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10-Minute Chocolate Tiramisu Recipe

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With a layer of chocolate mascarpone cream AND a layer of classic mascarpone cream, this Chocolate Tiramisu Recipe will wow anyone who takes a bite.


Hi Bold Bakers!

We all know and love the rich Italian classic version of Tiramisu. I’ve even revolutionized this recipe and morphed it into a 10-Minute, sometimes life saving dessert (at least a sweet craving destroyer), with my Easy 10-Minute Tiramisu recipe. I didn’t stop there, though, and made it with fresh tangy berries in my 10-Minute Berry Tiramisu — but I’ve never made one quite like this.

Get ready for this big, bold 10-Minute CHOCOLATE Tiramisu. Made with my Homemade Ladyfingers, Homemade Mascarpone, and with the new addition of chocolate, this recipe gives you a third impeccable Tiramisu option! After giving it a go, the only thing left for you will be to sweat through the decision on which one to make in the future.

Should My Ladyfingers Be Crunchy or Soft?

No matter what tiramisu flavor you’re making, you’re going to need to start with ladyfingers. While you can get the store bought, there is nothing like a homemade ladyfinger. This is why I created a whole Bold Baking Basics recipe and video dedicated to this staple.

My homemade lady fingers are crisp on the outside and sponge-like in the center. Whether homemade or store-bought, it’s best to use ladyfingers that are a bit stale, though, as this allows them to better soak up the flavors of the tiramisu with out becoming too soft or lacking in texture.

[If you want to make Ladyfingers without eggs you have to get my recipe for Egg-Free Ladyfingers!]

How To Melt Chocolate

So the star of this tiramisu is chocolate. In true Big and Bold form, I’ve decided to make this chocolate tiramisu have a layer of chocolate mascarpone cream AND a layer of classic mascarpone cream.

There are a few reasons I decided to use both chocolate and traditional tiramisu fillings, the most obvious reason being flavor. The use of dark chocolate cream amongst the classic creates a really beautiful contrast in the color of the tiramisu — and since we eat with our eyes first, I love how impressive the final chocolate tiramisu look.

The other reason, of course, is taste. Transforming the flavor of the tiramisu to chocolate is as easy as melting good quality semi-sweet chocolate in the microwave, then swiftly whisking it into my classic 10-Minute Tiramisu mix. This is literally only 1 extra step that adds off-the-chart flavor. You can melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave like I do, as this saves time and dirties fewer dishes.

Do You Have To Use Coffee In This Tiramisu Recipe

While I find the combination of coffee and chocolate are really complimentary, you can make this recipe coffee-free if you’d like! Instead of dipping the ladyfingers in coffee, you can dip them in a mixture of hot water, cocoa powder, and a bit of sugar (see notes on recipe).

This will add the same effect to the texture of the tiramisu and replace the flavor of the coffee with chocolate.

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How Many Layers Does Tiramisu Have?

You can get creative and do fewer, or more, layers depending on the size and shape of the dish you want to make your chocolate tiramisu in. I find that roughly a 8 x 8 inch dish is deep enough to have 2 layers of ladyfingers. However it’s your call!

What’s the best pan or serving dish to use for tiramisu?

Because the chocolate tiramisu is so over the top as far as flavor and look, I really like to make mine in a large deep dish. My dish is around 7 x 12 inches and allows me to generously layer up both flavors of mascarpone cream.

To decorate, I dust cocoa powder over a stencil to create beautiful stars on top. This makes the 10-minute chocolate tiramisu look really professional with minimal effort. This is such a celebratory dish, from birthdays to holidays, so the next time you need a killer dessert in a snap, you have got to try this chocolate tiramisu!

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In 10 minutes, you could have this Chocolate Tiramisu!
10 Minute Chocolate Tiramisu
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

With a layer of chocolate mascarpone cream AND a layer of classic mascarpone cream, this Chocolate Tiramisu Recipe will wow anyone who takes a bite.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 10 servings
Author: Gemma Stafford
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup (3oz/85g) bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 2 cups (16floz/454ml) heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 cups (12oz/340g) mascarpone cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (4oz/115g) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (16floz/450ml) espresso*, or strong coffee, at room temperature
  • 30 ladyfingers (homemade or store-bought)
  • cocoa powder, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Melt the chocolate in a microwave or over a double boiler. Once melted, set aside to cool slightly.

  2. While the chocolate is cooling beat the mascarpone, sugar, and vanilla until smooth.

  3. Add in then cream and continue to whip to stiff peaks.

  4. Divide the mix in 1/2 between 2 bowls, then set 1 bowl aside (This will become the plain filling and the other will become the chocolate filling)

  5. Swiftly add the melted, cooled chocolate to 1/2 of the mascarpone mix, beating vigorously with a whisk to ensure the chocolate does not seize up. Whisk until all of the chocolate has been incorporated and the mixture is even in color.

  6. Dip ladyfingers in coffee, then place in a 7 x 12 inch pan to make the first layer. Don't let them soak as the will fall apart, just a quick dunk in the coffee is enough.

  7. Spread the chocolate mascarpone mixture on top of first layer of ladyfingers. Repeat process with second layer of ladyfingers and top with the regular mascarpone mixture. 

  8. Dust the top of dessert with powdered sugar using a sieve. I lay a stencil on top and dusted with cocoa powder to create stars. 


  9. Refrigerate for about 4-6 hours (it gets even better in the fridge and is a perfect make-ahead dessert). Store in the fridge for 24 hours. 

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Recipe Notes

*If you do not want to dip the ladyfingers in coffee, feel free to dip them in a mixture of 1 1/2 cups boiling water, 3 tablespoons cocoa powder and 1/4 cup sugar. 

*Make your own Homemade Mascarpone.

*Make your own Homemade Ladyfingers or Egg-Free Ladyfingers.

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  1. Jelly Basas Navarro on November 4, 2018 at 5:09 am

    Hello is nice look is good in yummy.

    • Gemma Stafford on November 4, 2018 at 5:27 am

      Hi there,
      Thank you, good to have you here with us,
      Gemma 🙂

  2. Gail Dolly on November 2, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    I can’t wait to get a proper serving vessel to fully display the beautiful tiramisu I’ll be making with your help, Gemma!

    • Gemma Stafford on November 3, 2018 at 4:05 am

      Hi Gail,
      I hope you find something lovely and get baking with us.
      Thank you for being in touch,
      Gemma 🙂

  3. Jungleguu on November 2, 2018 at 8:55 am

    Was going to make your 5 mins tiramisu then I saw this new post! It turned out really yummy, the chocolate is such a good idea! Think next time I would add alcohol to give it an extra kick. Thanks!

    • Gemma Stafford on November 3, 2018 at 5:00 am

      Hi there,
      Yes! a little dark rum would be delicious in this! Sprinkle it over the cookies, just a touch will do it.
      Thank you for being here with us,
      Gemma 🙂

  4. Paige on November 1, 2018 at 11:24 pm

    Hello Gemma,

    I was wondering if I could use a springform pan for this recipe?

    • Gemma Stafford on November 3, 2018 at 5:31 am

      Hi Paige,
      Yes! this should set up nicely for you if your cream is right. That is if it is a heavy cream. I think I would make a little mix of powdered sugar and cocoa and sprinkle it into the oiled pan, shake to distribute, this will give you a non stick type surface and should give a nice finish to your cake.
      Thank you for being in touch,
      Gemma 🙂

  5. Prerna Chandra on November 1, 2018 at 10:35 pm

    Hi.. love ur recipes Gemma. They r my go to for all the desserts. I made the Tiramisu using ur 10 mins recipe and came out great. Only the final output was a lil watery to eat I guess coz of dipping the lady fingers in coffee. I used abt 1 cup of water with 2 tsps of coffee. I don’t have a coffee machine. How should I make it better. Want to try the chocolate one now. Also to prevent chocolate from seizing, should v first mix a bit of the mascarpone mixture in the chocolate first? Would that help? Thanks a lot 🙂

    • Gemma Stafford on November 3, 2018 at 5:23 am

      Hi Prena,
      Yes! Instant coffee is great in baking, gives great flavor. you possible could have used another spoon of coffee, the in and out, in the blink of an eye, that is sufficient for this recipe.
      You can also sprinkle it on to the cookies, this allows you to control the amount.
      I think you just need to work fast when adding the cheese mix, and have the chocolate cool but not set. You could do as you say, but you will need to work fast no matter how you do it.
      Thank you for being in touch,
      Gemma 🙂

  6. Sandra on November 1, 2018 at 9:56 am

    I cannot wait to try this 10 minute delight!!!
    Your Chocolate Cake recipe truly is the best I have ever tried and it wows everyone. Besides the Best Chocolate Cake recipe, what is your next most popular dessert? Thanks so much for your great recipes.

    • Gemma Stafford on November 1, 2018 at 10:26 pm

      Sandra, do I have recipes for you!!!

      Blonides :
      Brownies:
      Chocolate Chip cookies:

      These are some of my most popular and yo can see other Bold Bakers picture and positive comments 🙂
      Best,
      Gemma.

  7. Beverly Kelley on November 1, 2018 at 9:40 am

    This looks so good and to add to it, made with your recipe for ladyfingers and mascarpone, you can’t go wrong!
    Hope to make it sometime after Thanksgiving before everyone starts gobbling down Christmas cookies!
    Love your recipes Gemma.
    Thank you

    • Gemma Stafford on November 1, 2018 at 4:45 pm

      I’m really delighted to hear that!!! perfect Thanksgiving dessert.

      Best,
      Gemma.

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