Tiramisu Cake

May 21, 2012

I’m backkkkkkkkkkkk!!!!

Can you believe I didn’t post anything for 10 days? This whole time I felt like I was in withdrawal!

That’s right! I just compared addiction to blogging…lol….but seriously! 10 days!

So to say I am sorry to all of you awesome readers, I give you this AMAZING Tiramisu cake recipe!

Make it now! It is soooooo amazing and so easy to make!!!!

DO IT!!!

… Sorry, I had a bit too much caffein today!

….SO! The idea of making this cake ame from wanting to make Tiramisu for my dad’s wife’s birthday, but since tiramisu is kinda messy to serve to many guests and also, since we were having supper in a restaurant, I decided to make this cake version of a tiramisu!

I have to admit that at first, I didn’t think this was going to be as good as actual tiramisu BUT DANG! It is so so sooooo good!

Enough talking! Get your hand dirty and make this cake for supper! or breakfast, who cares, life’s too short to eat dessert last! ;)

Enjoy!

Alex

Recipe from: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/tiramisu-layer-cake/

  • Course: Dessert
  • Servings: 12
  • Prep. time: 10 min
  • Cook time: 30 min

Ingredients:

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package moist white cake mix
  • 1 Teaspoon instant coffee powder
  • 1/4 Cup of freshly brewed coffee
  • 1 Tablespoon of coffee flavored liqueur
  • 1 (8 ounce) container of mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 Cup of confectioner's sugar
  • 2 Tablespoon of coffee flavored liqueur
  • 2 Cup of heavy cream
  • 1/4 Cup of confectioner's sugar
  • 2 Tablespoon of coffee flavored liqueur
  • cocoa powder to decorate

Cooking instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour 3 (9 inch) pans.
  2. Prepare the cake mix according to package directions. Divide two thirds of batter between 2 pans. Stir instant coffee into remaining batter; pour into remaining pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely. In a measuring cup, combine brewed coffee and 1 tablespoon coffee liqueur; set aside.
  4. To make the filling: In a small bowl, using an electric mixer set on low speed, combine mascarpone, 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar and 2 tablespoons coffee liqueur; beat just until smooth. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
  5. To make the frosting: In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer set on medium-high speed, beat the cream, 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar and 2 tablespoons coffee liqueur until stiff. Fold 1/2 cup of cream mixture into filling mixture.
  6. To assemble the cake: Place one plain cake layer on a serving plate. Using a thin skewer, poke holes in cake, about 1 inch apart. Pour one third of reserved coffee mixture over cake, then spread with half of the filling mixture. Top with coffee-flavored cake layer; poke holes in cake. Pour another third of the coffee mixture over the second layer and spread with the remaining filling. Top with remaining cake layer; poke holes in cake. Pour remaining coffee mixture on top. Spread sides and top of cake with frosting. Place cocoa in a sieve and lightly dust top of cake. Garnish with chocolate curls. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving.
  7. To make the chocolate curls, use a vegetable peeler and run it down the edge of the chocolate bar.
  • http://twitter.com/melissaklotz Melissa Klotz

    Yum! What a great idea and beautiful photos!

  • Pencil Kitchen

    This Tiramisu cake is a lovely way to come back with a classic bang! :D

  • http://cupcakemuffin.blogspot.com/ sara

    This cake looks wonderful! Great flavors, just love it!

  • http://cupcakemuffin.blogspot.com/ sara

    This cake looks wonderful! Great flavors, just love it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tihana-Koprek/1053261388 Tihana Koprek

    Wow, amazing idea!!! I adore Tiramisu, and this version is so practical :)

  • http://iadorefood.com/ Alex – I Adore Food!

    Thanks Melissa:)

  • http://iadorefood.com/ Alex – I Adore Food!

    :):)

  • http://iadorefood.com/ Alex – I Adore Food!

    You gotta try it Sara! So good and easy to make!:)

  • http://iadorefood.com/ Alex – I Adore Food!

    Same here!! It’s a keeper for sure :)

  • Anonymous

    Indeed! I am having this for breakfast…can’t help it, it is calling my name. Looks yummy! Keep posting!

  • http://twitter.com/VanillaBeanBake Paula Kelly-Bourque

    Oh my goodness this cake looks amazing!

  • http://iadorefood.com/ Alex – I Adore Food!

    Thanks Paula! It was sooo good!!:)

  • megankalu

    Great cake! I just made it, but I just tweeked it a bit to suit my taste. I followed your directions exactly, but i dusted some cocoa on every layer before the next layer of cake goes on. Yummy! Thanks for the recipe.

  • http://iadorefood.com/ Alex – I Adore Food!

    Not a problem! :)

  • http://iadorefood.com/ Alex – I Adore Food!

    Anytime :) glad you liked it!!:)

  • Ruth

    This cake looks amazing! Can I make it today and serve it tomorrow? Or should I wait to assemble it until tomorrow and just make the cake today?

  • http://iadorefood.com/ Alex – I Adore Food!

    I made it the day before and put it in the fridge overnight and it was amazing! Just make sure to take it out about 1 hour before serving! Enjoy :)

  • Atif

    This tiramisu cake is incredible. Making it again tonight. Just one thing I want to make I for some family that strictly don’t drink alcohol. What can I swap the liqueur out with??

  • http://iadorefood.com/ Alex – I Adore Food!

    Hi there! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!Try making it with Coffee extract or instant coffee mixed in a little water! :)
    Enjoy!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/cmn.sns.35 Cmn Sns

    Hi,
    Great cake! One question, do I leave it in the fridge covered or not.
    Thank you

  • http://www.facebook.com/cmn.sns.35 Cmn Sns

    Hi,
    Great cake! One question, do I leave it in the fridge covered or not.
    Thank you

  • http://iadorefood.com/ Alex – I Adore Food!

    I didn’t cover it and it was fine but it does crust the icing a bit more :)

  • Mary

    What brand of cake mix, most brands I checked were only 16.5 or less?

  • http://iadorefood.com/ Alex – I Adore Food!

    Hi Mary! Betty Crocker cake mixes are 18.25. Enjoy :)