Quick and Easy Tiramisu Cake

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By Christa Arwood
from Harriman, TN

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

serves 8
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 25 Min


  • CAKE
  • 1 box
    18.25 oz yellow cake mix
  • 1 tsp
    instant espresso powder
  • 1/4 c
    coffee, room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp
    coffee liqueur
  • 2 c
    heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    coffee liqueur
  • 1 Tbsp
    ameretto liqueur
  • 8 oz
    mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    coffee liqueur
  • 1 Tbsp
    ameretto liqueur

How To Make

  • 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.

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