Homemade tiramisu, an Italian classic

Tiramisú is a fool proof dessert. Elegant and perfect after lunch or tea; it is composed of a luscious cream, some ladyfingers dipped in coffee and topped with cocoa powder. Each layer is different, creating an exquisite mixture of flavours and textures.



Taste Evocations
In our recipe we have increased the importance of cocoa, adding some chopped black chocolate between layers that brings a crunchy side. On top of that, we use savoiardi ladyfingers, since they have the perfect consistency to absorb coffee.
Prep Time 30 mins
Resting Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 people


  • 2 egg whites
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 60 g sugar
  • 250 g mascarpone
  • 200 mL coffee
  • dark chocolate tablet optional
  • cocoa powder to taste
  • 12 savoiardi ladyfingers the amount will depend on the recipient you use


  • Prepare some coffee and let it cool down.
    To speed up this process, you can pour it on a tray.
    Preparar una cafetera
  • Chop some dark chocolate with a knife (optional).
    Cortar Chocolate en trocitos
  • Separate the egg yolks and whites in two recipients.
    Egg yolks and white separated
  • In a bowl, whip the egg whites into stiff peaks and save for later.
    whip egg whites into stiff peaks
  • In another recipient, mix the egg yolks with sugar until the mixture is fluffy and homogeneous.
    Batir yemas con azucar
  • Incorporate the mascarpone to the egg yolks mixture and mix until everything is well integrated.
    Now add the stiff whites and mix folding with a spatula, not whipping.
    Anadir queso a la mezcla
  • Save the mixture for later.
    egg and sugar mixture
  • Submerge some ladyfingers in the coffee very carefully to avoid breaking and place them in a mould.
    Mojar los bizcochos en cafe
  • Cover the ladyfingers with the eggs and mascarpone mixture.
  • Add some chopped chocolate over the cream. This will add some crunchiness (optional).
    Now we are going to repeat the mounting process once more.
    Capa con trocitos de chocolate
  • Add another layer of ladyfingers dipped in coffee.
    Anadir otra capa de bizcochos
  • Cover with the rest of egg and mascarpone mixture.
  • Add some final chopped chocolate on top (optional).
    Poner capa de trocitos de chocolate
  • Sprinkle with cocoa powder to taste.
    Espolvorear cacao por encima
  • Let it rest for at least 3 h in the fridge and… That’s it!
Keyword chocolate, cocoa, coffee, cold, cream, easy

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