Traditionally served in the afternoon as a “boost”, tiramisu contains caffeine in a creamy mixture served in layers. Tiramisu can be complex (featuring layering of different flavors and textures) or simplistic.

This recipe, courtesy of Muneeze Khalid is simple and delicious and provides the simplest blend of ingredients to form a fast and tasty basic tiramisu.


2 tubs cream cheese

6 egg yolks

2 packs whipping cream

3 cups prepared coffee

1 1/4cup granulated sugar

1 pack ladyfingers (a light, oblong italian cookie with powdered sugar on one side)

Cocoa powder to dust


  1. Chill whipping cream and bowl of electric mixer (or standard metal mixing bowl).
  1. Whisk the whipping cream until it reaches stiff peaks. This can be accomplished in a few minutes with an electric mixer or by hand (times will vary depending on arm strength and stamina).
  1. Put the cream cheese, sugar into a medium bowl and mix until smooth. Add more sugar as desired.
  2. Fold in the whipped cream to create the cheese mixture.
  3. Soak lady fingers in coffee for a couple seconds, rotating to coat all sides. Place lady fingers side by side on bottom of a pan.
  1. Put half the cream cheese mixture on lady fingers in pan. Smooth with a spatula or spoon. Sift cocoa powder liberally on surface of layer.
  1. Apply second layer of lady fingers and remaining cream cheese. Sift cocoa Cover in plastic wrap and chill.
  1. To serve, cut tiramisu into eight rectangles and serve on plates (or simply spoon them out).
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