Authentic Italian Tiramisu ☕

Authentic Italian Tiramisu

Tiramisu, the classic Italian dessert, is a heavenly combination of delicate ladyfingers, rich mascarpone cheese, strong espresso, and a dusting of cocoa powder. This traditional recipe has been passed down through generations, and it captures the essence of Italian cuisine in every bite.

Imagine the aroma of freshly brewed coffee filling the kitchen as you carefully dip each ladyfinger into the robust espresso. Picture the smooth mascarpone cheese blended with just the right amount of sweetness, creating a creamy layer that melts in your mouth. The dessert is then chilled, allowing the flavors to meld together, resulting in a dessert experience that is nothing short of divine.


  • 1 cup strong brewed espresso, cooled
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese, softened
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 24 to 30 ladyfingers
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting


  1. Dip each ladyfinger briefly into the brewed espresso and arrange a layer of soaked ladyfingers in the bottom of a 9×9 inch dish.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together egg yolks and sugar until well combined and creamy.
  3. Add softened mascarpone cheese to the egg mixture and mix until smooth.
  4. In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form.
  5. Gently fold the whipped cream into the mascarpone mixture until well incorporated.
  6. Pour half of the mascarpone mixture over the layer of ladyfingers in the dish.
  7. Arrange another layer of soaked ladyfingers on top of the mascarpone mixture.
  8. Pour the remaining mascarpone mixture over the second layer of ladyfingers.
  9. Cover and refrigerate the tiramisu for at least 4 hours or preferably overnight.
  10. Before serving, dust the top with unsweetened cocoa powder.

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Indulge in the authentic flavors of Italy with this classic Tiramisu recipe. It’s the perfect dessert for any occasion, bringing a taste of Italy right to your table.

Nutritional information: Calories – 320kcal, Total Fat – 24g, Saturated Fat – 14g, Cholesterol – 150mg, Sodium – 45mg, Total Carbohydrates – 23g, Sugars – 11g, Protein – 5g

Concluding our culinary journey through the heart of Italy, this Authentic Italian Tiramisu captures the essence of Italian desserts. Each spoonful is a celebration of rich flavors, perfectly balanced textures, and a lingering aroma of espresso. It’s not just a dessert; it’s a moment of indulgence, a taste of tradition, and a journey to the cobblestone streets of Rome or the charming cafes of Florence.

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