Tiramisu Torte – Italian Recipe

This easy tiramisu torte is ideal for all the tiramisu lovers! It has a rich tiramisu flavor and if you like the taste of a cream and coffee – like my wife – then this cake will easily become your favorite dessert. Even if you don’t like many coffee flavors – you can substitute the coffee with unsweetened cocoa.

Servings 12


  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup superfine sugar
  • ¼ cup self-rising flour
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules (I used espresso)
  • ¾ cup boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons coffee-flavored liqueur
  • ⅓ cup marsala wine
  • 1 lb. mascarpone cheese
  • 1¼ cup heavy cream
  • ⅓ cup confectioners’ sugar



  • Preheat oven to 350°F/ 180°C/ Gas Mark 4. Grease 9-inch cake pan with butter.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk eggs around10 minutes or just until thick and creamy; slowly add sugar, one tablespoon at a time, whisking until sugar dissolves.
  • Next, in another bowl, sift flours two times, then sift them over egg mix; fold ingredients together. Apply mixture to
  • Bake sponge around 25 minutes. Then, turn cake immediately onto a parchment-covered wire rack and turn up to cool.
  • In the meantime, combine water with coffee in a small heatproof bowl. Pour in liqueur and marsala; cool.
  • In a mixing bowl, whip mascarpone, and confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Whisk in cream and 1/3 cup of the coffee mix.
  • Divide sponge in 1/2 vertically, then divide each sponge in 1/2 horizontally. Apply one of the cake rectangles on a serving dish, cut side up; next, brush with 1/4 of the remaining coffee mixture, and after that place 2/3 cup of mascarpone mix.
  • Repeat layering method finishing with the sponge, cut-side down, and remaining mascarpone mix spread on top and sides of torte. Place in the fridge to set for about 2-3 hours.
  • Garnish the cake with toffee almonds or coarsely chopped candied, if you desire.

Buon Appetito!

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