Perfect Eggless Tiramisu

Perfect Eggless Tiramisu

I love Tiramisu! It is definitely on the list of my favourite desserts (even though it is quite a long list I must admit). It also happens to be one of my hubby’s favourite so I tend to make it as a special treat for him or as a bribe when I want for something to get done lol. πŸ˜‰ Occassion isn’t important here at all as this Perfect Eggless Tiramisu definitely doesn’t need one!

This particular Tiramisu is based on the recipe I have seen in BBC Good Food Magazine quite a few years back and which I have since modified to my liking. I have made it a bit lighter just to make myself feel a bit better when eating it and also changed the alcohol used from original Marsala to Baileys. Feel free to use any other coffee liqueur or indeed go back to Marsala. I do, however, find Baileys simply perfect here.

The best thing about this dessert is that it can be prepared in advance and it is the best after a good chill in the fridge preferably overnight (although if you are short on time couple of hours will do too)!

The fact that this dessert is eggless wasn’t too intentional and it definitely isn’t authentic, however I do prefer it to the eggy version myself plus it makes it perfect if you are catering for someone who can’t eat eggs.

Perfect Eggless Tiramisu

I don’t know about you but I like biscuits in my Tiramisu really well soaked in coffee. The amount of coffee for well soaked biscuits is 300ml and I never have any left. To make things slightly easier on yourself divide your biscuits and coffee in half and make sure you use 150ml of coffee for each 100g of biscuits. Oh and a word of warning here! Unless you are really strong willed, you will most likely end up with couple of lady fingers biccies (pre-soaked) in your belly which is (of course) allowed (even encouraged) lol. Perks of the cook, they say!

I like to make my tiramisu in one large dish (approx. 24 x 18cm) however you might prefer individual portions. These look best in nice tumbler or perhaps sundae style glasses where you can see all the layers. Most of the time one dish tiramisu is much easier and quicker though, and if you put your mind to it when serving up, you can get great looking, neat squares that will impress. πŸ™‚

Perfect Eggless Tiramisu

Yield: 6-8


  • 300ml double cream
  • 200g pot half-fat creme fraiche
  • 250g pot mascarpone or mascarpone light
  • 75ml Baileys or any other coffee liqueur
  • 5 Tbsp caster sugar
  • 300ml strong coffee made with 2 Tbsp instant coffee granules & 300ml boiling water (you can also use 300ml or espresso or strong filtered coffee)
  • 200g pack of lady fingers (savoiardi) biscuits
  • roughly 4 small or 2 large squares of good quality dark chocolate (for grating)
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
    I used rectangular baking dish roughly 24x18cm


  1. Start with preparing coffee. Set aside and let it cool slightly.
  2. While coffee is cooling prepare your mascarpone cream mixture by mixing together mascarpone, double cream, creme fraiche, sugar and Baileys in a bowl of standing mixer using balloon whisk attachment or using a hand mixer. Mix together until you get the consistency of thick whipped cream. Take care not to overbeat.
  3. Divide biscuits in half and dip them one by one in coffee. Let them "drink" the coffee a bit. You should use approx. 150ml on each half of biscuits. Layer the biscuits at the bottom of the dish as you dip them in the coffee. If after dipping your biscuits you still have some coffee leftover (you used less than 150ml) I would suggest to pour it gently over the biscuits using the spoon.
  4. Spread half the mascarpone mixture on top of the first layer of coffee soaked biscuits.
  5. Using fine microplane (or similar) grater, grate the dark chocolate squares over the mascarpone layer.
  6. Follow with another half of lady finger biscuits soaked in coffee and another layer of mascarpone mixture.
  7. Finish with dusting of cocoa powder.
  8. Chill for at least couple of hours but preferably longer.
  9. Serve and enjoy!

If you are after some more desserts with a bit of Wow! factor take a look at my Pancakes (Crepes) with Mascarpone Cream & Cranberry Compote, which are simply irresistible or perhaps Chocolate Brioche Pudding with Raspberries which is a very special take on bread and butter pudding and last but not least this Vanilla Cremem Brulle to impress!

Perfect Eggless Tiramisu

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  • Reply

    Tiramisu is one of my favorite make ahead desserts! I use to own a coffee shop and we made it in big sheet pans all the time! Yours looks amazing!

    February 13, 2018 at 9:04 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thanks Patrick! πŸ™‚ I love the fact that it’s make ahead and actually easier and quicker to make than people think!

      February 13, 2018 at 9:17 pm
  • Reply jenny walters

    Fabulous Jo.Tiramisu is one of my faves too.Strong black coffee is a passion of mine!This version sounds absolutely lush!

    February 14, 2018 at 11:26 am
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thanks Jenny! Can’t go wrong with a bit of lovely tiramisu that’s for sure! I can never have it too late mind you as all that coffee keeps me awake lol πŸ™‚ x

      February 14, 2018 at 2:21 pm
  • Reply Corina Blum

    It looks delicious! Unfortunately my husband hates any dessert flavoured with coffee so it’s not something I get to eat very often and not at home. I’d really love to try a slice of yours! Thanks so much for sharing with #CookOnceEatTwice

    February 14, 2018 at 4:21 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thanks Corina! πŸ™‚ Oh no, I think you’ve got to have a serious talk with your hubby lol (only joking) πŸ˜‰ Virtual slice is coming your way! πŸ™‚ x

      February 14, 2018 at 8:33 pm
  • Reply Eb Gargano | Easy Peasy Foodie

    Oh I LOVE tiramisu! It’s one of my favourite desserts. I really like the idea of using bailey instead of marsala. I need to try that…and I quite agree about the need to ‘test’ the ladies finger biscuits…just for quality control purpose obs πŸ˜‰ Eb x
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    February 14, 2018 at 8:28 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Oh it wouldn’t be proper tiramisu making without couple of biccies being sacrificed πŸ˜‰ Quality control all the way! lol πŸ™‚ x

      February 14, 2018 at 8:38 pm
  • Reply Nicola

    Oh tiramisu is one of my favourite desserts, I love it! This looks amazing 😍 Pinned!

    February 15, 2018 at 9:04 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thanks Nicola! Both myself and hubby have a soft spot for this one. You can’t go wrong with a bit of Tiramisu! πŸ™‚

      February 15, 2018 at 9:43 pm
  • Reply Monika Dabrowski

    Tiramisu is not the most likely dessert I’d order whenever I eat out but I’d definitely order yours, sounds super delicious:)

    February 16, 2018 at 8:35 am
  • Reply Jenny Paulin

    ooooh Jo this dessert is just scrumptious looking! It looks so light and easy to eat. it is a pudding I have never made myself, but I think I want to now xx

    February 16, 2018 at 7:58 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thank you Jenny πŸ™‚ Me and my hubby are huge fans. It is so delicately spongy plus all that coffee and Baileys can only be a good thing too πŸ™‚ I hope you make it at some point. xx

      February 16, 2018 at 9:21 pm
  • Reply Kirsty Hijacked By Twins

    I adore tiramisu, it is always a dessert I cannot resist and yours looks just as delicious! Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x
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    February 18, 2018 at 3:15 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thank you so much Kirsty! πŸ™‚ I know, there is something super irresistible about Tiramisu πŸ™‚ x

      February 19, 2018 at 10:53 pm
  • Reply choclette

    I’m not really a fan of coffee in desserts, but your tiramisu looks truly lush. CT on the other hand would love me forever if I made him this. Thanks for sharing with #WeShouldCocoa.
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    March 1, 2018 at 11:18 am
  • Reply Alex

    Thank you for sharing this recipe with us. It looks so delicious, I can’t wait to try it. I love tiramisu so much. Also, my friends are loving it too. Strong black coffee is a passion of mine. Your blog is really amazing, very cute and informative. Just keep it up! What is next? πŸ˜€

    June 20, 2018 at 9:16 am
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thanks Alex for your kind words πŸ™‚ Tiramisu is one of my favourite desserts too πŸ™‚

      June 20, 2018 at 11:23 am

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