With Valentine’s day just around the corner, you may want to start thinking about the perfect dessert for two. Chocolate always seems to be the oAbvious choice for such an occasion, but why not try something a bit different? Tiramisu is the perfect traditional cake to be twisted like this, because of its soft filling and cookie base. Ladyfingers dipped in strong coffee will wake your palate and the mousse part has that melt-in-your-mouth effect. Served in glasses, it makes the perfect individual portions. This is such a simple and foolproof recipe! 

Bite My Cake Recipe Tiramisu

Here are components crucial for the tiramisu mousse: 

  1. Mascarpone. Tiramisu is traditionally made with mascarpone, which is an Italian cheese. It’s very similar to cream cheese but smoother. You can use mascarpone in this recipe or you can use cream cheese.
  2. Coffee. Tiramisu has a varying espresso flavor depending on where you get it.  You can brew instant coffee in a small amount of water for this recipe. 
  3. Eggs. When making tiramisu, I always cook eggs over a double boiler, as I don’t like to use them raw. For this mousse, you will need only egg yolks. Cook the filling until it is pale and thick and until all sugar crystals dissolve.
  4. Whipped cream will give it mousse-like consistency.
  5. Unsweetened cocoa on top pairs perfectly with coffee flavor.

Tiramisu Recipe Bite My Cake Recipe

  • 4 egg yolks 
  • 360 ml espresso 
  • 150 g sugar 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 200 ml whipping cream 
  • 400 g mascarpone 
  • 120 ml dark rum 
  • 285 g ladyfingers 
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder 
  1. With an electric mixer, mix egg yolks with sugar and vanilla extract until pale and foamy. Place on top of a double boiler and cook for a couple of minutes, stirring. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  2. Mix mascarpone and add to the egg yolk mixture. Mix whipping cream until soft peaks form and add to the mixture.
  3. Make espresso, combine it with rum. Break ladyfingers in half and dip them into espresso. The line in serving glasses.
  4. Place mascarpone mousse into a piping bag with a round tip and pipe into glasses on top of the cookies. Put another layer of ladyfingers over the filling and pipe the second part of the filling, all the way to he top of the glasses.
  5. Dust with some cocoa powder, let cool for an hour and serve.