Classic Tiramisu Recipe

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Who doesn’t like an easy, delicious, no-bake dessert? Exactly, no one! Well, what if I told you that this Classic Tiramisu recipe is all that?!

The taste of the coffee-soaked ladyfingers, combined with the sweetness of the creamy mascarpone filling already make a dangerous combination. And when you dust it with cacao powder? The taste becomes ten times more addictive! Sounds like the dream doesn’t it?!


Easiest Tiramisu Recipe

Yummy looking Tiramisu
Such an addictive taste

This classic Tiramisu recipe has a very special place in my heart. Besides its inescapable taste, it was actually my sister who made me fall in love with it. Allow me to call her the Queen of Tiramisu because she truly is. And I’m being completely unbiased here btw! You will believe me once you try it!

She used to make us this exact recipe for years and I absolutely love the way she makes it. It’s in my opinion the perfect recipe to bring your wildest Italian dreams to life! And since we don’t gate keep recipes here, I will be sharing it with all of you!


Your Go-To Dessert!

Tiramisu is one of the easiest recipes that you will ever make. And I’m not only talking about the preparation time itself but everything really.

You’re short on time and need to make it beforehand? You can do that! ! It does not only save you time but it also helps the ingredients blend together beautifully giving you that heavenly taste you’re thriving for!

If you’re trying to save money this Tiramisu recipe will be your best friend. It only requires a short list of ingredients and I’m sure you’ll have most of them in your kitchen right now!


These Tiramisu Cups Are Insane

A cup of layered ladyfingers and cream topped with cacao powder
very creamy!

Play Around With The Ingredients

Like any other recipe, a few swaps and substitutions won’t hurt!

If you are not the biggest fan of caffeine, you can still enjoy this Tiramisu recipe! All you have to do is just substitute the instant coffee or espresso with decaf coffee.

Instead of mascarpone, you can use cream cheese, heavy cream or fresh ricotta cheese.

If you got time on your hands, you can make lady fingers from scratch. But the ones from the store are great too!


Tips To Perfect Your Classic Teramisu Recipe

After you layer everything, dust with cocoa powder.

To double the recipe, use 5 large egg yolks.

Do not over whisk your cream and eggs mixture. Give a quick mix for about a minute until everything is combined.

Attention! Do not over-soak the lady fingers as they will become soggy. Give them a quick dip and you’re good to go!

Allow your tiramisu to chill in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours. Doing so will ensure a smoother cut.

Not only that, the longer the Tiramisu stays in the fridge, the more flavorful it becomes. So, prepare it ahead and keep it in the fridge overnight so all those delectable flavors are perfectly combined.


Bain Marie In Easy Steps!

Bain Marie, sometimes known as a double boiler, is a perfect technique to bake delicate dishes like custards and mousses. It surrounds the food being baked with gentle heat produced by the hot water around the bowl.

Choose a deep pan and add 3-4 centimeter water. It has to be large enough to fit a bowl inside.

Bring water to boil, then set it on medium heat. Slowly put the bowl inside so the water does not come in.

In the Tiramisu recipe, I set the sugar and egg yolks in the bowl. It is necessary to keep whisking because you do not want the egg yolks to cook. In the beginning, the mixture color is yellowish. Then, yellow disappears and it becomes white. You should not feel the sugar grains on your fingertip.

Make sure to remove the bowl from the Bain Marie as soon as baking is done; otherwise, it will continue to cook.


Follow these Simple Steps to Make the Best Classic Tiramisu Recipe


Using the Bain Marie method, place a bowl in a pan containing 3-4 cm of boiling water. Set the egg yolks and the sugar in the bowl and whisk.

Egg yolks and sugar whisked together in Bain Marie

Whisk continually until you can no longer feel the sugar grains. Set the bowl aside to cool.

Check the egg yolks and sugar so they do not have sugar grains

Whisk your double cream to stiff peaks.

Delicious whipped cream

Add mascarpone, a dash of vanilla as well as the sugar and egg yolks mixture.

Add mascarpone, a dash of vanilla as well as the sugar and egg yolks mixture.

Give them a quick mix until everything is combined.

Give the mixture a quick mix until everything is combined.

Pour your pre prepared coffee in a pot. Here’s where the dipping magic starts!


Put a layer of cream and then do a layer of your coffee-dipped lady fingers.

Layer the Tiramisu, al yer of cream then a layer of lady fingers

Add another layer of cream.

Add another layer of cream on top of lady fingers

Dust cocoa powder generously on top of each layer.

Dust cocoa powder generously on top of each layer.

Keep doing that until you get to the top.

Layering cream and lady fingers to make the perfect Tiramisu

And here you have it, your mouth watering Tiramisu!

Mouth Watering Tiramisu cup

Freeze for 6 hours, serve and enjoy!

A cup of perfectly layered Tiramisu cups that is ready to go to your fridge and be served later

Frequently Asked Questions

For how long can Tiramisu be stored?

Tiramisu keeps well for up to 3 days in the refrigerator if stored correctly. Be careful that this recipe contains eggs, so don’t keep it for longer!

Can this Tiramisu recipe be made without eggs?

Of course! You can eliminate the eggs. This tiramisu recipe is very versatile so you can play around with the ingredients however you like.


Alcohol free Classic Tiramisu Recipe

No bake desserts are literally the best thing in the world. They’re delicious and they require a short list of ingredients and no oven! Sounds great doesn’t it?!

Check out my Instagram video for a full step by step Classic Tiramisu recipe here

Fortunately for you, I have other easy, no bake recipes that I’m sure you will fall in love with! I would recommend this Homemade Gluten-Free Reese’s Peanut Butter Bars and Healthy 3 Ingredient No Bake Pistachio Baklava.

Ingredients

Here’s all you need to make this delicious Classic Tiramisu recipe

To make the creamy part

  • Egg yolks
  • Sugar
  • Double cream
  • Mascarpone
  • Vanilla

For the biscuit layer

  • Lady fingers
  • Coffee
  • White sugar
  • Water
  • Cocoa powder

How to Make the Best Classic Tiramisu

Using the Bain Marie method, place a bowl in a pan containing 3-4 cm of boiling water. Keep it on medium heat.

In that bowl, add sugar and egg yolks. Whisk continually while on medium heat till sugar melts and combine with egg yolks. Once you no longer feel the sugar grains, then it is done. Set the bowl aside to cool.

Then, whisk your double cream to stiff peaks until it becomes like whipping cream. After that, add mascarpone, a dash of vanilla as well as the sugar and egg yolks mixture and give them a quick mix.

For the biscuit part, it is important to use high quality lady fingers. If you’re going to use instant coffee, add 4 tsp of instant coffee.

If you’re going for fresh brewed coffee, use 8 tsp of coffee granules which should make you about 400ml of liquid brewed coffee, and then add water. Once the coffee is ready, give your lady fingers a quick dip in there.

In a medium size, rectangular Pyrex put a layer of cream, and then do a layer of your coffee-dipped ladyfingers. After that, sprinkle a generous amount of cocoa powder. Keep doing that until you get to the top layer.

Finally, cover it and put it in the fridge for at least 6 hours. Serve and enjoy!


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Classic Tiramisu Recipe

Prep Time 30 min Rest Time 6 hour Total Time 6 hrs 30 mins Servings: 6

Ingredients

For the creamy layer

For the biscuit layer

Instructions

  1. Using the Bain Marie method, place a bowl in a pan containing 3-4 cm of boiling water. Keep it on medium heat.

  2. In that bowl, add sugar and egg yolks. Whisk continually while on medium heat till sugar melts and combine with egg yolks. Once you no longer feel the sugar grains, then it is done. Set the bowl aside to cool.

  3. Whisk the double cream and then add mascarpone, a dash of vanilla as well as the sugar and egg yolks mixture

  4. Dip your lady fingers in the coffee

  5. Put a layer of cream, top it with the coffee soaked lady fingers then put another layer of cream and sprinkle cocoa powder on top. 

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Nelly Babazadeh

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I'm Nelly, the recipes I share here are inspired by the people, cultures and places beloved to me. Peanutswirls represents my love for food, cooking and hosting. I hope to share with you a taste of the Middle East influnced by my upbringing in the West.

I can't wait to see what we cook together.

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