Food File: Chocolate Tiramisu

Today I’m sharing this suuuuper easy recipe for chocolate tiramisu that we enjoyed on our girls night. Are you a fan of tiramisu? I was never, and I mean, never, a fan of tiramisu. Since it’s made with coffee and I’m not exactly a fan of coffee (I prefer tea ;)), I never even considered trying it. Then, one day my friend Sarah whipped up this chocolate version for the non-coffee lovers like me and I was forever converted. If you’re not a coffee fan or simply a chocolate lover (who isn’t??) give this recipe a try, you’ll seriously love it, plus, it’s pretty easy 🙂


Dipping mix: 

. 1 cup of water

. 2 tbsp. cocoa powder (traditional tiramisu is made with coffee, so basically you’re just swapping it for chocolate)

. 1 tsp vanilla

Chocolate cream:

. 1/2 cup heavy cream

. 1 tsp. sugar

. 4 ounces dark chocolate

Mascarpone Mix:

. 1 cup mascarpone cheese

. 1 tsp. vanilla

. 1 cup heavy cream

. 1/3 cup sugar

. 18-24 italian style ladyfingers

. Dark chocolate to grate on top


. Start by making the dipping sauce by combining the ingredients in a small pot over low-medium heat. Set aside and let cool.

. For the chocolate cream, melt the chocolate with the heavy cream and sugar in a pot over low-medium heat. Stir until well combined. Set aside and let cool.

. Using an electric mixer, whisk the heavy cream and sugar until stiff peaks form. Fold in the mascarpone and vanilla. 

. To assemble, quickly dip each ladyfinger as you go (1 second each side), spread a layer of the mascarpone mix and add a spoonful of chocolate cream. Repeat layers until you have reached the top of your glass, mug or cup and finish it off with some grated dark chocolate on top.

. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight. 

. Recipe yields 6 cups.

Flatware: Zara Home (sold out, similar) | Dish Towel: Pepper B. Design | Cups: Anthropologie (sold out, similar)