Chocolate Tiramisu Trifles

Chocolate Tiramisu Trifles

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Sincerely, did you ever resist to a scrumptious tiramisu? I bet you didn’t!

Creamy, fresh and tasty, tiramisu is an Italian dessert that can be enjoyed throughout the year. Legendary tiramisu recipe is unanimous with its delicious combination of cream, coffee and biscuits. Its origins, in turn, are highly controversial and various regions of Italy compete for the exclusivity. Some argue that this dessert was invented in the sixteenth century in honor of the Duke of Tuscany visiting Siena. Another version states that during the Renaissance, women used it probably as an aphrodisiac. Finally, some others defend the idea that tiramisu was invented to avoid wasting leftovers… So, who to believe? The discussion would be endless!

But for now, if you want to know how to make tiramisu on your own and impress your relatives, quickly test this chocolate tiramisu recipe.

Ingredients list for chocolate Tiramisu Trifles

Serves 4 :

The tiramisu cream:

  • 1/2 lb (250g) mascarpone
  • 2 cups (250g) liquid cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup (50g) of powdered sugar

The layering ingredients:

  • 5 1/3 ounces (150g) of ladyfingers cookies (gluten free)
  • 1/2 pint (25cl) brewed expresso coffee
  • Cocoa powder
  • A dark chocolate tablet


1. Brew the coffee and let it cool.

2. Whip all the ingredients to make the cream. Start at low speed then increase speed and whip until you get a thick consistency. It’s always easier to use an electric mixer to do so.

3. Soak ladyfingerss in coffee (do not soak too much because they will fall apart)

4. In a glass bowl or a verrine glass, place a layer or soaked biscuits, add a layer of grated dark chocolate, then cover with tiramisu cream. Have over another layer of biscuits, then grated chocolate again and tiramisu cream.

5. Smooth the surface and refrigerate for several hours.

6. When serving, sprinkle with cocoa powder.

I you want to make this recipe a bit lighter, replace half the mascarpone with ricotta cheese.

Tips to prepare a tiramisu

Before dipping your cookies in coffee, make sure it has completely cooled. Cream could melt and lose its compact consistency. Do not dip your biscuit in the coffee very long because it could fall apart. Finally, remember to prepare your tiramisu one day in advance so that it is fresh.

Different twists on tiramisu

Now that you have the basics, adapt them to your needs! Quickly replace or add flavors, aromas and ingredients to create the tiramisu of your dreams…

Instead of coffee: Try syrup! To make a tiramisu with pineapple or peach, be sure to preserve the canned fruit juice when you have some. If fruit are fresh, you can sauté for a few minutes in a wok with 1 1/2 tbsp (25ml) water and 3tbsp (25g) of sugar. Then drain them, reserve the juice in a container. When cooled, dip your biscuits in it. Gourmets can add 2 tablespoons of liqueur flavor.

Cream flavoring: what if you were cooking a coconut tiramisu? Nothing more simple, just add coconut milk and coconut powder to your recipe. To compel with a chocolate twist, try an orange syrup and rum.

Instead of mascarpone: test with a fruit smoothie or mix your eggs with cottage cheese. Reduced fat guaranteed. Otherwise, grind cookies and the preparation and put it in the freezer for a delicious ice cream.

How to make stunning looking tiramisu?
In a rectangular dish, tiramisu cake tends to break during service. So bet on individual portions just like we did in this recipe. Offer tiramisu in pretty glasses. The superposition effect is stunning thanks to transparency. In addition, you can customize your portions according to the tastes of your guests!

So for now, you have no excuse not to try to make a tiramisu dessert anymore!

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