Classic italian recipe (the name means "pull me up" or more poetically, "take me up to the sky"). It's similar to a charlotte in its structure: layers of flavoured biscuits between layers of smooth cream.
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Last modified on: July 27th 2013

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Stage 1
Separate yolks from whites of 3 eggs, we use both.

Stage 2 - 2 min.
Tiramisu : Photo of step #2
Put egg yolks in a bowl with 90 g caster sugar.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
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Beat until mixture becomes pale .

Stage 4 - 5 min.
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Add 250 g Mascarpone a spoonful at a time, until you get a thick smooth cream.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
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Beat the 3 egg-whites until stiff, adding 2 tablespoons caster sugar halfway through.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
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Fold the egg-yolk, sugar and mascarpone mixture into the beaten egg-whites, to get a homogeneous and light mix.

Stage 7 - 3 min.
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In a dish mix 200 ml cold coffee and 2 tablespoons Marsala.

Prepare your serving dish.

Stage 8 - 5 min.
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Start assembling tiramisu:

A) Quickly dip a finger biscuit in coffee+marsala, and put in the dish. Continue like this to make the first layer of biscuits.

Stage 9 - 5 min.
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B) Spread a layer of cream, using a spatula or maryse, about the same depth as biscuit layer.

Stage 10 - 2 min.
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C) Sprinkle the whole surface with cocoa powder.

Stage 11 - 12 min.
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Repeat steps A) to C), until dish is comletely filled, finishing with a topping of cocoa powder.

Put in the fridge, covered with plastic film, for at least 2 hours.

Stage 12
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For individual tiramisus:

You can use finger biscuits and cut them to size, but it's easier if you make a full baking sheet of biscuits.

Using cutters, cut round biscuits the same size as your small dishes.

Stage 13
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Dip a round biscuit in the coffee+Marsala mixture and put in the bottom of the dish.

Stage 14
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Add a layer of cream.

Stage 15
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Dust with cocoa and repeat layers until dish is full.

Stage 16
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Finish with a topping of cocoa, and refrigerate for at least two hours.


You can also try the new tiramisu, easier and (maybe) even more delicious.

If you don't like the taste of coffee, you can try an apple tiramisu where you replace coffee by syrup with half apple juice, and Marsala by manzanita, the Spanish green apple liquor.


1 or 2 days in the fridge, in a closed jar.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
4,056 Kcal or 16,982 Kj103 gr510 gr176 gr
203 %40 %48 %27 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
262 Kcal or 1,097 Kj7 gr33 gr11 gr
13 %3 %3 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
676 Kcal or 2,830 Kj17 gr85 gr29 gr
34 %7 %8 %4 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Home made (from Internet).

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
MascarponeMascarpone: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Tatin apples with mascarpone cream, New tiramisu, Amandier (gluten-free almond cake), Pistachio tiramisu, Framboisier, ... All
Cold coffeeCold coffee: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Pistachio tiramisu, New tiramisu, Chocolate mousse, Chocolate cream with a crunch, irish coffee mousse, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Arizona cupcakes, Gravlax, Lime confectioner's custard (pastry cream), Framboisier, Sushi, ... All
Finger biscuitsFinger biscuits: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pistachio tiramisu, New tiramisu, Pear charlotte, Strawberry Charlotte, Individual charlottes with morello cherries, ... All

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