In a small bowl mix the coffee and Kahlua and set aside.
Beat the egg whites until stiff and set aside.
In another bowl beat the egg yolks and vanilla until pale and lemon-colored. Add the mascarpone until smooth. Fold the egg whites into the cheese mixture gently.
In 4 small glass dessert bowls, place 3 ladyfingers in bottom and generously sprinkle the Kahlua coffee mixture.
Drop 1/4-cup dollops of cheese mixture on top of ladyfingers, repeat with the lady fingers again followed with the Kahlua-coffee mixture. Top with cheese mixture.
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Recipe courtesy Tammy Weiss