Tiramisu Cake

Tiramisu Cake

Tiramisu Cake ..... the Best of Both Worlds .......

My love for Tiramisu is no secret. In fact I have cooked and shared tiramisu with my friends and colleagues more than any other recipe. Part of the reason is also that it is an easy one to prepare and very scalable. So a triple batch does not take significantly more incremental effort than a single batch.But the bigger reason is that I know this is a taste that is universally adored. I have not come across many people who do not like Tiramisu. Its the blend of coffee, cheese and cream, with the lightness of ladyfingers which makes it a winner.
Tiramisu Cake


  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package moist white cake mix
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee powder
  • 1/4 cup coffee
  • 1 tablespoon coffee flavored liqueur
  • 1 (8 ounce) container mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons coffee flavored liqueur
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons coffee flavored liqueur
  • 1 (1 ounce) square unsweetened chocolate


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour 3 (9 inch) pans.
  2. Prepare the cake mix according to package directions. Divide two thirds of batter between 2 pans. Stir instant coffee into remaining batter; pour into remaining pan. (I did not have 3 nine inch pans, so I baked 2/3 of the batter (white) in one 9 inch pan and the coffee batter in the second pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely. In a measuring cup, combine brewed coffee and 1 tablespoon coffee liqueur; set aside.
  4. To make the filling: In a small bowl, using an electric mixer set on low speed, combine mascarpone, 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar and 2 tablespoons coffee liqueur; beat just until smooth. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
  5. To make the frosting: In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer set on medium-high speed, beat the cream, 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar and 2 tablespoons coffee liqueur until stiff. Fold 1/2 cup of cream mixture into filling mixture.
  6. To assemble the cake: Cut the white cake horizontally into 2 halves. Place one plain cake layer on a serving plate. Using a thin skewer, poke holes in cake, about 1 inch apart. Pour one third of reserved coffee mixture over cake, then spread with half of the filling mixture. Top with coffee-flavored cake layer; poke holes in cake. Pour another third of the coffee mixture over the second layer and spread with the remaining filling. Top with remaining cake layer; poke holes in cake. Pour remaining coffee mixture on top. Spread sides and top of cake with frosting. Garnish with chocolate curls. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving.
  7. To make the chocolate curls, use a vegetable peeler and run it down the edge of the chocolate bar. 
Tiramisu Cake

Tiramisu Cake

Tiramisu Cake

Tiramisu Cake
I recently came across this recipe which talked about a tiramisu cake. I had to try it! They had coupled my love for cakes with the one flavor that I always find irresistible! Again I cannot thank Allrecipes enough - it has a wonderful selection of recipes and amazing folks who will take out the time to rate recipes and suggest what worked for them. This recipe uses the flavors of home brewed espresso and coffee flavored liqueur. That combined with the mascarpone cheese feels like a Tiramisu with a different texture. 

The cake was delicious as is but the recipe included a frosting which I used to ice the cake and decorated it with shaved chocolate. The frosting was a very good consistency and allowed me to practice my piping skills. I had not planned to do any specific patterns for this cake so I kept the icing simple with borders on the top and the bottom of the cake. A sprinkling of shaved chocolate on top was the final touch.

I will recommend this recipe for sure. It may seem a touch daunting with the multiple layers of cake and the filling and frosting but all the steps are very easy. The cake itself is made from a box mix so it takes away some of the complexity of baking. This recipe albeit the high calorific value is definitely a keeper. I have made some modifications to the original recipe. I used more liqueur that was called for in the recipe and I brewed some strong espresso to spread on the cake. I also added more coffee powder in the coffee layer of the cake to make it coffee enough for me.

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Tiramisu Cake Tiramisu Cake Reviewed by Wanni Arachchige Udara Madusanka Perera on Saturday, January 15, 2022 Rating: 5


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