Tiramisu Recipe

Tiramisu Recipe

Tiramisu from the Italian language, spelled tiramisù, meaning “pick me up” or “cheer me up” is a coffee-flavoured Italian dessert. It is made of ladyfingers (savoiardi) dipped in coffee, layered with a whipped mixture of eggs, sugar and mascarpone cheese, flavoured with cocoa. The recipe has been adapted into many varieties of cakes and other desserts.

Tiramisu Recipe

I have been wanting to make Tiramisu since a long time. Thought it would be a tough cookie to crack. When I looked up the recipe it seemed pretty straight forward.

Currently I am in Baroda,India and it was difficult to find mascarpone cheese and ladyfingers. So decided to make these 2 key ingredients of Tiramisu at home.

For ladyfingers ( Makes around 30 ladyfingers)


3 egg whites

2 egg yolks

1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp granulated sugar

1 1/8 cup all purpose flour

1 tbsp cornstarch

1 tsp baking powder

3 tbsp granulated sugar for sprinkling

Tiramisu Recipe


In a bowl sieve the flour, cornstarch and baking powder

Beat the egg yolks until creamy with half the amount of sugar

Whip the egg whites until stiff peaks are found with remaining sugar

Fold the egg yolks mixture with whipped egg whites gently

Now fold the flour mixture gently in the egg mixture

Fill the mixture in a piping bag and pipe 10 inch cigars in a baking tray

Sprinkle granulated sugar on top of the cookies. Let them sit for 5 minutes and sprinkle sugar one more time.

Bake at 180 degrees in a preheated oven for 15 mins

Once done store in an airtight container

For mascarpone cheese (Makes around 1 cup mascarpone cheese)

Tiramisu Recipe


2 cups amul cream

2 tbsp lemon juice


In a pan, heat amul cream until in boils. Stir continuously

Add the lemon juice and boil for 10 minutes. Stir all the while. It will thicken

Take a big bowl. Place a strainer on it. Spread a muslin cloth on the strainer and strain the cream mixture on top of it

After 5 minutes tie together the muslin cloth and refrigerate in the freeze overnight

Next day the mascarpone cheese will be ready

For Tiramisu (Makes around 9 big pieces)

Tiramisu Recipe


1.5 cup heavy whipping cream ( I used rich gold brand which is available in india)

1/2 cup sugar

30 lady fingers

1 cup mascarpone cheese

1.5 cup water

3 tbsp instant coffee

4 tbsp kahlua liquor (optional)

3 tbsp cocoa powder for sprinkling


Whip the heavy cream with sugar until stiff peaks are formed

Add mascarpone cheese and whip one more time.

In a flat dish heat the water and add coffee. Let the coffee dissolve. Once the mixture is cooled add kailua liquor. You can skip this part if you want non alcoholic kahlua

Take a square glass or aluminium dish

Add some coffee mixture at the bottom

Now dip every ladyfinger in coffee mixture and place besides each other.

Pour some more coffee liquid on top of it

Spread the cream mixture on the ladyfingers and cover well

Repeat the above step one more time.

Sprinkle gracious amount of cocoa powder on the cream and refrigerate tiramisu for min 8 hrs and max 24 hrs

Serve chilled 🙂

Tiramisu Recipe

Tiramisu Recipe

Tiramisu Recipe

Tiramisu Recipe