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Tiramisu cups are a spin on the classic Italian no-bake dessert recipe, made with coffee soaked ladyfingers and layered with creamy mascarpone filling. If you love tiramisu without all the work, these little tiramisu cups are the perfect dessert.

easy tiramisu cups on a table.
Easy tiramisu cups

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These tiramisu cups are the best individual desserts for your next dinner party! Made with layers of creamy mascarpone cream and coffee soaked ladyfingers, tiramisu is the ultimate Italian dessert. No-bake and can be ready in minutes.

This dessert is decadent, sweet and creamy!

mini tiramisu cups.
Mini tiramisu cups

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • The sweet layers in these easy tiramisu cups are so easy to put together.
  • A spin on a traditional coffee flavored Italian dessert made in your own kitchen!
  • Serve when you need a special dessert at your next dinner party or festive gathering.
  • It’s packed full of flavor and takes minutes to put together.
  • Encompasses all of the classic elements of tiramisu!

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Heavy Whipping Cream – whips and holds its shape in the custard.
  • Confectioners’ Sugar – to sweeten and flavor the mascarpone custard.
  • Mascarpone – it wouldn’t be true tiramisu without mascarpone!
  • Vanilla Extract – I use pure vanilla extract.
  • Cocoa Powder for mixing with the heavy whipping cream and for dusting on top.
  • Ladyfinger Cookies – find them in the cookie isle of most grocery stores.
  • Black Coffee – espresso or any strong black coffee.

How To Make This Recipe

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Tiramisu cups process

Step 1:

In a mixing bowl, whip the heavy whipping cream with an electric hand mixer until stiff peaks form.

Step 2:

Add the vanilla, 2 tablespoons of the confectioners’ sugar and 2 tablespoons cocoa powder to the whipped cream mixture.

Step 3:

In a separate mixing bowl, mix the remaining sugar and mascarpone with electric hand mixer until smooth.

Step 4:

Set out four glasses, break one cookie in the bottom of each glass. Pour a tablespoon of coffee over each crumbled ladyfinger. Next, layer with two tablespoons of the cheese mixture. Repeat the process with the remaining cookies, coffee and cheese mixture.

Step 5:

Layer the whipped cream mixture over the last layer of cookies and sprinkle with cocoa powder.

individual tiramisu cups on a table.
Individual tiramisu cups

Recipe Tips & Variations

  • Try not over-soak the ladyfingers or the layers might collapse.
  • Beat the heavy whipping cream until peaks form, careful not to over-beat.
  • Be careful not over-mix the mascarpone cream or it could turn grainy.
  • Tiramisu is best eaten cold, so I recommend chilling first.

Storing & Freezing

Storing: Tiramisu will last for several days in the refrigerator. Cover the top of the cups with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator.

Freezing: Cover the cups tightly with plastic wrap, then again with aluminum foil and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. To defrost, place in the refrigerator overnight or let it sit at room temperature for 15-20 minutes.

FAQ

What is tiramisu?

Tiramisu is an Italian dessert made with ladyfingers, mascarpone, and espresso.

What is mascarpone?

Mascarpone is essentially the Italian version of cream cheese, but has a smoother consistency, is milder in flavor and has twice as much fat as cream cheese.

Is there a substitute for mascarpone?

Cream cheese works as a substitute if mascarpone is not available, but it will change the taste and texture of the filling.

What can I use instead of ladyfingers in tiramisu?

You can use sliced pound cake, sponge cake or vanilla cake if you don’t want to use, or don’t have access to ladyfingers.

Does tiramisu have alcohol in it?

Most tiramisu recipes contain alcohol. If preferred, you can use rum in place of the vanilla.

Can I substitute the coffee?

Coffee is a key ingredients in tiramisu. You can use your favorite coffee, including decaf.

Yield: 4 Servings

Tiramisu Cups

mini tiramisu cups.

Tiramisu cups are a spin on the classic Italian no-bake dessert recipe, made with coffee soaked ladyfingers and layered with creamy mascarpone filling. If you love tiramisu without all the work, these little tiramisu cups are the perfect dessert.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 8 ounces mascarpone
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa powder, divided
  • 8 ladyfinger cookies
  • 1/2 cup strong black coffee

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, whip the heavy whipping cream with an electric hand mixer until stiff peaks form.
  2. Add the vanilla, 2 tablespoons of the confectioners' sugar and 2 tablespoons cocoa powder to the whipped cream mixture.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, mix the remaining sugar and mascarpone with electric hand mixer until smooth.
  4. Set out four glasses, break one cookie in the bottom of each glass. Pour a tablespoon of coffee over each crumbled ladyfinger. Next, layer with two tablespoons of the cheese mixture. Repeat the process with the remaining cookies, coffee and cheese mixture.
  5. Layer the whipped cream mixture over the last layer of cookies and sprinkle with cocoa powder.

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