Tiramisu is a dessert of Italian origin, with a very fresh and light taste but also a very high calorie content.

The name comes from the Italian tiramisu "tirami sù" which literally means "bring me up" or "take me to heaven."

It is traditionally made with Marsala or Amaretto.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Italy
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 370 kcal


  • 250 g Mascarpone
  • 100 g blond sugar
  • 24 ladyfingers
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 sachets vanilla sugar or vanilla extract
  • 5 cl Marsala or Amaretto
  • 25 cl coffee strong, black
  • cocoa powder


  1. separate the egg yolks from the egg whites
  2. add the blond sugar and vanilla sugar to the egg yolks and whisk until the mixture is white
  3. add the Mascarpone and mix

  4. beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt

  5. add the whipped egg whites to the mix with egg yolks and mix with a spatula

  6. mix the black coffee with Marsala or Amaretto

  7. dunk the long fingers quickly in this mixture (if they are too soggy, they disintegrate) and put them at the bottom of a dish

  8. cover this layer with the egg mixture

  9. put this new layer cookies and then the accompaniments and finish with garnish

  10. leave in the fridge for minimum 4h

  11. sprinkle cocoa powder over the tiramisu before serving

Recipe Notes

Because tiramisu is prepared with raw eggs, it must be eaten quickly (1-2 days).

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