Quick and Easy Tiramisu Cake

Christa Arwood

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@leibersol

Using a box cake mix instead of lady fingers saves you time and money.


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Serves:

8

Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

25 Min

Ingredients

CAKE

1 box
18.25 oz yellow cake mix
1 tsp
instant espresso powder
1/4 c
coffee, room temperature
1 Tbsp
coffee liqueur

FROSTING

2 c
heavy whipping cream
1/4 c
powdered sugar
1 Tbsp
coffee liqueur
1 Tbsp
ameretto liqueur

FILLING

8 oz
mascarpone cheese
1/2 c
powdered sugar
1 Tbsp
coffee liqueur
1 Tbsp
ameretto liqueur

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2
prepare cake mix according to package directions adding instant espresso powder to the mix. Divide between two 9 in round pans that have been greased and floured and bake until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.
3
cool cakes in pan on wire rack for ten minutes. Flip out onto wire racks and let cool completely. Slice cakes into two layer each for a total of four layers.
4
In a measuring cup combine cooled coffee and 1 tbsp of coffee liqueur and set aside.
5
For filling, combine mascarpone cheese, 1/2 cup of powdered sugar (sifted), tbsp of coffee liqueur and tbsp of ameretto/ Beat on low until smooth, cover with plastic and set aside.
6
For frosting beat 2 cups of heavy cream, 1/4 cup powdered sugar, 1 tbsp of coffee liqueur and 1 tbsp of ameretto until stiff peaks form. Fold 1/2 cup of cream mixture into filling.
7
To assemble cake place bottom layer on cake board or plate and brush with the coffee and liqueur mixture from measuring cup, spread with 1/3 of your filling. Repeat this step for the next two layers. Top with final layer and frost with whipped cream mixture. I garnished my cake with fresh raspberries and cocoa powder, you could also use chocolate curls, candied coffee beans.. etc.
8
refrigerate cake for at least two hours before serving, gets better if it sits overnight.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy