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

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.

An overhead view of my 10-Minute Tiramisu, topped with cocoa powder.

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 from 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 A Tiramisu Recipe

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!

An easy Tiramisu recipe, showing the different layers after serving a piece.

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Easy 10-Minute Tiramisu

4.5 from 1656 votes
My 10-Minute Tiramisu recipe takes all the fuss out of a classic Tiramisu by simplifying the method while delivering you maximum delicious results!
Servings: 6 servings
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!
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • Beat whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla until soft peaks form.
  • Add in mascarpone cheese and amaretto (if using) and continue to whip to stiff peaks.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).

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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Abigail
Abigail
10 months ago

Hi Gemma,
Can I use bailey’s Irish cream instead of Amaretto?

MJ L
MJ L
10 months ago

My 14 year old son just learned to make this! He felt really proud to have been able to make “Italian dessert lasagne!”

Lisa
Lisa
8 months ago

Hi Gemma, I tried this recipe in an 8×8 container and it turns out that the one cup whipping cream and one cup mascarpone wasn’t enough for two layers. I only had enough for one layer and half of the top layer. What did I do wrong?

Christina Ikonomovska
Christina Ikonomovska
10 months ago

I wanted to make you aware that the bar on the left side of the web page (Tips, Video, Recipe, Comments, share, Save) is in the way of the text. I don’t see a way to remove it or a slide-bar at the bottom to move the page out of of this bar’s way. It is kind -of annoying. However, this recipe looks so yummy! I cant wait to give it a try! 🙂

winnie marie
10 months ago

Love how easy and straightforward the recipe is. Really yummy too! Gave me a great idea (I might use the recipe as a base and make bizarre additions to it) for the small café I have in the Philippines! Thank you Gemma!

Lidia
7 months ago

For U.S. based readers – I used cold Great Value Heavy Whipping Cream and Bel Gioioso mascarpone cheese right out of the fridge (both bought in Walmart), and everything turned out great. So if you are not able to find fresh dairy, like Gemma recommends, maybe you could try these brands.

Mary M Burke
Mary M Burke
10 months ago

What kinda of coco powder? In the video she states sweet, but I bought the Hersheys baking coco powder and it was a little bitter

David
David
3 months ago

Hi Gemma…
This is the best recipe for a quick dessert EVER!!! Thank you for sharing it. My Italian neighbours raved about it, my parents devoured it on Fathers Day…even my fussy father enjoyed it. It is now my go-to quick dessert for any occasion.

Melissa Newman
1 year ago

I know of some people who LOVE tiramisu, but are not much for coffee (as in, they wouldn’t just sit and drink a cup of coffee, but a serving of tiramisu now and then is enjoyable). For people that are not regular “coffee drinkers,” I recommend using either a plain (unflavored) or a vanilla “cold brew”. Although I AM a “coffee drinker,” I bought a 10 oz bottle of Chameleon Vanilla Cold Brew. It was the perfect amount for a quick “dunky dunky” for the ladyfingers.

Patty
Patty
1 year ago

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

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