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Thursday, January 12, 2012


Happy Birthday to the fiance!

I think if Matt could eat one thing for the rest of his life it would be this tiramisu. If I ask him what kind of dessert he wants, I can hands doing guarantee you that tiramisu will be the answer. Not serving Italian for dinner? Not a problem... he will still eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Oh and for dessert. This makes it easy for me because I know for every birthday and anniversary, past and future, I can make this 10 minutes (or less) tiramisu and he will be the happiest man alive. 

It makes his pearly whites beam even brighter that I don't drink coffee. Which means this entire 8x8 dish of glorious-ness is solely devoured by him and only him. Typically in less than 48 hours. And not a single pound will be gained in the process. I know. Annoying!

This dessert is sure to impress (and please) anyone you put it in front of. It's one of those where people will praise you all day long and you will probably spend 20 minutes max in the kitchen. {Make sure you rub some confectioners sugar on your face and amp up your kitchen slaving time... I give you permission to accidentally forget to mention that this dessert is no bake!}


3 Egg Yolks
1/4 Cup Sugar
2 tsp Vanilla
1 1/8 Cup Mascarpone Cheese
24 Ladyfingers
1 1/2 Cup Brewed Coffee or Espresso
1 tbsp Coffee Liqueur (optional)
Cocoa Power for Top

1 Cup Heavy Cream
1 tsp Vanilla
1 tbsp Confectioners Sugar

Beat egg yolks with sugar and vanilla until smooth and light yellow in color with and electric mixer. Fold mascarpone cheese into yolk mixture. Put coffee in a shallow dish and very briefly dip lady fingers in (making sure not to saturate them). Arrange the lady fingers on the bottom of an 8x8 glass dish. Spread half of your mascarpone mixture over the lady fingers. Repeat with dipping remaining cookies and then adding another layer of the mascarpone mixture.

To make whipped cream: In a large bowl, whip heavy cream until stiff peaks are just about to form. Beat in vanilla and sugar until peaks form. Make sure you don't over beat. Your cream will then become lumpy and butter-like.

Next, carefully spread your whipped cream over the top mascarpone layer. Chill for an hour or more. When ready to serve dust with cocoa powder.

Enjoy! :)


  1. this recipe is super simple! much easier than those cupcakes I did! I'm gonna have to try this one for sure! fiance is a lucky man that you bake things you don't even like to eat ;)

    1. Yes! It's super easy and he is very lucky! ;)