Rich and Easy Tiramisu Dessert

Love Tiramisu? Mascarpone, an Italian cream cheese, and whipped topping combine in this cocoa laden dessert that's both rich and easy.

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 5 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 16
  • servings 15
 

Ingredients

Cake

1/4
cup butter or margarine
1/4
cup milk
2
eggs
3/4
cup granulated sugar
3/4
cup all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon vanilla
3/4
cup hot strong brewed coffee
1
tablespoon granulated sugar

Topping

1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1
container (8 oz) mascarpone cheese (or cream cheese, softened)
1/3
cup powdered sugar
2
tablespoons Marsala wine, dark rum or cold strong brewed coffee
1
pint (2 cups) whipping cream
Grated semisweet baking chocolate (about 1/2 oz)

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. In small saucepan or 2-cup microwavable measuring cup, heat butter and milk until steaming hot (about 1 minute on High in microwave).
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat eggs with electric mixer on high speed until light. Gradually beat in 3/4 cup granulated sugar; beat 2 minutes longer. Add flour, baking powder, salt, vanilla and hot milk mixture; beat on low speed until smooth. Pour batter into pan.
  • 3 Bake 14 to 16 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center. In 1-cup measuring cup, mix coffee and 1 tablespoon granulated sugar. Drizzle over warm cake. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 In large bowl, beat cream cheese and mascarpone cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Beat in powdered sugar and wine.
  • 5 In large bowl, beat whipping cream with electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Fold into cream cheese mixture until combined. Spread evenly on cake. Sprinkle grated chocolate over top of cake. Cover; refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight. To serve, cut into squares. Store in refrigerator.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. In small saucepan or 2-cup microwavable measuring cup, heat butter and milk until steaming hot (about 1 minute on High in microwave).
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat eggs with electric mixer on high speed until light. Gradually beat in 3/4 cup granulated sugar; beat 2 minutes longer. Add flour, baking powder, salt, vanilla and hot milk mixture; beat on low speed until smooth. Pour batter into pan.
  • 3 Bake 14 to 16 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center. In 1-cup measuring cup, mix coffee and 1 tablespoon granulated sugar. Drizzle over warm cake. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 In large bowl, beat cream cheese and mascarpone cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Beat in powdered sugar and wine.
  • 5 In large bowl, beat whipping cream with electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Fold into cream cheese mixture until combined. Spread evenly on cake. Sprinkle grated chocolate over top of cake. Cover; refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight. To serve, cut into squares. Store in refrigerator.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

For a shortcut version, skip baking the cake and use ladyfingers instead. Purchase two 3-ounce packages and layer ladyfingers from one package in bottom of baking pan. Drizzle ladyfingers with half of coffee mixture; spread with half of topping. Cover topping with remaining ladyfingers. Drizzle ladyfingers with remaining coffee mixture; spread with remaining topping. Continue as directed.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
330
(
Calories from Fat
220),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25g
25%
(Saturated Fat
15g,
15%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
105mg
105%;
Sodium
200mg
200%;
Total Carbohydrate
21g
21%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
16g
16%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.