Tiramisu Flavor Cake, Not Tiramisu

Decorating By momma28 Updated 26 Nov 2008 , 3:13am by Juds2323

momma28 Posted 21 Nov 2008 , 3:58pm
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Ok I want to make a cake with the flavors of a traditional tiramisu but in a regular "cake" which can be layered, frosted, decorated, stacked.

My cousin just got engaged and he and his bride to be love tiramisu. I am making them an engagement cake, but need it to basically be a small wedding cake and decorated.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. icon_biggrin.gif

14 replies
PinkZiab Posted 21 Nov 2008 , 4:00pm
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Any basic spongecake recipe, with a coffee flavored syrup, and filling with a tiramisu cream (mascarpone) filling (just use a standard tiramisu recipe for the filling).

Lenette Posted 21 Nov 2008 , 4:06pm
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I did this for a wedding using my regular vanilla cake, coffee syrup with sweetened mascarpone cheese. I spread the cheese as the filling, grated chocolate on top and used SMBC on the outside of the cake.

Just be sure not to get the cake too wet or it will fall apart., I just brushed it on lightly.



lindambc Posted 21 Nov 2008 , 4:08pm
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i haven't made this yet but here is a recipe for tiramisu filling:


I would do sponge cake and make a coffee syrup and brush it on the cakes before filling.


good luck

momma28 Posted 21 Nov 2008 , 4:09pm
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Originally Posted by PinkZiab

Any basic spongecake recipe, with a coffee flavored syrup, and filling with a tiramisu cream (mascarpone) filling (just use a standard tiramisu recipe for the filling).

Are you saying to make a simple syrup with coffee in place of the water ? Or is there a specific coffee syrup that is premade that you use?

momma28 Posted 21 Nov 2008 , 4:16pm
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also what flavor of buttercream would you use? cream cheese? I would probably use a butter based crusting buttercream (not a fan of shortening)

lindambc Posted 21 Nov 2008 , 4:23pm
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You can make a simple syrup and flavor it or you can cheat like I do sometimes and get coffee flavored Torani syrup. Or you can even get coffee flavored liqueur, I like the Starbucks ones but they are a spendy.

As for the frosting, you can do a buttercream or you can use Rich's bettercream if you can get it. Bettercream isn't as sweet and would do well with the overall tiramisu flavor.


dailey Posted 21 Nov 2008 , 4:31pm
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i offer tiramisu cake...i used my vanilla cake drizzled with a coffee-laced simple syrup, smbc cream cheese filling, dusted with cocoa and chocolate shavings.

justme50 Posted 21 Nov 2008 , 4:34pm
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I made the recipe below a few weeks ago, passed out some samples and I am absolutely swamped now making it for Thanksgiving with orders already in for Christmas. It is the best tiramisu cake I've ever tried. I did follow the suggestions in the comments to increase any coffee or flavorings.

I replaced the liquer with Torani syrup using an mix of equal parts coffee to syrup and rather than use real whipped cream I used Pastry Pride. I also make 2 layers coffee and 1 white.

This is just an amazingly good cake and very pretty as well!


PinkZiab Posted 21 Nov 2008 , 4:36pm
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I would make simple syrup and flavor it with coffee extract (Trablit is the BEST!) or coffee liqueur... or even some very strong coffee would work.

momma28 Posted 21 Nov 2008 , 8:35pm
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what is torani syrup and where do I get it? The starbucks liqueur, can you get it at the grocery store (nearest starbucks is 55 minutes away) and what is bettercream? Is it shortening based (I really prefer butter, dont like the mouth feel of shortening) Sorry for so many questions, I feel a bit off my game today, kids have been sick all week icon_confused.gif

MACYZMOM Posted 21 Nov 2008 , 8:52pm
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i don't know if this helps at all but they came out with a coffee creamer in that flavor, i used it to make filling for a cake

lindambc Posted 25 Nov 2008 , 1:40am
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Torani syrups are the flavored syrups coffee places use to flavor their specialty coffee drinks. I can get a few flavors at my grocery store. Here is the website for them also:


The starbucks liquere can be found at grocery stores in the alcoholic beverage sections or some liquer stores have it.

Bettercream is the whipped cream icing. I buy mine at Smart and Final sometimes


Also, there is Pastry Pride Whipped topping. I really like this. I use for frosting and also I had puddings to it to make easy mousses.
I can find this at Smart and Final by the ice cream and also here is a link for costco but I think Sam's Club has it too.



eatdessert1st Posted 25 Nov 2008 , 9:58pm
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I posted the above recipe awhile back. It has a coffee liqueur syrup you brush lightly on the layers, add the mascarpone cream, shaved/grated chocolate, then another cake layer. Just don't soak the cake w/ the syrup and it works great. I use a basic dense vanilla cake as the base.
Mel Mc.

Juds2323 Posted 26 Nov 2008 , 3:13am
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I haven't tried this one yet but here is a thread.



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