Tiramisu Cake

Serves 10

Dessert edition! While not exactly a holiday dish, this special dessert is easily prepared ahead of time, which helps when you are having fussy relatives over.


  • 36 lady fingers
  • 8 oz. cooled espresso coffee
  • 2 Tbs. brandy
  • 5 large eggs, separated
  • 6 Tbs. granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ lb. Mascarpone cheese
  • 4 Tbs. cocoa powder


  1. Beat egg yolks and sugar at high speed for about 4 minutes. Add the Mascarpone and mix on low speed until combined. Beat the egg whites 4 -5 minutes at high speed, until soft peaks form. Fold the egg whites into the Mascarpone mixture until blended and smooth. In a small bowl mix the espresso and brandy. Spread the lady fingers on a large baking sheet and sprinkle them with the brandy and coffee mixture. Spread half the Mascarpone mixture over the cookies, then sprinkle half the cocoa powder on top of that. Repeat, making another layer of lady fingers, Mascarpone mixture and cocoa. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least three hours. Cut into squares, serve, and enjoy!