Easy Tiramisu Trifle

Easy Tiramisu Trifle Recipe

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Sheila from Briarwoods Farm


I was looking for something quick to make for a spur-of-the-moment one-day-early birthday party on a scorching day. I had the mascarpone cheese and heavy cream, so ran to the store and found a package of lady fingers but they weren't enough to make 2 layers in my pan so I grabbed a package of biscotti too. This came together very quickly (since I put the bowl in the freezer before I left) once I got home from the store. I put the biscotti on the bottom and used the lady fingers in the middle. Everybody raved about it, and it was so easy!


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30 Min
4 Hr


  • 16 oz
    mascarpone cheese
  • 16 oz
    heavy cream, cold
  • 1 c
    confectioner's sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    vanilla extract (or favorite liqueur - try frangelico)
  • 1 c
    strong coffee
  • 16
    biscotti or large lady fingers
  • ·
    chocolate shavings (optional)
  • ·
    cocoa powder (optional)

How to Make Easy Tiramisu Trifle


  1. Chill a medium bowl to whip the cream in. Chill an 8x10 glass pan to cut into squares and serve directly from the pan, but the slices won't be as pretty as a traditional tiramisu that's inverted onto a serving platter. You can also make this in a bowl as a traditional trifle to serve with a spoon.
  2. Soak 16 biscotti or enough ladyfingers to make 2 layers in your pan (I used 2 packages, 1 of each) in the coffee (you can use 4 tablespoons of espresso powder in 1 cup of hot water - let cool) just until they are soaked through but not soggy. Line your pan with half of the cookies.
  3. Whip the cream (no sugar added) to stiff peaks. Cream the mascarpone cheese with the sugar and add the vanilla (or liqueur). then fold the whipped cream into the creamed cheese/sugar mixture. I also drizzled a little of the leftover coffee in, since I was just using vanilla, no alcohol.
  4. Spread half the filling over the cookies in the pan, layer on the remaining cookies, top with the remaining filling, and smooth. If using a bowl, line the bowl with cookies on the bottom and around the sides, then fill with the whipped cream/cheese mixture, you can layer remaining cookies or crumble them in.
  5. Cover and chill 4 hours or longer, then top with a sifting of cocoa powder and/or shaved chocolate just before serving.

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About Easy Tiramisu Trifle

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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