Blending mascarpone cheese with fat-free cream cheese is the key to this divine tiramisu. The richness and flavor of the mascarpone cheese still shines through but with less saturated fat and fewer calories than traditional recipes. We used gluten-free ladyfingers so that everyone could enjoy this decadent dessert.

Recipe by Cooking Light July 2014


Credit: Oxmoor House

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10 mins
6 hrs 10 mins
Serves 9 (serving size: 1 piece)


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  • Place espresso and Kahlúa in a medium bowl, stirring to combine.

  • Place cream cheese and mascarpone in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth and creamy. Add powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons espresso mixture, and vanilla; beat with a mixer until blended. Fold in half of whipped topping, stirring just until combined. Repeat with remaining whipped topping.

  • Dip 12 ladyfingers in espresso mixture for 2 to 3 seconds each; place in an 8-inch square glass or ceramic baking dish. Top with half of cheese mixture, spreading evenly over ladyfingers. Top with 12 ladyfingers. Brush top of ladyfingers with remaining espresso mixture. Spread remaining cheese mixture over ladyfingers; cover and refrigerate at least 6 hours. Grate chocolate over top.


Gluten-Free Baking

Nutrition Facts

282 calories; fat 8.6g; saturated fat 4.3g; mono fat 1g; poly fat 0.4g; protein 9.4g; carbohydrates 39.2g; fiber 0.4g; cholesterol 82mg; iron 0.5mg; sodium 331mg; calcium 180mg.