Tiramisu Recipe

Here's an easy tiramisu recipe I know you'll love and will be making again and again.  It's my favourite way to enjoy this coffee-flavoured Italian dessert! #tiramisu #tiramisurecipe #tiramisucreamcheese #tiramisurecipeeasy #tulipandsage #coffeedesserts

Here’s an easy tiramisu recipe I know you’ll love and will be making again and again. Pssst…it’s actually my favourite way to enjoy this coffee-flavoured Italian dessert!

Today, with a sweet treat in mind, I’m sharing with you this super easy and oh-soooo-yummy Tiramisu!!  This recipe serves about 6 people. So it’s the perfect dessert to make for when you’re having people over and needing a sweet treat or when you’re heading out and looking for something quick to whip up and bring with you. I promise you, anyone that tries this will love it. Yep, that’s a pretty big promise, I know. But that’s how confident I am about its yumminess! 🙂 

Hands down, this longtime family tiramisu recipe is one of my all-time favourite desserts! I just love the combination of coffee and cream – YUM!

You may notice that this recipe is a bit of a cheat version because it doesn’t use mascarpone cheese, an ingredient that is traditionally used in tiramisu.  Instead, it uses cream cheese. But trust me, loves, it’s equally as delicious!

Ok, ok, let’s get into this recipe!

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Recipe Pros

A definite pro of this recipe is just how easy it is to make. Truly, this is one of the easiest dessert recipes I have ever made.  So, if you’re lacking a bit of confidence in the whole dessert-making department, start with this tiramisu. You really can’t mess this up!

Another great thing about this recipe is that you can make it in advance and refrigerate it. I recommend refrigerating it for at least 2 hours prior to serving, but it’s best if left overnight because all the flavours will get a great chance to blend nicely together.


You can also add a shot of liqueur (any of your choice) to the coffee when making this recipe for a slightly different flavour. I mostly make this recipe without the shot of liqueur (I love it as is!), but I’ve used a brandy liqueur in this recipe in the past. Both are great, honestly. Feel free to make it either way or to give both a try!

Here's an easy tiramisu recipe I know you'll love and will be making again and again.  It's my favourite way to enjoy this coffee-flavoured Italian dessert! #tiramisu #tiramisurecipe #tiramisucreamcheese #tiramisurecipeeasy #tulipandsage #coffeedesserts

Need To Double?  No Trouble!

I make this particular recipe in an 8-inch x 8-inch tray, which, as I already mentioned above, serves about 6 people.  Depending on how many people I’m serving, I may double (sometimes triple!) the ingredients to make a larger serving, and this recipe still works incredibly well when you do this.

One thing to keep in mind when deciding on how large to make this:  People tend to want seconds of this! So be sure that there is enough to go around, especially if this happens to be the only dessert on your table or one of the only few available.

This tiramisu also holds up pretty well for about 4 days in the fridge (stored in an air-tight container) if any is left over of course!

A Tip

One tip for when you’re using cling wrap: In order to keep the cling wrap from touching the top surface of your tiramisu as it refrigerates, stick a few (try to distance them evenly to cover enough space) toothpicks in the top of your tiramisu (you don’t have to stick them in all the way, just enough to stand up straight). Your cling wrap will touch the toothpicks instead, and you won’t have to worry about the toothpicks ruining your dessert. You won’t even notice anything on the surface when you go to remove the toothpicks prior to serving.

I hope you enjoy this no-fuss dessert as much as I do, loves! xx, Amanda

Easy Tiramisu Recipe


  • 1 (8-ounce) package of cream cheese
  • 1 cup (250 ml) heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 package ladyfingers (more or less depending on the size of your tray)
  • 2 cups strong coffee
  • Grated chocolate for topping


  1. Make 2 cups of strong coffee without adding any sugar, set aside to cool to room temperature.
  2. In a large bowl or using your stand mixer, beat your whipping cream until stiff peaks appear.
  3. In another large bowl, beat your cream cheese and sugar until fluffy.
  4. Add your whipping cream to your cream cheese mixture and beat for 2 minutes or until stiff.
  5. Once coffee is cool, dip ladyfingers one at a time into the coffee and place them in one layer at the bottom of your tray. Once complete, add a layer of your cream mixture. Repeat both layers once more.
  6. Grate chocolate on top.
  7. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.


  • Optional: Mix one shot of a liqueur of your choice to your coffee to add a slightly different flavour to this dessert.
  • Tip: Place toothpicks into top of tiramisu before covering with cling wrap to prevent cling wrap from touching the surface while refrigerating.
  • Be careful not to oversoak the ladyfingers in the coffee, or you will be left with too much liquid in your tiramisu.

Fun Fact

The word tiramisu means to “pick me up” or “cheer me up” in Italian. And honestly, this dessert couldn’t be named more perfectly! 🙂

Here's an easy tiramisu recipe I know you'll love and will be making again and again.  It's my favourite way to enjoy this coffee-flavoured Italian dessert! #tiramisu #tiramisurecipe #tiramisucreamcheese #tiramisurecipeeasy #tulipandsage #coffeedesserts

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