jessfmaldonado Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 10:34pm

Alot of you wanted to know about my Tiramisu cake recipe. However I really dont have a recipe because I made it up as I went along. I can give you the jist of what I did and hope you all can follow that. lol. I hardly ever measure when I am making up recipes so it is hard for me to give measurments but this filling is really easy!!!

I use a white cake recipe (mine is from scratch, but you can use whatever recipe you like). I use a really high quality instant expresso, I added maybe a teaspoon to the cake batter. ( It depends as well how big your cake is).

Then I made a simple syrup and added some expresso to that as well and dabbed that on the cake after it was cooled.

For the filling I used vanilla bean SMBC as a base and added about 4-6 oz of Marscapone cheese to it.
Mix until fluffy. Then I added the expresso and a very high quality cocoa powder to it.
Mix until well blended.
I do not have measurements for those, I just added until I liked the taste, however do not add too much cocoa just enough to give a hint of flavor!
Then I filled the cake and that was it. My SIL loves tiramisu and said this was better than the real tiramisu she had from a restaurant that day. Hope you like it!! If you have any questions, just let me know. Hope I explained everything okay!!

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37 replies
playingwithsugar Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 11:01pm

Thank you so much for sharing this with us, Jess.

I bet it's Two Yums Up!

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loriemoms Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 11:10pm

Do you know if this cake needs to be kept refridgerated? Sure sounds DELISH!!!

calivettie Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 11:10pm

wow sounds super yummy!!

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janebrophy Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 11:17pm

Sounds soo yummy! Thanks for sharing!

janelwaters Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 11:18pm

OK - my daughter's birthday cake has just been changed!! HOLY COW that sounds sooooooooooooooo good!!

Thank you so much for sharing this! You Rock!

jessfmaldonado Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 11:27pm
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Originally Posted by loriemoms

Do you know if this cake needs to be kept refridgerated? Sure sounds DELISH!!!




It does due to the fact that there is cheese in the filling. What I do is after I fill my cakes and Buttercream them, Since I only use smbc, I stick them in the freezer. Then I fondant them and while I decorate it, it stays cold inside. By the time I have to deliver it is thawed. I do this and havent had a problem.

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jessfmaldonado Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 11:29pm

You all are very welcome!!! Hope you like it!! Let me know what you all think after trying it! icon_smile.gif

Jessica

calivettie Posted 18 Oct 2008 , 7:48am

I tried it!
This was definitely good! I skipped adding coffee in the cake mix, but I just might as some said they wanted even more coffee flavor. I thought it was great as is...

Thanks again Jessica!!!

jessfmaldonado Posted 18 Oct 2008 , 3:50pm

I'm glad this helped you and you liked it calivettie!! I do think the expresso in the batter gives it an extra punch. You could even add Kahlua to the simple syrup and that is really yummy too! Thanks for letting me know your results!!!

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jenny518 Posted 18 Oct 2008 , 4:13pm

This recipe sounds sooo tasty! I think it's actually called espresso, though.

jessfmaldonado Posted 18 Oct 2008 , 4:16pm
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Originally Posted by jenny518

This recipe sounds sooo tasty! I think it's actually called espresso, though.




Thanks Jenny for the spelling correction. After I looked at how I spelled it I realized I was spelling it wrong the whole time. hmmmm Secret Teacher???

Hehe,

Jessica

Jayde Posted 21 Oct 2008 , 12:13am

I borrowed your recipe, changed it just a smidge, and served it at my MIL's birthday party, she just turned 65.

I made it with a french vanilla modified box mix. I didnt put the espresso in the cake batter, but I did make a coffee simple syrup with sugar, water, instant espresso powder, a little cocoa powder, and some vanilla.

I brushed it over the cake, pretty liberally. I made the filling just like you said with the SMBC, the marscapone, and cocoa powder, but I added some extra vanilla, and instead of espresso powder I added some Kahlua (coffee liquer). I made dips and swirls on the top, and sprinkled some cocoa powder on top to finish it off.

There was not a crumb left in the house Jess! It was like a feeding frenzy! People were coming back for a third piece! Thanks a bunch for the recipe.

chutzpah Posted 21 Oct 2008 , 4:43am

This sounds delish, but just for the record, the word is:

mascarpone

NOT marscapone!!!

janebrophy Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 5:47pm

Ok, guys, I've been looking for mascarpone cheese in the supermarket, and can't find it anywhere??? Anyone know where I should be looking, or if there is anything I can substitute? Ricotta perhaps??
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jessfmaldonado Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 5:51pm
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Originally Posted by chutzpah

This sounds delish, but just for the record, the word is:

mascarpone

NOT marscapone!!!




Oh Gosh, I guess those A's in English aren't helping me any now huh. After two kids, seems like my brains are mush!

Thanks Chutzpah!

Janebrophy,

I find it by the specialty cheeses and meats in the deli section. If you still cant find it ask the deli, they will know.

I suppose you could use cream cheese to sub. I don't think it will be as creamy though. HTH

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chutzpah Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 5:54pm

Not ricotta.... ew.

The closest sub would be cream cheese.

I used to make tiramisu all the time when I had my cafe and thought the filling, when made with all mascarpone, was too rich and too fatty. I used half cream cheese and half mascarpone.

janebrophy Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 6:01pm

Thanks Jess, I have my hubby on it right now, LOL!! And, yes, I am asking for Mascarpone, not marscapone, LOL!!

janebrophy Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 6:03pm

Thanks Chutzpah, I'm totally new to baking cheese in dessert, although I admit I've been eating it forever!! If I can't find it, I'll try it with the cream cheese!

calivettie Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 6:16pm

I just used cream cheese and it came out great!!

jessfmaldonado Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 6:46pm
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Originally Posted by calivettie

I just used cream cheese and it came out great!!




Thanks for letting us know calivettie!!! icon_smile.gif

janebrophy Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 7:05pm

Oh! Good to know, thanks for that! My husband is so proud of himself, he found it, and now feels like he conquered the grocery list! LOL! Will let you know how it turns out!

yvy_cano Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 5:59am

This sounds yummy! Im going to try it this weekend!

janebrophy Posted 27 Oct 2008 , 8:34pm

Jess, Thanks for this marvellous recipe! It included many firsts for me, mascarpone cheese (so yummy!), and using a simple sirop on the cakes. I really found that makes the cakes much more moist! The final product was fantastic, although I must admit I didn't eat any more than one piece, because I had eaten WAY TOO much of the filling and frosting before assembling the cakes!! LOL!

Rhonda19 Posted 30 Oct 2008 , 8:46pm

I would love to try this recipe for this weekend... Mama's B-Day! But, what do you frost with?? A white buttercream? or another frosting?

Thanks

jessfmaldonado Posted 30 Oct 2008 , 8:56pm

Janebrophy, I'm so glad you liked it! Hey a true chef always tastes their food before letting it out of their sight!!!! hehe.


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Originally Posted by Rhonda19

I would love to try this recipe for this weekend... Mama's B-Day! But, what do you frost with?? A white buttercream? or another frosting?

Thanks




I use SMBC to crumb coat. I cover with Fondant after. If I don't do fondant, then just the SMBC. I suppose you can use the mascarpone SMBC to Frost with.

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