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Homemade Easy Tiramisu Recipe


I love tiramisu! It is also one of my family’s favorite desserts. There is nothing better than homemade tiramisu, super-simple recipe for the Italian classic.

Cake Layers:
8 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 1/2 cups strong brewed coffee
2 Tbsp. Heavy Cream
3 Tbsp. coffee liqueur
2 (8 ounce) container mascarpone cheese
2 cups powder sugar
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
3 cups heavy cream
2 cups grated semisweet chocolate
2-3 Tbsp. cocoa powder for dusting
Cake layers:
Preheat oven to 350F (175 degrees C). Grease 3 (9 inch) pans.
In a mixer whip eggs and 1 1/2 cups sugar until thick and pale in color.
In separate bowl combine flour and cornstarch; sift into the separate bowl.
Gently using rubber spatula fold in flour mixture. Divide batter between 3 pans.
Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool completely.
Combine mascarpone, powder sugar and vanilla in a large bowl. With electric mixer whisk together until completely smooth, scraping the bottom of the bowl to remove any lumps. Slowly whisk in the heavy cream. Whip until soft peaks form.
Stir together sugar, heavy cream, coffee and coffee liqueur until sugar is dissolved. Set aside.
Assembling the cake:
Place one cake layer on a serving plate. Spray with coffee mixture over cake until it’s well soaked, and then spread 1/6 of the filling mixture (about 1.5 cups), sprinkle with 3 table spoons of grated chocolate; top with another layer; spray with coffee mixture over cake until it’s soaked, then spread 1/6 of the filling mixture; sprinkle with 3 table spoons of grated chocolate and top with the last cake layer; spray with coffee mixture over cake until it’s soaked.








Lightly spread sides of cake with filling. (for the top, I used cake decorating bag with round tip and piped  little circles onto the cake)

Place cocoa in a sieve and lightly dust top of cake.


Decorate the side of the cake with extra shaved chocolate… Be creative!!!
Refrigerate for a few hours or overnight.


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  • Natasha 06/03/2013, 11:26 PM

    Mmmmmm, one of my favorite cakes!! Love it!

    • Inessa 06/04/2013, 1:53 PM

      Thanks Natasha,
      It’s one of my favorites as well. Moist and delicious 🙂

  • inna 06/05/2013, 9:27 AM

    Hi Inessa,
    Tiramisu is one of my favorites. I prefer desserts that are not too sweet. I make it with a sponge cake as well and its one of the fastest cakes I make.

    • Inessa 06/14/2013, 9:31 AM

      Hi Inna, I love, love this cake….sponge cake sounds good too 🙂
      Thank you.

  • Louise Bloom 06/07/2013, 1:57 AM

    I find tiramisu a very delicious dessert because it has coffee in it. Your tiramisu is moist and really looks yummy.

    • Inessa 06/14/2013, 9:31 AM

      Hi Louise, I agree it’s moist and full of flavors 🙂

  • easyfoodsmith 06/07/2013, 7:08 AM

    Such a lovely creation Inessa. The tutorial is very helpful. A very tempting dessert indeed! Pinned it!

  • elen 06/07/2013, 6:08 PM

    Nice! I will try this except i usually add cream cheese instead of mascarpone. Where do you get mascarpone cheese?

    • Inessa 06/14/2013, 9:34 AM

      Thanks Elen :), I get my mascarpone from Trader Joe’s but most of the fine Grocery Stores has it.
      Cream cheese will work too but mascarpone makes this cake more silky and special.

  • alana 06/12/2013, 6:53 PM

    can I use rum instead of coffee liquor?

  • Jill 08/29/2013, 8:23 PM

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  • Anna 07/18/2014, 8:13 AM

    Hi! Could I just bake the cake in one pan and then slice into 3 layers after it’s done baking?

    • Inessa 07/19/2014, 10:40 PM

      Yes you can. I recommend to have a nice deep pan.

  • Scarlett 04/02/2016, 8:26 AM

    Hello, I’m very excited to try out this new Tiramisu recipe, I only have one question about it. What kind of Heavy cream do you use? It doesn’t matter the brand but I know at different grocery stores it has different descriptions and flavours/fat free, and so on…

  • Sarah Khan 10/14/2016, 11:17 AM

    Hi i made this cake but the sponge is little hard can i add oil to sponge recipe??

    • Inessa 10/15/2016, 4:13 PM

      I never tried adding oil. It shouldn’t be hard.

  • Sarah Khan 10/19/2016, 12:37 PM

    Hi again my was hard cause i dint add fresh crem to the syrup maybe

  • Ezzy 01/22/2017, 5:52 PM

    Hi this looks amazing. I will make this for my daughters 4th birthday, a cake fir the adults to eat. Cant wait.
    Also in your instructions you say to grease 3 9″ pans..but i see you slice the cake in 3?!?!?!

    • Inessa 01/23/2017, 4:09 PM

      Ezzy, you can bake in a tall pan and cut into 3 layers, or bake in 3 different pans

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  • Tina 01/05/2018, 5:40 PM

    Hands down, best Tiramisu cake ever!!!

    • Inessa 03/27/2018, 6:08 PM

      Thank you Tina. I am glad you enjoyed it .

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