Tiramisu is a layered dessert, consisting of alternating layers of coffee-soaked Sponge cake and a sweet mixture of cream cheese, whipped cream, coffee liqueur and sugar. Cocoa powder is sifted on top (and sometimes between layers) as both a garnish and a bitter counterpoint to the sweetened cheese mixture.
8 ounces Cream Cheese, or mascarpone cheese
1/2 cup Confectioners' sugar
1 cup Whipping Cream
2 Tablespoons Coffee liqueur *
1 cup Strong brewed coffee
1 Tablespoon Vanilla
1 tsp rum flavoring
2 ounces Dark chocolate- shaved
1 Sponge cake - cut in half
Oven Temp ~
Baking Time ~
Pan Type ~ small angel food pan
In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese,
confectioners’ sugar, whipping cream and coffee liqueur, until light and fluffy.
In a small shallow bowl, combine the coffee, vanilla and rum.
Place one half of the sponge cake onto serving plate and brush thoroughly with the coffee mixture.
Do not soak the cake in coffee.
Spread half of the cream mixture on top of sponge cake. Top with 1 ounce dark chocolate shavings.
Repeat with remaining cake, cream mixture and chocolate.
Cover and refrigerate overnight, or for at least 6 hours.
Serve Mocha Tiramisu Cake with additional chocolate shavings and whipped cream.
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!