Royal Tiramisu Cake: Dessert Fit For A King
You probably know tiramisu as an Italian dessert featuring light and fluffy mascarpone and melt-in-your-mouth ladyfingers dipped in coffee. And that's certainly what you'll get with this recipe, but we're taking it one step further by turning it into a royal cake of sorts. After all, a dessert always tastes better when it comes in a taller, layered version.
For the batter:
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp + 3 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- 2 oz flour
- 1 oz corn starch
For the cream:
- 27 oz mascarpone
- 4 oz powdered sugar
- 18 oz whipped cream
- 1 large cup of coffee with milk
- 11 oz ladyfingers
- 1 tbsp fine coffee grounds
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan with parchment paper. Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites and set the egg whites aside. Mix the egg yolks with the vegetable oil, vanilla extract, and 1 tbsp of sugar.
2. In a separate bowl, combine the egg whites, 3 tbsp of sugar, and pinch of salt into a fluffy cream. Add the flour, corn starch, and egg mixture from Step #1, and stir until smooth. Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 15 minutes.
3. Once the cake has cooled, flip the cake over onto a plate or platter, and put the removable springform pan ring back around the cake, without the base.
4. Mix the mascarpone, powdered sugar, and whipped cream together, and pour about ⅓ of the cream over the cake.
5. Dip the ladyfingers in cooled milk coffee, evenly distribute them over the cream, and cover the ladyfingers with another layer of cream. Repeat the process until the pan is full, and the top layer is cream. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
6. Remove the springform pan ring and sprinkle coffee grounds and cocoa powder over the top of the cake before serving.
Who would have thought that the fan favorite dessert could so easily be turned into a cake? Grab yourself a slice and enjoy with a cup of coffee.
You can find the recipe for the Marzipan Cherry Tiramisu featured in the bonus video here.