Tiramisu Layer Cake, the Classic Italian Dessert, made with an easy scratch Sponge Cake and filled with the Perfect Creamy Mascarpone Filling. Classic Italian Tiramisu doesn’t get better than this!
I am sure I don’t have to translate this cake, by now everyone has heard of Tiramisu and eaten it. But twenty years ago that wasn’t the case, no one had ever heard of Tiramisu, except if you were Italian.
I was in fact in Italy when I first tasted it. My sister- in-law made it for her daughter’s birthday. But after that first taste, I have never forgotten this Homemade Classic Italian Tiramisu Layer Cake.
It has become one of my favourites and my family’s favourites. In fact the Italian requests it for every one of his birthdays!
This Tiramisu Layer Cake has pretty well become our the standard birthday cake. Sometimes I try to make variations to change it up a bit.
So what is so special about this Tiramisu you ask? Well it is made with an Italian Sponge Cake instead of Italian Savoiardi which are also known as Lady Fingers.
This cake should be made the night before and kept in the fridge, before you serve it you can sprinkle it with chocolate curls or cocoa.
Homemade Classic Italian Tiramisu Layer Cake
I made it once two hours ahead of time and it just wasn’t the same, it was good but much better if you wait. The cake is really easy to make and to put together.
So get out your forks and let them eat Tira mi su! If you are looking for some more amazing and easy Tiramisu recipes why not check these out, Easy Tiramisu Recipes. Enjoy!
Homemade Classic Italian Tiramisu Layer Cake is a classic Italian dessert recipe. Made with a delicious sponge cake then layered with a creamy mascarpone filling. The perfect family dinner or company is coming dessert.
- For the Italian Sponge Cake
- 5 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- CREAM FILLING
- 1 1/2 cups whole or whipping cream
- 1 egg**
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 1/2 cups mascarpone
- 1 cup coffee (more if desired) (I use espresso, but a good strong coffee will do I'm sure)
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
Pre-heat the oven to 350°. Grease a 9 inch (24 cm) springform cake pan.
Beat on medium-low speed the eggs and sugar until well mixed (2 minutes) add flour and baking powder and continue to beat on medium speed for 2-3 minutes or until smooth. Pour into greased cake pan and bake for approximately 30 minutes or until tested done. Let cool, then slice into 3 layers. While cake bakes make the coffee and let cool.
While cake cools, beat together sugar and eggs till frothy, then add the mascarpone and cream, beat until thick.
Place 1 layer of cake (sliced side up) on a large plate and spoon 1/3 of the coffee on top, cover with 1/3 of the cream mixture and repeat with the remaining layers. Frost the cake with the remaining cream filling. Sprinkle with unsweetened cocoa or sprinkle with chocolate flakes or chips. Enjoy!
**I use a small sieve to sprinkle the cocoa on top of the cake.*In the cream filling, for the replacement of raw eggs, you can try using a product called Egg Replacer or there are now pasteurized egg products and pasteurized eggs available or if you wish eliminate the egg.