The yummy ladyfinger cookies soaked in coffee topped up with a creamy layer of frosting are known as tiramisu. It is a well-known Italian dessert that is widely popular in America to Asia. You can easily make this no-bake dessert in your own kitchen with our step-by-step recipe guide. Stay with us and scroll down to follow the tiramisu easy recipe.

Tiramisu Recipe

  • Preparation time: 6 hours 10 minutes
  • Cooking time:   10 minutes
  • Total time:  6 hours 20 minutes
  • Type:  Dessert
  • Cuisine:  Italian
  • Yield: 6 Servings
  • Calories: 530 kcal
Tiramisu Ingredients
  • Espresso 1 1/2 cups
  • Ladyfinger cookies 40
  • Egg yolks 6
  • Sugar 3/4 cup
  • Mascarpone cheese 2 cups
  • Heavy whipping cream 2 cups
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder 2-3 tbsp

Directions for Making Tiramisu

Whisk Egg and Sugar over Steam

Firstly, take a mixing bowl and then add six egg yolks into the bowl. Also, add sugar into the bowl and mix them to combine together. Now place the mixing bowl over a pan of boiling water and whisk them for 10 minutes on low flame. Once the mixture turns light in color, take it aside and let it cool down.

whisk egg and sugar

Whip Cheese

For preparing tiramisu frosting, in another bowl add mascarpone cheese and beat it on medium speed for 3- 5 minutes. You can use a hand whisk or electric beater for this purpose.

whisk cheese

Combine Cheese & Egg Mixture

Then pour the egg mixture into the cheese bowl and beat them together for 2 minutes on medium speed or until well combined.

combine egg yolk and cheese- tiramisu

Beat Whipped Cream

Secondly, take a chill bowl and add the whipped cream to it. Then for tiramisu frosting, beat it on high speed for 5-7 minutes or until soft peaks are formed.

beat whipped cream- tiramisu

Combine Cream with Egg & Cheese Mixture

Then add the whipped cream into the cheese and egg mixture. Gently fold them together using a spatula. The frosting is ready for tiramisu, set it aside for later use.

combine cream and cheese mixure- tiramisu

Prepare Espresso

For the base of tiramisu, prepare a cup of espresso by combining hot water and coffee. Then pour it into a bowl once it gets cool.

make espresso

Dip Ladyfingers in Espresso

Take ladyfinger cookies and dip them into espresso.  One by one dip all cookies in espresso.

soak fingers into espresso

Arrange First Layer

Then for tiramisu, arrange dipped cookies into a serving casserole. Arrange the first layer by placing half of the cookies into the casserole.

arrange first layer

Spread Second Layer

Now for the second layer, add prepared frosting and spread it evenly over the first layer of ladyfinger cookies.

_second layer of frosting

Arrange Third Layer

Then again place the remaining ladyfinger cookies as a third layer over the frosting layer.

third layer of fingers

Spread Fourth Layer

Finally,  pour the remaining frosting into the casserole as a final layer. Then spread it smoothly using a spatula.

4th layer of frosting

Wrap & Refrigerate

Wrap the casserole with a cling wrap and then place it in the refrigerator for 6 hours.

wrap and keep in refrigerator

Dust with Cocoa Powder

After 6 hours, take out the tiramisu and remove the cling wrap. Then dust off cocoa powder over it with the help of a strainer.

dust with cocoa powder


Now serve it with sliced strawberry and chocolate syrup over it. You can also decorate it with chocolate chips before serving.

serve tiramisu


  • While steaming egg yolk and sugar make sure the bowl is heatproof.
  • Also, keep in mind that the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the water.
  • Keep whipped cream in the refrigerator before beating it, the more it is chilled the more beautifully it will whip.

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