Classic Tiramisu

The best tiramisu I’ve ever tasted.


Difficulty: Medium

Time: 30 min. preparation time, 0 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 402 / Protein 9g / Carbohydr. 42g / Fat 22g

Ingredients (6 servings)

250 gmascarpone
250 gladyfingers
60 gconfectioner’s sugar
100 mlfreshly brewed espresso (cold)
3 tbspAmaretto
1 tbspchocolate (grated)
1 tbspcocoa powder (unsweetened)


refrigerator, rubber spatula (optional), 2 large bowls, shallow dish, serving dish, hand mixer with beaters, small sieve, fine grater (optional)

Wine Tip

Vin Santo, 2009
A caramel-colored, almost honey-like dessert wine is a wonderful choice when making this classic dessert. The aromas of toasted nuts and dried fruit in the wine blend into the creaminess of the dish, while the wine’s subtle acidity offers a dynamic excitement to the palate.

Step 1

Classic Tiramisu

Separate eggs. Whisk egg yolks with half of the confectioner’s sugar until pale and fluffy. Add Amaretto and mascarpone. Whisk until smooth.

large bowl, hand mixer with beaters

2 eggs / 30 g confectioner’s sugar / 1 tbsp Amaretto / 250 g mascarpone

Step 2

Classic Tiramisu

Beat egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff peaks form. Slowly whisk in the remaining confectioner’s sugar.

large bowl, hand mixer with beaters

salt / 30 g confectioner’s sugar

Step 3

Classic Tiramisu

Now, carefully fold beaten egg whites into mascarpone cream.

rubber spatula

Step 4

Classic Tiramisu

Combine espresso and remaining Amaretto in a shallow dish. Dip ladyfingers in espresso mixture and then layer soaked ladyfingers in bottom of the serving dish.

shallow dish, serving dish

100 ml espresso / 2 tbsp Amaretto / 250 g ladyfingers

Step 5

Classic Tiramisu

Cover with a layer of mascarpone cream and top with a fine layer of grated chocolate.

fine grater

1 tbsp chocolate

Step 6

Classic Tiramisu

Repeat layering process until all ingredients are used up. Finish up with a layer of mascarpone cream and dust with unsweetened cocoa powder. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving.

refrigerator, small sieve

1 tbsp cocoa powder