Easy 10 Minute Tiramisu Recipe

Easy 10 Minute Tiramisu Recipe

I was inspired to make this delicious dessert because as I am writing this, I am here at my daughter’s place in Italy to spend time with her. Every restaurant here serves Tiramisu so I thought of making one so I can share with you the recipe. Tiramisu is a coffee-flavored Italian dessert. It is made from ladyfinger biscuits dipped in strong coffee, layered with whipped cream with mascarpone cheese and dusted with cocoa powder.  A dessert that is super easy to prepare and so delicious! A perfect make-ahead dessert.



  • ​1 cup heavy whipping cream
    1 cup mascarpone cheese, room temperature (to substitute, see below)
    1/3 cup sugar
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    1 1/2 cups espresso or strong coffee, room temperature
    Ladyfingers biscuits ​
    cocoa powder for dusting (about 1/2 tbsp)


  • (Make sure to read my tips below this page)
    Using a large bowl, beat whipping cream, sugar and vanilla extract. until soft peaks form.
    Add the mascarpone cheese. Whip until just combined or until stiff peaks form. Do not over beat.
    Quickly dip ladyfingers in coffee and place in a pan (I used a 25 x 13 cm). I fit about 10 cookies.
    Spread half of the cream mixture on top of the first layer of ladyfingers.
    Repeat process with the 2nd layer.
    Dust the top of dessert with cocoa powder.
    Refrigerate for about 2-5 hours.
    Serve and enjoy.


  • ​Do not over beat the whipping cream after adding the mascarpone cheese. Beat until just combine or until the mixture forms a stiff peak. If you over beat, the mixture will be runny and will be wasted.
    ​When dipping ladyfingers into the coffee, just dunk it quickly. Do not soak as the biscuits will fall apart.​
    1 tbsp liquor or brandy can be added to the coffee if desired.
    For mascarpone substitute, blend 8 ounces softened cream cheese with 1/4 cup heavy cream and 2 tablespoons softened unsalted butter . This an option I found online and I have not tried it myself just for your information if mascarpone cheese is not available in your area.
    if you are in the Philippines, Broas is the closest you can substitute for ladyfingers.