Hello, Foodie Gen enthusiasts! Today, let’s embark on a culinary journey to master the art of crafting the classic Tiramisu. Did you know that this beloved Italian dessert’s name translates to “pick me up” in English, reflecting the delightful combination of coffee, cocoa, and creamy mascarpone? Tiramisu has traveled far from its Venetian origins in the 17th century, capturing hearts worldwide.

Benefits of Making Tiramisu at Home: Creating Tiramisu in your kitchen not only guarantees a fresh and personalized treat but also provides a sense of accomplishment. The layers of coffee-soaked ladyfingers and luscious mascarpone are sure to elevate your dessert game.


  • 6 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee, cooled
  • 1/4 cup coffee liqueur (optional)
  • 24-30 ladyfinger cookies
  • Cocoa powder for dusting


  1. In a bowl, whisk egg yolks and sugar until pale and creamy.
  2. Add mascarpone, mixing until smooth.
  3. In a separate bowl, whip heavy cream to stiff peaks.
  4. Gently fold whipped cream into the mascarpone mixture.
  5. Combine coffee and coffee liqueur in a shallow dish.
  6. Dip ladyfingers briefly into the coffee mixture, ensuring not to oversaturate.
  7. Arrange a layer of dipped ladyfingers in a dish.
  8. Spread half of the mascarpone mixture over the ladyfingers.
  9. Repeat the layers, ending with a mascarpone layer.
  10. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  11. Dust with cocoa powder before serving.

Time Required: Approximately 30 minutes preparation + 4 hours chilling.

Calories: Each serving of this classic Tiramisu contains approximately 300 calories, making it a delectable indulgence.

Benefits of Making This Recipe: Crafting Tiramisu at home ensures quality ingredients and the freedom to adjust sweetness. Impress your guests with a dessert that rivals any Italian trattoria.

Recipe Integration: Not only a standalone delight, Tiramisu can be a perfect accompaniment to brunch or a sweet ending to an Italian-themed dinner. Try incorporating it into a trifle or layer it in a cake for a unique twist!

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