Classic Italian tiramisu

Tiramisu is definitely one of my favorite desserts and was a must-eat every time we came back to Poland. My mom is a real tiramisu-masterchef. But I was tired of waiting for her visit and Lidl happened to have Italian week…

Classic Italian tiramisu

This is my try to recreate my moher's tiramisu recipe that I love and miss in Sweden. It went great so I decided to share it with you!
Servings 15 pieces
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Resting time 12 hrs


  • 1 Baking form (or heat-resistant dish) in size 34×23 cm – better if it's transparent
  • 1 Mixer
  • 1 Spatula or wooden spoon


  • 250 ml espresso coffee the stronger the better
  • 500 g mascarpone
  • 250 g ladyfingers
  • 6 egg size M
  • 50 g sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder to sprinkle on top
Makes: 34 x 23cm rectangle6.5cm height


  • Brew the espresso and let it cool down.
    250 ml espresso coffee
  • Wash and scald the eggs. Separate yolks and whites.
    6 egg
  • Using mixer, beat the yolks with sugar until light and fluffy.
    50 g sugar
  • Add mascarpone in 2-3 portions, still mixing (use slower speeds).
    500 g mascarpone
  • Beat the whites with a pinch of salt to a stiff mass.
    1 pinch salt
  • Gently mix whites with yolks and mascarpone mixture. Use spatula od wooden spoon.
  • Dip ladyfingers on both sides in coffee and layer them on the bottom of the form.
    250 g ladyfingers
  • Use one half of mascarpone cream on top of the ladyfingers.
  • Layer second part of dipped ladyfingers on top of the form.
  • Cover ladyfingers with the rest of mascarpone cream.
  • Sprinkle cocoa powder on top, cover with foil wrap and put in the fridge to set in for around 12 hours.
    3 tbsp cocoa powder


To make recipe more traditional, add some Amaretto to your espresso. I personally don’t like taste of alcohol in my tiramisu so I don’t add it.
Author: Karolina
Calories: 3769kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: desserts, sweet, tiramisu


Calories: 3769kcal | Carbohydrates: 220g | Protein: 98g | Fat: 275g | Saturated Fat: 158g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 21g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 2035mg | Sodium: 1065mg | Potassium: 999mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 9816IU | Calcium: 990mg | Iron: 16mg

My husband said it’s even better than my mom’s which I take as a huge compliment. Now when I checked that tiramisu isn’t difficult recipe, I’m certainly going to make it much more often.

Let me know on Instagram if you use my recipe. Any questions or tips? Comments are yours!

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