Classic Italian Tiramisu

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by zelly111

The real thing: fluffy, rich, heavenly and absolutely irresistible. This is the traditional Italian recipe at its purest, without any whipped cream or unnecessary sugar. The calculator does not have the nutritional info for mascarpone, thus the nutritional info provided is misleading. One 1/12 portion of this recipe has about 280-300 calories, which is way lower than many modified versions.

Top Review by trg.thewordsmith

Just a comment here. "Whisk the whites with the remaining sugar with a BLENDER in a MEDIUM-SIZED BOWL..."? A blender (not to be confused with a food processor) pretty much dictates the size of its own canister/container/pitcher. The "bowl factor" comes into play when you use an electric mixer. There is a HUGE difference between how each works and how each processes the foods put into it. For a novice cook without the ability to discern which kitchen appliance is required, they will find themselves quite disappointed that their tiramisu doesn't 'turn out right'. Again... just a word nerd's two-cents' worth.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Carefully separate whites from yolks.
  2. Beat yolks with 3 tbsp of sugar in a large bowl, add mascarpone, mix with a blender on low speed until the mass is homogeneous and creamy. Clean the blender.
  3. Whisk the whites with the remaining sugar with a blender in a medium-sized bowl until little peaks are firm enough not to fall (like for meringue); carefully incorporate the white mixture into the mascarpone mix;.
  4. Combine the alcohol with coffee in a shallow bowl. Quickly dip each Savoiardi into the coffee mix and lay out in a single layer at the bottom of a large baking pan (glass works best, as it allows to see the layers). Cover the fist layer with half the cheese mixture. Lay another layer of dipped Savoiardis on top and cover with the remaining mascarpone mix. Put the cocoa in a small sieve and dust the top of the cake.
  5. Decorate with choco chips or chocolate shavings.
  6. Refrigerate overnight or for 4-5 hours before enjoying. Buon appetito!

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