Just a simple, super easy take on a Tiramisu filling.


  • 14oz of Marcarpone cheese
  • 3-4 TBS of Kahula (or your preferred coffee liqueur)
  • 3-4 cups of Powdered Sugar (depending on how thick you’d like it.
  • Cocoa Powder


    Put cheese and Kahula in a mixer. Add powdered sugar until desired consistency is desired. Spread on cake, and then dust layer with cocoa powder.


vpv18 Says... 4 Mar 2011 , 8:05pm

Thank's , good recpie without egg .

Ambar2 Says... 5 Mar 2011 , 6:05am

oooooo yummy, this is great thanks

cakegenie1031 Says... 7 Mar 2011 , 8:55am

Sounds good. Does anyone have a good Tiramisu cake recipe to go with it?

CupQuequito Says... 7 Mar 2011 , 4:07pm

Thank you :)

michellewilzer Says... 9 Mar 2011 , 11:09am

For a simple cake recipe to go with this, try Pampered Chef Season's Best Fall/Winter 2010.

becca-zen Says... 15 Mar 2011 , 9:49pm

Could find that kind of cheese - will Riccotta work the same? I am going to try it and I will let you know if it tastes ok. This is going to be the filling between two layers of chocolate cake then covered with cream cheese frosting.

kuelker7 Says... 15 Mar 2011 , 10:01pm

A cheaper alternative to mascarpone cheese: cream together 8 oz softened cream cheese, 1/4 c heavy cream, and 2.5 Tbsp sour cream. I would double it to make the 14 oz needed for this recipe :)

motherofgrace Says... 19 Mar 2011 , 10:52am

can I use coffe instead of kalua?

motherofgrace Says... 19 Mar 2011 , 10:53am

sorry Coffee

Becky1679 Says... 19 Mar 2011 , 6:01pm


Evoir Says... 21 Mar 2011 , 2:07am

I think coffee would work fine, after all you use real coffee to make real tiramisu :-)

I have made a tiramisu cake using a vanilla sponge cake (bar shape) torted into several layers, filled with a marscapone/cream cheese fiilling and finely grated dark chocolate. Use sweetened strong black expresso coffee to moisten the layers before adding filling. Delish!

CupQuequito Says... 21 Mar 2011 , 10:32pm

Thank you Becky :) And yes, coffee would work just great!

motherofgrace Says... 23 Mar 2011 , 12:47pm


graciesj Says... 24 Mar 2011 , 6:52am

I'm sorry fans of this recipe, but I cannot see my self making this. I've been making tiramisu for years now, and this just sounds gross:( I'm sure It may taste great to others but not in my family:)

motherofgrace Says... 25 Mar 2011 , 1:34am

did that really need to be said? Dont like it, keep it to yourself!

CupQuequito Says... 25 Mar 2011 , 10:31pm

That was rude. Thank you MoG for saying something. " I'm sure it tastes great to others but not in my family. " How about you try it first... or just stay hush.

graciesj Says... 26 Mar 2011 , 8:06pm

I apologize for causing such hostility. I never meant to be rude. I was actually referring to Kuelker7's response. Again, it's not personnel it's just my opinion. thank-you gsj

shoko Says... 27 Mar 2011 , 12:05pm

GRACIESJ: Is your recipe a family secret, plse share.

graciesj Says... 27 Mar 2011 , 1:36pm

thank-you shoko. I did summit my recipe yesterday and I'm sure it'll be up in a few days or so. Let me know when you try it:)

honeydrop Says... 27 Mar 2011 , 4:57pm

I was thinking of using this as a filling for a chocolate layer cake. Does anyone have an opinion of how it will taste? thanks

CupQuequito Says... 1 Apr 2011 , 10:43pm

It should be fine. :) Yummy too!

Ahernj Says... 2 Apr 2011 , 4:47pm

How long will this keep? I'm doing a chocolate cake, covering with ganache, then fondant. this sounds nice if I torte the cake as well.

CupQuequito Says... 3 Apr 2011 , 1:38pm

How do you mean? Out in the open, or preparing days before? You're using Marscarpone cheese, mainly. I've used it right away. Filled one night, and delivered the next morning.

shugarose Says... 7 Apr 2011 , 8:46am

In response to graciesj personal dislike of this recipe,, I'm sure you may be an expert on Tiramisu since you've made it for so long, but this isn't a recipe on Tiramisu in its entirety, It's a recipe for a "cake filling" with a tiramisu flavor. I cant see the actual tiramisu cake in between the layers of a cake. This recipe sounds delish, and stable enough to use as a filling, i will be putting in between the layers of a chocolate cake made with coffee, and a tiramisu filling will compliment that just right!

graciesj Says... 11 Apr 2011 , 10:04am

SHUGAROSE, I'm sure this would be good as a filling for a cake, but bot for a tiramisu though. The title of this recipe is a tiramisu filling, so maybe that's the confusion? Not sure. Let me know how this works out for you:)

keetinleeson Says... 9 Aug 2011 , 2:15pm

I just made this last night to fill some jumbo chocolate cupcakes and it is soooo good. I had left over and my family was eating it by the spoonfuls. I used the cream cheese, sour cream, and heavy cream instead of the marcarpone as stated by Kuelker7..Thanks for the tip! I would use this in all my chocolate cakes if I could...YUMMY!!!! Great Recipe!!!!!!!

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