Twinkie Tiramisu

Twinkie Tiramisu
Servings: 12 Prep 10 mins Cook 3 mins

Ingredients

  • Espresso Syrup:
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup strongly brewed espresso coffee
  • 1/4 cup Italian or domestic brandy, optional
  • Mascarpone Filling:
  • 1 pound mascarpone cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 10 Twinkies, sliced in half lengthwise
  • Cocoa powder, for garnish

Make It

Espresso Syrup:

1. Combine water and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat; cool and add coffee and brandy.

Mascarpone Filling:

2. Beat mascarpone, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Whip cream until soft peaks form. Fold whipped cream into mascarpone mixture.

To assemble:

3. Place a layer of the Twinkie slices in the bottom of a shallow 2-1/2-quart baking dish. Drizzle with half of the Espresso Syrup. Spread with half the Mascarpone Filling. Repeat with remaining Twinkie slices, syrup and filling.

4. Smooth top with a spatula. Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours before serving. Just before serving, sift cocoa to lightly dust the top. Makes 12 servings.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 12; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 467, Fat, total (g): 33, chol. (mg): 95, sat. fat (g): 17, carb. (g): 39, fiber (g): , pro. (g): 5, sodium (mg): 164, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.