Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Yesterday was my hubby's birthday and I decided to make him his favorite Tiramisu cake. This cake is always a WOW for my family because the recipe really taste good and not so sweet. I love the cake texture that's so creamy and tasty from the mascarpone cheese.

This recipe I have double up because I want to make a 9" cake and 12 servings. If you wanna make just 6 servings, just reduced the ingredients to half and arranged it the 13 by 9-inch baking dish.

You'll got to try this recipe from Giada De Laurentiis....is really the best of the best!!!

Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis of Everyday Italian at Food Network


12 egg yolks***
6 tbsp sugar
2 lb mascarpone cheese, at room temperature
3 cups strong espresso, cooled
4 tsp dark rum
48 packaged ladyfingers
1 cup bittersweet chocolate shavings, for garnish
some white chocolate shavings, for garnish
some fresh raspberries, for garnish


1. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer with whisk attachment, beat egg yolks and sugar until thick and pale, about 5 minutes. Add mascarpone cheese and beat until smooth. Add 2 tbsp of espresso and mix until throughly combined.

2. In a springform pan, layered a parchment paper on the bottom. In a small shallow dish, add remaining espresso and rum and mix it well. Dip each ladyfinger into espresso for only 5 seconds. Letting the ladyfingers soak too long will cause them to fall apart. Place the soaked ladyfinger on the bottom of the springform pan, breaking them in half if nescessary in order to fit the bottom. Arrange the unsoaked ladyfingers standing on the side of the sringform pan. (If you want the ladyfingers to stand just fit in the pan, cut the ladyfingers in desired lenght).

3. Spread evenly 1/2 of the mascarpone mixture over the ladyfingers. Arrange another layer of soaked ladyfingers and top with the remaining mascarpone mixture.

4. Cover tiramisu with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, up to 8 hours. (I keep mine in refrigerator for overnite).

5. Before serving, sprinkle with chocolate shavings and raspberries. Let it comes to a room temperature and served.

Food Network Kitchens Advisory - suggest caution in consuming raw and lightly-cooked eggs due to the slight risk of Salmonella or other food-borne illness. To reduce this risk, we recommend you use only fresh, properly-refrigerated, clean, grade A or AA eggs with intact shells, and avoid contact between the yolks or whites and the shell.


Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

What a beautiful cake!

CheapAppetite said...

nice cake. looks yummy:)

Ellie said...

This recipe looks delicious and those berries look very fresh. If you're concered about getting sick from eggs (which is a real concern for kids), you can use pasteurized eggs like Davidson's.