Tiramisu Cake

Moist Yellow Cake is brushed with a Boozy Coffee Syrup topped with a Marscarpone Cream Filling and tons of Cocoa Powder & Easy Chocolate Curls  Tiramisu Cake www.confessionsofabakingqueen.com #booze #coffee I love tiramisu.

Let me tell you about a horrible night in my life. I was sat at home with my sister just relaxing. Daydreaming about some sort of dessert but too lazy to bake anything myself. Lydia wanted Cannoli and I, well I wanted Tiramisu. So naturally Roman Cucina would be expecting  a visit from us. We called in our order and I threw some sweats on and drove down to the restaurant. I made Lydia get out of the car and pick up the desserts.

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We got home, Lydia grabber her Cannoli box out of the bag and sat down on the sofa. I made myself some tea, grabbed a fork and picked up my box of tiramisu. At this moment I thought to myself “wow, this feels light, I wonder if they cut back on portions” ( Why the hell do I know how heavy a piece of Tiramisu should be? Cuz I have issues!!!) I plopped down on the sofa next to Lydia and opened my to go box.

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There it was, leftover spaghetti. No tiramisu, no cannoli or cheesecake accidentally given to me. Leftover spaghetti. Not even my spaghetti.

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A strangers leftover spaghetti. And this stranger had my untouched tiramisu. Heartbroken  I sank into my seat as my sister looked over and laughed at me. I had driven 15 minutes there and 15 minutes back for spaghetti?!!

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Thank goodness Lydia shared her cannoli with me but let’s be honest cannoli is no tiramisu!!

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Fast forward months later and I feel like tiramisu but don’t feee like making or buying lady fingers so cake, lets make a Tiramisu Cake I thought to myself. And boy am I glad I did. This cake was really quite easy to put together. And it was a show stopper. So gorgeous, mostly because of these chocolate curls. So easy to make and make any cake go from ordinary to glamorous!
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Hope you give this Tiramisu cake a go, it gets even better with time in the fridge to marinate/chill. 

Tiramisu Cake

Tiramisu Cake

Moist Yellow Cake is brushed with a Boozy Coffee Syrup topped with a Marscarpone Cream Filling and tons of Cocoa Powder & Easy Chocolate Curls


  • 1 1/4 cups cake flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp table salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 large eggs (2 whole and 3 separated), room temperature
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp Kahlua Coffee Liqueur
  • Cream Filling
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 8oz container Marscarpone Cheese, at room temp.
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp Kahlua
  • Coffee Syrup
  • 1 tbsp instant coffee
  • 3 tbsp boiling hot water
  • 2 tbsp Kahlua
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • cocoa powder for dusting


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degree and grease and flour a 9 by 2-inch cake pan.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk flour, baking powder, salt, and all but 3 tablespoons sugar in mixing bowl. Whisk in 2 whole eggs and 3 yolks (reserving whites), butter, water, vanilla and Kahlua. Mix until smooth- no lumps remaining.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer beat the 3 egg whites at medium speed until frothy. Keep whisk attachment still running and slowly add in the 3 tbsp of sugar, beat on medium-high speed until soft peaks for about 1-2 minutes.
  4. Stir one-third of egg whites into cake batter. Fold in remaining egg whites to batter until no white streaks remain. Pour into prepared pan and bake until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean, 30 to 40 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes in pan then invert to a wire rack.
  5. Cream Filling
  6. In a large mixer beat heavy whipping cream until light and fluffy, a few minutes at high speed. Scrape whipped cream out, then put marscarpone in bowl and beat that for 2 minutes. Add in powdered sugar, vanilla and Kahlua beat until fully combined. Fold in whipped cream until fully combined.
  7. Coffee Syrup
  8. In a small bowl place instant coffee granules, add boiling water and mix until no granules remain. Stir in Kahlua.
  9. Assembly
  10. Once cake is cool cut in half. Place first half on cake plate. Using a pastry brush brush the cake with the coffee syrup, use half for the first layer. Then scoop half of the cream mixture on top, dust cocoa powder and sprinkle all chocolate chips on top. Place second cake layer, brush with remaining coffee syrup. Top with remaining cream and dust with cocoa powder. Optional to make chocolate curls, check out this how to on chocolate curls. Let cake chill and marinate for at least 3 hours before serving. Store in fridge.


This is a great make ahead dessert, the cake is best after chilling in the fridge for a long while.


Cake Recipe: Cooks Illustrated

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  1. I have made Tiramisu and it was delicious!!!!

    When I put it in the fridge- the flavor remained awesome-but the Cream on top yellowed a bit- a bit harder texture.
    It did it look as appealing- even though it tasted good
    Egg whites in the cream maybe- not just yolk?
    Any answers ?

    1. Hi Deb, glad you made the cake and enjoyed it. I am not sure what you are asking- in this recipe there are no eggs or yolks in the cream? Let me know if I can help any further?

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