Classic Italian Tiramisu

Indulge in the classic Italian dessert that will transport you straight to the streets of Rome. Layers of coffee-soaked ladyfingers, rich mascarpone cheese, and a touch of cocoa powder make for the perfect after-dinner treat.

Prep Time 30 min Rest Time 6 hour Total Time 6 hrs 30 mins Difficulty: Intermediate Servings: 8 Calories: 330 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year



  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together egg yolks and sugar until well blended. Whisk in milk and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon. Remove from heat and let cool.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat heavy cream with vanilla extract until soft peaks form. Add mascarpone cheese and beat until smooth.

  3. In a small bowl, combine coffee and rum. Dip each ladyfinger in the mixture, making sure to coat both sides. Place in a single layer in a 9x13 inch dish.

  4. Spread half of the mascarpone mixture over the ladyfingers. Repeat with another layer of coffee-dipped ladyfingers and remaining mascarpone mixture.

  5. Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours, or overnight.

  6. Before serving, sprinkle cocoa powder over the top. Cut into squares and serve chilled.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 square

Servings 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 330kcal
Calories from Fat 200kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 13g65%
Cholesterol 190mg64%
Sodium 80mg4%
Potassium 70mg2%
Total Carbohydrate 28g10%
Sugars 19g
Protein 6g12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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