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The authentic recipe for Tiramisu, an iconic Italian dessert.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Manuela Zangara


  • 400 gms – 14 oz. mascarpone
  • 25 savoiardi cookies ladyfinger cookies
  • 4 eggs separated
  • 6 tbsp sugar separated
  • 6 espresso shots
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder


  1. Whip the egg whites until firm.
  2. Beat the egg yolks with 4 tbsp of sugar with an electric hand mixer until they become white and fluffy.
  3. Add the mascarpone and quickly whisk to incorporate it.
  4. Gently incorporate the whipped egg whites to the mixture and keep it aside.
  5. Dissolve the remaining 2 tbsp of sugar in the coffee.
  6. Soak the savoiardi cookies in the coffee and put them in a serving plate in a single layer. Top them with the mascarpone cream.
  7. Add a second layer of soaked cookies and cover them with the mascarpone cream (make 2 layers).
  8. Finish with the cream and dust the top with cocoa powder.
  9. Let it rest in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving it.

Recipe Notes

I usually make it the day before I want to serve it. This ensures that all the flavours develop and that the cream and cookies firm up enough to cut clean slices.
As this recipe contains raw eggs, make sure you use pasteurised or very fresh eggs.