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


  1. 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... 2011-03-04 20:05:33

Thank's , good recpie without egg .

Ambar2 Says... 2011-03-05 06:05:55

oooooo yummy, this is great thanks

cakegenie1031 Says... 2011-03-07 08:55:11

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

CupQuequito Says... 2011-03-07 16:07:46

Thank you :)

michellewilzer Says... 2011-03-09 11:09:41

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

becca-zen Says... 2011-03-15 21:49:35

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... 2011-03-15 22:01:53

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... 2011-03-19 10:52:47

can I use coffe instead of kalua?

motherofgrace Says... 2011-03-19 10:53:15

sorry Coffee

Becky1679 Says... 2011-03-19 18:01:14


Evoir Says... 2011-03-21 02:07:10

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... 2011-03-21 22:32:33

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

motherofgrace Says... 2011-03-23 12:47:23


graciesj Says... 2011-03-24 06:52:13

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... 2011-03-25 01:34:39

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

CupQuequito Says... 2011-03-25 22:31:23

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... 2011-03-26 20:06:38

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... 2011-03-27 12:05:38

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

graciesj Says... 2011-03-27 13:36:57

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... 2011-03-27 16:57:52

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... 2011-04-01 22:43:50

It should be fine. :) Yummy too!

Ahernj Says... 2011-04-02 16:47:07

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... 2011-04-03 13:38:23

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... 2011-04-07 08:46:23

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... 2011-04-11 10:04:09

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... 2011-08-09 14:15:14

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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