Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Easy Tiramisu

Today I turned a year younger- ahem! a year older  :).This is what Jai made to make this already special day sweeter.As per our  family tradition b'day cakes or desserts are always made by the family, but Aishwarya stayed away from making this as she had sniffles and didn't want to pass it on to us.As my birthday fell on Tuesday which is a working day Jai chose to this make this Tiramisu, which had to be made ahead, on Sunday. It was a bit hard on us to wait two days to take a bite into this.The wait was well worth it, it was delicious as anticipated.This is an easy recipe if you can get all the ingredients and doesn't require any cooking.
1 (7-oz.) pkg. ladyfingers, bakery fresh or store-bought
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 and 1/2 cups sugar
1/8 cup milk
1 tbs pure vanilla extract
3 tbs. instant coffee
1cup water, room temperature
3/4 cup Kahlua, or similar coffee flavored liqueur
1 pint heavy whipping cream
Lightly spray 8X8-inch glass Pyrex baking dish with vegetable spray.
Whip softened cream cheese and sugar on medium to high speed until smooth and creamy. Add milk and vanilla .Whip heavy whipping cream on high speed until stiff. Fold whipped cream into cream cheese mixture with spatula and blend well. Beat again until fluffy.
In a small bowl, dissolve instant coffee in room temperature water. Add Kahlua, stir and set aside.
one at a time, quickly dip only the bottoms of the ladyfingers into Kahlua. Place the soaked side down and line the entire bottom of the pan with ladyfingers. The ladyfingers soak up the Kahlua very quickly, so be careful not to dip them too long.Spread half the cream cheese over the ladyfingers using an off-set spatula or plastic spatula. Sprinkle or dust with 1/4 cup cocoa.
Repeat with the rest of the ladyfingers in Kahlua and place on top of the cream. Spread the remaining cream cheese mix evenly on top. Sprinkle remaining cocoa over the tiramisu.
Cover loosely with plastic wrap and chill for 6 hours or overnight. You may need to use a few toothpicks to keep the plastic from sticking to the tiramisu. Before serving garnish more if you like.
Use a sharp, thin knife to cut into pieces. Refrigerate any leftovers.


  1. A very happy birthday to you Vidhya....I really appreciate you H, who has taken the pains to prepare this yummy tiramisu for you...The effort itself would have made your day very special.

  2. Happy B'day Vidhya.
    Tiramisu looks superb.

  3. Belated birthday to u!!!! And that is one sinful, indulgent dessert!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  4. looks tempting & delicious...mouthwatering!Happy Birthday to u!!!

  5. Happy birthday to u dear, such an irresistible and droolworthy tiramisu..

  6. Tempting and delicious Tiramisu.. Many more happy returns of the day!!

    Divya's Culinary Journey

  7. Belated B'day wishes dear...Hope you had a wonderful day...and the tiramisu looks perfect and superb...Hats off to ur hus...:)

  8. Belated birthday wishes !! The tiramisu looks awesome:)

  9. gorgeous dessert, I am always a sucker for tiramisu, yours look lovely


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