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Tiramisu cups on a chopping board topped with cacao and grated chocolate
4.58 from 7 votes

Tiramisu Cups

These Tiramisu Cups are made the authentic way and are perfect when serving to a smaller group or party when you don’t need a whole tray
Prep Time20 minutes
Setting Time3 hours
Total Time3 hours 20 minutes
Course: Sweets
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: classic, coffee, dessert
Servings: 4 -6
Calories: 483kcal
Author: Ayeh Manfre
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  • 12 Italian ladyfinger biscuits (Savoiardi)
  • 250 g mascarpone cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup espresso coffee
  • 1 tablespoon liqueur (adding alcohol is optional, I’ve used Frangelico)
  • 4 tablespoon sugar (I’ve used coconut sugar)


  • Cocao powder (I've used cacao powder)
  • Dark chocolate


  • Make the espresso coffee and pour into a bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of sugar and the liquor. Allow it cool to room temperature
  • In the meantime, separate the egg yolks from the egg whites and place them in separate bowls
    Beat the egg whites with a stand mixer or electric hand mixer for a few minutes until soft peaks form. Set to the side
  • Add remaining sugar to the egg yolks, and mix together with a spoon.  Then add the mascarpone cheese and mix together slowly using the flat beater (if using a Kitchen aid stand mixer)
    A hand mixer can also be used at the lowest speed.  Don’t over mix, it should be a soft runny cream consistency
  • Add egg whites to the creamy mixture and very gently mix using a wooden spoon from the bottom of the bowl up, until it’s smooth and all clumps are removed (don’t over mix)
  • To assemble, break a ladyfinger biscuit into thirds, and dip quickly into the coffee mixture for 1-2 seconds.
    Place at the bottom of each glass in a single layer, then spoon a layer of cream over the biscuits, approximately 2 heaped tablespoons.
    Repeat process for 2 or 3 layers, depending on your cup size (I've made 3 layers in this recipe)
  • Wrap each cup with cling wrap and place in the fridge to set for at least 3-6 hours or even overnight which is always best
  • Before serving, dust each glass with cocoa powder and grate over some dark chocolate. Enjoy your Tiramisu Cups as the perfect dessert!



  • Serving is for 4 generous-sized cups
  • You can also make it into 6 cups if using smaller cups or only layering 2 layers of mixture and not 3


Calories: 483kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 206mg | Sodium: 136mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1161IU | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 2mg