Irresistible Tiramisu Recipe: A Classic and Quick Italian Dessert

Indulge in the heavenly flavors of Italy with this classic Tiramisu recipe! Renowned for its delicate layers of coffee-soaked ladyfingers, luscious mascarpone cheese, and a dusting of cocoa powder, Tiramisu is the ultimate dessert for any occasion.

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Irresistible Tiramisu Recipe: A Classic and Quick Italian Dessert
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Transport your taste buds to the sun-kissed shores of Italy with our irresistible Tiramisu recipe! Rooted in the rich culinary history of Italy, Tiramisu is a quintessential dessert adored worldwide for its delicate layers of coffee-infused ladyfingers and velvety mascarpone cream, finished with a dusting of cocoa powder. Whether you're hosting a lavish dinner party or simply craving a sweet indulgence, this classic Italian treat is sure to captivate your senses.

Legend has it that Tiramisu, which translates to "pick me up" or "lift me up" in Italian, originated in the Veneto region of Italy during the 1960s. Its exact origins are shrouded in mystery, with various tales attributing its creation to different Italian cities. However, one thing is certain: Tiramisu has become a beloved symbol of Italian cuisine, cherished for its heavenly flavors and comforting nostalgia.

Our recipe stays true to tradition while offering a quick and easy method to recreate this iconic dessert in the comfort of your own kitchen. With just a handful of quality ingredients and a few simple steps, you can whip up a batch of homemade Tiramisu that rivals any you'd find in a quaint Italian trattoria.

Indulge in the sublime harmony of flavors as each bite melts in your mouth, leaving you craving more. Whether enjoyed as a decadent finale to a gourmet meal or savored as a midday pick-me-up, our Tiramisu recipe promises to satisfy your sweetest cravings and leave a lasting impression on your guests.

Experience the magic of Italy with every spoonful of our Authentic Tiramisu. Buon appetito!

Serve this Tiramisu as your next dinner party dessert or serve it after a simple home meal of Baked Penne Pasta With Roasted Peppers In Marinara Sauce Recipe, Garlic bread

Other desserts that you can try for your party are:

  1. Mascarpone Fruit Dessert Recipe
  2. Toffee Banana Recipe (Classic Chinese Dessert)
  3. Chocolate Tart Recipe

Cuisine: Italian Recipes
Course: Dessert
Diet: Eggetarian
Prep in

30 M

Cooks in

480 M

Total in

510 M


14 Single Servings


  • 550 grams Mascarpone Cheese
  • 6 Egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup Caster Sugar , divided
  • 1-1/2 cups Coffee Decoction , brewed strong and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Dark rum
  • 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier , optional
  • 2 cups Fresh cream , heavy cream or chilled amul fresh cream
  • 40 Savoiardi , lady finger cookies
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate Shavings , for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons Cocoa Powder , for dusting on the top for garnish

How to make Irresistible Tiramisu Recipe: A Classic and Quick Italian Dessert

  1. To begin making the Tiramisu Recipe, prep all the ingredients and keep ready

  2. You need a large 9×13-inch baking pan dish with at least a 12-14 cup capacity.

  3. In a double boiler, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until thick and pale and custardy. Ensure the egg yolk mixture is smooth. If you don’t have a double boiler, place a heatproof bowl over a small pot of simmering water over low to medium heat. Don’t let the water touch the bottom of the bowl.  Using a whisk and beat the egg yolks and sugar together until light and foamy.  This would take about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and immediately pour into the mascarpone mixture in the below steps.

  4. In a large bowl of the stand mixer, add the mascarpone cheese along with the rum, the egg yolk and sugar mixture and beat until fluffy and soft peaks form. Take care not to over beat as the cheese can turn into buttery texture when over beaten.

  5. In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the whipped cream into the mascarpone mixture until well combined.

  6. Whisk the coffee decoction and Grand Marnier in a shallow bowl. Dip each side of the ladyfinger into the espresso mixture and don't over-soak the ladyfinger with coffee because then the ladyfingers will taste soggy. Just do a quick dip on each side.

  7. You can use Homemade Savoiardi Recipe or Store Bought Homemade Savoiardi.

  8. Arrange half Homemade Savoiardi Recipe biscuits at the bottom of the baking dish. If needed, cut some ladyfingers to fill in any empty spaces. Reserve remaining espresso mixture and ladyfingers for another layer.

  9. Spread half of the whisked mascarpone cream cheese mixture over the soaked ladyfingers. Arrange another layer of ladyfingers biscuits after dipping them in the coffee decoction mixture. This time, it should be of a less soaked than you did for the bottom layer. 

  10. Finally, spread the remaining mascarpone cheese mixture on the top.  Cover the baking dish with tiramisu and refrigerate for at least 8 hours before you can serve it.

  11. When you are ready to serve the Italian Tiramisu, sift the cocoa powder evenly over on the top and sprinkle with chocolate shavings.

  12. Serve this Tiramisu as your next dinner party dessert or serve it after a simple home meal of Baked Penne Pasta With Roasted Peppers In Marinara Sauce RecipeGarlic bread.