Best-ever tiramisu

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(93 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins Plus chilling

Easy

Serves 6

This super-simple Italian dessert actually benefits from being made ahead, allowing all the lovely flavours to mingle

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal853
  • fat73g
  • saturates42g
  • carbs44g
  • sugars35g
  • fibre0g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.25g
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Ingredients

  • 568ml pot double cream
  • 250g tub mascarpone
  • 75ml marsala
  • 5 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 300ml strong coffee, made with 2 tbsp coffee granules and 300ml boiling water
  • 175g pack sponge finger
  • 25g chunk dark chocolate
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder

Method

  1. Put the cream, mascarpone, Marsala and sugar in a large bowl. Whisk until the cream and mascarpone have completely combined and have the consistency of thickly whipped cream.

  2. Get your serving dish ready. Put the coffee into a shallow dish and dip in a few sponge fingers at a time, turning for a few secs until they are nicely soaked, but not soggy. Layer these into your dish until you have used half the biscuits, then spread over half of the creamy mixture. Using the coarse side of the grater, grate over most of the chocolate. Then repeat the layers (you should use up all the coffee), finishing with the creamy layer.

  3. Cover and chill for a few hrs or overnight. This can now be kept in the fridge for up to 2 days. To serve, dust with cocoa powder and grate over the remainder of the chocolate.

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joycevdh
7th Feb, 2016
I didn't quite have the right proportion of ingredients - ended up making it with 500g mascapone and 500ml double cream. I put Amaretto in the cream mix and added Bailey's to the coffee. I didn't use up all the coffee (I think I used about half), but I was using homemade sponge fingers (I can't buy them where I live, trust me, I would if I could!), so that may have made a difference. I put a good dusting of cocoa (instead of the grated chocolate) between the layers. My guests said it was the best tiramisu they'd ever eaten!
Hsw27
31st Dec, 2015
So simple and delicious, also used baileys instead of Marsala...
TFlavin
23rd Nov, 2015
SUPER easy... SUPER delicious... everyone said it was awesome !! I used Bailey's instead of Marsala ... Kahlua would be even better I'm sure... Couldn't be any easier.. no need for fuss !! Tastes JUST as good as the difficult recipes
annak19
30th Sep, 2015
5.05
Fantastic recipe. Foolproof! Try this you won't be disappointed. Light, delicious and perfect for a dinner party as it's even better the next day!
portia2
20th May, 2015
5.05
Tasted as good as that of my favourite Italian. If I can make it, anyone can!
missbrannigan
10th May, 2015
Made this for a BBQ today and it was amazing. Bought 2 Madiera cakes from Tesco and cut them Into wedges. Poured the coffee over the top. And used 75ml of Ameretti instead of masala in the cream. Will be making again next week for a gathering and probably many more times! :)
babyblade
28th Dec, 2014
5.05
Incredibly easy & very tasty. A Christmas hit :)
Joanarthur
14th Dec, 2014
Hi this recipe is not ok if you have an egg allergy the sponge fingers are made with egg. I find it very hard to find recipes that are egg free.
NorsB
4th Aug, 2015
Hi, my husband is allergic to eggs and I too find it very difficult to find deserts to cater for him. Mary Berry does a fabulous Lemon & Lime Cheesecake which is egg free and he loves. Apart from that I cook him a lot 'crumble' recipes. If you have any deserts you can share, please do. Many thanks
essexcaz
17th Oct, 2014
I made this for a dinner party last year and it has been requested again so I have just made it again. It is better made the day before and left in the fridge. I buy a basic Madeira cake and slice it instead of sponge fingers and Disaronno works just as well as Marsala. Very fattening but a really impressive but easy dessert.

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