This cake tasted good, but I think you have to modify the recipe A LOT, as suggested in other reviews. My husband and I agree that we would prefer all THREE layers of cake to have coffee powder added to it. I only put it in two layers, as suggested, but I think the coffee drizzled on top of the layers doesn't give it as much of a coffee punch as real Tiramisu made with espresso. The icing is delicious!
Here's a few tips to help with this recipe:
--Use 4 teaspoons coffee powder in AT LEAST two layers of the cake.
--Use heavy WHIPPING cream. Place a metal bowl in the freezer for a few minutes first and it will whip up great.
--I made a mascarpone-like cheese for the filling. I have used mascarpone before, but this substitute worked just as well with ingredients I already had on hand: mix 1 (8-oz) container cream cheese, 3 Tablespoons sour cream, and 2 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream (steal a little from what you'll be using for the frosting) together, then add the confectioners' sugar and liqueur. Hope this helps!
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This cake tasted good, but I think you have to modify the recipe A LOT, as suggested in other...