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Easy 10-Minute Tiramisu - the perfect last minute dinner party dessert!!!

Easy 10 Minute Tiramisu Recipe

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My easy 10 Minute Tiramisu recipe takes all the fuss out of a classic Tiramisu by simplifying the method while delivering you maximum delicious results!

Hi Bold Bakers!

Made from start to finish in 10 minutes with homemade ingredients like my Creamy Mascarpone Cheese and my Easy Homemade Lady Fingers, this updated tiramisu recipe gives the classic a run for its money!

You’ve requested tiramisu a lot, and you’ve asked for dessert recipes you can make when you don’t have a lot of time, so by popular demand, I’m bringing you my easy 10 Minute Tiramisu recipe!

[Make Homemade Mascarpone Cheese for this Tiramisu!]

What is Tiramisu?

One of my favorite Italian desserts is classic tiramisu. Rich and creamy in texture with hints of espresso, almond, and chocolate. What’s not to like? As a professional chef, I’ve made my share of classic tiramisu recipes but I always thought it took a few more steps than it should. So, I decided to revamp a classic tiramisu recipe to include all the flavor, but less of the fuss.

It will be our secret because nobody needs to know my easy 10 Minute Tiramisu Recipe took you less than half the time to prepare. The few steps I’ve simplified mean I can really enjoy entertaining and not just end up stuck in the kitchen when I make this recipe as something special to enjoy with family and friends.

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How to Make My Tiramisu Recipe in 10 Minutes

What makes this 10 Minute Tiramisu different from the rest? Well, usually this dessert requires you to separate eggs, make a custard, then fold that into another mixture with whipped cream and mascarpone cheese — and that’s just the first step. Bottom line, all you need to make a killer tiramisu is fresh heavy dairy cream, mascarpone cheese, sugar, and good vanilla.

Now all you have to do is whip these ingredients together, and layer with classic ladyfingers. I swear to you no one will be saying “I really miss the eggs,” especially because they’ll be too busy swooning over how gorgeous your tiramisu is.

And be sure to give my Homemade Ladyfingers recipe a try.

Can’t Find Ladyfingers? Make Them!

Equally as important as the mascarpone mousse filling is the ladyfinger biscuits that line the tiramisu.

While store-bought will do here, they can be hard to find or you might not have them on hand. Not to worry, because I have two different ladyfinger recipes! One is for classic Homemade Ladyfingers and the other is for Egg-free Ladyfingers. Both of these recipes are super simple cookie recipes that have just a few basic ingredients.

The best part about using my ladyfingers recipe in My 10 Minute Tiramisu recipe is knowing the finished product is 100% made scratch. There is a huge difference in flavor and texture, and not only is this the fastest tiramisu you’ll ever make, but the most decadent!

How to Top Tiramisu

To finish off my 10 Minute Tiramisu recipe, I put a little extra love into the presentation and this too is a cinch. I simply pipe little mounds of the sweet mascarpone mixture all across the top of my tiramisu and sprinkle with cocoa powder.

Can You Make 10-minute Tiramisu with Other Flavors?

Once I made this 10-minute classic, I was inspired by you bold bakers to experiment with other flavor variations. Many of you asked if more chocolate could be added or if there are other flavorings besides the coffee.

With these questions, I went into the kitchen and created two different variations on my 10-minute tiramisu: my 10 Minute Summer Berry Tiramisu and my 10 Minute Chocolate Tiramisu. That means a fruity variation for those that love fresh bright fruity flavors, a gorgeous chocolate version for all those chocoholics out there. This recipe doubles down on the chocolate by adding a layer of rich chocolate mascarpone mousse!

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Easy 10-Minute Tiramisu - the perfect last minute dinner party dessert!!!
Easy 10-Minute Tiramisu
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

My 10-Minute Tiramisu recipe takes all the fuss out of a classic Tiramisu by simplifying the method while delivering you maximum delicious results!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 servings
  • 1 cup (8floz/225ml) heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup (8oz/225g) mascarpone cheese, room temperature (see substitute idea below)
  • 1/3 cup (2 1/2 oz/71g) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon Amaretto liquor or Brandy (optional but yummy!)
  • 2 cups (16oz/450ml) espresso or STRONG coffee at room temperature
  • 1 pack Ladyfingers (Boudoir biscuits/Savoiardi. Look for eggless if needed)
  • Cocoa powder for dusting the top
  1. Beat whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla until soft peaks form.
  2. Add in mascarpone cheese and amaretto (if using) and continue to whip to stiff peaks.
  3. Dip ladyfingers in coffee (and brandy if using) and place in an 8×8 pan to make the first layer – you can fit about 7 cookies in each layer. Don't let them soak as the will fall apart, just a quick dunk in the coffee is enough.

  4. Spread half of the whipped cream mixture on top of the first layer of ladyfingers. Repeat process with the second layer of ladyfingers and cream mixture.
  5. Dust the top of dessert with cocoa powder using a sieve. Refrigerate for about 2-4 hours (it gets even better in the fridge and is a perfect make-ahead dessert).

Watch the Recipe Video!

Recipe Notes

1 cup Mascarpone Cheese Substitution: Cream together 6 oz. softened cream cheese, 2 Tablespoons sour cream, and 3 Tablespoons heavy cream.
You can make an egg free sponge cake for this using my egg substitute chart.
If using alcohol, add the Amaretto to the whipped cheese and cream mix, and the brandy, or rum, to the coffee mix. Use one or the other, or both!

*Make Homemade Ladyfingers including an egg-free recipe!


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  1. Deepa Murali on August 16, 2019 at 8:02 am

    Hi Gemma,

    I am a great fan of your recipes. They are simple and you explain everything in detail. Made tiramisu today. Came out pretty good, though I could not decorate the way you did it as my frosting got finished by the time I got to complete the second layer! Thank noticed that the ladies fingers were getting soggy, so instead of dipping it on both sides, I just quickly dipped one side and started layering. This has worked for me. Have guests for dinner tonight, will update the comments once I get their feedback. Thank you again for giving us such lovely recipes.

    • Gemma Stafford on August 18, 2019 at 2:25 pm

      Yes, the lady fingers can be tricky. That’s why I stress just them once and then life them out. In the video I show exactly what I did.

      I hope your guests liked it :).

      • deepa on August 19, 2019 at 2:17 pm

        Dear Gemma,

        Here’s the update i promised. This was a hit!!!!! My guests loved it. They even said that this was the best tiramisu they have had in a long time and that this was neither too sweet not too heavy!!!! Thank you so much for this recipe and all of the other recipes.

        • Gemma Stafford on August 20, 2019 at 5:06 am

          Deepa, I am really happy to hear this, thank you for taking the trouble to review this recipe. This really helps me and other bold bakers too.
          I am delighted your family enjoyed this recipe,
          Gemma 🙂

  2. Lena on August 14, 2019 at 10:45 am

    Hi! Can I make this desert 2 days in advance? Will it keep?


    • Gemma Stafford on August 15, 2019 at 4:27 am

      Hi Lena,
      Yes! decorate on the day you will serve it. Do not over wet the ladyfingers. Refrigerate and cover carefully, all will be well.
      Always start with the freshest ingredients, especially with dairy, that will ensure it will hold up well for you,
      Gemma 🙂

  3. Neha on August 14, 2019 at 4:31 am

    Hi Gemma,
    I am attempting this recipe tomorrow but don’t have an electric beater. Can I use a whisk instead and hand whisk the cream etc? Please let me know 🙂 Thanks a lot!

    • Gemma Stafford on August 16, 2019 at 3:05 pm


      Sorry for my late reply. Yes you absolutely can do it with a hand whisk. You will need a lot of elbow grease but it is doable.


  4. Arnav on August 7, 2019 at 11:16 pm

    Best tiramisu ive ever had! I made this for a family gathering and everyone loved it.

    • Gemma Stafford on August 8, 2019 at 2:03 am

      I am really happy to hear this. Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write this review,
      Gemma 🙂

  5. Franca65 on August 5, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    I made this with homemade mascarponi cheese and home made lady fingers cookies (both of your recipes) and it was amazing!

    • Gemma Stafford on August 6, 2019 at 5:11 am

      Hi Fran,
      delighted to hear this, really impressed. Well done you for making the effort to make your own ingredients. This is encouraging for other bold bakers,
      Gemma 🙂

  6. Uzma Merchant on July 16, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    Gemma…the Gem is what I call you ❤ your quick and easy recipes are a blessing. I’ve tried so many of your recipes and they always turn out great and I get lots of appreciation which in turn goes to you. Baking was never my forte, but now thanks to you, I’m considered as a fine home chef. Made your tiramisu last night from scratch and the lady fingers turned out great and so did the mascarpone cheese. Waiting for the review once the guests try it at lunch today.
    Much love and more power to you 💕

    • Gemma Stafford on July 17, 2019 at 3:04 am

      Thank you Uzma, that is really kind. I do hope your friends will enjoy this treat, well done you, everything from scratch, I am impressed!
      Gemma 🙂

  7. MKinLA on July 6, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    Gemma I have used the same exact heavy whipping cream to make your two ingredient ice cream multiple times and never had a problem with it separating and curdling. The additive had no affect in that recipe at all. So adding room temperature cheese to cold soft peaks of cream isn’t the culprit? Will it work if i whip my cream to stiff peaks and fold in the cheese? Thank you.

  8. MK in LA on July 5, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    I read every single comment about the problems w the cream and cheese. I even put my room temp marscapone cheese (Trader Joe’s) in a separate bowl and gave it a very low beat then added to my soft peak whipping cream made from a carton of Knudsen heavy whipping cream in a chilled bowl and beaters. At first the cheese added and it felt quite thick but it definitely was not stiff peaks so I continued whipping and it completely curdled and separated. It’s not because of my choice in heavy whipping cream (red box) but if the two things should both be cold to work why does your recipe still call for room temp marscapone cheese? I’m deeply disappointed and I also live in Los Angeles so perhaps you can list exactly which cream you’re using because my carton does not list the fat content but it’s chilled and high quality. I would like to upload photos but I don’t see an option but I can email. I’d like to try again but I want it to work so any help is appreciated! What’s the trick to make these beautiful desserts everyone?

    • Gemma Stafford on July 6, 2019 at 3:21 am

      Hi there,
      I am really sorry that this recipe did not work for you, and I do know why. The cream which I use for most of my recipes is fresh dairy cream. This needs to be at least 35% fat content to whip well. This is from cows milk. It is a liquid product found in the chill cabinet in your store. It will spoil in a few days, even when refrigerated. It has no additives, it is just natural cream skimmed from milk.
      In some places, where there is no dairy industry, there are manufactured products, usually made with milk powders and fats. These are good for some applications, but they are not fresh cream.
      The cream you used is not a fresh dairy cream – it is a lower fat option thickened with carrageenan. This works well for some applications too, but it is not what I use. This is not about the brand it is about knowing what Fresh Dairy Cream is, and they have this in all of the supermarkets here in LA and around the US.
      This is what your cream says on the side panel: Fat 17% – this is a thickened product, and that is what happens with Greek Style yogurts too – perfectly fine for this type of food, a natural seaweed based gelling agent – but it will not be good when you try to incorporate other ingredients into it.
      So, ask in the store for FRESH DAIRY cream, they will help you to find it, the side panel on the carton will say 35% or perhaps more, fat content and this is what you need.
      I do hope this is of help, I hate that you were disappointed,
      Gemma 🙂

      • MkinLa on July 6, 2019 at 10:13 am

        Hi Gemma,

        Thank you for your quick answer. I checked trader Joe’s and vons and Ralph’s and sprouts. Can you recommend a brand? Some have guar gum too as a thickening agent. Or maybe all these people who made it successfully can tell me what they used. Even the organic brands did not just list it was only heavy cream. I don’t see anything in the chill cabinet that will expire in just a few days. Do I need to go to a dairy? I live close to you so I’d love to just go where you went. Is Trader Joe’s marscapone sufficient?

      • MKinLA on July 6, 2019 at 10:11 pm

        Ok Gemma I found it at Whole Foods. Strauss Farms for $6 plus $2 bottle deposit! I am going to make a half recipe of the cream and cheese mixture to start and will report back! If it works, I’ll whip up the other half and finish the creation! Thank you again for your help – traditional stores and Trader Joe’s did not have fresh cream.

  9. Rabia on June 30, 2019 at 2:58 am

    Used this recipe twice love it! It’s so easy! I’ve even made it with Oreos and Baileys coffee and turned out amazing!

    • Gemma Stafford on June 30, 2019 at 3:42 am

      Hi there Rabia,
      Well done you, that is a great invention! love it,
      Gemma 🙂

    • Mk on July 6, 2019 at 11:38 pm

      What brand of whipping cream did you use? I bought the expensive fresh 35 percent fat but I think the problem was that my marscapone cheese actually got too warm and curdled on the first try.

  10. Mary, Boston, MA on June 18, 2019 at 5:22 am

    Gemma, what do you think of using angel food cake in place of the ladyfingers?

  11. Kristina P. on June 16, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    Gemma, my 1st attempt was an epic fail, I’m thinking the heavy cream which was opened might not have been Uber fresh, I threw it out and started over! 2nd time was much much better! I did however sprinkle some dark cocoa between that 1st & 2nd cream layer, cannot wait to try it. This is so much easier than the traditional version with the eggs being cooked over a Bain Marie! Thankfully this turned out because it’s my husband’s favorite dessert and it’s Father’s Day! I love your recipes! Thank you!

    • Gemma Stafford on June 17, 2019 at 10:03 am

      So glad that he enjoyed it! Well done, Kristina! Gemma 😊

  12. Teresa on June 4, 2019 at 4:16 am

    All the comments about it not turning out and being too soft, that’s because traditional tiramisu has NO cream. None whatsoever. It’s whipped egg whites folded into the egg yolk mixture. You wont get a good traditional tasting tiramisu from this. You’ll get mascarpone coffee whipped cream cake.

    • Gemma Stafford on June 5, 2019 at 7:58 am

      Hi Teresa,
      The issue here is over wetting the sponge fingers. You are right that this is not a traditional Tiramisu, and of course, it is different from that. There are people who cannot have egg, not to mind raw egg, and for those people, this is as good as it gets. I grew up with traditional tiramisu, and very good it is too, but it is not for everyone and a bit of a process. This is a quick fix!
      This one also allows you to vary the flavors, which of course is certainly not traditional in any sense, however that also gives a good result. A trifle if you will.
      Thank you for this input,
      Gemma 🙂

    • Audry on June 13, 2019 at 11:00 am

      Teresa darling,

      she told in the video, just maybe you didn’t watc all over, this is not a traditional, because not including eggs. Watch the video again please, before you say something. 🙂

  13. Barbara on May 31, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    Hi Gemma,
    I made this tonight and unfortunately it wasn’t quite what I was expecting. It just wasn’t sugary enough for me (next time I guess I’ll add more sugar), and the espresso coffee flavor was overpowering (I’m not much of a coffee drinker but I do like the taste, maybe I made mine too strong?). My ladyfingers (I used Savoiardi) were soggy just 2 hours after chilling. What did I do wrong? 🙁 I’m quite disappointed as the desert was expensive to make!

    • Gemma Stafford on June 3, 2019 at 4:43 am

      Hi Barbara,
      Last bit first! the Savoiardi are really absorbent, you really have to do ‘one Mississippi’ count as you dip them, it is that fast in order for them to retain texture, otherwise, they will indeed be too soft, and not pleasant.
      The sweetness is personal but also can be affected by the coffee flavor, especially if you do not like coffee.
      I know it is an expensive dessert to make, and I am sorry you were disappointed. The Berry version may have suited you better. ( you can see it here.
      Thank you for being in touch,
      Gemma 🙂

      • Barbara on June 5, 2019 at 8:53 pm

        Hi Gemma!
        Thanks for your reply. I wanted to let you know that the tiramisu tasted better the next day 🙂 the coffee flavor wasn’t overpowering anymore, except that my ladyfingers were still soggy. Thankfully my sister really liked it!
        Also, I made this recipe again a few days later except I added a bit more sugar, and I only half-dipped the lady fingers in espresso (the top half, which are harder). Although it would’ve been better if the liquid was immersed in the entire cookie, I decided that for my personal taste this worked better. I also waited until the next day to eat it, unlike last time which was 2 hrs later (guess I was too impatient lol). I ate it with a cup of coffee (and just sprinkled a few coffee drops into the biscuit layer) – I thought it was super delicious this way!!

        It’s strange that my ladyfingers got soggy so easily, I only did a very quick dip like you mentioned in your video! Anywho, the second time I made it I liked it much better (in fact it was really delicious). I can only imagine how much more delicious it will be once I perfect the dipping part haha. Thanks Gemma for the recipe, I will make it again for sure 🙂

        • Gemma Stafford on June 7, 2019 at 10:05 am

          Hi Barbara,
          yes! I am happy to hear this. I like it not too wet too, as the sponges tend to soften in the cheese mix. Now for the berry one!
          Gemma 🙂

  14. Irsanya on May 29, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    Dear Gemma…
    I really enjoyed your video to make an easy tiramisu. I love tiramisu since maybe 20 years ago.but in my country Indonesia, tiramisu is one of expensive dessert and its rarely to find .I should go the fancy restaurant or Italian restaurant /cafe or I must go to the Hotel’s restaurant . I remember there was a time I only want a slice of tiramisu for my bday present. I don’t want any cakes but tiramisu. It’s was when I’m still in the collage ,I was studying in Jakarta ,capital city of Indonesia. As a student I don’t have lots of money . I was sitting sadly in my bday night . And suddenly one of my cousin dragged me to her car and took me to one of five star hotel there ,and buy me one cup of tiramisu. Only a cup of tiramisu cost her like $10 that time (20 years ago ) hehehe. After we got it we went home and I sleep happily hahahaha.
    Well now ,because of you ,I can make my own delish tiramisu. I can make it as much as I want. Big bowl,small bowl,personal size or mini size , I can eat it just for me. Even I make my own stock in my fridge …LOL. then I think would be nice if I can sell it too. Put it in pudding cup ,for single servings . People who buy it telling me it’s delicious . And I’m so happy. Even some of them told me that my tiramisu (your recipe) is the best .
    Again , thank you very much ,and hope to see my creation will be approved and will be post in your photo collections for this recipe

    Thank you

    • Gemma Stafford on May 30, 2019 at 1:55 am

      Hi Ira,

      Your comment made my day!! That is a really lovely story and thank you for sharing.

      I’m thrilled you like this recipe. I agree that there is something really special about a well made tiramisu.


      • Ira on May 31, 2019 at 12:24 pm

        My Dear Gemma,
        OMG…this is real you ? Gemma Stafford, my idol chef Gemma , you write back on my comment .I can’t believe it . Oooo I’m so happy.what I said for your this tiramisu recipe is the truth. I posted some testimonials from the customers who ordered my tiramisu cup.and you will find what they said about it .about your recipe. Actually they said in Bahasa Indonesia hahahaha… , It’s so easy to understand don’t worry 🙂 .
        Here my Instagram id : @mamanyaelano…. I hope to see you there darling


  15. Dottie Allen on May 27, 2019 at 11:32 am

    Gemma can u use another kind of cookie other then lady fingers and if so what kind can i use

    • Gemma Stafford on May 27, 2019 at 11:42 pm

      Yes Dottie, use any type of plain sponge, angel food or regular vanilla cake.


  16. Jessica on May 15, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    I made this for my boyfriend’s birthday but it didn’t work out. The consistency was very wet and gritty. Not sure why it was so moist I barely dunked the ladyfingers in the coffee. The mascarpone never mixed to stiff peaks and I think it started to curdle from overbeating.

    • Gemma Stafford on May 16, 2019 at 1:53 am

      Hi Jessica,
      I am so sorry that this did not work for you. I think there may have been an issue with the cream! Can you tell me about that?
      The cream which I use for most of my recipes is fresh dairy cream. This needs to be at least 35% fat content to whip well. This is from cows milk. It is a liquid product found in the chill cabinet in your store. It will spoil in a few days, even when refrigerated. It has no additives, it is just natural cream, skimmed from milk.
      In some places, where there is no dairy industry, there are manufactured products, usually made with milk powders and fats. These are good for some applications, but they are not fresh cream. When you add another ingredient to this type of cream it collapses.
      Do let me know,
      Gemma 🙂

    • Brunny on May 22, 2019 at 6:51 pm

      Hi! Exactly the same happened to me. I realized that mixture was over beaten. I started over again making a new one being careful not to over beaten again and this time I was perfect. Good luck next time. Thanks for this recipe, Gemma! Blessings.

      • Gemma Stafford on May 23, 2019 at 2:19 am

        Thank you Brunny for this input, it is really helpful,
        Gemma 🙂

      • Mk on July 6, 2019 at 11:44 pm

        Brunny do you recall what brand of whip cream you used?

    • Nana on June 3, 2019 at 2:45 pm

      The exact same thing happened to me as soon as I added the cheese to the whipped cream it looked like it was curdled. .. it tastes good but is not spreadable! What in the world did we do wrong? LOL!

      • Gemma Stafford on June 4, 2019 at 11:51 am

        Hi Nana,
        I am wondering about your cream!
        The cream which I use for most of my recipes is fresh dairy cream. This needs to be at least 35% fat content to whip well. This is from cows milk. It is a liquid product found in the chill cabinet in your store. It will spoil in a few days, even when refrigerated. It has no additives, it is just natural cream, skimmed from milk.
        In some places, where there is no dairy industry, there are manufactured products, usually made with milk powders and fats. These are good for some applications, but they are not fresh cream. When another ingredient is added to this one it will collapse. I am sorry, it cannot be actually made!
        I hope this is of help,
        Gemma 🙂

  17. Angel on April 18, 2019 at 8:17 am

    Will It work in spring form pan?

    • Gemma Stafford on April 19, 2019 at 2:24 am

      Hi Angel,
      Yes, provided the ingredients are right, that is 35% cream and good dry cream cheese. Tubs of cream cheese are often quite soft as they are designed for spreading, the drier the better,
      Gemma 🙂

  18. Kathy Osmolski on April 16, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    Can I double the recipe?

    • Gemma Stafford on April 17, 2019 at 4:36 am

      Hi Kathy,
      yes you can! no issue here with this one,
      Gemma 🙂

  19. Jan on April 16, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    sounds delicious. Love tiramisu.
    So excited to try this!
    Thanks for the simplified version! 👍

    • Gemma Stafford on April 16, 2019 at 5:13 pm

      It’s my pleasure! Enjoy!

  20. Jolie Lives on April 12, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    Gemma, 12th April, 2019
    I’ve just completed my first 10 Minute Tiramisu, which I placed in my fridge, so the Flavors can spend the night dancing together, under the cling wrap. I’ve seemed to have developed a Tiramisu addiction in the last 2 months. I was Buying squares for $3.00 (6 @ a time, twice/week until finding your Recipe!), high Prices, unpronounceable Chemicals & all, so I truly Thank You Gemma & as it’s so late, am going to enjoy Tiramisu for Breakfast tomorrow! (Which is why I’ve given this 4 ⭐️ instead of The 5 Stars ⭐️, I know it Deserves. I honestly haven’t tasted it yet 🥰😏🤩😍!)
    Tho, I must tell you that I nearly completely forgot all about Tiramisu the moment I saw your set of Bas Relief, Measuring Spoons-Absolutely Exquisite Gemma! Holy 😮 😯 WOW!
    Please forgive me if I seem rude by asking if you’ve got the only Perfectly Beautiful Set Of thes Measuring Spoons? I ask, my fingers crossed, that you may be aware of where I could find another Set similar to yours 🤞🤞? I certainly don’t believe that an identical Set exists, as I believe that they’re Antiques, with a great probability that they’re Sterling Silver!
    As soon as I saw your Set, I was transported to a beautiful place, where Glass Slippers, True Beauty, Magic, Fairy Godmothers & possibly, even Real Princes exist.
    Please forgive me if I have offended you in anyway, shape or form! It’s just so completely Perfect that the Only Set Of Bas Relief, Sterling, Measuring Spoons I’ve ever seen, (Even though I’ve spent over 40 years traveling around the World, spoke 6 other Languages fluently, even tho, neither parent, nor I were called to Serve our Country in the military, with Honor.) are yours! They’re as Stunning as your Kindness & Generosity of Spirit are, exhibited by the Time you Dedicate to Creating & Sharing your Delicious Recipes. As Special as you are, considering the Time & Thoughtfulness you spend answering each person who corresponds with you Gemma! Last, but far from least, they’re as Unique as your Patience, Dedication & Thououghness In Your Consistancy Researching, Preparing & Perfecting each Recipe. Not only until it’s Perfect, though they are, in addition, you provide Alternatives, Additions & Recipies for preparing each Ingredient included in your Recipes. So that Everyone, regardless of what their nearest Food Stores Supply’s, is capable of Creating, Sharing & Enjoying the Meals, from your Recipes-Together! Thank you Gemma, for being such an incredibly Creative & Truly Lovely Person!
    Jolie Lives (Beauty Lives)

    • Gemma Stafford on April 17, 2019 at 1:43 am

      Hi there,
      Phew! that was probably the longest comment ever here on BBB, lol.
      Thank you for your kind words. I am delighted that you are baking here with us.
      The spoons I got as a gift from my mother in law, but these are commonly available, in lots of different styles too. I direct people here, to ( You can often get good value too, special offers, these are a delight to use, I buy them as gifts for my family too.
      I am lucky to have such a wonderful and kind following here at BBB, it really helps to keep me focused and creative. Lots of ideas come from you guys too, suggestions, tips, recipes, experiences, all are welcome. This makes it easy to respond, to enjoy the contact too, though sometimes I get a little behind!
      Thank you too for taking the trouble to write, I appreciate it,
      Gemma 🙂

  21. Corinne on March 17, 2019 at 5:16 am

    Hi Gemma,

    I’d like to make this for my cafe but I’m concerned about the shelf life. I have a couple of questions:

    1) how long will it last in the fridge?
    2) can it be frozen?
    3) if it won’t last long due to the biscuits being soaked, it’s there a way around this? I’m wondering how so many cafes serve tiramisu in single served if it needs to be used the same day!

    Thank you!


    • Gemma Stafford on March 18, 2019 at 11:49 am

      Hi there, the soaking of the biscuits is really important to the flavor so dont skip it. This will last up to 3 days in the fridge, can can be frozen for up to two weeks. The texture will be softer after defrosting.

  22. Julie on March 17, 2019 at 2:53 am

    How big is the dish you used for this recipe?

    • Gemma Stafford on March 17, 2019 at 4:59 am

      Hi Julie,
      8×8 usually for this, though it is easy enough to add a bit more for a bigger pan.
      Gemma 🙂

  23. Kat on March 13, 2019 at 5:05 am

    How many gram is 1 pack of ladyfingers?

    • Gemma Stafford on March 13, 2019 at 3:56 pm

      Hum, That is a good question. Usually they are about 7oz/196g


  24. Florence on March 9, 2019 at 7:17 am

    Dear Gemma,

    Good morning.

    Is there any way to substitute the coffee into something else which is suitable for pregnant lady? My family and friends loved your tiramisu a lot, even commented is the best in the world!

    Have a nice weekend ahead!

    • Gemma Stafford on March 11, 2019 at 4:38 pm

      Hi there, you can leave it out or use coffee flavoring / extract if you like. Enjoy 😀

      • Florence on March 11, 2019 at 5:19 pm

        Can I dip it in cold chocolate drink instead of coffee?

        • Gemma Stafford on March 11, 2019 at 8:42 pm

          yes absolutely you can. Have you seen my chocolate Tiramisu

          also this berry one


  25. Grace on March 7, 2019 at 9:04 am

    Would it be possible to make this in individual ramekins?

    • Gemma Stafford on March 7, 2019 at 6:08 pm

      Absolutely, Grace. That is a lovely idea. It will make around 7-8.


  26. Stella Lostritto on February 23, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    Hi Gemma, I’m looking for a recipe for Cannoli Shells and hope you have one? And also how much mascapone cheese do you get from your Receipt, you don’t say how much cream your using ( is it heavy whipping cream ? I don’t know of many creams except that one) or how much you get? 8ozs or more?? Cause I get 8ozs mascapone for 3.00. Oh I wanted to send a pic of my Tiramisu but don’t know how, please tell me. My kids said it was AMAZING I love it ❤️ need to make more it was gone in 2days and I had doubled the recipe lol I’m never buying it at the Italian restaurant again!! Thank you sooooo much. Now all I need is the recipe for Cannoli Shells please…. Thanks again 😊

    • Gemma Stafford on February 24, 2019 at 3:21 am

      Hi Stella,
      If you can buy good quality mascarpone cheese then that may be the perfect thing for you. Many of our bold bakers have no access to this type of cheese, or it is really expensive for them. 1 liter of cream/milk will yield about 600g mascarpone. The whey content will be about 40% of the yield. I hope that helps. The recipe, with the quantity I used, is here ( You will always find the full recipe here on the website.
      I do not have a recipe/method here for the cannoli shells here, but we will add to these recipes over time.
      Thank you for being in touch,
      Gemma 🙂

  27. Beverley Del Greco on February 22, 2019 at 7:29 am

    Hi, this recipe looks so awesome and I can’t wait to make it and eat it later. Taking to friends.

    Can I use decaf coffee for this OR would it taste better if I rather buy instant espresso? (I usually only have decaf in my house. and this is also for kids.)

    Also, can I use Swissmiss hot chocolate packet mix for the topping, or should I rather buy unsweetened cocoa?

    Thanks for your help!

    • Gemma Stafford on February 22, 2019 at 11:58 am

      Hi, i suggest real cocoa powder hear for the right result. And yes you can use decaf coffee.Enjoy 😀

  28. Lynn on February 13, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    Hi Gemma,
    I love you videos and your recipes. I’ve used a few of your recipes and they all turned out amazing. I will try the tiramisu recipe. I do have a question, if I want to incorprate the recipe you have for the tiramisu cheesecake can I use this recipe and layer it in the round pan will it hold as well? Or would I have to use the tiramisu cheesecake for it to stand. Can I use two cups of mascarpone cheese instead of cream cheese? Kindly please advise. I like the idea of how you have it shaped in the tiramisu, but I like this recipe more so wasn’t sure if it’ll stand if I use the cake pan. Thank you.

    • Gemma Stafford on February 14, 2019 at 5:38 am

      Hi Lynn,
      I think you mean will it be stiff enough to stand! It really depends on your ingredients. Mascarpone is a stiff, rich, cream cheese and will be delicious in this. Mixed with 35% fat content real dairy cream, then it should hold up really well for you.
      Cream cheese varies according to what it is intended for. Some is designed for baking, others for spreading. Here in the US we get a block of cream cheese which is dry ish, and works beautifully. Take a look in your store, the more expensive ones are not necessarily the best!
      I hope this helps, I say, go for it!
      Gemma 🙂

  29. marlene jones on February 13, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    Ok i will keep it short. I made it right down to the lady fingers which look horrid. I need piping lessons. They taste wonderful. Everything whipped up fine. I also made the mascarpone cheese too so this desert is totally homemade. I cant wait for desert after dinner. The mascarpone cheese is so simple to make and all i had was ultra pasteurized whipping cream. It worked excellent. Thank you Gemma for all the teaching for this delightful desert.

    • Gemma Stafford on February 13, 2019 at 5:44 pm

      I am sure they taste delicious! Baking is all about practice🙂

  30. Krisztina on February 11, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    This was so easy and quick to make! Turned out amazing, thank you for a great recipe! I was hoping I add my photo since I was pretty happy with it, but can’t figure it out how🤣
    Thanks anyways I saved this into my top favs!
    Krisztina Bessenyei

    • Gemma Stafford on February 12, 2019 at 10:02 am

      YAY i am delighted to hear that, this is one of my personal favorites!

  31. Stella Lostritto on February 11, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    Hi Gemma, I wanted to make vanilla extract and looked at Amazon, it’s pretty expensive for beans so I’d like to know if I can use pure vanilla bean paste? I was wondering why your vanilla was almost white and store brand is like Carmel color. Also can I use Brandy or Burbin in my triamisu. I love watching your videos Thanks alot and have a Blessed day.

    • Gemma Stafford on February 12, 2019 at 10:09 am

      Hi there, for this i would suggest using real beans. Often times store bought extract have added color where as min had nothing added.

  32. marlene jones on February 9, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    I dont know what happened to my other review but i will write another. I havent made this yet but im making a list of what to buy. Im going to make the mascarpone cheese too for this tiramisu. The real reason im writing it to tell you im so in love with you. Lol not ina girl to girl way but i just love your personality, the lilt of your accent, your smile and your presentations. And your videos are so very professional. They are up there with the best. If not THE best of all. You must have a great editor. Theres never any loud noises or screeches of mixer to bowl, no kids running in and out, nothing to distract us from the recipe at hand. But the best oart of course is the food you make. My word homemade marshmallow fluff? Seriously? Who makes their own fluff? Well i will be whenever im out from now on and this also inckudes homemade marshmallows too. My little short chubby hubby adores marshmallow krispie treats. Can you imagine if i make the marshmallows for the treats? Im afraid he may die…..oh wait hes diabetic so maybe i shouldnt do this. Aahhhh what the heck he can watch the amount he devours. Lol anyway im so sorry i took so much of your precious time here listening to me blather on. Im sure you know anyone who tastes anything of yours adores you and when they see that wonderful smile and hear your irish brogue they just melt into a puddle of love for you.

    • Gemma Stafford on February 10, 2019 at 2:54 am

      Hi Marlene,
      Once more today, thank you! The comments await moderation before they are published. This allows me time to respond, to research a question etc.
      Thank you for you fun input, I really enjoyed your responses, you have the gift of the gab, as we say in Ireland!
      Gemma 🙂

  33. marlene jones on February 9, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    Gemma i just have to comment on your recipes and your videos. I just found you on YT. Im thoroughly mad about you. No im not gay just pleasantly thrilled with your fun personality and the lilt of your accent. And the recipes are crazy wonderful. You deserve all the money and attention and love you get. Im an older lady with grown kids and grands. But i still have a good hubby to cook and bake for and im tryin my best to give him homemade delicious food that will not be full of chemicals and additives. I have one other YouTube cook i love. The Wyse Guide. KALEB WYSE. Hes as gay as can be and i adore him. He makes faces and is hilarious but man he can cook and bake. The 2 of you will possibly cause my weight to rise but i dont care….im going to die fat and happy. Lol oops sorry this turned into novel. I just had to tell you i love your foods and you so very much. Hugs and much happiness.

    • Gemma Stafford on February 10, 2019 at 2:47 am

      Haha! Maralene, you are a ticket, that is what I call a funny person, and you made me laugh. I bet there is never a dull moment in your house.
      Delighted that you are enjoying your baking, and your good hubby too! well done you,
      Gemma 🙂

  34. Bonnie Silsby-Inman on February 9, 2019 at 8:18 am

    Are you adding 1/3 CUP of sugar? In your video it doesn’t look like you are adding that much. Thank you.

    • Gemma Stafford on February 10, 2019 at 1:55 am

      Hi Bonnie,
      Videos get edited to keep them simple and smart. The best thing to do is follow the recipes as written. You can reduce the sugar too if you wish, that will work for you,
      Gemma 🙂

  35. Patsy on February 8, 2019 at 9:23 am

    Hi Gemma. Your tiramisu looks beautiful! I’d like to make it for 16 people. Can I just double the recipe to make a 9×13 size? Or do adjustments need to be made? Thanks!

    • Gemma Stafford on February 9, 2019 at 2:35 am

      Hi Patsy,
      thank you, yes, it is pretty perfect for what you need. It is math, to a point, and mine are really simple. 8×8 = 64 sq inches.
      9×13 = 117 sq inches. That is almost twice the pan size, so double the recipe will be great!
      Hope toy have a great party,
      Gemma 🙂

  36. Tasha on February 7, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    Curious!!! If I make this tonight, would it still be good for tomorrow, or would it be quite soggy?

    • Gemma Stafford on February 7, 2019 at 4:23 pm

      It will be softer but it will still taste awesome!

  37. A ebrahim on February 3, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Hi Gemma,

    This is by far the easiest tiramisu recipe I have seen. I made it and it turned out great with a few minor adjustments. Just had a qs though… I whisked the heavy cream, sugar and vanilla and then added the mascarpone cheese and whisked again, however it was still not as thick as yours in the video. It was slightly watery. Did I have it to whisk it more? If so usually how long did it take u to whisk yours?

    Thank u!

    • Gemma Stafford on February 4, 2019 at 4:20 pm

      Hi there, i whip the cream and mascarpone up until it’s really thick and stiff at least for 5 minutes.

  38. Patty on January 31, 2019 at 9:50 am

    Best tiramisu ever, before I could take a picture , it was gone. Thank you for this delicious, easy, decadent tiramisu.😬

    • Gemma Stafford on February 1, 2019 at 4:05 pm

      It’s my pleasure, this is one of my favorites too!

  39. Zara on January 30, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    Oh my goodness! The easiest and tastiest tiramisu ever! The whole bowl got eaten up right away! I made two bowls this week! This is my goto recipe from now on! Love it!

    • Gemma Stafford on January 31, 2019 at 2:11 am

      Hi Zara,
      I know! dangerous 😉
      It is so easy too, and to rock the changes see too the berry one, and the chocolate one too, great things to bring a pot luck!
      Thank you for this lovely review,
      Gemma 🙂

  40. Susan Wolfe on January 24, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    Made this recipe and it was quick, easy and oh, so delicious. We loved it so much I made it a second time within a week. Shared it with several friends who also raved about it. Will never order it again in our local Italian chain restaurant. This one is so much better! Thank you Gemma!!

    • Gemma Stafford on January 24, 2019 at 9:33 pm

      😀 I am delighted to hear that, this is one of my favorites too!

  41. Cindy Ng on January 24, 2019 at 7:13 am

    Does this tiramisu call for unsweeten or sweeten cocoa powder?

    Thank you

    • Gemma Stafford on January 24, 2019 at 9:35 pm

      Hi there, i always use unsweetened cocoa. Enjoy!

  42. Stella Lostritto on January 15, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    Please email me your receipt for 10 min taramaso and for ladyfingers so I can add it to my receipts. I can’t wait to try it, it my family favorite we have been buying a tray for 40.00 sometimes 2 trays lol… Thanks

    • Gemma Stafford on January 16, 2019 at 3:30 am

      Hi Stella,
      I will copy these and email them to you.
      They are here on the website. You can print them from here too, or just write them out for your files.
      Yes, really a useful recipe, I hope you enjoy using them.
      I take your point, always better value, and quality too, whewn you make from scratch,
      Gemma 🙂

  43. Christiana J Culligan on January 13, 2019 at 10:40 am

    So easy and wow, so yummy! I didn’t have any Amaretto so I added a little bit of almond extract to the coffee and brandy and it turned out great to add that bit of umpf! All my guests loved it that attended our first lasagna cook off last night and these are foodie people:) So happy I found this recipe, will make it again for sure.

    • Gemma Stafford on January 14, 2019 at 3:25 am

      Hi Christiana,
      Thank you for being in touch. What a lovely idea that lasagna bake off! must have been fun, great way to bring friends together, well done.
      Thank you for telling us about your Tiramisu, I am delighted to hear about your experience with this recipe,
      Gemma 🙂

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