Tiramisu cake



Tiramisu, the irresistible dessert with its soft and fluffy mascarpone cream and the intense aroma of coffee, has always been the all-time favorite! But have you ever thought of using this timeless recipe to create a stunning and impressive dessert, perfect for special occasions? We couldn't resist this temptation: the result is the Tiramisu Cake, a guaranteed success for a birthday or your most important celebrations! Dollops of mascarpone cream, made with pâte à bombe, alternate with fluffy ladyfinger discs, all strictly homemade because the time you dedicate to this delight will be rewarded by its goodness and the satisfaction of your guests who will be conquered by the Tiramisu Cake from the very first slice! Also, try the Soft Tiramisu Tart, it will amaze everyone with its original decoration!

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for the bases (for 2 ladyfinger discs of 9'')
Sugar ½ cup (115 g) - (for the dough)
Cake flour 1 cup (115 g)
Sugar 3 tbsp (40 g) - (to dust the bases)
Egg whites ½ cup (120 g) - (about 4)
Egg yolks ⅓ cup (80 g) - (about 4)
for the mascarpone cream
Mascarpone cheese 28 oz (800 g)
Sugar 1 cup (200 g)
Egg yolks ⅓ cup (80 g) - of 4 medium-sized eggs
Water ⅓ cup (80 g)
to moisten the ladyfinger discs
Coffee ½ cup (100 g)
to dust
Unsweetened cocoa powder 1 tbsp (5 g)

How to prepare Tiramisu cake

To prepare the Tiramisu Cake, start with the ladyfinger base; you'll need to bake one base at a time. Take the 4 eggs required for the bases and separate the yolks from the whites: the eggs should be at room temperature. Pour the 80g of yolks into a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment and add half of the sugar gradually 1, while the stand mixer is running 2, and beat until you obtain a light and fluffy mixture 3 which you will set aside.

Now whip the egg whites: thoroughly clean the bowl of the stand mixer and the whisk if using the same one, otherwise, you can use a bowl and an electric beater. Pour in the 120 grams of egg whites 4, start the whisk, then gradually add the remaining portion of granulated sugar, not all at once but in 3-4 batches 5, whip the mixture until it reaches stiff peaks 6.

Incorporate the beaten egg whites into the previously prepared egg yolks, little by little, gently folding from bottom to top to avoid deflating the mixture 7. At this point, also add the sifted flour 8, continuing to carefully mix from bottom to top to keep the batter light and airy 9.

Transfer the batter to a pastry bag fitted with a plain tip, and you can now create the first base: line a baking tray with parchment paper, place a steel ring with a diameter of 9'' on top (it's a type of pastry ring mold). Alternatively, you can use the removable ring of a cake pan without the bottom, of the same size. Squeeze the batter inside: start from the center 10 and create a spiral 11 that reaches the edge of the ring. You will have half of the batter left to make a second disc. Dust the surface of the batter spiral with 20g of granulated sugar indicated for dusting the base 12 and bake in a preheated static oven at 355°F for 15 minutes.

Once cooked, remove from the oven and let it cool for 10 minutes. Then, run a long knife blade along the inner edge of the ring to easily detach the base 13. Remove the ring 14 and set aside the ladyfinger disc. Now you can create the other base by squeezing the remaining mixture inside the ring, following the previous steps, and sprinkle with the remaining granulated sugar before baking at the same temperature for another 15 minutes. Once ready, repeat the same process to remove the second ladyfinger base. Prepare the coffee using a moka pot and, once ready, let it cool completely in a small bowl 15.

Next, you can prepare the mascarpone cream using the pâte à bombe method: in a saucepan, combine granulated sugar 16 and water 17, lightly stir to moisten the sugar, then heat the syrup over medium heat while monitoring the temperature with a food thermometer until it reaches 70°F. While the syrup reaches the temperature, place the 80 grams of egg yolks required for the cream in a stand mixer and whisk them 18

as soon as the syrup of water and sugar reaches 70°F 19, gradually pour it into the egg yolks while the stand mixer is running 20. Continue to beat the mixture until it cools completely, becoming clear and foamy at the same time 21. Then, stop the stand mixer.

In a separate bowl, work the mascarpone with a spoon to soften it, then add it to the just whipped mixture, making sure to first temper a small portion of mascarpone by quickly stirring 22, then gently adding and mixing the remaining portion with careful upward motions 23. Transfer the cream to a piping bag fitted with a smooth nozzle 24 and refrigerate for storage.

Now take a serving plate with a diameter of approximately 11 inches, place a 10-inch diameter springform pan ring on top with a height of 4 inches, which will help maintain the shape of the cake. Line the edge of the ring with a sheet of cut-to-size food-grade acetate paper 25. The acetate sheet will make it easier to remove the cake; alternatively, you can butter the ring and adhere parchment paper. Place the first ladyfinger disc inside 26, adjust the closure of the ring to fit, then moisten the base with brewed coffee using a kitchen brush, ensuring the ladyfinger base is well soaked 27.

Fill the ladyfinger base by piping dollops of cream: start from the edge in a circular motion 28, moving towards the center. Once finished 29, dust the surface with half of the amount of unsweetened cocoa powder 30.

Place the second ladyfinger disc on top 31, moisten it well again with the coffee 32, then pipe the cream in the same way, creating small dollops on the surface 33. Now, refrigerate the cake to firm up for at least 2 hours.

After the two hours have passed, take the cake out of the refrigerator, remove the ring, carefully peel off the acetate sheet 34, dust the surface with the remaining cocoa powder 35, and serve your Tiramisu Cake 36 immediately!

How to store

The Tiramisu Cake can be stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

You can prepare the ladyfinger bases the day before if you prefer and assemble the cake on the same day.

The cake can be frozen for approximately 1-2 weeks in the freezer.


If desired, you can flavor the coffee with liquor such as rum or Grand Marnier. For the filling, you can also choose the eggless mascarpone cream, which is lighter.