Recipe Corner – Tiramisu


Salam alaykum, this is a recipe from the Charmed by Sweetness team. This is our famous and very popular recipe for our tiramisu. We hope you enjoy baking this yummy dessert.


  • 20 ladyfinger biscuits (sponge fingers) 
  • 3 tablespoons of instant coffee 
  • ½ Cup of hot water
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 6 tablespoons of sugar
  • Grated rind of 1 lemon
  • 3 tablespoons of vanilla essence 
  • 350 grams of mascarpone cheese 
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice 
  • 12 small mini dishes
  • Cocoa powder 

Whipped cream topping:

  • 250ml of whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of vanilla essence


  1. Crush ladyfingers into small fine pieces. 
  2. Place 2 tablespoons of Ladyfinger biscuit into a small mini dish. 
  3. Mix 3 tablespoons of instant coffee and ½ cup of hot water, to make the coffee mixture. 
  4. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of coffee mixture into each mini dish.
  5. Mix together the lemon juice and mascarpone cheese.
  6. Place a bowl above a saucepan of boiling water. Add and mix together the eggs, sugar, lemon rind and vanilla essence in the bowl. Cook with frequent stirring for around 25-30 minutes until the mixture becomes creamy. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly.
  7. Add the egg mixture to the mascarpone cheese mixture and stir well until the two mixtures have formed one.
  8. When the mixture has cooled down place one tablespoon of the mixture into the mini dishes.
  9. Place 1 tablespoon of Ladyfinger biscuits into the small dish on top of the mascarpone cheese mixture. 
  10. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of coffee mixture into each mini dish on top of the Ladyfinger biscuit. 
  11. Place 1 tablespoon of mascarpone cheese mixture into the mini dishes. 
  12. Chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
  13. Place whipped cream topping into a piping bag and pipe onto each mini dish individually.
  14. Sprinkle cocoa power on top of each mini dish and serve. 

Whipped cream topping:

  1. Combine thickened cream, sugar and vanilla essence into a bowl.
  2. Whisk the cream mixture on high speed using an electrical hand mixer until medium to stiff peaks form and the cream starts to thicken. 

We hope you enjoy baking and tasting the yummy tiramisu. 

Originally printed in Podium Magazine Edition 2, published in 2017.

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