Italian Tiramisu- Easy Makeahead Dessert with Espresso and Mascarpone

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Mar. 01, 2013

This video shows you how to make a Italian Tiramisu, and aside from being completely creamy delicious, you can make it ahead of time so it's a no-stress dessert for when you have friends over.


Egg whites 3
Egg yolks 6
Mascarpone cheese 8 Ounce ((at room temperature))
Amaretto liqueur 4 Tablespoon , divided
Sugar 6 Tablespoon , divided
Espresso 1 Cup (16 tbs) , freshly pulled ((cooled at room temperature))
Ladyfingers 48 ((3
For dusting
Cocoa powder 1 Tablespoon



1. In a bowl, whip egg whites and 3 tablespoon of sugar together with a hand mixer, for about 3-5 minutes or until stiff peaks form.

2. In a separate bowl, add egg yolks with remaining 3 tablespoon of sugar. Whip for 3-5 minutes or until the egg yolks are thick, frothy, and pale yellow in color.

3. Add the mascarpone and amaretto liqueur to the egg yolks. Mix well.

4. Gently fold the stiff egg whites into the egg yolk mixture and set aside.

5. Pour 2 tablespoons of amaretto liqueur in espresso and mix well.

6. Dip each ladyfinger into the espresso for 2-5 seconds and place it into the bottom of a glass dish. Don't let the ladyfinger soak so much that it falls apart, just a quick dunk to let it absorb a little bit of espresso.

7. On the ladyfingers layer, spread 1/2 of the mascarpone mixture.

8. Arrange another layer of espresso soaked ladyfingers on top, and spread over the remaining mascarpone cream.

9. Cover the glass container with plastic wrap and pop it in the refrigerate for 6-8 hours for layers to soak into each other and the flavors to blend together.


10. Dust cocoa powder on top and serve cold.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 259Calories from Fat 146

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 16 g24.6%

Saturated Fat 8 g40%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 45 mg1.88%

Total Carbohydrates 22 g7.3%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 13 g

Protein 7 g14%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet