Chocolate-Pumpkin Tiramisu

Jolayne Cooper Recipe

By Jolayne Cooper jwcooper

I was looking for a pumpkin recipe for the holidays and this looked and sounded good. Of course I had to play with it and make it my own. I don't have coffee or liqueur in my home, so that helped nessecitate changes as well.

We liked this and hope you will too.


Recipe Rating:
 1 Rating
Serves:
8
Prep Time:
Cooking Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

1 c
cream cheese, softened
1 1/4 c
cold heavy cream
3/4 c
confectioners'sugar
2 tsp
almond extract
1 can(s)
(15 ounces) pure pumpkin puree
2 oz
semisweet chocolate, roughly chopped, or chips
1 Tbsp
unsweetened cocoa powder, plus 1 1/2 tsp. for dusting
1 1/2
pound cakes (loaf style)
1/4 tsp
ground cinnamon, for dusting


Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add 1 cup cream, confectioners' sugar, and 1 teaspoon almond extract; beat until soft peaks form. With a rubber spatula, FOLD in pumpkin puree until completely incorporated.
2
In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate and 1/4 cup cream. Microwave in 10-second increments, stirring each time, until chocolate is just melted. Stir until mixture is smooth. Transfer one third of the pumpkin mixture to a medium bowl and fold in chocolate mixture until combined. In a small bowl, whisk 1 tablespoon cocoa into 1/3 cup hot water; add 1 teaspoon almond extract.
3
Cover bottom of an 8-inch square baking dish with slices of pound cake. Liberally brush with cocoa mixture and top with half the pumpkin mixture. Add another layer of pound cake, brush with cocoa mixture, and top with all the pumpkin-chocolate mixture. Add a third layer of pound cake, brush with cocoa mixture, and top with remaining pumpkin mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 4 hours (or up to 3 days). To serve, combine 1 1/2 teaspoons cocoa powder and cinnamon in a small fine-mesh sieve and dust tiramisu.
4
NOTE: This would be really good with whipped cream served on top.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chocolate, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #holiday, #pumpkin