How to Make Tiramisu!! Classic Italian Dessert Recipe

Learn how to make tiramisu, the classic Italian dessert! Layers of a decadent mascarpone cheese mixture and lady fingers soaked in espresso and Kahlua. Dessert doesn’t get any better than this!!

What you’ll need:
6 oz water
2 rounded tsp instant espresso powder
50mL Kahlua
6 large egg yolks
1 cup white sugar
2 Tbsp milk
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
8 oz mascarpone cheese
(2) 3.5oz boxes Lady Finger cookies
unsweetened cocoa powder

In a small bowl, bring water to a boil and add in espresso powder. Whisk until dissolved and add in Kahlua. Set aside to cool.

In a double boiler or bain marie, combine egg yolks, sugar and milk. While whisking constantly, cook for 8-10 minutes to cook the egg yolks. Mixture should be smooth but not all sugar will dissolve. This is okay. Set aside and let cool. Once cool, transfer to a large bowl and add in room temperature mascarpone cheese. Mix well until smooth.

In a stand mixer or large bowl with a hand mixer, combine heavy cream and vanilla and mix on medium-high speed until a stiff whipped cream is made. Be careful as to not mix too long or you’ll get butter. Add to cooled egg and mascarpone mixture and fold gently to incorporate.

To assemble the tiramisu, dunk lady fingers into espresso mixture for 2-3 seconds and line the bottom of a 9″x9″ baking dish with them. Spread half of mascarpone mixture on top, repeat another layer of soaked lady fingers and then spread remainder of mascarpone mixture on top. Cover and refrigerate for AT LEAST 8 hours! It’s best to let sit 24-48 hours. To serve, slice and plate and dust the top with unsweetened cocoa powder. Makes 9 servings. Enjoy!!

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A L Grove says:

Looks great! Can’t wait to try this — am making it for the holidays.

Angie Gue aKa LiL iMp says:

so why is this such a decadent dessert? its pudding and coffee soaked cookies mixed up

Mary Mildred Nacion says:

Is it kahlua coffee?

cultured. says:

fucking khabib

Ruth Barnard says:

I made it and it was soooo good, I forgot the cheese and didn’t add the booze and it was soooooo yummy! Thank you, you saved dinner because my pasta was atrocious. haaahahaha

Dawn Curtis says:

You have a great voice and diction. You have the perfect background music as well…Excellent video…can’t be any more perfect. Thank you..

Agera Kahn says:

To Alfio Ferrea. Several different spirits are “authentic”. Vin Santo springs to mind. mmm
But, I do agree, to a point. It pains me to see pineapple on pizzza. but ‘murica and all that jazz..

Sowmya Halemane says:

is it granulated sugar or powdered sugar. awesome recipe. have tried many many times and it has never failed

Biscochitos Galletita says:

I didn’t know it was so easy.
Why did I spend $9 on a Walmart premade D< asdfdfghfgjjl;!k

Que Een says:

What if i didn’t let the egg yolks rest and cool completely does that mean i failed?

chad hill says:

I think you took the whipped cream to far.

John Mcallister says:

tried this last week it was awesome doing it again today for my valentine’s night tommorow. huge thank you for this

Lindy Lou says:

Gathering my ingredients NOW! I can’t wait to make this and you are SO THOROUGH!! I cannot wait!! Thank you! I’ll let you know how it turns out!!!

Terri Juanette says:

I made my very first Tiramisu last night…while watching your video. Thanks! 🙂

Leetein Tio says:


A says:

Question: would brandy be good to add in this instead of kahlua?

Jasmine Montez says:

is this a no bake cake? because you put in egg yolks, don’t they need to be cooked?

Arlyn Budiman says:

what is kahlua? anyone

Ali Mahdi says:


neymar jr says:

omg lol

Alfio Ferrea says:

When Italians started using Kahlua? Don’t call it Italian if you’re going to use other thing than Marsala wine.

plan9or10 says:

cool whip is not food

Rena Fontilar says:

I liki it

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