Last week was my husband's birthday, so wanted to make something different at home other than the usual stuff. Then thought of making 'Tiramisu' which he loves... so I surprised him with it & he loved it.

When I googled for the recipe, there were many ways of making this dessert. I found this recipe which was very easy & quick to make.

'Tiramisu' means 'Pick-me-up' in Italian. It is a cool, very light refreshing Italian dessert that once tasted, leaves an indelible impression on you. With all different flavours , textures & the lightness you can really say "Heaven in your mouth". So give it a try...


Mascarpone cheese or cream cheese, softened - 1 package (8 ounces) Powdered sugar - 1/2 cup Light rum - 2 Tb spoon or Rum extract - 1/2 tea spoon Whipping (heavy) cream - 1 cup Ladyfingers- 3 packages (3o pieces) Cold prepared espresso or strong coffee -1/2 cup Baking cocoa - 2 teaspoons


  • Beat mascarpone cheese /cream cheese and powdered sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in rum on low speed, set aside.
  • Beat whipping cream in chilled small bowl on high speed until stiff peaks form. Fold into cream cheese mixture.
  • Arrange half of the ladyfingers, on bottom of ungreased square pan, 8x8x2 inches.
  • Drizzle 1/4 cup of the espresso over ladyfingers. Spread half of the cream cheese mixture over ladyfingers.
  • Arrange remaining ladyfingers on cream cheese mixture.
  • Drizzle the remaining 1/4 cup espresso on the lady fingers.
  • Spread the remaining cream cheese mixture on top of the ladyfingers.
  • Sift or sprinkle cocoa over top.
  • Cover and refrigerate about 4 hours or until filling is firm.

PS: You can use Rum or brandy or coffee liquor or just rum extract. You can make as many layers as you wish.


Maya said...

Nice work with the blog Ashwini..Tiramisu looks very good..Keep it going..

Ashwini Kenchanna said...

Thanks Maya

Roopa said...

Very nice photo Ashwini, :) Loved this awesome Tiramisu, you husband must have felt so happy :) Hey dear, one suggestion from me (if you dont mind), since you have started food blogging recently, people could easily post comments if you disable the Word Verification in your comments section.

Ashwini Kenchanna said...

Hey not at all Roopa. I really appreciate you telling me that. If there is anything else that needs to be corrected, please let me know.

Anonymous said...

So truly, win mans heart through his stomach.

Mangala Bhat said...

wow ! loved your post too ..tiramisu looks lovely :)

Thanks for the comments ....hey matte bartini ...time iddaga ....tumba chennagide nimma adige blog :)