This easy, 15-minute tiramisu will leave your guests wowed in no time. Get all of the flavors of a traditional tiramisu with only a 10th of the work.
There are a lot of origin stories written about tiramisu: some believe that it was first made in honor of Italian Grand Duke Cosimo III in the 17th century in Tuscany. Others say that the dessert was mentioned for the first time in Giovanni Capnist’s book I Dolci del Veneto in 1983. A similar layered Tuscan dessert exists known as “Zuppa Inglese” (meaning “English soup,” although it has nothing to do with either the English or soup). But which of these or still many other origin versions is the true one is hard to say.
However, tiramisu is both a late “discovery,” but also a true king of desserts. And not unnecessarily… “tiramisu” translated from Italian means “pick me up” or “cheer me up.” And because of its rich composition (egg yolks with sugar) and the caffeine contained in it from espresso, it leaves every coffee lover satisfied.
The classic tiramisu recipe definitely has a lot of calories — fatty sour cream, mascarpone, and of course the egg yolks and sugar… So, with all respect for the traditional tiramisu (which, by the way, we adore), we’re offering a “less sinful” but also extremely delicious and much easier-to-prepare version of tiramisu without eggs.
Our recipe contains no eggs or fatty sour cream, and we’re substituting the mascarpone, which has as much as 82% fat, to Philadelphia cream cheese, with a fat content of only 22%. And most importantly, you can have this dessert prepared in just 15 minutes! Even better, it’s served in nice little jars, making both presentation and cleanup pretty easy.
Easy 15-minute tiramisu
This easy, 15-minute tiramisu takes practically no time to make and results in a delicious dessert.
- 8 ladyfingers
strong black coffee (
Caprissimoor your favorite coffee)
- 1 tbsp coffee liquor or 1 tbsp espresso + 1 tsp brandy + 1 tsp sugar
- 200 g Philadelphia cream cheese or mascarpone room temperature
- 200 g powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 shot espresso
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder for dusting
- dark chocolate shavings for garnish
Mix the coffee and coffee liquor. If using jars or cups, break ladyfingers in half and dip them in coffee mix for 10 seconds total.
Next, make the cream layer. In a medium bowl, whip the cream cheese or mascarpone until fluffy. Next, add the powdered sugar and mix well. Finally, add the espresso and vanilla.
Now, you're ready to layer the tiramisu. Add the ladyfingers at the bottom. Add a layer of cream filling. Then sprinkle cocao powder. Repeat with the ladyfingers, cream filling, and cocoa. Add a last thin layer of cream and top with shaved chocolate.
Refrigerate for an hour and enjoy!