Espresso Yourself Tiramisu—Dessert for 8

“Espresso Yourself Tiramisu is a delightful Italian dessert that combines the rich flavors of tiramisu and espresso. This indulgent treat features layers of mascarpone cream and espresso-soaked ladyfingers, creating a perfect balance of creamy sweetness and robust coffee bitterness.”

Meal Type






Food Stars

Espresso, Mascarpone





You Need This Stuff

  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups espresso, strong and freshly brewed
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 8 oz mascarpone cheese, room temperature
  • 24 ladyfingers, Italian-style
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder for dusting

Do This With That Stuff

  1. ‘In a large mixing bowl, whisk together 6 egg yolks and 3/4 cup granulated sugar until well combined
  2. Transfer the egg yolk mixture into a small saucepan, add 2/3 cup milk, and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture boils Boil for one minute, then remove from heat
  3. Allow the mixture to cool slightly, then cover tightly and chill in the refrigerator for one hour
  4. In a medium mixing bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups freshly brewed strong espresso and 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract Set aside
  5. In another large mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to whip 1 cup heavy cream with 1/4 cup powdered sugar until stiff peaks form
  6. Add 8 oz room temperature mascarpone cheese to the whipped cream and beat until well combined Remove the chilled egg yolk mixture from the refrigerator and mix it into the mascarpone and whipped cream mixture until well combined
  7. Quickly dip each ladyfinger into the espresso vanilla mixture, allowing them to get soaked but not overly saturated Arrange half of soaked ladyfingers at the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish
  8. Spread half of mascarpone cream filling over the ladyfingers Repeat with remaining ladyfingers and mascarpone cream
  9. Dust top layer with 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder through a sieve for even distribution
  10. Cover dessert and refrigerate for at least two hours (or up to overnight) before serving to allow flavors to meld together’

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Beti’s Reflections

Picture this: I’m wandering through the cobblestone streets of Rome, the aroma of freshly brewed espresso wafting through the air. I stumble upon a quaint little café, where I discover a dessert that’s a coffee lover’s dream – the Espresso Yourself Tiramisu. This authentic Italian dessert was love at first bite, and I knew I had to bring this recipe back to share with my readers on

The Espresso Yourself Tiramisu is an indulgent treat that serves eight, making it perfect for dinner parties or family gatherings. However, do note that it contains dairy and sugar, so it may not be suitable for those with dietary restrictions such as lactose intolerance or diabetes.

Now let’s talk ingredients! This easy tiramisu recipe calls for six large egg yolks, lending a rich creaminess to the mascarpone filling. Granulated sugar sweetens the deal while milk adds a smooth texture. The star of this Italian dessert recipe is undoubtedly the freshly brewed espresso – strong and robust – which soaks into Italian-style ladyfingers to create layers of coffee-infused delight. A dash of pure vanilla extract enhances the flavors beautifully. Heavy cream whipped with powdered sugar combines with room temperature mascarpone cheese for a luscious cream filling that’s simply divine in this homemade tiramisu. Finally, a dusting of unsweetened cocoa powder adds a touch of bitterness to balance out the sweetness.

Making this espresso dessert is quite straightforward! Start by whisking together egg yolks and sugar until well combined in your mixing bowl – this forms the base for your creamy mascarpone filling in your homemade mascarpone tiramisu. After cooking with milk over medium heat until boiling, you’ll need to chill this mixture in your fridge for an hour – patience is key here! Meanwhile, mix your freshly brewed espresso with vanilla extract and set aside. Whip up your heavy cream with powdered sugar until stiff peaks form, then beat in the mascarpone cheese. Once your egg yolk mixture is chilled, combine it with the mascarpone and whipped cream mixture. Now comes the fun part – quickly dip each ladyfinger into the espresso vanilla mixture and layer them in a baking dish, followed by a layer of mascarpone cream. Repeat this process, then dust the top layer with cocoa powder for that perfect cocoa powder tiramisu finish. Let it chill for at least two hours (or overnight if you can resist) to let all those flavors meld together.

There you have it – your very own Espresso Yourself Tiramisu! This easy ladyfinger dessert is sure to impress at your next gathering, bringing a taste of Italy right to your table. So why not give this espresso tiramisu recipe a try? After all, life’s too short for boring desserts! Enjoy this Italian tiramisu dessert and remember to espresso yourself!

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