Today I have a guest blogger: my son Andres! The other day Andres and his girlfriend Kalee celebrated their first year anniversary. They decided that together they would make a home-cooked meal but he wanted to surprise her by making her favorite dessert, Tiramisu. All I had to do was advise him while he tried his hand at making it. It was a success! Turned out absolutely perfect and she loved it! Great job Andres…

Happy Anniversary Andres & Kalee!

6 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
2/3 cup whole milk
1 lb mascarpone cheese
7 oz. pkg Bellino Lady Fingers
1/2 cup strong brewed coffee
1 tablespoon rum
3 cups whipped cream (homemade or store brand)
1 tablespoon cocoa powder

Andres separated the yolks from the six eggs and placed them in a medium saucepan.

Separating Egg Yolks

He then whisked the egg yolks with the sugar and the whole milk in the saucepan over medium heat until the mixture came to a boil; allowed it boil for one minute, while whisking continuously as the mixture with thickened.

Egg yolks, sugar & whole milk

Next Andres removed the saucepan from the stove and allowed it to cool slightly (15 minutes). Afterwards he covered it tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerated the mixture for 30 minutes. Then removed the mixture from the refrigerator and added the mascarpone cheese.

Adding Mascarpone cheese

Andres whisked the mascarpone cheese with the egg mixture for a full five minutes until nice and smooth.

Whisked Mascarpone & Lady Fingers

Next Andres began to layer a baking dish with half of the Lady Fingers. He combined the coffee and the rum and drizzled half of the coffee mixture over the lady fingers.

Coffee Soaked Lady Fingers

He then spread half of the mascarpone & egg mixture over the first layer of coffee-soaked Lady Fingers.

Layering Mascarpone

Then spread half of the whipped cream over the mascarpone layer and continued on to the second layer; laying the second half of the Lady Fingers on the whipped cream.

Second Tiramisu Layer

He drizzled the remaining coffee-rum mixture over the Lady Fingers.

Coffee Soaked Lady Fingers

He spread the remaining mascarpone & egg mixture over the coffee-soaked Lady Fingers, followed by the remaining whipped cream. Last, he sprinkled the cocoa powder over the entire cake.

And a dash of Cocoa Powder

Finally, AndresΒ placed the Tiramisu in the refrigerator for a minimum of six hours.

After chilling, slice and serve. This cake was so easy to make and tasted just like restaurant-quality! I’m so glad it turned out to be a delicious dessert for the happy couple…


After chilling, slice and serve. This cake was so easy to make and tasted just like restaurant-quality! I’m so glad it turned out to be a delicious dessert for the happy couple…


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64 thoughts on “Tiramisu

  1. Oh how lovely. Well done Andres. You did a good job πŸ™‚ . I love Tiramisu, and there are so many methods out there, I have not tried this one, but definitely will be giving it a try. Thanks so much for sharing, great post πŸ™‚

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  2. Great looking cake for the young lady. Let him know that most woman love a man who and will cook. I should know. Gets me out of a lot of my other faults. I am going to start a once a month guest post with my youngest daughter who is wanting to learn to cook. Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you bring this week!

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  3. Wow! This looks delicious. Great job! I love tiramisu so I am adding this to my short list of stuff to make. You are definitely doing something right, I can’t get my son to make top ramen, lol.

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    1. Ha ha!! All my sons cook now! The youngest needs a little refinement lol! But I want to make sure they don’t eat McDonalds all the time when they’re on their own! I’ve taught them menu planning, grocery shopping, cooking (& cleaning!)…hopefully they’ll all continue to love cooking as much as I do! Thanks Tony πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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      1. That is awesome! I hope my boy starts cooking here soon…he is 12…it’s about that time especially after watching Master Chef Jr. The 8 year olds cook way better than my boy…lol. πŸ™‚

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  4. Linda, I have never made a Tiramisu that I thought turned out really well! I can’t wait to try this! I also love that you talked your son through it. Sounds like a thoughtful guy!

    Thanks for linking up with us on Throwback Thursday – we appreciate it, and are always looking forward to next week’s posts, too!! πŸ™‚ Be sure to follow our pinterest board, too! πŸ™‚


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    1. Thanks Mollie! This Tiramisu rivals a restaurants – so I hope you do give it a try! And thanks for the invite back to Throwback Thursday – it’s a great way for all of us to meet each other and ‘show off’ LOL! I’ll check out the pinterest board…see you Thursday! πŸ™‚

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  5. This is the first time I’ve seen the egg yolks not cooked in a double broiler when they’re being cooked (outside of the raw preparation). Did you have any issues with curdling? It looked a bit lumpy when you were adding it to the pan… And it’s interesting to see whipped cream being used — most of the recipes I’ve seen so far that use cream usually has it mixed with the mascarpone and then mixed with the egg mixture altogether…


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