Easy Tiramisu Recipe

You may remember that I made Tiramisu as a surprise treat for hubby last week. Some of you asked me to share the recipe if it turned out well, and it did so here it is.

Your main ingredients shown here, are 10 Lady Fingers. (In South Africa we call them Boudoir biscuits), 8 oz (225 g) Marscarpone cheese, good quality instant coffee, some kind of alcohol such as Cognac, Brandy, or as I used because I already had it, Choco Vine which is a delicious Dutch chocolate liqueur. (In the background is my pet lizard who guards my tea box and presides over my cooking.)


You will also need three large eggs, half a cup of castor sugar and two tbsp cocoa powder.

There’s no cooking involved, but you do need to boil the kettle to make one cup of very strong coffee.Β  Leave this to cool for a while.

In a large bowl, combine three egg yolks, a half cup of sugar, only one tbspΒ of the cooled coffee and two tbsp of your alcohol of choice, and beat for 2-3 minutes. Add the Marscarpone cheese and beat for another 3-5 minutes until smooth and creamy.

In another large bowl, whip the three egg whites with just a pinch of sugar until soft peaks form.

Gently fold egg whites into the Marscarpone mixture.

Lay the lady fingers in the bottom of an 8 inch x 8 inch (20.5cm square) serving dish. Carefully pour the rest of the cooled coffee evenly over the fingers. Spread the Marscarpone mixture on top and sprinkle with 2 tbsp sieved cocoa powder.


Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving. This is supposed to serve six, depending on how large a piece you want for yourself.Β  πŸ™‚


We enjoyed this over three days, and I think it’s almost time to make another one.

90 comments on “Easy Tiramisu Recipe

  1. I know me well enough to know I would be so full of the Brandy, by the time I made the dessert, I couldn’t get near the heat of the oven. You totally had me lured in at Brandy. It may need two bottles, I need something to wash down the dessert. πŸ™‚ just a mental note I’m making.

  2. This looks and sounds delicious, Sylvia. I like your bejeweled lizard, your gold silverware and peach edged plate. It would be good with iced coffee, I think or would this be too similar and detract from the tiramisu?

    • Thanks so much, Robin. I think it’s just the light reflection that makes my silverware look gold. Hubby would agree with you about the iced coffee, and it would have to have whipped cream on top. πŸ™‚

  3. golosa he? vorrei lanciarti una sfida ha ha, perchΓ© nonostante la grande bomba calorica che Γ¨ , Γ¨ anche uno dei miei dolci preferiti e uno di quelli che mi riesce meglio!
    ciao, ciao

  4. Thanks for the recipe, Sylvia. Very easy to make indeed and one day I will try it, minus the alcohol πŸ™‚ I will be sure to cut myself a big slice… πŸ˜€ Aww. Poor Mr Lizard didn’t get any but I don’t think his stomach is cut out for this sweet treat anyway πŸ˜€

  5. Oh wow Sylvia, tiramisu is a huge fave of mine! Humm… maybe I could convince Alyce to give this a shot, of course with my help. πŸ˜€
    That lizard looks like the one I removed from our back screen porch this morning. ^^’

  6. One of the very similar versions to prepare “tiramisu’ “…….I’m going to try yours ASAP ,the only problem for me is that I’m allergic to lactose and won’t be able to taste it!

  7. You’re right. This is an easy recipe and it looks delicious. I will be sure to give it a try.
    Here in the States, one can purchase eggs, the shells of which have been pasteurized, eliminating any fear of salmonella. They are the only kind I use when a recipe calls for fresh eggs.

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