I am lactose intolerant so the typical tiramisu is off-limits unless I take my magic pills! Plus, the typical tiramisu is a bit too rich for my taste. I came up with this for a graduation party and we all loved it! Hope you enjoy it as much as we did
Prepare cake mix as directed on box, baking in two circle layer pans. Let cool.
Once cooled, poke holes using a fork into both layers, then pour 1/2 cup of the coffee over each layer.
Beat cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add the 1/2 cup remaining coffee. Fold in the cool whip. If yours looks really watery I suggest you stick this in the freezer a few minutes before icing the cake.
Frost between the layers then all around. I like to serve this cake slightly frozen, but chilled it is just as good. Just remember that you can't leave it out too long due to the cool whip :-D