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Simply Tiramisu

Servings: 8


  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 16 oz cream cheese or mascarpone cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups whipping cream, heavy
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 12 oz package ladyfingers
  • 1/2 cup cold prepared espresso or strong coffee, cooled
  • 3 Tbsp rum
  • 1 Tbsp baking cocoa


For Custard

  • Using a wire whisk, beat egg yolks and sugar in small saucepan until smooth. Beat in milk. Heat on medium heat until boiling, stirring constantly, then reduce heat to low, boiling for 1 minute. Remove from heat.
  • Place plastic wrap directly on top of custard inside of pan and refrigerate for approximately one hour.
  • Remove from refrigerator and mix in cheese until smooth, using wire whisk.

For Whipped Cream

  • With electric mixer, beat whipping cream and vanilla together until stiff.

For Espresso and Rum Mix

  • Brew a strong coffee or espresso. Mix 1/2 cup with 3 Tsp of rum.

Final Assembly

  • Arrange a single layer of ladyfingers on bottom of an ungreased 11 x 7 cake pan, one with deep sides.
  • Drizzle half of the espresso/rum mix across the ladyfingers.
  • Using spatula, spread half of the custard evenly.
  • Now spread half of the whipped cream on top of the custard.
  • Repeat this layering process, starting again with the ladyfingers and finish with a generous dusting with cocoa powder. Refrigerate overnight.