Tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts: the flavor combination of coffee with mascapone is wonderful. I’ve always wanted to make one, however i’m having a difficult time finding mascapone cheese at the grocery store. So i decided to cheat a little and make one with regular cream cheese. And instead of lady fingers, i’m using angel food cake as the “sponge”. Finally, i’m replacing the eggs with cool whip to make this a truly easy-to-make dessert:
Angel food cake, pre-made
1 cup coffee, cooled
4 oz cream cheese, softened
4 oz cool whip, thawed
1/2 cup powdered sugar
Cocoa powder for dusting
Slice cake into long strips, like lady fingers.
Dip strips into coffee and lay one layer on bottom of 6×6 baking dish.
Beat cream cheese with electric mixer until smooth, then mix in sugar & cool whip.
Spread 1/2 of the mixture over first layer of cake.
Repeat with remaining cake and cream cheese mixture.
Cover and refrigerate 2 hours. Dust with cocoa powder before serving.
This “tiramisu” is yummy! The spongy cake layer has a light coffee taste, and the cream cheese layer tastes like cheesecake. Although this cake doesn’t really taste like an actual tiramisu, i still really enjoyed it! It’s a simple dessert to whip up when the tiramisu craving strikes and mascapone is nowhere to be found! 🙂