Simple and Classic Tiramisu Cake with Mascarpone Cream

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This homemade Tiramisu Cake brings together coffee, chocolate, cream, and mascarpone cheese like no other dessert. It is fluffy, moist, and full of flavor. So, get ready to wow your taste buds!

Coffee lovers rejoice! Today is all about Tiramisu. Which, literally means “cheer me up.” It is timeless, elegant, and over-the-top delicious. This Italian dessert is worth all the hype.

There’s nothing quite like Tiramisu. Those airy layers of coffee-infused cake. That perfectly sweetened cream. The rich mascarpone. The subtle taste of chocolate from the garnishing. Oh my gosh. Excuse me while I wipe away the drool. 

I’ve had plenty of delicious tiramisu samples before. Then, I tried making it at home and never ever looked back. 

 

The key? Use quality ingredients. It makes all the difference. 

The coffee. If you don’t have a barista set up at home, you can pick up an espresso from your local coffee shop. Personally, I like combining espresso with coffee liqueur. 

Mascarpone cheese. Don’t try to use a mock mascarpone here. Authentic mascarpone cheese has a mildly nutty flavor with a buttery consistency. 

Cake. Traditionally, tiramisu is made with ladyfingers. But this is a recipe for tiramisu cake. The batter incorporates regular flour and potato flour, 5 eggs (separated), sugar, and vanilla.

You’ll never believe this cake came out of your own kitchen. It is that good. This tiramisu cake is romantic, beautiful, and so satisfying. You can serve it right away or chill overnight for an even more flavorful cake. Get ready to indulge! 

What do I need to make the cake?

  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 5 large eggs, separated
  • 1/3 cup coffee liqueur
  • 1 tsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/3 cup potato flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup espresso
  • 1 cup + 1/4 cup confectioners sugar (icing)
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What do I need to make the mascarpone cream?

  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 5 Tbsp confectioners sugar (icing)
  • 1 1/4 cups mascarpone cheese (300g)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

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  •  3 oz of dark chocolate, shaved

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How to make Tiramisu:

To prepare the cake- 

  • In a small bowl, mix 1/3 cup of flour and 1/3 cup of potato flour.

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  • Using a medium bowl, beat together 5 egg yolks with 1 cup of confectioners sugar, until pale and thick.

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  • In a separate bowl beat together egg whites, and gradually add the remaining confectioners sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

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  • Carefully fold 1 quarter of the egg whites into the yolk mixture, using a spatula.
  • Fold in the flour into the yolk mixture until well incorporated.
  • Add the rest of the egg white mixture.

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  • Spoon batter into the greased cake pan, bake for 35 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched.

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To prepare the cream: 

  • Beat 1 1/4 cup of heavy cream and 5 tablespoons of confectioners sugar.
  • Add in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  • Beat in 1 1/4 cups of mascarpone cheese. (300 g)

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  •  Combine 1/3 cup of espresso with 1/3 cup of coffee liqueur. ( I put in the picture the kind of coffee liqueur I use).

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  • Slice cake into thirds horizontally.
  • Brush bottom layer with coffee mix.
  • Spread one thirds of cream and cover with the middle slice of cake. Brush with coffee mix and also spread cream. Repeat with the top layer of cake. Spread cream all over.
  • Decorate the top of the cake with dark chocolate.

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Equipment I Used

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Tiramisu Cake

Tiramisu is a popular Italian dessert. It is flavoured with coffee, super moist and perfectly creamy.
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8
Calories 562 kcal

Equipment

  • cake pan
  • set of bowls
  • Spatula
  • cake spatula

Ingredients
  

Cake

  • cup flour
  • cup potato flour
  • 5 large eggs
  • cup coffee liqueur
  • cup espresso
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cup confectioners sugar

Cream

  • 1 ¼ cups heavy cream
  • 5 Tbsp confectioners sugar
  • 1 ¼ cup mascarpone cheese (300g)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 oz dark chocolate shaved

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Grease your cake pan (I used an 8" spring form)

For the cake:

  • In a small bowl, mix ⅓ cup flour and ⅓ cup potato flour.
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  • In a medium bowl beat together 5 egg yolks with 1 cup of confectioners sugar, until pale and thick.
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  • In a separate bowl beat together egg whites and gradually add the remaining confectioners sugar and 1 tsp of vanilla extract.
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  • Carefully fold 1 quarter of the egg whites into the yolk mixture using a spatula.
  • Fold in the flour into the yolk mix until well incorporated.
  • Add in the rest of the egg white mixture.
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  • Spoon batter into the greased cake pan and bake for 35 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched.
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For the cream:

  • Beat 1 ¼ cups heavy cream and 5 Tbsp of confectioners sugar.
  • Add in 1 tsp vanilla extract.
  • Add in 1 ¼ cups mascarpone cheese and continue beating.
  • Combine ⅓ cup of espresso with ⅓ cup coffee liqueur.

Putting the cake together:

  • Slice cake into thirds horizontally.
  • Brush bottom layer with coffee mix.
  • Spread one thirds of the cream and cover with the middle slice of cake. Brush with the coffee mix and top with more cream. Repeat with the top layer of cake.
  • Spread the cream over the entire cake, decorate with dark chocolate shavings and it is ready to slice and eat!
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Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Tiramisu Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 562 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 22g138%
Cholesterol 189mg63%
Sodium 81mg4%
Potassium 225mg6%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 31g34%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 1187IU24%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 101mg10%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword cake, coffee, dessert, espresso, heavy cream, lemon juice, mascarpone cheese, potato flour, powdered sugar, vanilla
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