Quick Tiramisu Cake

    2 hours 20 minutes

    This is a quick version of tiramisu which uses a premade sponge cake. You can use rum instead of brandy if you prefer.

    13 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 1 (20cm) sponge cake
    • 3/8 cup strong brewed coffee, room temperature
    • 3/8 cup brandy
    • 700g mascarpone cheese, room temperature
    • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar
    • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder, for dusting

    Preparation:20min  ›  Extra time:2hours chilling  ›  Ready in:2hours20min 

    1. Cut the cake in half lengthways to make two layers. Combine the coffee and brandy. Sprinkle enough of the coffee mixture over the bottom cake layer to moisten, but not soak it.
    2. Beat together the mascarpone and the icing sugar until fluffy. Spread half the cheese mixture over the bottom cake layer. Top with remaining cake layer and spread remaining cheese on top. Dust liberally with sifted cocoa. Refrigerate 2 hours before serving.

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    This cake was a hit! This is a nice variation of Tarimusu and very easy to make. I altered the recipe a tiny bit by adding a splash rum to the mascarpone mixture. (One of my guests had 3 servings!)  -  30 Dec 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is a quick and easy dessert. I left out the alcohol completely because it was for my kids' and their friends. Thank you for the recipe.  -  24 May 2016  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)