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Monday, April 16, 2007

This dessert is soooo Web 2.0!

We had a couple friends over for dinner on Friday and - being a weekday and all - I really didn't have much time for food prep. So I ordered some outstanding take 'n bake pizza and made a tiramisu the night before.

Never having made tiramisu before, and being all geeky, I naturally turned to the internets to guide me. I made a few changes to the recipe, which I've reproduced below. It really is unbelievably delicious, and so easy it almost seems criminal. As with most of my favorite recipes, it's not extremely authentic, but it is much easier than the original, which means that I'll actually make it more than once.

Don't think about caloric content for this one. That would be a bit of a downer.

Original recipe here, on

Easy tiramisu

  • (2) 8 oz. containers marscapone cheese
  • (1) 8 oz. container whipped cream cheese
  • 1 C sugar
  • 4 t. vanilla extract
  • 4 T Kahlua (one mini bottle)
  • 4 T grated dark (70%) chocolate

  • 1 C whipped cream (not sweetened)
  • 1 package ladyfingers (sorry, I threw the wrapper away, but I used one Whole Foods 365 brand package ... probably around 30 cookies)
  • 1 freshly brewed shot of espresso
  • 4 T dutch process cocoa powder
Whisk the first 6 ingredients together in a large bowl until smooth. Fold in the whipped cream. Line the bottom of an 8 X 8 cake pan with 1/2 package of ladyfingers and brush with about 1/2 of the espresso. Spread 1/2 of the cheese mixture in the pan. Add the remaining ladyfingers in a single layer and brush with remaining espresso. Top with the rest of the cheese mixture and sift the cocoa powder over the top. Cover well and refrigerate at least 8 hours.

Serves 10.


  • This sounds good. When is someone going to tell Jason to let me post on this blog?

    By Blogger comoprozac, at 2:03 PM  

  • never fear, there is another admin lurking on this blog...muHAHAhahahAHAHA!!!!
    posting rights, granted!
    now, gimme a recipe. a gooood recipe.

    By Blogger Ashley, at 6:42 PM  

  • does this really serve 10?

    By Blogger abby, at 9:16 PM  

  • well...i'd say 9 or 10. it's pretty rich. the original recipe said it was for 4...but i can't imagine eating 1/4 of this recipe at one time...and my version even has less marscapone than the original...

    By Blogger Ashley, at 11:54 PM  

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