Tiramisu Recipe - It takes only a few essentials to get one of the most popular Italian desserts right. When literally translated it means ‘pick me up’ or to put it in a better way ‘make me happier’!

This recipe is from the book Party Cooking.

Main Ingredients : Chocolate sponge cake,

Cuisine : Italian

Course : Desserts


Italian cuisine has developed through centuries of social and political changes, with roots stretching to antiquity.  Italian cuisine is simple and a number of dishes having only four to eight ingredients.  They rely mostly on the quality of ingredients rather than elaborate preparation.
Noteworthy changes in Italian cuisine happened with the discovery of the New World and the introduction of potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers and maize, which are now an integral part of this cuisine.  Italian cuisine is known for its regional diversity each with a distinct taste.  This cuisine today is probably one of the most popular in the world.

Tiramisu Recipe - How to make Tiramisu


Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium


  • Chocolate sponge cake 12 slices

  • Unflavoured gelatine 1/2 tablespoon

  • Thick cream 1 cup

  • Powdered sugar 1/2 cup

  • Egg yolks 3

  • Sugar 1/4 cup

  • Instant coffee powder 2 tablespoons

  • Mascarpone cheese 3/4 cup

  • Chocolate curls to decorate


Step 1

cut each slice of cake in half. Dissolve the gelatine in three tablespoons of hot water. Whip the cream with powdered sugar till stiff and set aside.

Step 2

Whip the egg yolks with sugar and one tablespoon of water in a double boiler, or in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water, till the mixture forms thick ribbons.

Step 3

Set aside to cool.