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Tiramisu Layer Cake

Light and delicious Tiramisu Layer Cake!
 Tiramisu Layer Cake
One of my favorite cakes is definitely Tiramisu. I haven’t had it quite some time until yesterday. I don’t know about you, but I’m not a big fan of store bought ladyfingers. Well, here is good news. You don’t have to use ladyfingers, use a regular sponge cake instead. It’s so much better that way.
Here are step-by-step photos to create this beautiful and flavorful tiramisu layer cake. 
Tiramisu Layer Cake Tiramisu Layer Cake- step by step photos
Tiramisu Cake
The tiramisu turned out great. Fluffy moist cake just melted in my mouth. 

Tiramisu Layer Cake

Light and delicious Tiramisu Layer Cake!

Yield: 8-10 servings


For sponge cake:
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 1/4 cups cake flour
  • Pinch of cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
For tiramisu syrup:
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
  • 6 tablespoons Disaronno (or brandy, or Kahlua)
  • 2 teaspoons Hazelnut syrup (optional)
For tiramisu cream:
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 egg yolks
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 oz (450gr) mascarpone cheese


  1. To make the sponge cake, preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (160 degrees C). Butter 2 7"(18cm) round cake pans and line with parchment paper.
  2. Sift the cake flour. Set aside.
  3. Separate the eggs. Beat egg yolks and cold water until doubled in size. Stir in sugar and continue to beat the egg yolk mixture until thick and pale yellow. Slowly add hot water while the mixer is still on. Sift the flour into the egg yolk mixture and mix until combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk egg whites until foamy. Add cream of tartar and continue to beat until hard peaks form.
  5. Gently fold in half of egg whites into the egg yolk mixture. Add the remaining egg whites and fold in until well combined. Stir in vanilla extract and almond extract.
  6. Pour the mixture into the prepared cake pans. Bake for 30 minutes. The cake is ready when the inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Cool for 5 minutes and invert the cakes onto a cooling rack. Cool completely.
  8. To make the syrup, combine water, instant espresso powder, Disaronno and Hazelnut syrup. Let it cool.
  9. To make the tiramisu cream, beat egg yolks, sugar and vanilla extract until thick and pale yellow. Add mascarpone cheese and mix well until well incorporated.
  10. In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream until hard peaks form. Gently fold in the whipped cream into egg yolk/mascarpone cheese mixture. Refrigerate it.
  11. To assemble the cake, once the cake is completely cooled, cut each cake horizontally. Brush the cake with tiramisu syrup. Don’t be shy; soak the cake with the syrup pretty good. Spread the tiramisu cream and sprinkle some grated chocolate. Repeat the same steps for the remaining layers.
  12. Cover the cake with tiramisu cream and top the cake with grated chocolate.


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    • Sain, sain bn uu? Tiramisu-d mascarponiig cream cheese-eer orluulj bolohiin huvid bolno, gehdee minii bodloor jinhene tiramisunii utga/amt ni aldagdah bolov uu. Heavy whipping cream gej utgunduu gehdee shingen tsutsgii bdag, dor hayaj 35% toslogtoi bdag. Sour cream gej utgun, tarag shig butsetstei smetana (tsutsgii). Bi buh cheesenuudnii mongol neriig medehguiee, tiim post bichih medleg homs. 🙂 sweetkitchen.mn-nd sirnii tuhai mash delgerengui neg blog post bsan orood uzeerei. Amjilt!

  2. Sain baina uu? goy jor oruulsand bayrlalaa. Bi yag dagaad hiij uzlee. Amt bol dajgui bolloo. gehdee guril min oligtoi hoosongui, krem ch bas. Krem ehednee sain hoosorson bolowch turheh ued neeh goy howsiigoogui. Er ni gurilaa howsiilgoj hoolii gewel yaah yostoi we? Bas krem-ee mgl-iin jur uriinh shig krem bolgii gewel yu hiihuu? Bayrlalaa

    • Sain, sain bnuu Enkhmaa? Ene keksnii neg ontslog ni yamar ch huulgugch oroogui buguud undugnii shar, tsagaanaa sain huusurtul hutgaj keksee huulguh uchirtai. Hamgiin gol ni hutgaltandaa bgaa yum. Huvsiisun undugnii tsagaanaa undugnii shartai zuurmagtaa hiihdee mash zuulun hutgah heregtei. Mun yamar guril ashiglaj bgaagaas mun shaltgaalna. Engiin guril hereglej boloh bolovch cake flour buyu keksnii guril hereglevel keks iluu zuulun bolno. (Cake flour gej gehdee belen tortnii guril bish gedegiig anhaarna uu?)

      Bi Mgl-iin Jur Uriin tort ideegui ih udsan bolohoor yamar krem hiidegiig medehgui yumaa. Uuchilaarai. 🙂

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