Quick & Easy

Tiramisu cake

Turn your favorite Italian restaurant treat into a spectacular cake.
1H 10M



1.Preheat oven to moderate. Grease two deep 19cm-square cake pans; line bases with baking paper.
2.Beat eggs in medium bowl with electric mixer about 10 minutes or until thick and creamy. Add 1 cup of the sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until sugar dissolves between additions. Gently fold in triple-sifted flours, then ¼ cup of the boiling water. Divide mixture evenly between prepared pans; bake, uncovered, in moderate oven about 25 minutes. Turn cakes immediately onto wire racks to cool.
3.Meanwhile, combine remaining boiling water, coffee and ½ cup of the marsala in small bowl; cool.
4.Beat egg yolks and remaining sugar in small bowl with electric mixer until thick and creamy. Add remaining marsala and mascarpone; beat until combined.
5.Line deep 19cm-square cake pan with plastic wrap. Split cooled cakes in half horizontally; place one layer of cake in pan, brush with ⅓ cup of the coffee mixture. Spread with 1 cup of the mascarpone mixture; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of the grated chocolate. Repeat layering, finishing with layer of cake, cover; refrigerate 3 hours or overnight.
6.Beat cream in small bowl with electric mixer until soft peaks form. Turn cake onto serving plate; spread top and sides with cream. Using vegetable peeler, make chocolate curls from extra chocolate; sprinkle over cake.

This recipe can be made 2 days in advance and kept, covered, in the refrigerator. Originally from Sicily, marsala is a sweet fortified wine; you can substitute it with any coffee-flavoured liqueur if you prefer. Mascarpone, an Italian fresh soft cheese, can be found in the dairy section of your supermarket.


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