4 hours 35 minutes

    Similar to Tiramisu but with berries. I got this recipe of a friend (thanks Mary K) and have made this 3 times now and there is NEVER any leftovers.

    11 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 1/3 cup drinking chocolate powder
    • 2 eggs, separated
    • 1/3 cup castor sugar
    • 250g marscapone
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 300ml thickened cream, whipped
    • 2 x 250g packets of sponge fingers
    • 2 x 125g punnets blueberries
    • 2 x 120g punnets raspberries
    • 1 x 375g punnet strawberries, sliced
    • Icing sugar to dust (optional)

    Preparation:35min  ›  Extra time:4hours chilling  ›  Ready in:4hours35min 

    1. In a bowl, dissolve chocolate powder in 2 cups of boiling water. Stir, then set aside to cool.
    2. Using electric beaters, beat egg yolks and sugar for 5 minutes or until light and creamy.
    3. Add marscapone and vanilla and beat briefly to combine.
    4. Fold in whipped cream.
    5. In a clean bowl, with clean beaters, whip the egg whites until soft peaks form.
    6. Fold in the marscapone mixture.
    7. Dip the sponge fingers one at a time, into the chocolate-water mixture and arrange in a single layer over the base of a 20cm x 30cm baking dish (make sure it is deep).
    8. Spread half of the cream mixture over the biscuits, then tap the dish gently on bench to settle the mixture.
    9. Arrange half berries on top of the cream. Repeat with a layer of dipped sponge fingers and remaining cream.
    10. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
    11. To serve, arrange the remaining berries on top of the last layer.
    12. Dust lightly with icing sugar.


    Serves 6 - 8 people and it takes more than 30 minutes to prepare

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    I've been making this for Christmas Day for the last couple of years and it always goes down a treat. Everyone loves it!  -  29 Dec 2016