Monday, May 4, 2009

TWD Tiramisu Cake

This weeks Tuesdays with Dorie selection was Tiramisu Cake and it was chosen by Megan of My Baking Adventures. I love tiramisu and I was anxious to see how using cake in place of ladyfingers worked. I thought that the cake worked beautifully. It was light and tasty and it soaked in the espresso syrup in very well. I went a little light when brushing the espresso syrup on the cake. I didn't need to worry the cake soaked up the liquid just fine.

The frosting and filling for the cake are made with mascarpone, sugar, whipped cream, and the espresso syrup. I used mini chocolate chips between layers. The flavors blended very nicely and tasted very much like a regular tiramisu. I simply dusted the top of the cake with some cocoa powder.

I served this cake for my daughters birthday along with her usual derby pie. Everyone seemed to like it. I will definitely be making this cake again.


Marthe said...

Your cake looks really good!! I loved this recipe and made mini- and regularsized cupcakes. Yum!!

chocolatechic said...


I used this as a birthday cake too.

Teanna said...

The cake looks delicious! Happy birthday to your daughter!

Leslie said...

Beautiful! I bet your daughter loved having two cakes for her birthday!

Megan said...

Derby pie? I've never heard of that before - I'm going to look it up!

And I'm so glad you liked this!

TeaLady said...

I can see why. It looks lovely.

sarasophia said...

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