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Yield 8 servings


  • 8 ounces mascarpone cheese*
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups whipping cream, divided
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • 1/4 cup coffee liqueur
  • 2 (3-ounce) packages ladyfingers
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa

How to Make It

  1. Beat cheese, sugar, and 1/2 cup whipping cream at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.

  2. Beat remaining 2 cups whipping cream with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Fold into cheese mixture.

  3. Stir together 1 cup hot water and coffee granules until dissolved. Stir in liqueur.

  4. Split ladyfingers in half, and brush cut sides of ladyfingers evenly with coffee mixture.

  5. Arrange one-fourth of ladyfingers in bottom of a 4-quart trifle bowl. Top with one-fourth of cheese mixture. Repeat layers 3 times. Sprinkle with cocoa. Chill tiramisu at least 2 hours.

  6. * Cream cheese may be substituted for mascarpone cheese.