A Tase of Italy – Double Chocolate Tiramisu (by C)

Delicious Tiramisu

A Taste of Italy!

Alright, this is one we will consider a baked good, or dessert, so I definitely did not make it. C thinks I bake like a jackass, so I usually just get relegated to fetching ingredients. I’m totally cool with that because she is lots of fun to watch baking – and the end result is amazing!

So, here we go – chocolate infused lady fingers in coffee liqueur and a creamy filling makes this AMAZING!

Ingredients (makes 2 large servings):

  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (Dutch processed is best)
  • 1 1/2 cups of heavy cream
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 1 bar of cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 24 ladyfinger cookies
  • 1 oz coffee liqueur (Kahlua is my favorite)
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Whisk/electric mixer
  • Small microwavable bowl
  • Small pot
  • Medium pot
  • Large wine glasses (for plating)

And here we go!

  1. In a medium bowl, mix cocoa powder with 1/2 cups hot water until cocoa dissolves. Add Kahlua (mix it well) and set aside.
  2. In a small microwave-safe bowl, pour 1/4 cup cream and add chocolate; microwave about 1:30-2 minutes and stir until melted. Let cool to room temperature.
  3. Add cooled chocolate mixture to a mixing bowl with cream cheese and sugar. Using an electric mixer or whisk, beat until blended
  4.  Add melted chocolate to remaining heavy cream and whisk chocolate filling on high until thick, about 3 minutes.
  5. Now we get to work in layers: in your wine glass, add about 1/4 inch of chocolate mixture. Then dip  several lady fingers in the cocoa/kahlua until soaked, and place on top of chocolate mixture.
  6. Continue the layering until your wine glass is full – try to keep it neat so it looks pretty! (Stir the Kahlua mixture often, the cocoa tends to settle at the bottom)
  7. Garnish with half of a lady finger and icing sugar
  8. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
  9. Enjoy!
Delicious Tiramisu




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3 responses to “A Tase of Italy – Double Chocolate Tiramisu (by C)

  1. Wowza– this looks really good. I’ve never made tiramisu before, but if I did, I’d start with a chocolate version!

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