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Tiramisu ll

Last Sunday was my Birthday.Usually I bought our Birthday cake from Chinatown Bakery but since I learn how to bake,then I better make my own cake now.Furthermore ,I would love to take this opportunity to use my new Kitchen Aid Mixer to make this special Tiramisu.I bought my own Birthday gift (Kitchen Aid Mixer) months in advance ,told hubby he don't have to buy me any gift when my Birthday arrived.LOL! The last time I make this special Italian cake was on hubby Birthday .I decided to make Tiramisu for my own Birthday Cake again because I have some pure coco powder and coffee powder which I bought from Bali when I was there early this year for my vacation.Beside that I found our local market sell a punnet of fresh strawberry for $0.99 only! Cheap ,right??

Ingredients :

2 tub of 8oz mascarpone cheese

2 tbsp of Kahlua coffee liqueur

8 tbsp of sugar

600 ml of heavy cream (1 qt)

1 cup of strong brewed coffee

1/4 cup of dark rum

48 lady fingers

4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

1 1/2 lb fresh strawberry ( 1 1/2 punnet)

1 punnet blueberry


1)Mixing bowl whisk the whipping cream with 4 tbsp of sugar until firm peak, set aside .

2) In a second mixing bowl cream the mascarpone, coffee liqueur and 4 tbsp of sugar

3) Fold the whipping cream into the mascarpone cheese and set aside

4) Mix the coffee and dark rum. Dip lady fingers into coffee mixture and place in the bottom of the baking dish or spring form pan.

5) Spread some cream cheese mixture over the ladyfingers and dust with cocoa powder.

6) Dip some ladyfingers into coffee mixture and repeat step '5' again.

7) Cover and refrigerate tiramisu overnight.

8) Just before serving decorate it with some cocoa powder or fresh fruits.


I used ladyfinger instead of sponge cake which is more Italian.Actually Tiramisu is really easy to make,no baking just whisking and assemble.I remember the first time I make this cake I used half and half instead of heavy cream .The cake is a total disaster!! Then Gertrude told me ,I can't substitute heavy cream with half and half.Both items are totally different function.I have to thanks Gertrude for her guidance especially in baking technique.I found out another option to substitute heavy cream.You can use 2 box of whipping cream if you refused to whisk heavy cream in the mixer,to minimize the work. Good Luck!

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Anonymous said...
November 12, 2008 at 12:15 AM

Yummy!!! Do you know this is the kids' favorite cake as well? Happy happy birthday to you!!! :) Stay happy!!! :)

Anonymous said...
November 12, 2008 at 2:01 AM

Well its true! It sounds so "exotic" and you think its complicated .. but when you really read the recipe through, its pretty easy, just whisk & assemble .. and it turns out tasting soo yummy!

Anonymous said...
November 12, 2008 at 2:02 AM

Happy Belated Birthday! wow and you got a kitchen aid, congrats! =D The cake is beautiful!

Anonymous said...
November 12, 2008 at 9:28 AM

What a beautiful cake. My family would love this too.

And a big happy birthday to you.

Anonymous said...
November 12, 2008 at 12:36 PM

Very pretty Tiramisu cake, you have outdone yourself! I haven't seen 99 cents strawberry for a long time. The cheapest here is $1.50.

Anonymous said...
November 12, 2008 at 2:20 PM

Happy birthday - that cakes looks delicious!

Anonymous said...
November 12, 2008 at 2:29 PM

That is a beautiful cake. I remember the first one you made :)

Anonymous said...
November 12, 2008 at 6:06 PM

I or II, i will have it :D

Anonymous said...
November 12, 2008 at 7:39 PM

that is so pretty ~ I have always wanted to do something with lady fingers.....happy Birthday ;-)

Anonymous said...
November 12, 2008 at 10:15 PM

Tho' i'm not a fan of tiramisu (which explains the lack of it in my blog), yours looks great!

Happy Belated B'day!

Anonymous said...
November 13, 2008 at 12:06 AM

Thank you for your warm wishes:))Make some for your kids,it's really easy to make.

family first:
Yes,this recipe is easy right?.

Thank you for your warm wishes:))

Thank you for your warm wishes:)

Thank you:D sometime our farm market sell fruit pretty cheap,dunno why!

choc shaving:
Thank you for your warm wishes:)

Gert ,thank you for your inspiration

U are welcome to have any at anytime!

taste memory:
now you know what to do with lady finer!! happy Baking! Thank you for your warm wishes:)

baking fiend:
why not? hubby also not fan of tiramisu too,I have to eat this cake with my only daughter,still have plenty in fridge,looking for someone to give away! LOL! thank you for your warm wishes:)

Anonymous said...
November 13, 2008 at 10:45 AM

Happy Belated Birthday! I luv Tiramisu but my 1st attempt was a TOTAL disaster (adding too much coffee). Yours is so delicious!

Anonymous said...
November 13, 2008 at 11:42 AM

so this is the famous cake from your birthday, awesome... again, happy birthday... :)

Anonymous said...
November 13, 2008 at 8:16 PM

Nice looking tiramisu! I like all of the berries. I hope you had a great birthday!

Anonymous said...
November 16, 2008 at 10:04 AM

First of all "Happy Belated Birthday!" Wish you all the best~*

I don't like much sweet thing. But this Tiramisu I like most those fresh strawberry heheheh...pretty eyes, pretty taste hahaah...;)

Anonymous said...
January 8, 2009 at 1:56 AM

As a big fan of cakes and cookies, tiramisu is the only cake I can make as I'm too coward to try baking yet. Thanks for inspiration of lady fingers, will try it in future

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Hi!! My name is Lesley and I'm a simple SAHM(stay at home mom) who currantly live in Long Island,New York with my daughter Mishu and hubby Eliot .I'm Malaysian who live in US and A for many many moon and I'm also a person who love to eat, cook and bake. If you have any suggestions ,questions or comments please feel free to email me at beachlover1917(at)yahoo(dot)com. To know more about my life or my kitchen you can always hop over to my other 2 blog.