A hit at every party, this eggless tiramisu is creamy, chocolatey, slightly boozy and a breeze to make. Watch the video and see how easy!
(If you’re looking for another classic dessert made without eggs, you’ll love this Eggless Key Lime Pie).
When I discovered that most tiramisu is made with raw eggs, I actually stopped eating it. While some bakers cook the yolks, I really didn’t want to take the chance. I mean, I love eggs (I eat eggs everyday!); I just don’t want raw anything in my desserts.
So I looked for a way to make eggless tiramisu and I’ve finally perfected the recipe. We’ve served this cake many times and our friends and family love it. Hope you do too!
What is tiramisu?
Tiramisu is a coffee-flavoured Italian dessert.
Made of savoiardi (or ladyfingers) dipped in coffee, it is traditionally layered with a whipped mixture of eggs, sugar, and mascarpone cheese, flavoured with cocoa, then chilled before serving.
The coffee is also usually spiked with a splash of either Marsala, rum or coffee liqueur. I like coffee liqueur the best.
Don’t worry, you’d only use very little alcohol so there’s no danger of getting drunk on a slice (maybe if you ate the whole cake? It can happen, I’ve had days like that.)
Kahlua substitutes when making tiramisu
You can also opt to leave out the kahlua altogether (but why lol?). Just make up the lost liquid with extra espresso.
Can you use regular coffee instead of espresso when making tiramisu?
Speaking of espresso, if you’re wondering if you can make tiramisu with regular coffee, the answer is: you can.
I’d recommend making it extra strong coffee though to mimic espresso as closely as possible. Decaf is fine too.
How to make eggless tiramisu
Once you have all your ingredients ready, tiramisu is probably one of the easiest cakes you’re ever going to make.
The steps are pretty straightforward (just have a look at the video) though the one tip I will give is about how to dip the savoiardi/ladyfingers in your espresso/kahlua mixture.
You want the savoiardi to be moist but still firm enough to hold up the cream and mascarpone that go on top of it. So instead of dunking the cookie in espresso, just lightly dip each side.
A quick second is really all it takes. Longer than that and your cookie will absorb too much liquid too quickly and fall apart. We don’t want mushy savoiardi in our pretty tiramisu.
Tiramisu is a delicious cake to serve this holiday season. Make it up to 2 days ahead, keep it chilled and just take it out when you’re ready to serve.
It’s so delicious and really easy to make (though don’t worry, nobody will ever suspect a thing ha!).
Here are some more desserts you can add to your holiday menu:
Easy Eggless Tiramisu
- 2 cups heavy cream chilled
- 5 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 lb mascarpone cheese
- 1 cup espresso or extra strong coffee
- 2 tbsp kahlua or other coffee-flavoured liqueur
- 24 pcs savoiardi or ladyfinger cookies you may need more depending on the size of your baking dish
- 5 oz dark chocolate roughly chopped
- cocoa powder for dusting
- In a large bowl, whip 2 cups heavy cream, 5 tbsp granulated sugar and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract until combined. Add 1 lb mascarpone cheese and continue whipping to medium peaks. Set aside.
- In another bowl, stir 1 cup espresso with 2 tbsp kahlua.
- To assemble (see video): dip both sides of each savoiardi/ladyfinger cookie in your coffee mixture. Place on the bottom of a deep baking dish (I used a 3-quart dish) or a 9x13 baking pan. Cut the cookies if needed to fit your dish exactly.
- Spread half of the mascarpone mixture on top of the cookies. Sprinkle the chopped chocolate on top of that.
- Repeat with another layer of cookies and mascarpone cream. Chill 6-8 hours, preferably overnight. Sprinkle with cocoa powder before serving.
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