Tiramisu on a fork
Tiramisu With Homemade Ladyfingers
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
40 mins
A decadent dessert made with coffee and rum soaked Ladyfingers, layered with custard and whipped cream. Try to make this dessert two days in advance for optimal flavor but no less than one day ahead.
Course: Dessert
Servings: 12
Calories: 318 kcal
Author: Good Dinner Mom
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee, room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons rum or 2 teaspoons rum extract. You can also substitute Irish Cream, such as Bailey's in place of the rum.
  • 12 homemade Ladyfingers, or 2- 3 oz. pkgs. purchased Ladyfingers
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together egg yolks and sugar until well blended. Whisk in milk and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils. Boil gently for 1 minute, remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Cover tightly and place in refrigerator for 20 minutes to cool.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat cream with vanilla until stiff peaks form.
  3. Whisk mascarpone into yolk mixture until smooth.
  4. In a small bowl, combine coffee and rum. Place ladyfingers on a plate and drizzle coffee mixture over until ladyfingers soak up all the coffee.
  5. Arrange half of soaked ladyfingers in bottom of a 8x8-inch or comparable size pan (breaking some in half if necessary to cover entire bottom). Spread half of mascarpone mixture over ladyfingers, then half of whipped cream over that. Repeat layers one more time.
  6. Cover and refrigerate 24 to 48 hours.
  7. Just before cutting to serve, sprinkle top with cocoa powder.
Nutrition Facts
Tiramisu With Homemade Ladyfingers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 318 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 180mg 60%
Sodium 48mg 2%
Potassium 65mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Sugars 13g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 18.1%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 8.1%
Iron 3.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.