Whispers of Espresso: Tiramisu


Indulge in Tiramisu, the quintessential Italian dessert that speaks in soft tones of coffee and sweet mascarpone. Layer upon layer, it combines espresso-dipped ladyfingers with a velvety cream, dusted with cocoa powder, inviting you to unearth the symphony within.

Whispers of Espresso: Tiramisu

Preparation and Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Chill Time: 4 hours

Servings and Size

  • Yields: 8 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 slice (approximately 150g)

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 450 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Fat: 30g
  • Sodium: 85mg
  • Fiber: 1g


  • Mascarpone cheese - 500g
  • Ladyfingers - 24 pieces
  • Espresso - 300ml, cooled
  • Sugar - 100g
  • Eggs - 4, separated
  • Cocoa powder for dusting

Method of Preparation

  1. Whip egg yolks and sugar until thick. Fold in mascarpone cheese.
  2. Beat egg whites to stiff peaks and gently fold into the mascarpone mixture.
  3. Dip ladyfingers in espresso and layer them in a dish.
  4. Spread a layer of the mascarpone mixture over the ladyfingers.
  5. Repeat layers, finishing with mascarpone. Chill for 4 hours.
  6. Dust with cocoa powder before serving.

Culinary Tips

  • Use fresh, quality espresso for the best flavor.
  • Incorporate egg whites gently to keep the mixture light.
  • Chill thoroughly to allow layers to set.


  • Q: Can I make Tiramisu without raw eggs? A: Yes, use whipped cream as an alternative.
  • Q: How long does Tiramisu need to chill? A: At least 4 hours, but overnight is ideal for flavors to meld.
  • Q: Can I use something other than ladyfingers? A: Sponge cake can be a substitute, but it will alter the texture.


Tiramisu is not just a dessert; it's a whispered promise of joy with each creamy, coffee-soaked bite.