Close-up of Tiramisu, as seen on Mary Makes It Easy, Season 2.
Recipe courtesy of Mary Berg

Quick and Easy Tiramisu

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 20 min (includes chilling time)
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
Skip the complicated steps of tiramisu with this recipe.



  1. Line a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with plastic wrap.
  2. Using a hand mixer or your stand mixer, beat the cream and mascarpone with 1/4 cup (50 grams) of the sugar as well as the vanilla extract until it holds stiff peaks.
  3. In a shallow dish, combine the remaining 1 tablespoon (12 grams) of sugar with the coffee and wine or liqueur and mix until the sugar has dissolved.
  4. Spread about one-third of the cream mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Quickly dunk one lady finger at a time into the coffee mixture and allow the excess to drip off before arranging snuggly in the pan. Continue until you have a full layer of ladyfingers, cutting or breaking pieces to fit. Pour half of the cream mixture on top and follow with another layer of coffee-soaked ladyfingers. Finish with the final layer of the cream mixture and the remaining coffee-soaked ladyfingers. Cover and place the fridge for at least 2 hours or up to 3 days to set up.
  5. When ready to serve, uncover the tiramisu and invert it onto a serving dish. Remove the plastic wrap and dust the top with cocoa powder just before slicing and serving.