Classic Tiramisu Dessert

Classic Tiramisu Dessert

If you’re looking to transport your taste buds straight to Italy with a dessert that’s both elegant and indulgent, then Classic Tiramisu is the answer. This timeless Italian delicacy is a symphony of flavors and textures that will leave you craving for more.


  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup brewed espresso, cooled
  • 1/4 cup coffee liqueur (optional)
  • 1 package ladyfingers (24-30 cookies)
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting
  • Dark chocolate shavings, for garnish


  1. In a heatproof bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until well combined.
  2. Place the bowl over a pot of simmering water, making sure the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Continue to whisk until the mixture thickens and becomes pale yellow.
  3. Remove from heat and let it cool slightly.
  4. Whisk in the mascarpone cheese until smooth.
  5. In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  6. Gently fold the whipped cream into the mascarpone mixture until well combined.
  7. In a shallow dish, combine the brewed espresso and coffee liqueur (if using).
  8. Dip each ladyfinger into the espresso mixture for about 1-2 seconds and arrange them in the bottom of a serving dish to create a single layer.
  9. Spoon half of the mascarpone mixture over the ladyfingers and spread it evenly.
  10. Repeat the process with another layer of dipped ladyfingers and the remaining mascarpone mixture.
  11. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  12. Before serving, dust the top with unsweetened cocoa powder and garnish with dark chocolate shavings.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Classic Tiramisu is a classic Italian dessert that combines layers of coffee-soaked ladyfingers and a rich, creamy mascarpone filling, topped with cocoa powder and chocolate shavings. It’s the perfect dessert for any special occasion or when you want to impress your guests with a taste of Italy.

Nutrition Information (per serving): Calories: 380, Total Fat: 26g, Saturated Fat: 15g, Cholesterol: 240mg, Sodium: 45mg, Total Carbohydrate: 31g, Dietary Fiber: 0g, Sugars: 16g, Protein: 6g

Transport your taste buds to the charming streets of Italy with this Classic Tiramisu. Each bite is a heavenly blend of creamy mascarpone, delicate ladyfingers soaked in espresso, and the subtle kick of coffee liqueur. The dusting of cocoa powder and dark chocolate shavings adds the perfect finishing touch to this decadent dessert.
Whether you’re serving it at a dinner party or simply indulging in a sweet treat, Classic Tiramisu is a dessert that never goes out of style. Share the joy of this Italian masterpiece with your loved ones and savor the flavors of la dolce vita!

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