Legendary Tiramisu Trifle

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Legendary Tiramisu Trifle: the ultimate dessert that will make your taste buds dance with delight! This classic Italian dessert has been reinvented into a stunning trifle, perfect for any special occasion or simply when you want to treat yourself. If you’re a fan of tiramisu, this trifle is about to become your new favorite dessert.

Imagine layers of light and airy sponge cake soaked in a rich coffee syrup, then topped with a velvety smooth mascarpone cream and dusted with cocoa powder. The combination of flavors is nothing short of divine – the bitter coffee, the sweet and creamy mascarpone, and the subtle hint of cocoa all meld together in perfect harmony.

Creating this Legendary Tiramisu Trifle is a true labor of love, but the end result is absolutely worth the effort. The key is to use high-quality ingredients, like a good-quality espresso, fresh eggs, and genuine Italian mascarpone cheese. These ingredients will ensure your tiramisu trifle is nothing short of legendary.

Now, let’s talk about the process of assembling this decadent dessert. The first step is to prepare the coffee syrup, which will be used to soak the sponge cake layers. Simply combine hot espresso with sugar and a splash of your favorite coffee liqueur (optional but highly recommended!).

Next, you’ll need to create the luscious mascarpone cream. This heavenly mixture is made by gently folding together mascarpone cheese, sugar, and whipped cream. The result is a smooth, creamy, and delectable filling that will make your trifle truly unforgettable.

Finally, it’s time to assemble your Legendary Tiramisu Trifle. Start by layering pieces of sponge cake in the bottom of a trifle dish or large glass bowl. Generously drizzle the coffee syrup over the cake, ensuring it soaks in evenly. Spread a layer of mascarpone cream over the soaked cake, then dust with cocoa powder. Repeat the process until all of your cake, coffee syrup, and mascarpone cream has been used, finishing with a final dusting of cocoa powder.

Once your trifle is assembled, it’s important to let it chill in the refrigerator for at least a few hours or overnight. This allows the flavors to meld together, and the trifle to set up properly.

When it’s time to serve your Legendary Tiramisu Trifle, you’ll be rewarded with a dessert that not only looks stunning but tastes absolutely divine. Each bite is a perfect balance of flavors and textures – it’s a dessert that will leave a lasting impression on everyone who tries it.

So, my dear friend, don’t hesitate to embark on the journey of creating this masterpiece. Your Legendary Tiramisu Trifle awaits!

Legendary Tiramisu Trifle

Course: DessertCuisine: Italian


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A delectable Italian dessert reinvented into a stunning trifle that will leave your taste buds dancing with delight.


  • 2 cups (480 ml) hot espresso

  • 1/4 cup (50 g) granulated sugar

  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) coffee liqueur (optional)

  • 1 pound (450 g) mascarpone cheese, room temperature

  • 1 cup (240 ml) heavy whipping cream

  • 1/2 cup (100 g) granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 large sponge cake, cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) pieces

  • 1/4 cup (25 g) unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting


  • In a medium bowl, combine hot espresso, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, and coffee liqueur (if using). Stir until sugar dissolves. Set aside to cool.
  • In a large bowl, combine mascarpone cheese, heavy whipping cream, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, and vanilla extract. Whip until stiff peaks form.
  • Dip sponge cake pieces briefly into the cooled coffee syrup, then arrange them in a single layer at the bottom of a trifle dish.
  • Spread a layer of the whipped mascarpone mixture over the sponge cake layer.
  • Repeat the process, creating alternating layers of coffee-soaked sponge cake and whipped mascarpone mixture until the trifle dish is filled. End with a layer of mascarpone mixture.
  • Dust the top of the trifle with unsweetened cocoa powder.
  • Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight to allow flavors to meld and the trifle to set.
  • Serve chilled and enjoy your Legendary Tiramisu Trifle!


  • If you prefer a non-alcoholic version, simply omit the coffee liqueur.
  • You can use ladyfingers or pound cake in place of sponge cake if desired.
  • For an extra touch of elegance, garnish with fresh berries or chocolate curls before serving.

This Legendary Tiramisu Trifle pairs beautifully with a hot cup of espresso or cappuccino for an indulgent Italian dessert experience. For a light and refreshing contrast, try serving it alongside a citrus sorbet or a fruit salad featuring seasonal fruits.

If you prefer to complement the trifle with another dessert, a delicate panna cotta or a creamy cannoli would make an excellent choice.

Jamie Anderson
Jamie Anderson
Hey there! I'm Jamie Anderson. Born and raised in the heart of New York City, I've always had this crazy love for food and the stories behind it. I like to share everything from those "Aha!" cooking moments to deeper dives into what's really happening in the food world. Whether you're here for a trip down culinary memory lane, some kitchen hacks, or just curious about your favorite eateries, I hope you find something delightful!

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