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Tiramisu is my favorite cake of all time, it's easy to make, very refreshing and good when you are in a rush waiting for guests and you don't know what to cook. No baking, just 30 minutes and Tiramisu is ready!
Recipe type: Desert
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 12
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 6 tbsp sugar
  • 450g mascarpone cheese
  • 500ml heavy whipping cream (35% fat)
  • 1 package ladyfingers, about 40 - 45 in one package (Savoyardi)
  • ⅓ cup (50ml) rum/brandy/coffee flavored liqueur (Amaretto is special for Tiramisu and the original recipe is made with it)
  • 3 cups coffee (strong) - for 1 cup, use 3 tsp of coffee! (no sugar added)
  • 2 - 3 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting
  • 1 Vanilla bean or vanilla sugar (2-3 envelopes)
  • 12 gr gelatin
  • Optional for decor: 500 ml whipping cream
  1. First thing: make the coffee and let it cool down, then add the Amaretto liquor
  2. Whip the cream, and put it in the fridge (do not add sugar in it, just vanilla sugar, one envelope if you have in the pantry or 1 tsp vanilla essence)
  3. Hydrate gelatin in lukewarm water (put it in a cup then add water just to cover the gelatin and stir well)
  4. Beat the egg yolks with the sugar (6 tbsp sugar) until become thick and creamy (for about 5 min.), then put it over a pot with simmering water and stir constantly until sugar is dissolved (I use a wooden spoon for stirring or a whisk). The bowl with the eggs should not touch the boiling water!
  5. After hydration, I warm up the gelatin for 25 seconds into the microwave
  6. Add dissolved gelatin into the warm cream and the seeds from vanilla bean and homogenize with a whisk.
  7. Then add mascarpone cheese and mix until incorporated (DO NOT OVERMIX)
  8. At the end add whipping cream and incorporate it gently with a spatula or with a whisk. I turn my stand mixer on low.
  9. In a tray or using a removable ring for cakes (26cm /40cm) line up the lady fingers, after you soaked them one by one into the coffee (just for1 second ). Add half of the cream and level it with a cake spatula then line up the other half of lady fingers (same soaked in coffee) but in the opposite way (as shown in the pictures above)
  10. On top of the second layer put the rest of the cream and garnish with cocoa.
  11. If you want the cake to look more fancy and presentable :-), you can whipp another 500 ml whiping cream and garnish the cake as you like!
  12. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours!!!
  13. Good luck!
Recipe by gabriela cuisine at https://gabrielacuisine.ro/tiramisu/