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Sponge Cake Tiramisu Recipe
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Sponge Cake Tiramisu

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"Italian dessert cake. Not exactly like what you would get in an authentic Italian restaurant, but still good."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 10 inch layer cake Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins

    1 hr 30 mins


  1. Beat mascarpone cheese, cream, confectioners' sugar, coffee liqueur, instant coffee, and vanilla extract together in a bowl using an electric mixer until stiff peaks form.
  2. Cut sponge cake in half horizontally, creating a top and bottom layer. Spread cream mixture on bottom layer and replace top half of cake; refrigerate for 1 hour. Dust top of cake with cocoa powder.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 04, 2005

This was better than I expected. I wound up substancially modifying the recipe, but it was fabulous anyway. I wanted the tiramisu to be edible for all my dinner guests, including a pregnant woman. I cut the angel food cake into strips to mock ladyfingers, then beat the cream, marscapone, vanilla and sugar until fluffy. I added a fourth cup of strongly brewed decaf coffee to the marscapone mixture, and whipped it again. I then alternated layers of angelfood fingers, the marscapone mixture, and cinnamon sprinklings, topping it off with the last of the marscapone mix and cinnamon. I chilled for about an hour. This was a huge hit and I will definitely make it again!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 23, 2008

It tasted fine but definitely not tiramisu. i followed the recipe. try the classic tiramisu on here. it is much more complicated but much, much better


15 Ratings

Feb 09, 2006

This recipe turned out yummy - almost as good as the restaurants' with a few personal adjustments. I made it with 1/2 c. decaf coffee instead of the coffee liqueur and granules (pregnant women friendly). I also made it with cream cheese instead mascarpone cheese (couldn't find mascarpone cheese anywhere!). And it turned out fabulous! Thanks for this easy and delicious recipe!!

Apr 26, 2003

Wonderful results. Nice and easy to prepare. I added additional whipped cream and frosted the top of the cake. Final step: just before serving I dusted a little cocoa powder over the whipped cream. I like this recipe because "no" eggs were used. Results: smooth light taste....not a heavy dessert!

Dec 20, 2007

i gotta say, i don't cook and i'm not a baker either. i've never baked anything in my life. i don't know what made me decide to make tiramisu one day. but i'm glad i did cuz it was fabulous!!! everyone said it was like what you'd normally get from a bakery. it was that good! i did have to make changes though, the biggest one being the mascarpone cheese. i couldn't find it anywhere so i substituted it with ricotta. also my family does not drink alcohol so i didn't use coffee liquer. to make up for this, i used 6 teaspoons of instant coffee (instead of just 1 tsp) and it was still very good! everyone loved the coffee flavor! i used the cream mixture in between the two layers and also to cover the entire cake, put cocoa powder all over the top, drizzled some almond bark, and used a few strawberries. if i could make this, anyone can!

Jun 14, 2010

Loved it much more than the "real thing." Easy to make; tastes light & fresh. Bake angel food cake the day before. I made it "trifle style," layering pieces of the cake, cheese mixture & cocoa in a big glass bowl. Next time I will slice the cake horizontally into 3 or 4 layers, ice each one thickly with the cheese mixture & sprinkle on cocoa, assemble, and slice vertically to serve. Thanks for this great recipe idea!

Aug 02, 2006

The simplicity of this recipe encouraged me to try it and wow .. so rich and creamy; it made a lot too. Used 1 mascarpone cheese, and 1 cream cheese. Increased (granulated) sugar to 3/4 cup. I baked and used Creamy White Layers (this site) instead of bought cake ...mmm. Increased instant coffee granules instead of liqueur - delicately scrumptious. I like this eggless tiramisu very much. Thanks Suzanne.

Jan 05, 2005

this is insanely delicious. seriously, it is so good. I replace the pwdered sugar with granulated, but other than that, it is amazing how it is.


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  • Calories
  • 377 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.5 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 125 mg
  • 42%
  • Fat
  • 30.5 g
  • 47%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 4.7 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 102 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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