Our Tiramisu recipe will make coffee breaks a lot more enjoyable. This is the perfect recipe to bring this rich, creamy Italian classic to your home, just like coffee shops and bakeries did in the 1970s.

Tiramisu Recipe

It is still hotly debated as to the origins of this Italian delight. But you can see why just by looking at this rich, creamy, multilayered dish topped with a smattering of chocolate-coated goodness.

Tiramisu is a dessert with humble origins but great recognition. This coffee-flavoured dessert is beloved all over the globe and is enjoyed with hot coffee and conversation with friends and loved ones.

Although tiramisu has seen many variations over the years, including using liquors and fruits, we tried to keep this recipe simple and authentic to honour our Italian ancestors. It’s so indulgent that you’ll ask yourself why anyone would have thought of adapting the original recipe.

What is Tiramisu?

Traditional tiramisu means “pick me up” and is made from layers of ladyfingers or savoiardi. It’s a dessert that consists of whipped egg whites, whisked eggs, sugar, and a cream mixture of egg whites, mascarpone cheese and mascarpone cheese. Finally, it is sprinkled with cocoa.

As we mentioned, the origins of this dessert are still a hot topic in Italy. There are many theories, ranging from a semi-frozen dessert created in the second half of the 17th century to Ado Campeol’s 1969 claim that he invented the dish at his Treviso restaurant.

The classic Italian dessert will continue to be a favourite of people who enjoy it with coffee or as a dessert in bakeries and restaurants all over Italy and around the globe.


Shape: Although the tiramisu is often cut into rectangular or square pieces, the original cake was round. Tiramisus can be assembled in round glasses or stacked in a pyramid shape.

There are many alcoholic versions. These can be substituted for coffee, added to coffee, or used in an egg mixture. You can find tiramisu recipes that include port, Irish cream and coffee-flavoured liquors such as Kahlua.

Whipped cream: Although it is not an authentic recipe, many modern recipes use whipped cream as their main ingredient.

Base: Some variations substitute ladyfingers for other biscuits or bread like panettone.