Easy, Eggless Tiramisu
An easy tiramisu recipe that is egg-free but just as delicious!
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 4 teaspoons instant coffee
  • 2 cups hot (not boiling) water
  • 1 cup thickened cream
  • 250g mascarpone cheese
  • ½ cup caster sugar
  • 4 tablespoons Tia Maria (optional, in this cae)
  • 20 sponge fingers
  • Cocoa powder for sprinkling
  1. Combine instant coffee and hot water in a bowl that is wide enough to dip the sponge fingers into; stir to dissolve coffee. Place in refrigerator to cool completely. It doesn’t need to be chilled, just near room temp is fine.
  2. While coffee is cooling, whip thickened cream to stiff peaks, be careful not to overbeat. In a separate bowl, combine mascarpone cheese, caster sugar and Tia Maria, if using. If you’re not using Tia Maria, take out 4 tablespoons from your brewed coffee and use it instead. Stir mixture until smooth and creamy (the sugar made it a little grainy for me, but it will eventually dissolve on its own, I discovered).
  3. Gently fold the mascarpone mixture into the whipped cream and set aside.
  4. Remove coffee from the refrigerator and dip the sponge fingers in it, one by one, for about 4-5 seconds each. Immediately place the fingers into an 8×8-inch square baking dish to form one single layer (break some in half if you need to). Spread half of the mascarpone mixture evenly on top. Dip remaining sponge fingers, as above, to form one more single layer, then spread remaining mascarpone mixture on top. Dust the top with sifted cocoa powder. Refrigerate for about 3 hours to firm up, then slice and serve cold.
It has been noted that this recipe is not exactly egg-free. What I specifically mean is that this recipe does not contain the traditional raw eggs in the cream layers. While I didn't look at the ingredients for the sponge fingers, it can be presumed that they did contain cooked eggs.
Recipe by sweetest kitchen at http://www.sweetestkitchen.com/2011/03/easy-eggless-tiramisu/