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Homemade Coffee Tiramisu Cake Recipe

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The famous tiramisu is one of Italy’s greatest inventions. Coffee, cocoa powder and those bouncy ladyfinger biscuits come together with layers of creamy goodness for a decadent dessert like no other.

And although making a whole tiramisu tray is customary, you can also make individual versions of the Italian treat, and that’s when the tiramisu looks its best. So, here’s an easy tiramisu recipe. This one’s assembled right on the serving plate, making it super exciting to try!

Although this is a single serving of tiramisu, it’s pretty generous, so I recommend sharing it with someone special. Grab a few spoons and dig in!

Homemade Coffee Tiramisu Cake Recipe-2

How to Make a Coffee Tiramisu Cake?

For this recipe, you need tiramisu’s traditional ingredients, nothing more and nothing less. It all starts with authentic ladyfinger biscuits, and there’s no substitute for them. Luckily, you can get the biscuits from any bakery supplier and even online.

You’ll also need freshly brewed espresso, and the quality matters, so make an espresso you would drink. No, instant coffee is not good enough! You don’t need an espresso machine, though; pod coffee is rather good, too. For the cream, we’ll use mascarpone, heavy cream, egg yolks and sugar. That’s about it. The custardy filling, though, is glorious! It’s so creamy!

Cocoa powder and shaved chocolate are my garnishes of choice but get creative here. Just make sure this tiramisu is as pretty as it is tasty. The looks matter, too, you know?

How to Make It

  • Prep Time30 min
  • Total Time30 min
  • Serving Size2
  • Energy758 cal




To make the cream, place the egg yolks and half the sugar in a mixing bowl, and use a hand mixer to whip the mixture until it triples in size. Set aside.


In a second bowl, whip the heavy cream and the rest of the sugar until soft peaks form. Fold in the mascarpone and incorporate the egg yolk mixture. Pour the cream into a piping bag and set it aside.


Brew the espresso and let it cool completely.


To assemble, pour a few dabs of cream on the serving plate. Dip three ladyfinger biscuits in the espresso and place them over the cream.


Top with more cream and a second biscuit layer, top with the remaining cream and garnish with cocoa powder and chocolate coffee beans (or shaved chocolate).

  • Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size2
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories758
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat32 g78 g41.03%
  • Saturated Fat17.2 g20 g86%
  • Cholesterol360 mg300 mg120%
  • Sodium359 mg2300 mg15.61%
  • Total Carbohydrate100.5 g275 g36.55%
  • Dietary Fiber2 g28 g7.14%
  • Total Sugars72.8 g
  • Protein21.2 g50 g42.4%
  • Calcium257 mg1300 mg19.77%
  • Iron5 mg18 mg27.78%
  • Potassium346 mg4700 mg7.36%
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