20 min prep time, serves 4 people

Tiramisu is a coffee-flavored dessert that originates in Italy. Typically all the ingredients are made from scratch, but this Tiramisu recipe is a simpler version. It contains ladyfingers dipped in coffee, layered with a whipped mixture of heavy cream, Mascarpone cheese, vanilla, and flavored with liqueur and cocoa. This delicious dessert has been adopted by cuisines around the world and adjusted to fit different tastes, so feel free to experiment with your own recipe.


  • 1/2 pack ladyfingers (12 cookies)
  • 1.25 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup coffee
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 100 g Mascarpone cheese
  • 2 tbsp Amaretto liqueur
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. In a medium sized bowl, beat the heavy whipping cream with powdered sugar until stiff peaks form. Sprinkle the vanilla over the cream.
  2. Whisk Mascarpone cheese into the cream until it is a smooth consistency. If you want more flavor add the Amaretto liqueur, but feel free to skip it if you are serving to children.
  3. Dip the ladyfingers into warm coffee for a few seconds, and then arrange them at the bottom of your serving cups.
  4. Add the cream on top of the ladyfingers. Alternate layers of ladyfingers and cream until the serving cup is almost full. Cream should be the last layer.
  5. Sprinkle cocoa powder on top of the cream. Cover your serving cups with saran wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours, or until set.
  6. Serve.