Tiramisu cake

9 Oct

Warning: this is not an easy dessert to make. In fact, it is one of the more time-consuming and laborious cake recipes I have. The instructions themselves are actually pretty easy to follow but there are several different components that make up this delectable dessert so clean up is just a disaster afterwards. I would suggest making this cake if you plan to have company over, or if you want to impress someone with your baking skills.  There is no point in putting in all of the effort if you can’t gloat about your hard work at the end. Please try this recipe and let me know what you think!

Tiramisu Cake


1 package cake mix
1 tspn instant coffee powder
1/4 cup coffee
1 tbsp Kahlua or other coffee flavored liqueur
1 (8 ounce) container mascarpone cheese
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 tbsp Kahlua or other coffee flavored liqueur
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tbsp Kahlua or other coffee flavored liqueur
1 tsp vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 2 (9 inch) pans.
2. Prepare the cake mix according to package directions. Add instant coffee to the batter. Divide the batter between the 2 pans.
3. Bake as instructed on the package directions. Allow it to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn the cake out onto a wire rack to let it cool completely.
4. In a measuring cup, combine brewed coffee and 1 tablespoon Kahlua; set aside.
5. To make the filling: Combine all of the filling ingredients in a small bowl and mix together on a low-speed until it is smooth.
6. To make the frosting: Combine all of the frosting ingredients in a medium bowl and mix together on a medium-high speed until stiff.
7. To assemble the cake: Place one cake layer on a serving plate. Poke holes in the cake using a fork. Pour half of the reserved coffee mixture over cake using a spoon, then spread the cake layer with the filling mixture. Top with the other cake layer and poke holes in the cake (same as before). Pour the rest of the coffee mixture over the second layer. Spread sides and top of cake with frosting. Garnish with some shaved chocolate.  I typically just shave my own chocolate using a manadoline.


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