Calling All Chocoholics and Coffee Fiends: Dive into Tiramisu Bliss!

The Italian-American Page Team

Imagine this: creamy mascarpone swirled with rich coffee, pillowy ladyfingers soaked in pure bliss, and a dusting of decadent cocoa powder… yes, it’s the dream. It’s tiramisu, and it’s about to become your next culinary obsession. But forget grainy supermarket versions. This homemade tiramisu recipe is pure magic, crafted with love and ready to tantalize your taste buds.

Here’s why you NEED to try this recipe:

  • Effortless Elegance: Impress your loved ones without slaving away in the kitchen. This tiramisu comes together in simple steps, even for baking novices.
  • Flavor Explosion: We’re talking intense coffee flavor balanced perfectly by luscious mascarpone. Add a hint of liqueur for an extra kick (optional, but oh-so-tempting!).
  • Texture Symphony: Imagine soft, melt-in-your-mouth ladyfingers nestled between airy cream and a satisfying cocoa dusting. It’s a textural masterpiece!
  • Mini-Me Marvel: Craving a smaller portion? Easily adjust the recipe size to fit your needs, perfect for a romantic night in or a solo indulgence.

Ready to unlock tiramisu nirvana? Print the recipe now and prepare to be swept away!

P.S. We won’t judge if you lick the bowl clean.

Absolutely! Here’s the tiramisu recipe to fulfill your coffee-soaked dreams:


  • For the Coffee Mixture:
    • 1 cup strong brewed coffee, cooled
    • 2 tablespoons coffee liqueur (optional, like Kahlua or Tia Maria)
    • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • For the Mascarpone Cream:
    • 16 ounces mascarpone cheese, softened to room temperature
    • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    • 3 large egg yolks
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, chilled
  • For the Assembly:
    • 24 ladyfinger cookies
    • Unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting


  1. Prepare the Coffee Mixture: In a shallow dish, whisk together cooled coffee, liqueur (if using), and cocoa powder. Set aside.
  2. Whip the Mascarpone Cream: In a large bowl, beat the mascarpone cheese and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolks one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract.
  3. Whip the Cream: In a separate bowl, whip the chilled heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the whipped cream into the mascarpone mixture until just combined, being careful not to overmix.
  4. Assemble the Tiramisu: Dip each ladyfinger cookie briefly into the coffee mixture (don’t soak for too long!). Arrange a single layer of ladyfingers in the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish. Spread half of the mascarpone cream mixture over the ladyfingers. Repeat with another layer of dipped ladyfingers and the remaining mascarpone cream.
  5. Chill and Serve: Cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight for best results. Before serving, dust generously with unsweetened cocoa powder.


  • Use cold coffee for the best flavor and to prevent the ladyfingers from becoming soggy.
  • If you don’t have coffee liqueur, you can substitute it with rum or brandy.
  • For a richer flavor, use espresso instead of brewed coffee.
  • To make individual servings, use small glasses or ramekins.
  • Leftover tiramisu can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Enjoy your homemade tiramisu masterpiece!