This is a real tiramisu recipe from my mother (She is italian).
Really easy and fast to prepare.
Makes me going nuts when I read recipes with whipped cream in it, so I am giving you a traditional recipe.
Sorry for my english, but I am french speaking…

Real italian Tiramisu


  • Amaretto liquor
  • 1 & ¾ cup mascarpone cheese
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3 egg whites
  • ½ cup sugar (or more if you like it very sweet)
  • 1 pack of lady fingers
  • Very strong coffee
  • Cocoa powder


  1. Prepare strong coffee, and add it the Amaretto liquor.
  2. Taste the coffee with a spoon, it has to taste the Amaretto, or else it is useless.
  3. Mascarpone cheese preparation
  4. Beat the egg yolks together with sugar at least 2 or 3 minutes.
  5. Softened the mascarpone with a fork and then add it to your eggs+ sugar preparation and fold in.
  6. Beat the 3 egg whites until it gets very high and fluffy.
  7. Add them delicately to the rest of your preparation.
  8. Dip the lady fingers quickly in the coffee for about 1 or 2 seconds (not too quickly and not too long).
  9. Lean them in the bottom of your pan and then cover with mascarpone preparation, and repeat until you reach the top.
  10. Finally sprinkle your tiramisu with the cocoa powder and put it in the fridge for at least 3 to 4 hours.
  11. The best is to prepare it the day before.
  12. 1 pound each spoon. lol


BecuzImAGurl Says... 2009-11-25 17:40:59

thank you for the recipe, I always wanted to try it.. maybe americans use whipped cream because not everyone can take uncooked eggs in a recipe...^-^

liliana12 Says... 2009-12-22 21:15:59

thank you for you recipie I peruvian and love tiramisu

fenella25 Says... 2010-05-24 19:22:31

sounds delish. i gotta try it SOON!

NENA20 Says... 2010-10-21 07:41:36

I'm italian..... and agree with you: this is the original Tiramisu! It's fast and really really good!!!!

FiorDiFarina Says... 2010-12-18 16:07:30

Thanks for posting this traditional Italian dessert. I'm Italian and living in Italy and I confirm, this is the original recipe but... amaretto is a personal option. The original Tiramisù in Italy is made only using pure espresso coffe.

myriah93 Says... 2011-02-09 17:50:13

How many servings is this recipe?

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