Chocolate Tiramisu

I hope everyone had a very Happy Holiday! If you were like me, you spent the Christmas weekend cooking and baking, and perhaps trying out a few new recipes. Tiramisu is my favorite dessert, so when I saw this recipe by one of my favorite celebrity chefs, Fabio Viviani, I had to make it!

This recipe is simple and relatively quick. It’s not just the perfect Holiday dessert, but perfect for any day of the year!

(Recipe & photo found @ Chow Ciao)

Yields 4-6 servings


12 egg yolks

½ cup granulated sugar

2 pounds mascarpone cheese (at room temperature)

1 box ladyfinger cookies

1 pot strong American coffee

1 Tbsp. vanilla extract

1 medium chunk dark chocolate


Make a strong pot of coffee or espresso and let it chill in the fridge completely.

Whip egg yolks and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.

Once the mixture has reached a nice fluffy stage, fold in the mascarpone cheese or use the electric mixer on low.

Let the mixture set up in the fridge for approximately 30 minutes.

Pour cold coffee in a mixing bowl and add the vanilla extract.

Take a medium sized (6 x 9) baking dish, and spread a thin layer of the mascarpone cream mixture on the bottom.

Dip the cookies very quickly into the coffee and layer onto the cream. Repeat until the layer is covered.

With a cheese grater shave the chocolate on top of the cookies.

Repeat until the dish is full to the top.

Serve immediately or keep chilled in the fridge for later.

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