Tiramisu - The 'pick-me-up' cake
Tiramisu - The 'pick-me-up' cake

Recipe Cook Time: 40 Minutes + Cooling Time

Easy to make..!!!
It is a delightful and delicious recipe with sponge fingers soaked in coffee, layered around and smeared with a creamy mascarpone mixture.


  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 Tbsp castor sugar
  • 250 gm mascarpone or cream cheese
  • 175 ml strong black coffee (make the coffee with 175 ml water with 2 tbsp of coffee)
  • 3 Tbsp brandy(cognac)
  • 150 gm sponge fingers (sponge cake cut into fingers)
  • A few drops of vanilla essence (optional)
  • Cocoa powder for dusting


  • In a bowl, beat the egg yolks and sugar together till the mixture becomes light and creamy.
  • Add the vanilla essence and fold it into the mascarpone.
  • To the strong black coffee add the brandy and stir.
  • Quickly dip the sponge fingers in the coffee-brandy liqueur. Make sure the fingers soak just enough of the liqueur, but don’t crumble.
  • Arrange a layer of sponge fingers in a shallow dish and cover them with a layer of mascarpone.
  • Create several layers of sponge fingers, followed by mascarpone. The top layer will be of mascarpone.
  • Chill the tiramisu in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours, dust with cocoa powder and serve.

Key Ingredients: castor sugar, cream cheese, cognac, vanilla essence, cocoa, egg, mascarpone cheese, coffee

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