How to Make Tiramisu

Have I ever mentioned that my most favorite dessert in the whole wide WORLD is Tiramisu? I am completely totally madly deeply passionately spoon over container in love with it. What’s not to love right? It’s made with a creamy MASCARPONE mixture that is sandwiched between espresso dipped lady finger layers. Add to that a splash of Amaretto and a dusting a dark chocolate cocoa powder. How can that be bad?

I actually shared a Tiramisu recipe with you way back in the day (2009) when no one was reading my blog but my family and a few friends who I made look at it when they came to visit. Okay maybe a few other people (and thank you for sticking it out it wasn’t pretty back then, almost like looking at your HS yearbook yikes ) so I thought I would revisit some of my early on recipes that I happen to love and adore and think you will too.

I tweaked my original recipe a bit, this one is lighter and fluffier and I’ve made it in individual portions (I used DURALEX 8 3/4 oz glasses). I like to think that makes it easier to eat a reasonable portion. But sadly it hasn’t stopped me from eating two, or three. Okay just two. Now I know this will be hard but trust me it’s better the next day. Make these the night before, cover them with plastic wrap (you don’t want your Tiramisu smelling like onions or last night’s pasta do you?) and pop them into the fridge until the next day.

Now who’s ready for a pick me up?


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How to Make Tiramisu


  • 5 eggs - room temperature, separated
  • 5 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 small containers Mascarpone – room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons Amaretto di Saronno
  • 24 soft lady fingers
  • 1 cup Espresso – cooled
  • dark cocoa powder


  1. Into the bowl of your mixer add egg yolks and sugar. Using WHISK attachment, mix for 5 minutes until eggs are creamy, fluffy and light in color.
  2. Add mascarpone. Continue mixing until smooth and creamy. Add Amaretto. Mix to combine. Transfer to separate bowl. Set aside.
  3. Into the bowl of your mixer whip egg whites to a stiff peak. Gentlly fold mascarpone mixture with egg whites. Transfer mixture to a large piping bag.
  4. Place a bowl nearby with cooled espresso.
  5. To assemble: Lightly brush 2 ladyfingers with espresso. Press into bottom of glass. Pipe cream mixture 1/4 way up. Add another 2 ladyfingers brushed with espresso. Pipe another layer of cream mixture. Same pattern with remaining glasses.
  6. Cover glasses with saran wrap and refrigerate over night. Before serving LIGHTLY dust top with cocoa powder.



  1. 1

    This is simply lovely! Great recipe!

  2. 2

    I’ve always wanted to make my own tiramisu, but was intimated. You’ve inspired me to give it a try! Whenever I create this, I’ll let you know. =)

  3. 3

    How beautiful! Tiramisu is one of my favorites too!

  4. 4

    I wanted so badly to just scroll right past this post as soon as I saw the title, since tiramisu is a favorite of my husband’s…but I just kept looking at the pretty pictures [individual servings!!!] and well…now I added mascarpone and lady fingers to my shopping list! 🙂

  5. 5

    Tiramisu is straight up James’s favorite dessert. Any menu he sees it on, he just HAS to order it. Last year when I made tiramisu with Spicy Eggnog Coffee, I swear to you, he ate the whole damn tray.

  6. 6

    This sounds so easy to make and only 7 ingredients. Love that it’s served in layers in a glass to. Looks so delicious.

  7. 7

    I love that these are served this way. I love Tiramisu…and well it’s hard to stop at one piece sometimes. 🙂 Great recipe Paula!

  8. 8

    Love this! Hmm, you’re inspiring me to think of a vegan version of this beautiful dessert!

  9. 9

    GETTTT OUTTTTTT. Actually, get IN my mouth.

  10. 10

    Such a classic!

    I just went to look at your old photos–yep, still better than my current ones! You want to see bad old photos, try my site! 😉

  11. 11

    This is lovely. Tiramisu is my absolute favorite. So glad to have your recipe!

  12. 12

    Tiramisu is wonderul. I’ll have to make your version of it soon. Thanks for the post.

  13. 13

    Oooh! I have never tried making Tiramisu, now I absolutely must try. Yum.

  14. 14

    I’ve only had tiramisu once and I loved it! Looks mega-fantastic!

  15. 15

    I can’t believe I’ve never made tiramisu at home. I only get it at when we go out to eat. This looks fantastic! I need to try it out soon.

  16. 16
    Lora @cakeduchess /

    Delizioso! I also just love tiramisu. You’re too hard on yourself…I love your older posts:)xx

  17. 17

    Tiramisu is an exotic, special dessert. Somehow the pictures and steps, make it seem easy. I hope to try.

  18. 18
    Tonya Mills /

    YUMMY!!!!! Enjoyed eating Paula’s tiramisu at her house and it was delicious!!!!!

  19. 19

    I can’t think of a single thing I’d rather have more than GOOD tiramisu. Sigh…

  20. 20

    I think I just died! Looks great Paula!

  21. 21
    Deb Paradis /


    This was SO DELICIOUS! I loved it. Thank you for sharing.

  22. 22

    I’ve made tiramisu once before but the ladyfingers got really soggy. Is that how it’s supposed to be? I want it to remain its crunch.


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