Tiramisu being served on a spatula

Easy Tiramisu

This incredibly easy to make Tiramisu is made authentically and requires no whip cream or beaten egg whites.  It takes less than 30 minutes to make and makes a large batch in a 9 x 13 cake pan.  

Course Dessert, dessert for a crowd, holidays
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 16
395 kcal


  • 3 cups strong coffee, cooled brew 3 cups of water to 6 tablespoons coffee
  • 2 tablespoons coffee flavored liquor optional but recommended
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 24 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 48 lady fingers crisp variety, not soft baked
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa


  1. Brew strong coffee and cool.  Add coffee liquor (if using).

  2. Separate your egg yolks from the whites.   (Saving the egg whites for a later use.)

  3. Add egg yolks and powdered sugar to large mixing bowl.  Using a standing mixer or hand held electric mixer, beat until light and creamy.  About 3 minutes.

  4. Add mascarpone cheese to the egg mixture and beat for about another 2 minutes  until light and fluffy.

  5. Dip lady fingers into cooled coffee one by one.  Dip quickly, not letting them soak.  Arrange half of cookies in bottom of 9 x 13 pan. 

  6. Spread half of the egg and marscapone mixture on top of the soaked lady fingers.  Add another layer of soaked lady fingers and the remaining cream  mixture.

  7. Sprinkle with unsweetened cocoa cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.

  8. Can be stored in refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Recipe Notes

Depending on the shape of your pan, round edges, square edges etc, you may have a few cookies left over.
Use fresh eggs! (Salmonella in eggs has always been rare, and it’s gotten even rarer but to avoid any concern, best to use the freshest eggs available.
Marscapone cheese is found near the cream cheese and readily available in most store. We found ours at Trader Joes.
Use the crispy cookie variety of Lady Fingers, opposed to the soft ones. Thinly sliced sponge cake, angel food cake or even pound cake can be substituted for the lady fingers.
Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Tiramisu
Amount Per Serving
Calories 395 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 13g65%
Cholesterol 188mg63%
Sodium 75mg3%
Potassium 71mg2%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 875IU18%
Calcium 86mg9%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.