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Tiramisu Recipe

A Taste of Italy: Irresistible Homemade Tiramisu Recipe

Transport yourself to the enchanting streets of Italy with a classic dessert that embodies elegance and indulgence – Tiramisu. With layers of delicate Savoiardi cookies soaked in espresso and nestled between velvety mascarpone cream, this Italian delicacy is sure to captivate your taste buds. Join me as we embark on a journey to create a heavenly tiramisu that will impress both family and friends.



  • 500g (18 ounces) Savoiardi (ladyfinger) cookies
  • 250g (8.8 ounces) Mascarpone cheese
  • 500ml (2 cups) heavy cream
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • A splash of rum (optional)
  • 2dl (3/4 cup) espresso (or strong coffee), cooled
  • Cocoa powder, for dusting


  • Prepare the Mascarpone Cream:

In a large mixing bowl, combine the mascarpone cheese and sugar. Beat them together until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream until it thickens and soft peaks form.

Gently fold the whipped cream into the mascarpone mixture, ensuring it is fully incorporated. Set aside.

  • Whip the Egg Yolks:

In a clean bowl, beat the egg yolks until they become pale and creamy.

Gradually add the mascarpone cream to the beaten egg yolks, and mix until well combined. Set aside.

  • Whip the Egg Whites:

In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until they form stiff peaks.

Gently fold the beaten egg whites into the mascarpone and egg yolk mixture, creating a light and airy consistency. Set aside.

  • Assemble the Tiramisu:

In a shallow dish, combine the cooled espresso (or coffee) with a splash of rum, if desired.

Dip each ladyfinger cookie into the coffee mixture, ensuring it is lightly soaked but not overly saturated.

Arrange a layer of soaked ladyfinger cookies in a rectangular serving dish, creating a solid base.

Spread a layer of the mascarpone cream mixture over the soaked cookies, ensuring it is evenly distributed.

Repeat the process, creating alternating layers of soaked cookies and cream until you run out of ingredients. The top layer should be the cream mixture.

  • Chill and Serve:

Dust the top layer generously with cocoa powder, using a sieve or sifter.

Cover the tiramisu with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or preferably overnight, allowing the flavors to meld and the dessert to set.

When ready to serve, cut the tiramisu into elegant portions.

Garnish with a sprinkle of cocoa powder and, if desired, decorate with chocolate shavings or coffee beans.

Serve chilled and savor each luxurious bite of this authentic Italian delight.


With the classic tiramisu recipe, you can now effortlessly create this divine dessert in your own kitchen. The layers of coffee-soaked ladyfinger cookies and velvety mascarpone cream are sure to impress your taste buds. So, gather your ingredients, follow the instructions diligently, and let the magic unfold. Whether you’re hosting a special gathering or treating yourself to a decadent moment, this tiramisu will transport you to the heart of Italy. Prepare to be enchanted by the flavors and textures of this beloved Italian dessert. Enjoy every delightful spoonful of your homemade tiramisu masterpiece.

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