Quick and easy tiramisu is not only sweet, indulgent, and delicious, but it is one of the most sophisticated no-bake desserts.
However, my recipe for easy tiramisu takes its effortlessness to another level! And you’ll still dazzle your guests with your cooking skills!
Tiramisu is such a decadent dessert. Layers of creamy filling are piled on top of coffee-soaked ladyfingers and the whole thing is showered in a thick dusting of cocoa powder.
However, traditional tiramisu is a bit too complicated for a mid-week dessert or treat. This is why I came up with this simple tiramisu recipe – so you can eat tiramisu every night of the week!
If you love tiramisu as much as I do, then read on to find my quick and easy tiramisu recipe!
Treat yourself and enjoy your tiramisu with a hot cup of Courtney’s Fresh Mint Tea!
WHERE IS TIRAMISU FROM?
Tiramisu is an Italian dessert and its name translates as ‘pick-me-up’ – a concept with which I full-heartedly agree!
There is debate over its origins and specific dates, but it was potentially first made in the 1950s – or 1970s (although some records claim it was invented as far back at the 1800s as an aphrodisiac).
And has since been the cause of regional disagreement in Italy as multiple cities claim ownership for this wonderful and quite frankly addictive dessert.
However, despite the disputes, there is no argument about the traditional recipe’s ingredients.
Traditional tiramisu is made with eggs, mascarpone – a mild and creamy Italian cheese – coffee, sugar, cocoa powder, and savoiardi biscuits which are drier and crumblier than ladyfingers.
The eggs are whipped together with the sugar to create the fluffy and light Italian dessert zabaglione. Into this, mascarpone is folded to make a creamy mousse which is used to layer all the coffee-soaked biscuits.
WHY IS MY TIRAMISU RECIPE SO EASY?
While traditional tiramisu is delicious, sweet, and light, the zabaglione takes time, energy, and muscle power to make!
Plus, not everyone is a great fan of raw eggs in their desserts. Therefore, I decided to make my tiramisu recipe egg-free, so came up with an effortless tiramisu that can be made and assembled in 10 minutes!
The results are so creamy, indulgent, and flavorful, AND they look so good it’s as if you’ve slaved over them for hours.
HOW DO I MAKE EASY TIRAMISU?
My easy tiramisu recipe needs only seven ingredients and can be rustled together in no time at all! Plus, in their individual glasses, they look picture perfect, ideal for a fancy dinner party.
You will need:
- Heavy cream
- Lady fingers
- A couple of shots of espresso coffee
- Vanilla extract
- Cocoa powder
To make my easy tiramisu, you will need to:
- Whip the cream as you slowly add the sugar and the vanilla until it forms stiff peaks. However, don’t overbeat the cream otherwise it will curdle.
- Add the mascarpone to the cream and fold it all together gently.
- Dip the lady fingers in the coffee – use a wide shallow bowl and dip in and out quickly because they’re like little sponges!
- Arrange some lady fingers at the bottom of some pretty glasses – you may need to break them up so they can fit.
- Dollop a scoop of mascarpone cream on top and smooth until flat. Repeat with more lady fingers and cream until you reach the top of the glass.
- Dust with lots of cocoa powder and chill in the fridge until serving.
CAN I MAKE IT IN ADVANCE?
Absolutely! If you are hosting a dinner party, or have offered to bring a dessert to a friend’s house, my easy tiramisu is the perfect dessert.
You can make the dessert on the day you plan to serve it, keeping it in the fridge throughout the morning and afternoon – for at least 3-4 hours.
You can even make it the day before. The flavors will soften and blend, the coffee will soak into the cream, and every mouthful will taste smooth, rich, and creamy.
WHAT CAN I SERVE MY TIRAMISU IN?
I love to use individual glasses as they make the dessert appear decadent and sophisticated. You can try ordinary water glasses, or glittering crystals if you have any!
You can also make my tiramisu in one big dish and scoop out portions with a serving spoon. However, I think my individual servings look more elegant!
So, if you need a quick and easy dessert recipe for your next dinner party, look no further than my easy tiramisu recipe! It is ready in 10 minutes and your guests will continuously request the recipe!
EASY MINI TIRAMISU
- 2 cups Heavy cream
- ¾ – 1 cup Sugar depending on how sweet you like it
- 1 ½ teaspoons Vanilla extract
- 2 cups Mascarpone
- 1 Pack lady fingers
- 2 Shots espresso
- ¼ cup Cocoa powder to dust
- Pour the heavy cream into a mixing bowl and beat on medium speed with an electric mixer (or use a stand mixer).
- Slowly add the sugar and vanilla and continue to beat until the cream forms stiff peaks.
- Add the mascarpone cheese and fold together until just combined. Set aside. Pour the coffee into a shallow bowl.
- Dip the ladyfingers in the coffee (don't soak them – just quickly dip them on both sides to get them wet) and lay them in a single layer on the bottom of 10 individual glasses – you may have to break them up.
- Smooth half of the mascarpone mixture over the top. Add another layer of dipped ladyfingers.
- Smooth the remaining mascarpone cream over the top. Dust generously with cocoa powder (I use a fine mesh strainer to do this). Refrigerate for at least 3-4 hours or overnight before serving.