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Easy Eggless Tiramisu Recipe (with video)

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Eggless tiramisu is creamy, chocolatey, slightly boozy and a hit at every party. It’s also so easy to make, watch the video to see how easy!

(If you’re looking for another classic dessert made without eggs, you’ll love this Eggless Key Lime Pie).

Easy Eggless Tiramisu (with step-by-step video)

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 tiramisu without eggs 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 (sometimes made with sponge cake too) 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

Easy Eggless Tiramisu (with step-by-step video)

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If you plan on making this eggless tiramisu recipe alcohol-free as well, you can substitute kahlua (which is the coffee liqueur that I used here) with non-alcoholic coffee-flavoured syrup or coffee extract

You can also opt to leave out the kahlua altogether. 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.

Ingredients for eggless tiramisu recipe

To make this easy tiramisu recipe, you will need:

  • Heavy cream (full fat is the best because it whips better)
  • Granulated sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Mascarpone cheese
  • Espresso or extra strong coffee
  • Kahlua or other coffee-flavoured liqueur
  • Savoiardi or ladyfinger cookies
  • Dark chocolate
  • Cocoa powder


How to make eggless tiramisu

Easy Eggless Tiramisu (with step-by-step video)

Once  you have all your ingredients ready, tiramisu is probably one of the easiest cakes you’re ever going to make. (For the detailed recipe, scroll to the bottom of the page for a printable recipe card.)

The steps are pretty straightforward (just have a look at the video):

1. WHIP HEAVY CREAM AND MASCARPONE. In a large bowl, whip heavy whipping cream, granulated sugar and vanilla extract until combined. Add mascarpone cheese and continue whipping to medium peaks. Set aside.

2. MAKE COFFEE MIXTURE. In another bowl, stir espresso with kahlua until incorporated.

3. START ASSEMBLY. 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 9×13 baking pan. Cut the cookies if needed to fit your dish exactly. 

4. LAYER. Spread half of the mascarpone mixture on top of the cookies. Sprinkle the chopped chocolate on top of that.

5. CHILL. Repeat with another layer of cookies and mascarpone cream. Chill 6-8 hours, preferably overnight. Sprinkle with cocoa powder before serving.

Making perfect egg-free tiramisu

I’ve found that the one thing that can make or break this super easy eggless tiramisu cake is how soaked or dry your savoiardi/ladyfingers are.

You want the savoiardi to be moist but still firm enough to hold up the cream and mascarpone that go on top of it. Too moist and the cake will turn to mush. Too dry and the layers will not incorporate well.

The key is knowing how to dip the savoiardi/ladyfingers in your espresso/kahlua mixture.

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.

Other holiday dessert recipes

Tiramisu is a delicious cake to serve this holiday season. A tiramisu recipe with no eggs is even better! 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).

Here are more desserts you can add to your holiday menu:

And if you’re looking for last-minute New Year’s Eve party desserts, check these out.

Easy Eggless Tiramisu (with step-by-step video)

Easy Eggless Tiramisu

Author: Jolina
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!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Chilling Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Servings 12 people
Calories 413 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 413kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 4gFat: 36gSaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 41mgPotassium: 114mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 1130IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 88mgIron: 1.5mg

Nutritional information are estimates only.

Keyword Christmas, Easy, New Years's Eve, Thanksgiving
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Alona

Sunday 29th of September 2019

I made your tiramisu recipe for my husbands birthday and it was delicious. It was my first time making dessert with mascarpone cheese. Thanks for the recipe!!

Jolina

Monday 30th of September 2019

That's great Alona! Glad you and the family liked it :)

Rina Anderson

Friday 27th of September 2019

We're hosting thanksgiving this year so I made this tiramisu last week seeing to "practice". It tasted professionally done I myself was surprised how easy it was to make. I read your tip about lightly dipping the cookies but I am heavy handed and most of my cookies were too moist so my cake turned out lopsided. I am definitely going to serve this though as it is delicious, next time making sure to dip and not dunk as you said. Can I freeze it to make sure it stays firm? Thank you.

Jolina

Monday 30th of September 2019

Hi Rina! I don't personally freeze my tiramisu but a quick Google search says it should freeze well. Good luck!

Arlene Mobley

Friday 31st of May 2019

I love Tiramisu but have never made it. Your recipe makes it look so easy I am going to have to try it!

Lois Christensen

Thursday 30th of May 2019

Sounds yummy! I'm sure it will be a hit this summer!

Denise

Wednesday 29th of May 2019

I can't resist tiramisu! You make it look easy to make, I may have to try this recipe.

Jolina

Monday 10th of June 2019

Neither can I haha!