Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Tiramisu Cheesecake


185g plain biscuits
100g butter, melted
zest of 1 lemon
375g Mascarpone cheese or Philadelphia cream cheese
2/3 cup lemonade
15g gelatin
1 tbsp lemon zest
1 tsp lemon juice
1 cup cream - whipped
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup espresso coffee + 50ml Kahlua, Tia Maria or Marsala
10 Savoiardi biscuits (or sponge fingers)


  • Process biscuits until finely crushed, add butter and lemon zest and mix well.
  • Press biscuits mixture into the base of a greased and lined 20cm springform pan.
  • Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  • In a saucepan, combine lemonade, sugar and gelatin; stir over medium heat until dissolved.  Cool.
  • Beat cream cheese until smooth.  Add in lemon zest and juice. Then add in gelatin mixture.  Beat well.
  • Refrigerate until partly set.
  • Fold in whipped cream.
  • Pour half of the cream cheese mixture into the pan.  
  • Dip Savoiardi biscuits one at a time in a bowl of cooled espresso coffee mixture and then lay them side by side on the layer of the cream cheese mixture.
  • Pour the rest of the cream cheese mixture over the biscuits.  Chill overnight.
  • Dust with sifted cocoa powder to serve.

    1 comment:

    1. This cake looks so amazing!! Can't wait to try it out too!! :)


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