Monday, December 26, 2005

Tiramisu Cake Sat 24th Dec 05

After dinner at Tolarnos we came home for coffee, cake & traditional early present opening!

I made a tiramisu cake from Allan Campion & Michele Curtis' 'Food with Friends', it was so easy to put together & a big hit with all. Here's the recipe

Tiramisu Cake

200g dark chocolate chopped into chunks (or use the melts like I did)
3 medium eggs, seperated
60 ml (1/4 cup) marsala
250 g mascarpone
150 g Italian sponge fingers
100 ml strong coffee
cocoa powder
cream to serve

22cm springform cake tin

Put chocolate in a heatproof bowl & set over saucepan of simmering water until melted. Beat egg yolks with marsala until pale & creamy. Add mascarpone to beaten yolks & beat until smooth. Add melted chocolate to mix & stir until well combined. Whip egg whites until stiff, fold into the mix.

Line springform tin with greaseproof paper. Lay half the spnge fingers in the bottom of the cake tin & drizzle with half the coffee. Pour the mascarpone mix into cake tin. Top with remaining biscuits & drizzle with remaining coffe. Cover with glad wrap & refrigerate for 3-4 hours or overnight until set.

To serve, remove cake carefully, dust with cocoa powder & serve with cream


Matt said...


Just wanted to say g'day and thanks for linking up my blog... Been checking out your site and i'm liking what i see.

I am unfortunately in the same situation of the post holiday diet thing... Not fun... but then whats a New Years resolution if you can't break it 2 weeks in a fit of drunken gluttonous rage :)


Adski said...

Hey Ange,
I had a go at this cake too, it's the 2nd time I've made it and everyone loves it. The Masala taste is very pronnounced in this cake, but always good during the festive season!
I posted my attempt on my blog
hope you dont mind me linking to your site!