Classic Tiramisu Recipe

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Rose Published: March 24, 2021 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Classic Tiramisu

Delight in this Classic Tiramisu, an Italian classic dessert made with coffee-infused ladyfinger cookies layered with creamy mascarpone, and cocoa powder!

Preparation: 25 minutes
Chill Time: 1 day
Total: 1 day 25 minutes



  • ½cupheavy cream
  • 2eggs
  • 1cupgranulated sugar
  • ½lbmascarpone,(1 cup)
  • 1cupstrong brewed espresso,at room temperature
  • dry ladyfingers,(1 package)
  • ¼cupcocoa powder,unsweetened


  1. In a medium bowl, whip the heavy cream until it is firm and refrigerate.

  2. In a large bowl, beat the egg yolks with the ⅓ cup of sugar until light in color.

  3. In another bowl, using a whisk or an electric handheld mixer, beat the egg whites until they hold soft peaks.

  4. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of sugar to the whites and beat until they’re firm and glossy.

  5. Using a rubber spatula, fold the whipped cream into the beaten yolk-and-sugar mixture, then fold in the mascarpone and ⅓ of the beaten egg whites.

  6. Gently fold in the remaining egg whites.

  7. Pour the espresso into a shallow bowl.

  8. Dip both sides of half of the ladyfingers in the espresso and use them to line the bottom of an 8×10-inch or 8×11-inch glass or ceramic baking dish.

  9. Spoon ½ of the mascarpone mixture over the ladyfingers and spread it in a smooth and even layer.

  10. Dip both sides of the remaining ladyfingers in the espresso and arrange them on top.

  11. Spread the remaining mascarpone mixture over the ladyfingers in a smooth and even layer.

  12. Cover and refrigerate the tiramisu overnight.

  13. Just before serving, sift the cocoa powder over the top of the tiramisu.

  14. Cut the tiramisu into squares and serve.

Recipe Notes

Make-Ahead: The tiramisu can be refrigerated for up to 2 days.


  • Calories: 358.97kcal
  • Fat: 22.21g
  • Saturated Fat: 12.63g
  • Trans Fat: 0.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.07g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.14g
  • Carbohydrates: 38.26g
  • Fiber: 1.33g
  • Sugar: 35.15g
  • Protein: 5.20g
  • Cholesterol: 122.07mg
  • Sodium: 172.54mg
  • Calcium: 63.68mg
  • Potassium: 188.09mg
  • Iron: 0.97mg
  • Vitamin A: 242.79µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.20mg
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