Sunday, December 1, 2013

Eggless Tiramisu

When we talked about Italian food, instantly we think about pasta, pizza, risotto, etc.  And at the mention of Italian dessert, Tiramisu comes to mind immediately.  Tiramisu which means "pick me up" is a popular dessert found on almost all the Italian restaurant menu.  

To celebrate the first day of summer in Melbourne, I am serving Tiramisu as dessert for lunch, yes lunch!  as we can't wait until dinner  ;-)    The authentic Tiramisu recipe usually calls for raw eggs but since I am not a fan of using raw eggs in my cooking or desserts, I decided to go with an eggless recipe.

Recipe loosely adapted from here

Ingredients:   [Pyrex rectangle dish (2.6L)  approx 17 x 22 cm]

250g mascarpone cheese (or cream cheese), softened
250ml fresh cream
110g caster sugar
1 cup strong coffee
50ml Kahlua
cocoa powder

  • Combine the coffee with Kahlua and leave it to chill in the refrigerator.
  • Whip fresh cream until stiff and chill in the refrigerator.
  • Whip cheese with sugar until cheese is smooth. Fold in the whipped cream.
  • Quickly, dip sponge fingers into the coffee mixture and arrange in a single layer in the glass dish.  Spread cheese mixture over.  Lay another layer of sponger fingers and top with cheese mixture. 
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Before serving, sieve a layer of cocoa powder over the tiramisu or garnish with chocolate shavings.


  1. Always love a good tiramisu. I've never tried making eggless ones, but definitely easier than whisking egg whites! Will try this one next time!

  2. Hi Veronica
    This eggless version sounds simple to prepare. Me too, some how or rather there are times Im a little hesitate to use raw eggs in dessert.

  3. Oh my gosh – these look AMAZING! So bright and delicious. I’d love to reach right into that screen and grab one!!!

  4. Veronica, you are tempting me with your yummy Tiramisu! I must make some again soon :)

  5. Hi Veronica, eggless tiramisu sounds like a great choice to me. So far only attempted to make once with eggs, a very long time ago, guess could be 10 years already, hehe.

  6. Hi Veronica,
    i have tried a eggless tiramisu too from HBB blog. Its so good to make it eggless as i am like you not a fan of using raw eggs for cooking and baking. I also feel that it is not a good idea to serve to small kids.

    Love how you layer your sponge fingers so neat and nicely..YUM!
    Between i think you miss a little something in the ingredients :) Is that 250ml fresh cream?
    Hope you don't mind i mention it :D

    1. Hi Mui Mui yes that's 250ml fresh cream or thickened cream. Of course I appreciate it if my mistakes were pointed out to me.

      Ha, thanks for saying that, but I don't think I did a nice job in layering the sponge and cream mixture. Maybe next time I should pipe it out?

    2. I guess with the patient you have either way you will do it perfectly!

  7. wow eggless tiramisu looks super inviting !!


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