8 servings Easy
Total: Active:
4 Ratings 

Ingredients (10)

  • 1 tablespoon (1/8 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3 cups hot brewed coffee
  • 11 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 2 (8-ounce) containers mascarpone cheese
  • 5 large egg whites
  • Kosher salt
  • 3 ounces dark rum, optional
  • 2 (7-ounce) packages crispy ladyfingers (see What to Buy note)
  • 1/4 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder
Try Amazon Fresh
Nutritional Information
  • Calories506
  • Fat28.61g
  • Saturated fat14.58g
  • Trans fat0.06g
  • Carbs51.34g
  • Fiber1.49g
  • Sugar19.36g
  • Protein13.2g
  • Cholesterol291.11mg
  • Sodium321.93mg
  • Nutritional Analysis per serving (8 servings) Powered by

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.

In Italian tiramisu means “pick (or carry) me up,” the suggestion being that you’ll be transported straight to heaven on the lightness and delicacy (if not the caffeine wallop) of this classic dessert. This recipe is adapted from Cooking Channel’s Gabriele Corcos and Debi Mazar.

What to buy: Crispy packaged ladyfingers are a must for this recipe. Do not use the soft, freshly baked variety or you’ll end up with a soggy mess!

Note: While it’s perfectly safe for healthy adults to consume raw eggs, the elderly, pregnant women, or anyone with a delicate immune system should avoid them.


  1. 1Coat the bottom and sides of a 7-by-11-inch glass or ceramic baking dish with the butter. Set aside.
  2. 2Pour the hot coffee into a medium bowl and add 3 tablespoons of the sugar. Stir until the sugar is thoroughly dissolved, then set aside to cool.
  3. 3Place the egg yolks in a medium bowl, add 4 tablespoons of the sugar, and beat with a whisk until the mixture is pale and creamy, about 2 minutes. Add the mascarpone and beat with the whisk, making sure to eliminate all lumps, until smooth and well combined.
  4. 4Place the egg whites in a separate bowl and, with a clean whisk, beat until they’re frothy, about 1 minute. Add a pinch of salt and the remaining 4 tablespoons of sugar and beat until you lift the whisk from the bowl and see a soft peak that slowly slumps, about 3 minutes. Using a rubber spatula, carefully fold the egg whites into the mascarpone mixture. Stir in the rum, if using.
  5. 5Dip the ladyfingers in the coffee and, one by one, lay them flat in the prepared dish. Once the first layer of cookies has been laid out, spread a layer of the mascarpone cream on top and dust with 2 tablespoons of the cocoa powder.
  6. 6Repeat to form a second layer in the dish. Sprinkle the top with the remaining 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder. Cover with plastic wrap (be careful to avoid letting it touch the top) and refrigerate for about 3 hours so the flavors and textures can marry. Cut into 8 squares and serve.
Load Comments

Recommended from Chowhound

7 Helpful Produce Subscriptions You Should Know About
Food News

7 Helpful Produce Subscriptions You Should Know About

by Amy Schulman | As Americans hunker down in their homes to practice social distancing, you may be wondering how you...

These Bright Kitchen Accessories Are Perfect For Spring

These Bright Kitchen Accessories Are Perfect For Spring

by Brittany Loggins | The change of seasons, no matter what else is going on, always makes us want to freshen things up...

Find Comfort in This Korean Spicy Silken Tofu Soup
Food News

Find Comfort in This Korean Spicy Silken Tofu Soup

by James Park | Spicy silken tofu soup, often called soondubu jjigae, is one of the most beloved soups in Korean cuisine...