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

Keywords for this recipe:TiramisuCakeItalyBiscuitsSoakedCoffeMascarponeMarsala

For 6 people, you will need:

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Step by step recipe

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.
Tiramisu : Photo of step #3
Beat until mixture becomes pale .

Stage 4 - 5 min.
Tiramisu : Photo of step #4
Add 250 g Mascarpone a spoonful at a time, until you get a thick smooth cream.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
Tiramisu : Photo of step #5
Beat the 3 egg-whites until stiff, adding 2 tablespoons caster sugar halfway through.

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

Stage 7 - 3 min.
Tiramisu : Photo of step #7
In a dish mix 200 ml cold coffee and 2 tablespoons Marsala.

Prepare your serving dish.

Stage 8 - 5 min.
Tiramisu : Photo of step #8
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.
Tiramisu : Photo of step #9
B) Spread a layer of cream, using a spatula or maryse, about the same depth as biscuit layer.

Stage 10 - 2 min.
Tiramisu : Photo of step #10
C) Sprinkle the whole surface with cocoa powder.

Stage 11 - 12 min.
Tiramisu : Photo of step #11
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
Tiramisu : Photo of step #12

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
Tiramisu : Photo of step #13
Dip a round biscuit in the coffee+Marsala mixture and put in the bottom of the dish.

Stage 14
Tiramisu : Photo of step #14
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
3,712 Kcal or 15,541 Kj279 gr1,846 gr376 gr
186 %107 %174 %57 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
239 Kcal or 1,001 Kj18 gr119 gr24 gr
12 %7 %11 %4 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
619 Kcal or 2,592 Kj47 gr308 gr63 gr
31 %18 %29 %9 %
% 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: Pea risotto "mantecare", Leek and artichoke tart à la piémontaise, Tatin apples with mascarpone cream, New tiramisu, Strawberry, kiwi and mascarpone verrines, ... All
Cold coffeeCold coffee: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Pistachio tiramisu, Chocolate cream with a crunch, irish coffee mousse, Chocolate mousse, New tiramisu, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Hazelnut and orange cake, Pain perdu, Candied grapefruit peel, Flognarde, French custard tart, ... All
Finger biscuitsFinger biscuits: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Strawberry Charlotte, Individual charlottes with morello cherries, New tiramisu, Pistachio tiramisu, Pear charlotte, ... All

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