Coffee-Scented Tiramisu

Tiramisu is a great make-ahead dessert because it tastes even better after a night in the refrigerator. The yummy layers of coffee-drizzled ladyfingers and cream cheese filling meld together into a creamy treat.

Coffee-Scented Tiramisu
Servings: 8 Prep 20 mins Chill 4 hrs or overnight


  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup coffee liqueur (such as Kahlua)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 24 crisp ladyfinger cookies (7-ounce package); see Note
  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons confectioners sugar

Make It

1. Beat cream cheese, sugar, coffee liqueur and vanilla in medium-size bowl for 3 to 4 minutes or until light and creamy.

2. Whip cream to firm peaks. Fold whipped cream into cream-cheese mixture.

3. Arrange half of ladyfingers in dish just large enough to hold them in one layer, such as a 12 x 7-inch dish. Drizzle with half the coffee. Top with half the cream-cheese mixture, spreading smooth. Sprinkle with half the cocoa. Arrange the remaining ladyfingers over cocoa. Drizzle with remaining coffee. Top with remaining cream-cheese mixture, smoothing the top. Sprinkle with remaining cocoa.

4. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours, or preferably overnight. Dust with confectioners sugar.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 338, Fat, total (g): 18, chol. (mg): 76, sat. fat (g): 11, carb. (g): 34, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 6, sodium (mg): 149, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.