Chocolate Tiramisu

Slice of Chocolate Tiramisu
We don’t drink coffee, but we love tiramisu. Chocolate Tiramisu is the perfect solution. It’s got all the light, creamy flavor of the original, with an emphasis on chocolate instead of coffee.
Serving of homemade Chocolate Tiramisu
It’s also easier to make than you may think, but allow a day in advance because it needs to be refrigerated overnight. Trust me, it’s worth the wait!
Serving of homemade Chocolate Tiramisu
It’s beautiful, and the best part is that it tastes even better than it looks!
Homemade Chocolate Tiramisu
It’s so good!

Easy Step-By-Step Instructions for Chocolate Tiramisu

Melted Chocolate for Chocolate Tiramisu
In a small dish, combine 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract, a dash of salt, and 1 cup hot water. Allow to stand for 10 minutes, and then whisk until chocolate is melted and mixture is combined. Set aside to cool.
Egg whites for Chocolate Tiramisu
In a very clean glass or metal mixing bowl, beat 4 egg whites with a dash of salt until stiff peaks form.
Whipping cream for Chocolate Tiramisu
In another mixing bowl, beat 2 cups heavy whipping cream with ¼ cup sugar and 1½ teaspoons vanilla until stiff. You can use the same beaters from the egg whites – no need to wash.
Egg yolks and sugar for Chocolate Tiramisu Recipe
Place 4 egg yolks in double boiler bowl, and whisk in ¼ cup sugar. Place bowl over simmering water, making sure water doesn’t touch the bowl.
Cooked egg yolks for Chocolate Tiramisu
Whisk constantly for 5 minutes, until light and foamy. Remove bowl from double boiler, and continue to whisk for one more minute.
Mascarpone cheese for Chocolate Tiramisu
In a large mixing bowl, combine 16 ounces mascarpone cheese with yolk mixture, and beat on medium speed until completely mixed. Again, you can use the beaters without washing them.
Filling for Chocolate Tiramisu
Mix in whipped cream, and …
Cream filling for Chocolate Tiramisu
… then gently fold in egg whites.
Dipping ladyfingers in chocolate for Chocolate TiramisuTiramisu
Start assembling the tiramisu as follows. Completely, but quickly, submerge half of the ladyfinger cookies (about 20) in chocolate mixture. They’re like sponges, absorbing a lot, so don’t let them sit in the chocolate.
Chocolate ladyfingers for Chocolate Tiramisu
Then arrange in bottom of 13 x 9 inch dish.
Assembling Chocolate Tiramisu
Spread with half of the mascarpone cream mixture, and smooth evenly.
Assembling Chocolate Tiramisu
Repeat layers with the rest of the lady fingers (dipped in chocolate), and …
Assembling Chocolate Tiramisu
… and then the remaining cream mixture.
Chocolate Tiramisu
Cover, and refrigerate for at least two hours.
Dusting Chocolate Tiramisu with cocoa
Sift 2 tablespoons cocoa powder over top.
Homemade Chocolate Tiramisu
Cover tightly, and refrigerate several more hours or overnight.
Making Chocolate Curls for Chocolate Tiramisu
To make chocolate curls for garnish, simply scrape a vegetable peeler along the edge of a piece of sweetened chocolate (either milk or dark).
Serving of homemade Chocolate Tiramisu
When ready to serve, cut into squares with a sharp knife, wiping it after each cut. Garnish with chocolate shavings, if desired.
Serving of homemade Chocolate Tiramisu
Bite of homemade Chocolate Tiramisu
DELICIOUS!

Free Printable Recipe for Chocolate Tiramisu

Chocolate Tiramisu

Servings: 15

Ingredients

  • 1 cup hot almost boiling water
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract divided
  • 40-45 ladyfinger cookies
  • 4 egg separated
  • ½ cup granulated sugar divided
  • 16 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt divided
  • 2 tablespoons Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate curls optional for garnish

Instructions

  • In a small dish, combine 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract, dash salt, and hot water. Let sit for 10 minutes, and then whisk until chocolate is melted and mixture is combined. Set aside to cool.
  • In a very clean glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites with a dash of salt until stiff peaks form.
  • In another mixing bowl, beat whipping cream with ¼ cup sugar and 1½ teaspoons vanilla until stiff. You can use the same beaters from the egg whites – no need to wash.
  • Place egg yolks in double boiler bowl, and whisk in ¼ cup sugar. Place bowl over simmering water, making sure water doesn’t touch the bowl. Whisk constantly for 5 minutes, until light and foamy. Remove bowl from double boiler, and continue to whisk for one more minute.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine mascarpone with yolk mixture, and beat on medium speed until completely mixed. Again, you can use the beaters without washing them. Mix in whipped cream, and then gently fold in egg whites.
  • Start assembling the tiramisu as follows. Completely submerge half of the ladyfinger cookies in chocolate mixture and arrange in bottom of 13 x 9 inch dish. Spread with half of the mascarpone cream mixture and smooth evenly. Repeat layers with the rest of the lady fingers, and then the remaining cream mixture. Cover, and refrigerate for two hours.
  • Sift cocoa powder over top, cover tightly, and refrigerate several more hours or overnight.
  • When ready to serve, cut into squares with a sharp knife, wiping it after each cut. Garnish with chocolate shavings.