Thursday, October 16, 2014

Tiramisu Cake

This recipe was given by one of my husband's friends. It was a great hit among my family so I asked him for the recipe.


-3 eggs, separated
-1 container of 250g marscapone cheese
-2 shakes of salt
-1/2 cup + 1/2 cup sugar (I used icing sugar)
-1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream
-2 tsp of vanilla
-5 tbsp + 1/4 cup Kahlua, chilled in fridge (I forgot the chilled part - still turned out well)
-1/4 cup Ameretto
-2 cups of freshly brewed Expresso, cooled to room temp (I used the powdered expresso beans, and used a french press)
-Italian lady fingers
-Dark cocoa powder
-Cadbury's milk chocolate, shaved (optional) (although I used melted chocolate chips and wrote something on top of the Tiramisu Cake by pouring it into a zip lock back an cuting a small hole)

-Have 3 bowls + 1 bowl for expresso
-1 container to have your cake in

Bowl for Express (Make this first since it has to cool):
-add expresso
-add Kahlua
-add Ameretto
-mix and cool to room temp

Bowl 1(marscapone): put egg YOLKS and 1/2 cup sugar, beat with electrical mixer ( you should get a thick, pale yellow substance)
-add marscapone, beat  until well combined
-put in fridge, wash beaters

Bowl 2(whipping cream): pour 1/2 cup of whipping cream and 1 tbsp of icing sugar, and beat until it is thick
-put in fridge, wash beaters (unless you use a hand blender or different blender)

Bowl 3 (should be largest bowl for the Zabaglione): this should have the egg WHITES, add salt and beat until soft peaks form (the beaters should be clean), add the remaining 1/2 cup sugar little by little while the egg whites are beating
-fold in whipping cream (by "fold in, this just means, using a spatula and going down and up as if you are cranking a jack in the box, as if you are pushing down and then covering the mixture...or just YOU TUBE it!)
-fold in Marscapone mixture
-fold in vanilla
-fold in 5 tbsp of Kahlua
-put in fridge

Putting it all together:

-Put a thin layer of Zabaglione in container for Tiramisu
-Dip lady fingers in Expresso mixture and cover layer of Zabaglione
-put another layer of Zabaglioine
-....lady fingers
-repeat until last layer of Z...sprinkle with cocoa powder...then with shavings or the melted chocolate...


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