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The Best Tiramisu Recipe (No-Bake)

This is the Best Tiramisu Recipe we’ve had the privilege of making and eating (and we’ve had an excessive amount of tiramisu eating experiences.) It’s a mouthwatering dessert that can be easily made ahead of time; your friends will definitely be impressed. 

best tiramisu recipe

Tuesdays are often reserved for tacos, but we’re going against the grain on this chilly December day. If you’re really hankering for Taco Tuesday, feel free to go here, but might we suggest you hang on for like 15 seconds? You won’t be sorry 😇

We’re brightening spirits, or at least tummies, with our most favorite dessert to make for all occasions possible. Tiramisu. Fist bumps, thumbs up, and high fives all around.

We’re renaming this day Tiramisu Tuesday. This is the Best Tiramisu Recipe, in all humblest humility and truest truth. I say that because we’ve inhaled WAY more than our fair share of Tiramisu at all the restaurants in all the places we’ve lived and traveled.

It still always comes back to this best Tiramisu Recipe. It’s the most fail proof, impressive, totally easy dessert. If you’re even slightly inclined to impress your family and friends during the holidays or any get together throughout the year, make this Tiramisu…

best tiramisu recipe

Not only does this Tiramisu Recipe put your taste buds on cloud nine, it’s also classy and pretty. This Tiramisu is light, perfectly balanced in sweetness and flavor, and magically melts in your mouth.

{Warning: It’s really really easy for a table of eaters to devour the entire Tiramisu in one sitting.}

This is a dessert experience that won’t be soon forgotten.

Happy memory making.

best tiramisu recipe

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The Best Tiramisu Recipe

This is the Best Tiramisu Recipe we’ve had the privilege of making and eating (and we’ve had an excessive amount of tiramisu eating experiences.) It’s a mouthwatering dessert that can be easily made ahead of time; your friends will definitely be impressed

  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins

Yield: 8


  • 3 cups very strong coffee (decaf is fine)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 rounded TB sugar
  • 4 TB Kahlua liquor
  • 3 TB rum
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup dry (not sweet) marsala
  • 2 1/2 cups mascarpone cheese
  • 1 cup chilled heavy cream
  • 2 pkgs (about 14 oz total) crisp ladyfinger cookies
  • unsweetened cocoa powder for dusting
  • semi sweet chocolate for shaving, if desired


  1. Stir strong coffee, 1 TB sugar, Kahlua, and rum until sugar is dissolved. Cool.
  2. Beat egg yolks, Marsala, and 1/2 cup sugar in a metal bowl. Set bowl over saucepan of barely simmering water. Using a handheld electric mixer or whisk, mix until tripled in volume. This takes about 8 min. Remove from heat and beat mascarpone in until just combined.
  3. Put heavy cream in a chilled bowl with chilled beaters. Beat until stiff peaks. Fold whipped cream in mascarpone mixture gently, taking time to fully incorporate it.
  4. One at a time, very gently dip both sides of each ladyfinger into the coffee mixture, lining bottom of a 9-10 inch Springform pan (I use a 9 inch). Dip and line as you go. The ladyfingers can break apart, so don’t dip them too long; just until mostly soaked through, about a 2-second dip on each side. Trim any ladyfingers as needed so that it fits comfortably in pan. Split mascarpone filling in half. Spread half of the filling on top of ladyfingers. Repeat dipping and lining for second layer of ladyfingers. Spread remaining mascarpone filling on top. Dust with cocoa. Sprinkle with chocolate shavings. Chill overnight in springform pan to set.
  5. Carefully release sides of springform. If your sides are slightly haphazard, no worries. Take leftover ladyfingers, slice them in half, and use them to wrap around your Tiramisu. Enjoy!


Entire dessert can be made up to a day ahead of time; cover and chill until ready to serve.

  • Author: Chew Out Loud
  • Category: dessert
  • Cuisine: Italian

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    • Suzanne

    Outstanding !
    I couldn’t find crisp last fingers anywhere so I subbed margherite cookies instead using about a package and a half. They took about ten seconds to dunk in the liquid mixture before placing in the pan. Any longer and they disintegrated.
    I let this set up about 30 hours before serving to allow it to get soft enough.
    Did I say this was amazing ??

      • chewoutloud

      Awesome, Suzanne! So happy you guys liked this 🙂 Thanks for coming over, and Happy new year!

    • kumamonjeng

    Tiramisu is always my favorite, I am going to bake this for mothers’day celebration. Wish me luck for the prepartion of this dessert cake.

    • franckxethee

    The tiramisu and other cakes here makes me hungry. It looks like just the right amount level of sweetness.

    • Nati

    Great recipe!! everyone at home loves tiramisu, I used to make a traditional recipe that my mother in law tought me, but I haven’t done it in a while. I will try yours!

    • Sue

    What type of rum do you reccomend??

      • chewoutloud

      Any kind should work! Enjoy

    • Elizabeth O

    This No-bake Tiramisu looks so good and delicious. I think this is really perfect for Christmas dessert. I will definitely pinning this for the recipe. I am sure that my twins will love this so much.

    • thenafranssen

    You had me at no bake. This looks amazing,and something that I could hopefully do without fail!

    • MrsX Lifestyle

    That Tiramisu is to die for. I can’t wait to try out this recipe. Thank you so much

    • Ut Minh

    I’m looking for recipes for my Christmas cakes. Your formula seems easy to do and beautiful.

    • Preet

    Tiramisu looks so delicious, your recipe is so detailed, I am going to add this to my Christmas making and baking list.

    • Josselyn R

    I’m drooling this looks so delicious and so easy to ‍ I’ll def print this recipe and try it

    • Autumn

    You had me at “easy.” All of these recipes look delicious! I am a huge fan of Tiramisu – must try this recipe!

    • kylie cre8tone

    Your tiramisu looks so yummy! And it’s no bake!!! Gonna try it. thanks for the recipe!

    • Crystal Gareau

    These all look super delicious and perfect for the holidays.

    • Emily

    Wow. This is absolutely gorgeous and you had me at no bake!!

    • Agnes Vazhure

    This no bake tiramisu looks so delicious and really tempting. I will definitely save this recipe for Christmas.

    • melclayville

    Yum! I think I just found my next cake project! It looks so good and totally doable.

    • Ellie Plummer

    I don\t really like Tiramisu but this looks delicious. The other desserts look great too.

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