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  Pound cake 500 Gram
  Egg whites 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Store Brought)
  Milk/Water 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Fat free cream cheese 8 Ounce (Softened At Room Temperature)
  Powdered sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Rum extract 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Fat free frozen whipped topping 8 Ounce (Thawed)
  Cold prepared strong coffee/Espresso 1 Cup (16 tbs), prepared
  Baking cocoa 2 Teaspoon
  Chocolate shavings 1 Cup (16 tbs)


(1) Pre-heat oven at 350 F
(2) Beat Cake mix, 1/2 cup egg whites (store bought) and 3/4 cup milk for 3-4 min
(3) Bake the cake in a 9" x 5" loaf pan for 60 min or until fully baked
(4) Cut the cake in 10 slices
(5) Place the slices in freezer for 5 min to cool them down
(6) Get rid of crisp sides, top and bottom

Cream Cheese Filling:

(1) Beat cream cheese and powdered sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.
(2) Add 1/2 tbsp Rum Extract and mix again.
(3) Add whipped topping to the cream cheese mixture. Continue to miX.


(1) Arrange half of the pound cake slices on bottom of ungreased square pan - 8x8x2 inches.
(2) Drizzle 1/2 cup of the espresso over pound cake slices with a spoon.
(3) Spread half of the cream cheese filling over it.
(4) Arrange remaining pound cake slices on cream cheese filling.
(5) Drizzle remaining 1/2 cup espresso.
(6) Spread remaining cream cheese filling.
(7) Sift or sprinkle cocoa over top using a sieve. Spread chocolate shavings.
(8) Cover and refrigerate for about 4 hours or until filling is firm. FAT FREE filling takes a little longer to firm.
(9) Store covered in refrigerator.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
75 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 375 Calories from Fat 139

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 16 g24.1%

Saturated Fat 8.5 g42.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 68.5 mg22.8%

Sodium 238.1 mg9.9%

Total Carbohydrates 50 g16.5%

Dietary Fiber 1.4 g5.7%

Sugars 35.4 g

Protein 7 g14.2%

Vitamin A 3.1% Vitamin C

Calcium 6.3% Iron 11.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Ganesh.Dutta's picture
Tiramisu-The Great Italian dessert. Thanks for sharing this nice recipe.
Snigdha's picture
Love Tiramisu. I have always made it with the store bought lady fingers!
Neha.Gupta's picture
Snigdha.... Wish I could find Lady Fingers here in Columbus, IN.. Could never find one in Walmart/Kroger... Is there a special store where I can find one.. (say Italian Grocery?) Another reason for using Pound Cake is that I can use "Egg Whites" to lower the Cholesterol content ...
shantihhh's picture
Lady Fingers are very common cookie item. I am surprised such as Kroeger market doesn't carry them.In Italian they are called Savoiardi in Italian, but they are originally French and not so difficult to make. Stella d'Oro lady fingers are often merchandised with the cookies. Even Trader Joe's carries them sometimes. Good luck on finding them. I know Columbus has many Germans, but perhaps an Italian Market is carrying them. There is a Trader Joe's at 3888 Townsfair Way Columbus, OH 43219 Phone: ( 614) 473-0794 Trading Hours: 9 am - 9 pm or Caprianno's Italian Market 6500 Riverside Dr Dublin, OH 43017 (614) 761-1266‎ Carfagnia's: 1405 E Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus 43229; (614) 846-6340 Auddino's Italian Bakery: 1490 Clara Ave, Columbus 43211; (614) 294-2577 Tedeschi's Italian Bakery: 6536 Proprietors Rd, Worthington 43085; (614) 846-5060 Caprianno's Italian Market: 6500 Riverside Dr, Dublin 43017; (614) 761-1266 Bellasari's Italian Market: 855 Grandview Ave, Columbus 43215; (614) 487-8530 Shanti/Mary-Anne
Debra Leonard's picture
Kroger's definitely does carry Lady Fingers. My friend told me when she gave me the betty crocker recipe for lady fingers. I went there and could not find them anywhere and I checked on 2 different occassions. I finally asked a man stocking the shelves, on my third visit to Kroger. He said absolutely they had lady fingers and that they could be found in the freezer section. I went there and still could not find them. They were not with the pies, cakes, pastries, pound cakes, etc, so I went back to him and he walked me over to where they were. Sure enough, they were right in the freezer case on the opposite side of the aisle from the frozen dessert. The one in Tupelo, MS has lady fingers in the same freezer case as the ice cream, but on the opposite end of that case. At this Kroger location that freezer case sits across the aisle from frozen desserts, cakes and pies. You might want to look again abd if you still can't find them, I'm sure that a friendly staff member can lead you directly to them.
Neha.Gupta's picture
Thanks Shanti for the info. Unfortunately, I am in Columbus, Indiana (not Ohio)....... :-( But, I looked up Trader Joe's locations -> the closest one we have is in North of Indianapolis (1 hour drive). I will def check it out next time we are there.. :-)
shantihhh's picture
Opps, I have realitives in Columbus, Ohio so thought of it. I knowthere aregreat Italian market in Chicago-is that far? Shanti/Mary-Anne
Parul.M's picture
Excellent recipe Neha. Thanks for introducing me to this home-made Tiramisu recipe. I tried the fat free version. No difference taste wise but the whipping cream was a little flat.
Neha.Gupta's picture
yeah.. fat free cheese filling is flat but after setting I can hardly tell the diff..
aparna.priya's picture
Thanks for the recipe Neha. I always had this Italian dessert in restaurants only, but with this recipe I can try it at home as well.
Anonymous's picture
Can anybody tell where can i find ladyfingers in COlumbus,IN
Neha.Gupta's picture
Been out of for quite some time now. If you are still looking, you can now find it in Kroger - in the deli section.
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