Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook: 7 hours

The delicious Italian dessert Tiramisu is easier to make than it sounds! [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Tiramisu[/caption] This is part 2 of the meal I made for Mother's Day. I...

27 Responses to “Tiramisu”

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    Sara — May 16, 2009 at 5:16 am

    This looks so good!

    All Clad pans are noticeably better to cook with than most other pans I own, but it has taken us a while just to gather a few of them. I would love to buy a whole set of copper core.

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    Tessa — May 16, 2009 at 5:24 am

    Thanks Sara! Oh me too. I would love to win a shopping spree to Williams Sonoma!

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    Marta — May 16, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Great recipe Tessa! Originally, tiramisu was made with sponge cake, like yours. Throughout the years they changed it, out of convenience, to the ladyfinger version. Great photos!
    Congrats on the scholarship! This period of life is very exciting! Outfitting you new place, getting everything to suit your taste. It's great fun! My first pot&pan set was from Ikea, hahaha, I was very poor. But you know, it was quite good and it lasted me all through university and grad-school! Now I bought really good cast-iron ones and I LOVE them!

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    Aggie — May 16, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    wow, your tiramisu is gorgeous!! looks delicious!

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    Tessa — May 16, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Marta- That’s an interesting fact! I didn’t know that about the ladyfingers. Thank you πŸ™‚ It is very exciting and nerve-wracking all at the same time.

    Aggie- Thanks so much! πŸ™‚

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    Reeniβ™₯ — May 17, 2009 at 1:16 am

    This looks so delicious! I like it much better with the sponge cake than ladyfingers. Enjoy your new place!

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    Tessa — May 17, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    Reeni- Me too! Thank you πŸ™‚

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    (graciegirl) — May 18, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    I love Italian too, and tiramisu is my all time fav. Yours looks so yummy I will have to give it a go.
    Congrats on your scholarship and your condo…enjoy

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    thestudiouscook — May 18, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    That is a beautiful tiramisu! Looks perfect, congratulations!

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    Tessa — May 18, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Graciegirl- Isn’t Italian food the best? Thank you! Let me know what you think if you try the recipe out πŸ™‚

    Natasha- Thanks! πŸ™‚

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    Bedroom Talk — May 19, 2009 at 1:13 am

    Hey I just stumbled upon your blog and its really cute. Plus it comes in handy since I’m a college student about to live on my own and need to learn to cook asap lol. I can’t live off of Ramen Noodles ekkk.

    I’m adding you on my links πŸ™‚

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    Tessa — May 19, 2009 at 3:22 am

    Thank you!! πŸ™‚ I’m a college student too and I’m also about to move out (the end of this week!).

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    Bedroom Talk — May 19, 2009 at 5:33 am

    Awww your moving out already I’m actually jealous, but better to move out now then later right hehe. I’m waiting til August but I’m starting to by things for my apartment now lol I can’t help but decorate! yippy. What college are you attending? I’m going from CA to CO for the University of Denver πŸ™‚

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    Tessa — May 19, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    Oh I’ve been buying stuff for my future apartment/house since I was like 13. That makes me SO excited! I bought a interior design book yesterday and its so cute.

    I’m going to a community college for 2 years (University is so expensive!) then transferring to ASU. But I got the Presidential Scholarship πŸ™‚ I hope you like CO! I’ve heard Denver is a cool place.

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    HappyTummy — May 21, 2009 at 12:37 am

    mmm that tiramisu cake looks fantastic! love the chocolate shavings on top…mmmm.

    congratulations on the big news! i know what you mean about williams-sonoma. i’m a sucker for that store πŸ™‚

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    Tessa — May 21, 2009 at 2:32 am

    Thank you! Chocolate makes anything better πŸ™‚

    Oh I know, I could easily spend a small fortune at Willliams Sonoma!

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    Sara — May 21, 2009 at 2:46 am

    Congrats on the scholarship! This looks like the perfect tiramisu.

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    Tessa — May 21, 2009 at 3:07 am

    Thank you so much Sara! I bet it would have complimented your seafood stew well πŸ™‚

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    applecrumbles — May 21, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    That looks great, Tessa.
    I saw a no bake type “cake-pie” on “Road Tasted” the other morning and I’m trying to figure out how to do it. It’s a 7 layer wonder. I was thinking that it might be like the Tiramisu but I’m not sure. Then… I’m thinking I should do “truffle” layers. Hmmm… based on the looks of your Tiramisu, I just might skip the whole thing and do that. So good.

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    Tessa — May 21, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    Hm, I’ve only made a “no bake” dessert once! It was good though. Hahaha thank you πŸ™‚ Let me know how it turns out if you try it!

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    Marthe — May 21, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Your tiramisu looks really good!! I love making tiramisu and actually made several different ones over the last couple of months

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    Fabjena(TheBestRecipes) — May 21, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    I love tiramisu sooo much, but i have never tried to make it. I think I have to try this one :))

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    pookiepantry — May 23, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    wow, this looks superb! I’ve always wanted to make tiramisu, but it seems daunting to me. Congrats on your new condo, it’s exciting to get your own place, I know!

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    Emily — May 25, 2009 at 10:36 am

    Congrats on your scholarship! That’s awesome.

    The cake looks soooo amazing! I’m drooling.

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    pixie — May 7, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    im going to try this! but i need some advice! what can i substitute the coffe liqueur with? i read i can use coffee syrup or strong brewed coffee or 1-1/2 tsp of choc syrup and 2 tsp of instant coffee and 4 tbs of hot water. i really want to hear from you! thanks!!

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      handleheat — May 7, 2012 at 6:34 pm

      I've never substitute before but I would try the coffee syrup or strong brewed coffee!

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    pixie — May 8, 2012 at 1:36 am

    thanks for the response! i brewed strong coffee. the part i hated the most was slicing the cake into thirds! next time i want to pour the batter in three different pans! cant wait for tommorow to come. i hope it turns out great!! i kept licking the mixing bowl!!

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