Eggless Tiramisu

Eggless Tiramisu Recipe

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This recipe is courtesy of my buddy Anemone who came over my place and taught me how to make tiramisu, a popular Italian dessert. Tiramisu literally meant “pick me up” thanks to the ingredients coffee, liquor and sugar. She had a lot of experience making tiramisu and she do not even need to refer to a recipe during the making. So I took advantage of her expertise and let her do most of the work while I’m just snapped some photos hehe. For convenience, we made the tiramisu directly in two 13x13cm square Lock&Lock containers so that we can lid and chill it right away.  Both of us prefer the eggless version because we are not entirely comfortable with eating raw eggs and without eggs, it will also keep longer in the fridge. If you have a bit of leftover cream and ingredients from making the layered cake, serve the tiramisu in a glass (or ramekin) recipe which uses the same base tiramisu recipe.

Printable Recipe
 Eggless Tiramisu Recipe 1. In a large mixing bowl, mix mascarpone chese, vanilla extract, sugar and kahlua (coffee liquor) with a spatula until  well combined. Then fold in the thickened cream until the mixture is of a nice creamy consistency.
Eggless Tiramisu Recipe 2. Add espresso coffee and kahlua in a wide and shallow dish. Dip one lady fingers biscuit halfway lengthwise and quickly in the coffee solution.
Eggless Tiramisu Recipe 3. Arranged dipped lady fingers biscuit within a food container to form one layer of the cake. Spread a layer of cream mixture you prepared earlier over the biscuits with the back of your spoon.
Eggless Tiramisu Recipe 4. Dust a thin layer of cocoa powder using a fine sieve.
Eggless Tiramisu Recipe 5. Repeat steps 2 to 4 to form a second layer of cake. Cover with lid and chill the cake for a few hours till set. Slice and serve with fresh berries.
Eggless tiramisu (served in a glass) recipe 6. If you have leftover ingredients, serve the tiramisu in a ramekin or martini glass. Get the recipe here.

Eggless Tiramisu Recipe

Eggless Tiramisu Recipe

Traditionally, tiramisu contains raw eggs in the batter and this recipe went without them, hence "eggless". For a truly 100% eggless recipe (for those who are allergic to eggs), substitute ladyfingers biscuits (savoiardi) with eggless sponge cake, as ladyfinger biscuits contain eggs.

Serves: two 13x13 cm cakes

Prep Time: 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 200g (24) Italian ladyfingers biscuits (savoiardi) [NOTE: substitute with eggless sponge cake, if allergic to eggs]
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder

(A) Cream mixture

  • 250 grams mascarpone cheese
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp kahlua
  • 2 tbsp thickened cream (or whipping cream; whipped until stiff peaks appear)

(B) Coffee solution for dipping ladyfingers biscuits

  • 4 tbsp espresso coffee (you can also use brewed instant coffee or canned coffee)
  • 2 tbsp of coffee liquor such as kahlua

(C) Garnishing

  • any berries (I'm using strawberries here)

Tools

  • fine sieve (for dusting cocoa powder)
  • shallow food container with lid (I am using a 13x13 cm Lock & Lock container)

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix (A) except cream with a spatula until well combined. Then fold in the cream until the mixture is of a creamy consistency.
  2. Add (B) in a wide and shallow dish. Dip one lady fingers biscuit (halfway lengthwise and quickly to prevent it from becoming soggy) in the coffee solution.
  3. Arranged dipped lady fingers biscuit within container box to form one layer of the cake. Spread a layer of cream mixture you prepared earlier over the biscuits with the back of your spoon.
  4. Dust a thin layer of cocoa powder using a fine sieve.
  5. Repeat steps 2 to 4 to form a second layer of cake. Cover with lid and chill the cake for a few hours until set. Slice and serve with fresh berries.

Noob Cook Tip

  1. You can find the mascarpone cheese and lady fingers biscuits at Cold Storage (Singapore)  or Carrefour.
  2. If you have leftover ingredients, you can serve the tiramisu in a ramekin or martini glass.