-2 seconds, ensuring they are soaked but not soggy.
  5. Arrange a layer of soaked ladyfingers in the bottom of your serving dish. You can use individual glasses or a single serving dish for a family-style presentation.
  6. Spread half of the creamy mascarpone mixture over the ladyfingers.
  7. Repeat with another layer of soaked ladyfingers and the remaining mascarpone mixture.
  8. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight to allow the flavors to meld and the dessert to set.
  9. Before serving, dust the top with unsweetened cocoa powder and garnish with dark chocolate shavings and fresh mint leaves if desired.

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