Jeff Smith's Tiramisu

Recipe by cookcapecod
READY IN: 6hrs 30mins




  • Stir the expresso, sugar and brandy/amaretto together until the sugar dissolves.
  • Remove 1/3 of the coffee mixture to another bowl and set the remainder aside. Whisk the egg yolks into the 1/3 cup mixture. Add the marscapone and whisk together until smooth. Don't overmix.
  • Line a loaf pan with a large sheet of wax paper. Tuck it carefully into the corners. There should be a lot of wax paper remaining outside the pan.
  • Dip the ladyfingers one at a time into the reserved coffee mixture and begin to place them crosswide in the lined pan. They will expand when soaked with coffee. This will take only a few seconds, don't leave them too long or they will fall apart. Line the whole bottom of the pan (7 ladyfingers). Spread with half the cheese mixture. Sprinkle with 2 oz of the shaved chocolate.
  • Repeat layers of ladyfingers, cheese and shaved chocolate.
  • Top the pan off with the remaining soaked ladyfingers.
  • Fold the wax paper up around the top of the pan, cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 6 hours.
  • Invert the chilled loaf pan onto a serving platter and tap the bottom of the pan to remove the loaf. Remove the wax paper.
  • Place the cream, vanilla and confectioners sugar in a bowl and whip until stiff. Spread the whipped cream all over the cake in an attractive manner.
  • Dust the cake with cocoa and decorate with shaved chocolate.
  • Slice to serve.