What does tiramisu consist of?

Below are the necessary ingredients needed to make a great tiramisu dessert


  • 3 free-range eggs, separated
  • 75 g caster sugar
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 450 g mascarpone
  • 1 x 200 g Boudoir biscuits packet
  • ½ cup espresso or strong coffee
  • 4 T Marsala (optional)
  • Cocoa powder, for dusting

Tiramisu is a coffee-flavoured Italian dessert. It is made of ladyfingers (savoiardi) dipped in coffee, layered with a whipped mixture of eggs, sugar and mascarpone cheese, flavoured with cocoa. The recipe has been adapted into many varieties of cakes and other desserts. Its origins are often disputed among Italian regions Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia.