Sponge Cake Tiramisu

Gone are the Christmas holidays and the never-ending Italian lunches, so I'm finally back on track with healthy food.

After the holidays I ended up with quite some Pandoro left, so I decided to make something special out of it. I've seen around some dessert on glass, tiramisu style, so I made my version with a Raffaello flavored cream. Do you Raffaello, the little sweets from Ferrero? It's a magic blend of coconut and almonds, get some inspiration from this recipe.

Ingredients (6 servings)

  • 100 gr sponge cake or pandoro/panettone, cut in pieces (squares or lady fingers shape)
  • 2 eggs
  • 50 gr sugar
  • 250 gr mascarpone cheese
  • 3 tbsp liqueur*
  • 80 gr grated coconut
  • 20 gr almond flakes
  • 100 ml almond milk

* Sweet liqueur is better so I used marsala but you could use rum 6 gr of rum or rum aroma instead.

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  1. First prepare the cream. Separate the egg whites from yolks, and place them in 2 separate bowls. In the bowl with the yolks add 26 gr of sugar and mix until light and fluffy. Add the mascarpone and keep whisking (by hand of with an electric mixer). Now add the liqueur, mix for 30 more seconds then leave to rest.
  2. Clean the whisk properly, then move to the bowl with the egg whites. Start mixing and when it starts turning white add 24 gr sugar. Mix until the whites are firm. Add the white mix to the cream and blend very gently with a spatula. Now add the coconut and almond flakes to the mix.
  3. Get ready to compose the glasses: place the cream in a pastry bag and prepare the liquid to soften the cake (mix the almond milk and liqueur in a little bowl).
  4. Alternate layers of cream and cake. Before placing the pieces of cake in the glass, make sure you pour some liquid on the surface. Just don't dip the cake fully in the liquid or it will be too soggy! After competing the last layer of cream, decorate the top with some almond flakes, coconut or cake crumbs.
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TIPS: Place in the fridge for 1-2 hours before serving. In case you don't eat in on the same day, the tiramisu cups can be preserved in the fridge until the the day after.

Have you tried it? Do you have any suggestions? Leave your comment