Tiramisu Cake

Daune (pronounced "Dawn") Browne


Can be completed up to 1 day ahead. Refrigerate covered.


★★★★★ 1 vote

30 Min


  • 1 box
    devil's food cake mix, prepared as directed, substituting coffee for water
  • 1/2 c
    plus 2 tablespoons freshly made expresso or strong coffee
  • 2 Tbsp
    coffee-flavored liqueur (e.g. kahlua)
  • 2
    8-oz tubs of mascarpone cheese
  • 1 c
    heavy (whipping) cream
  • 1/3 c
  • ·
    garnish: unsweenened cocoa powder and optional coffee beans

How to Make Tiramisu Cake


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 13x9-in baking pan with foil, letting foil extend about 2 inches above the pan at both ends. Coat foil with nonstick spray.
  2. Spread cake batter in prepared pan. Bake as box directs. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Holding he foil ends, lift from the pan. Trim rounded top off cake with a long serrated knife until flat. Holding foil ends. lift cake and return cake to pan.
  3. Mix 1/4 cup of expresso and the liqueur in a small bowl until blended. Brush over top of the cake.
  4. Stir mascarpone and remaining expresso in a large bowl until blended. Beat cream and sugar in a medium bowl on high speed until soft peaks form when beaters are lifted. Fold into cheese mixture until smooth. Spread over cake, adding swirls with the back of a spoon.
  5. Lightly dust cake with cocoa stirred through a strainer. Cut into squares; cut squares diagonally in half. Garnish with coffee beans, if desired.

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About Tiramisu Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes

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