The Sweetest Italian Recipe.

Knock Knock, who's there?


Tiramis - who? 


Get it? I heard this knock knock joke from the one and only, Gordon Ramsey, long long ago and have not stopped using it since. Cheesy? Absolutely. One of the best jokes ever? Yes! 

Above are my two attempts at putting a creative twist, a little cute design, on top of my completed tiramisu dishes. All I did was sketch an outline of a cute animal on a blank sheet of paper, cut it out, placed it over my tiramisu, and sprinkled cocoa powder over it. Once done, I just peeled off the outline and ta-dah! 

I'm about to share one of my favorite Tiramisu recipes of all time from the one and only It's the only one I've been consistently using for more than a few years now and always makes people smile. 



Original recipe makes 1 - 7x11 inch dish

6 egg yolks
3/4 cup white sugar
2/3 cup milk
1 1/4 cups heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pound marscapone cheese
1/4 cup strong brewed coffee, room temp
2 tbsp rum
2 (3 ounce) packages ladyfinger cookies
1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together egg yolks and sugar until well blended. Whisk in milk and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils. Boil gently for 1 minute, remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Cover tightly and chill in refrigerator 1 hour.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat cream with vanilla until stiff peaks form. Whisk mascarpone into yolk mixture until smooth.
  3. In a small bowl, combine coffee and rum. Split ladyfingers in half lengthwise and drizzle with coffee mixture.
  4. Arrange half of soaked ladyfingers in bottom of a 7x11 inch dish. Spread half of mascarpone mixture over ladyfingers, then half of whipped cream over that. Repeat layers and sprinkle with cocoa. Cover and refrigerate 4 to 6 hours, until set.


  1. Swoon! This looks positively incredible! I have never had tiramisu before! :)

    1. Never? Oh dear. You must try it, it's out of this world!!

  2. Haha! Love your joke. :) I'm going to have to try this! Oh, and I FINALLY answered your questions from absolutely forever ago. Thank you so much for the nomination, Cathy!

    1. Thanks Danie! I'm happy you enjoyed the joke too! Yes - - I will be checking out the answers. No problem Danie! Hope all has been well with you!

  3. I love Tiramisu. One of my favourite desserts and one that I can make too (there aren't that many).


    1. It's my favorite dessert :) And yes, this one I can say, I make very very well - it's very simple to make!

  4. Hi Cathy! Thanks so much for joining me on my blog!
    Your recipe looks awesome :)

    xx Susie @ Even Sweeter Dreams

    1. No problem Susie. I hope you can try out the recipe sometime, totally worth it and perfect for the holidays.

  5. Oh yummy yummy this is one of my favorites plus this is super cute how you made it.

    btw I updated my blog link (its new)

    1. Thanks Noor! Oh, I'm going to check out your new blog link :)

  6. Hey little miss. Can you send me some!? :)
    Miss you girl. Hope all is well.

    1. Hey hey! I'll see if I can without it spoiling ;) Hope all is well with you too girl!!

  7. I am going to eat all the tiramisu when I go to Italy next year!! In the meantime, I might try out this recipe :D
    Cute idea with the octopus' design :D
    Hope you're well!! Rhi xx

    The Wildest of Dreams
    The Shaanti Project <--If you're reading this, you should like this page :D


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