Easy Italian Tiramisu Recipe. How to Make A Real Tiramisu Italiano Dessert

Have you ever eaten a traditional Italian tiramisu dessert in a restaurant or at a friend’s house, and thought about making it yourself one day? But worry you are no Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsay, or Julia Child? No problem — our tiramisu hero is here to save the day!

There’s some debate over Italian tiramisu history, but happily, none over our yummy original Italian tiramisu dessert recipe (with mascarpone, no alcohol). You only need a few ingredients and 15 minutes to prepare this authentic and easy-to-make Italian tiramisu dessert.

Plus, you don’t have to fry or bake anything. Just prepare coffee, mix a few ingredients, and leave the dessert in the fridge for two hours. What are you waiting for? Let’s get started!

Italian Tiramisu Ingredients (Serves 2):

  • 12 finger biscuits
  • 125g (4.5oz) mascarpone
  • 2 eggs
  • 50g (2oz) white sugar
  • 1 bowl of coffee
  • cocoa powder (for sprinkling on the finished dessert)
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Finger Biscuits


  • a whisk
  • a mixing bowl
  • an electric mixer
  • 2 serving cups

Step 1

Prepare coffee and pour into a bowl that is wide enough to dip the biscuits. The dessert tastes better if the coffee is strong.

Follow these steps while the coffee is cooling down:

  • Separate the eggs yolks from the egg whites.
  • Beat the egg yolks with the sugar.
  • Gradually add the mascarpone and continue beating.

The final mixture should be uniformly smooth.

Instant coffee works great.

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Eggs Yolks and Sugar Mix
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Eggs Yolks, Sugar and Mascarpone Mix

Step 2
Now, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer.
Mix the beaten egg whites carefully with the mixture from Step 1.

Make sure there’s no egg yolk in the egg whites. Add a pinch of salt before you start beating.

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Beat Egg Whites
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Add Egg Whites to the Mixture from Step 1
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Mix Well to Get Your Italian Tiramisu Mixture

Step 3

Quickly dip the finger biscuits one by one in the coffee and arrange them as a layer. You might have to cut the biscuits to fit your cups.
Spread the mixture from Step 2 over the finger biscuits.
Repeat and top off with a thick layer of the mixture from Step 2. (I like to put as much as I can so that the dessert looks better when served to guests. Don’t worry, the mixture will thicken in the fridge and won’t spill over.)

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Align Finger Biscuits
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After Adding the Top Layer

Step 4
Put in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours.

Before serving, sprinkle cocoa powder over the tiramisu.

I’m glad the picture is sharp, because the Italian tiramisu was devoured in less than five minutes!

Overall I find this an easy and fun dessert to make for a crowd. Because a tiramisu is so quick and simple to make, I feel it qualifies as an everyday Italian dessert.

Would you like to see an Italian tiramisu recipe Youtube video? Please comment below!

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Easy Italian Tiramisu Recipe. How to Make A Real Tiramisu Italiano Dessert

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 2 ramekins

Servings: 2

Easy Italian Tiramisu Recipe. How to Make A Real Tiramisu Italiano Dessert


  • 12 finger biscuits
  • 125 g (4.5 oz) mascarpone
  • 2 eggs
  • 50 g (2 oz) white sugar
  • 1 bowl of coffee
  • cocoa powder

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7 thoughts on “Easy Italian Tiramisu Recipe. How to Make A Real Tiramisu Italiano Dessert”

  1. Perfect! This is indeed the original Italian recipe..without sour cream! As Italian I have some remarks…or better: just a suggestion to have a firmer cream. Beat egg yolks and sugar for quite a long time, till they change colour (not more yellow but a light yellow). Only now add the mascarpone.
    Sprinkle the cocoa powder on each layer.
    Let me know! 😉

    1. Hi Alice, thanks for stopping by. Really honored to have an Italian’s stamp of approval, it sure is a vote of confidence. Thanks for the tip, will try out your suggestion. 🙂

  2. Hey there! I’ve tried this and it’s good! And I gotta agree with Alice to beat the yolk little longer. I did that by mistake, as usual not reading recipes properly but it turned out well….. Although this is such a high calorie dessert, I think I’m going to do this again!

    1. Hi Cheryl, thanks for your comment! Yes, you are right, beating the egg yolk with the sugar for 3 or 4 min helps the sugar dissolve and also makes the mix lighter. You can also use your electric mixer, it’s less tiring and in less than 2 min you have a nice and foamy mix.

  3. I find that the egg yolks are not cooked so I am concerned.. Is there a need to worry or should I beat he yolks on a double boiler.. Please advice as I loved your recipe and would love to try it soon.

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