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"Shortcut" Tiramisu

Updated: Oct 13, 2023

So, I whipped up this shortcut Tiramisu in a martini glass for my daughter's birthday, and let me tell you, it was a hit! No fuss with layering savoiardi; just dollop that creamy mascarpone right in the glass. I stuck a couple of savoiardi on the sides for good measure and that classic touch. Easy, quick, and still got that 'wow' factor.

Posted a sneak peek on my socials and someone on TikTok was like, 'Recipe, please!' So, here we are. The martini glass isn't just for the 'Gram; it actually makes for the perfect portion. A spoonful gets you a bit of everything: the creaminess, the coffee hit, and the liqueur kick. Trust me, it's Tiramisu but without the long prep time.

So, whether it's a birthday or you're just feeling fancy on a weekday, this shortcut Tiramisu has got you covered. I mean, who says you can't have elegance without spending hours in the kitchen? Give it a try; it's a game-changer!



(Serve 2)

  • Fillings:

  • Egg Yolks, 2

  • Granulated Sugar, 70g

  • Egg Whites, 2

  • Sea Salt, Pinch

  • Mascarpone, 225g

  • Fresh Orange Zest, 1 Orange

  • Coffee Liqueur, 2 TBSP

  • Tiramisu:

  • Coffee Freshly Brewed, For Dipping

  • Coffee Liqueur, 2 TBSP

  • Savoiardi, 4

  • High Quality Cocoa Powder Preferably Valrhona or Callebaut, For Dusting

  • Raw Cacao Nibs, For Garnishing





  1. Prepare the fillings.

  2. Prepare a double boiler.

  3. Add the egg yolks to the double boiler.

  4. Whisk until it turns pale yellowish.

  5. *Make sure the simmering water does not touch the bowl, or else the eggs will scramble.*

  6. Add in the sugar and whisk until the sugar has dissolved.

  7. The mixture should thicken and the color should lighten.

  8. In another bowl, using a hand or stand mixer, whisk egg whites and salt until stiff peaks form.

  9. In another large mixing bowl, whisk mascarpone to loosen it.

  10. Fold the yolk mixture into the mascarpone until well combined.

  11. Next, fold the egg whites in 1/3 portions until everything is fully incorporated.

  12. Followed by orange zest and coffee liqueur.

  13. Keep chilled until ready to use.

  14. Prepare the tiramisu.

  15. When about to serve, add the fillings to martini glasses.

  16. In a shallow bowl, add coffee and coffee liqueur.

  17. Mix until well combined.

  18. Dip one savoiardi into the coffee mixture and flip only once.

  19. Slide the dipped savoiardi to the side of the martini glass.

  20. Repeat the steps to have 2 savoiardi on each martini glass as shown in the photos.

  21. Dust cocoa powder over the top and garnish with cacao nibs.

  22. Serve immediately.

Mama Mia...

No word is needed...


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