11 Tiramisu Desserts That You'll Fall In Love With
It should be on the menu of any decent Italian restaurant – tiramisu. In fact, some people will rate restaurants on the quality of their tiramisu alone. The base of the recipe is actually quite simple, consisting of layers of ladyfingers and mascarpone cream, and refined with espresso and amaretto. But since its creation, the classic has evolved significantly, and here you have 11 of the most interesting–not to mention delicious–versions out there:
1. Tiramisu Ice Cream Cake
Tiramisu means "pick me up" in Italian. As the story goes, the dish supposedly got its name when a diner was trying it for the first time and said: "That really picked me up!" In this recipe, we're transforming this famous dessert into a frozen treat that should have the same reinvigorating effects. Get the recipe here.
2. Marzipan Cherry Tiramisu
One of the best things about fall and the impending holiday season is all the traditional sweet treats that make a return to our tables, ready to be enjoyed in the run up to winter. Whoever decided to combine seasonal favorites like marzipan with that dessert classic, the tiramisu, really deserves a medal. Get the recipe here.
3. Ladyfinger Roll
If you want to dunk your cookies in milk, you can't overdo it, otherwise you'll be left with a soggy mess. It takes some practice, but once you get the hang of it, there's no end to the enjoyment. And when you get really good at it, you can try out recipes like this one that rely completely on that absorbent quality to create an unforgettably fluffy treat. Get the recipe here.
4. Chocolate Tiramisu Log
One of the best desserts in the world has to be a tiramisu made from scratch and served fresh and cool. After dinner, indulgence doesn't get any better than this, right? Well, here's a new variation on the classic Italian dessert that will have raspberry fans drooling. And it's simple to boot! Ready to get started? Get the recipe here.
5. Ladyfinger Cake
After gelato, tiramisu is the second most popular dessert in Italy. As delicious as it is, some may find the combination of mascarpone, coffee, and booze a little too heavy though. That's why we've come up with a refreshing take on this tasty classic, adding fresh berries for extra color and a lighter touch. Get the recipe here.
6. Banana Bread Tiramisu
Do you have a few ripe bananas in your fruit basket? Then simply transform them into a tasty banana tiramisu. With a little espresso, you can add the finishing touch to this refined dish, which will make you the hero of any upcoming birthday or celebration. This dessert recipe is not only really delicious, the shot of rum gives it that little something extra. Get the recipe here.
7. Éclair Cake
An éclair is a truly mouth-watering French pastry with its sweet filling of vanilla cream, so it's kind of annoying that you always have to go a bakery for one because making them at home is no easy task. But we'll show you how to create this tasty dish and all your dinner guests will be quite pleased. And you won't even have to turn on your oven. Get the recipe here.
8. Tiramisu Martini
Since James Bond first gandered up to a bar, it's been popularly accepted that martinis are better shaken than stirred. Although this much sweeter — and oh, so much easier to drink — version is anything but the dry classic cocktail beloved by Agent 007, the same rule applies. Get ready to shake up some fun! Get the recipe here.
9. Strawberry & Orange Liqueur Delight
Italy has always been ahead of the pack when it comes to desserts. For those who are not so keen on coffee and chocolate, they can always try an alternative creation. Our strawberry and orange treat may not be a true tiramisu, but we're confident it's just as tasty! Get the recipe here.
10. Orange Sponge Tiramisu
As a classic dessert, tiramisu is a long-enduring favorite. Normally, it does just fine without fruit, but with a fresh note, it easily becomes something lighter and more summery. That's why this variation strikes a tasty balance between refreshingly light citrus fruit and rich cream. Get the recipe here.
11. Strawberry Tiramisu Cake
No one in their right mind would say no to a tasty tiramisu. But as tasty as this dish may be, we often want something that looks a little bit special. With the help of a springform pan, this is easily achieved. Just add some fresh strawberries on top — and you'll have created a cute and fruity spin on a classic that anyone would enjoy for dessert. Get the recipe here.
You're probably thinking: "How can I possibly find the perfect tiramisu dessert when there are so many to choose from?" Simple, just try them all! Now your only problem will be figuring out which recipe to try first.