This easy no eggs tiramisu recipe is my makeover of the Tiramisu Italian dessert traditionally made with raw eggs.
Easy No Eggs Tiramisu Dessert Recipe
I’ve always enjoyed tiramisu, and even to this day if I order dessert in a restaurant it’s usually Tiramisu. It can be way too rich and high caloric, but these days restaurant desserts are miniature in size. It takes only 3 bites to devour a rich dessert – that’s a good thing. Keeps those calories in check.
The translation of ‘tiramisu’ is “pick me up” or “pull me up” which relates to the sugar and caffeine from the espresso. It’s the espresso that makes Tiramisu one of my favorite desserts.
A traditional Italian tiramisu is also made with eggs that are whipped up into a rich zabaglione. Zabaglione is made over a double boiler, whipping the egg yolks and sugar until a custard is formed. However, this extra step in the recipe is not on my radar for a quick and easy recipe.
As I was testing this easy no eggs tiramisu dessert recipe I still wanted to keep the richness in the dessert. That will come from the whipped cream and mascarpone cream. Eliminating the refined sugar was no problem as I most often use Monk Fruit or coconut sugar to replace the refined sugar in recipes.
Testing and remaking a recipe to be more calorie friendly and still keep it delicious can take some time. How can I pass up dessert testing? Someone has to do it, No…!
I raised the white flag and gave up the diet to enjoy this delicious dessert re-make. It took quite a few tries but I kept on testing and tasting. I think I gained a few pounds with this recipe.
Here is the Easy No Eggs Tiramisu Dessert Recipe you can enjoy any time of the year. With so few ingredients it’s definitely a dessert to make.
Easy No Eggs Tiramisu Dessert Recipe
This easy no eggs tiramisu dessert recipe makeover is a dessert to serve any time and any season. In my recipe re-make I tried to simplify the preparation of the ingredients to make this layered no bake dessert. It’s a delicious recipe to make for gatherings or parties.
- Prep Time: 20 - 35 minutes
- Cook Time: None
- Total Time: 3+ hours chill time
- Yield: 6-8
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: American
- 1/2 cup brewed strong espresso coffee, room temperature
- 1 (8 ounce) package mascarpone softened, room temperature
- 3/4 cup heavy cream, whipped
- 2 tablespoons vanilla extract (optional)
- 1-2 TBLS. Monk Fruit powdered sugar
- 20 savoiardi (ladyfingers)
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- Combine the brewed coffee into a measuring cup.
- In a small bowl whip cream, adding the powdered sugar and vanilla slowly to the cream while whipping.
- In a medium bowl whip the mascarpone for only 30 seconds just to give it a little lightness. Then fold the whipped cream into the mascarpone until well blended.
- Line a medium size glass baking dish with plastic wrap and let the wrap overlap the sides of the plate. This will help to un-mold the dessert onto a serving platter.
- Place the ladyfingers in the bottom of the dish in the same direction and with a pastry brush give the ladyfingers a brush or two of the coffee and amaretto. The cookies should have a coating of the coffee mixture to be absorbed for flavor.
- Top the layer of ladyfingers with the mascarpone and cream mixture just until covered.
- Repeat layering with another set of ladyfingers placed in the opposite direction of the bottom layer — brush with coffee — spread with mascarpone and cream mixture. Continue layering process using all the ladyfingers, and the top layer is covered with the mascarpone and cream mixture.
- Cover and refrigerate at least one hour before serving (2 hours or more would be better as the flavor of the coffee needs to blend into the ladyfingers). Sprinkle the top with powdered cocoa just before serving.
Keywords: Homemade No Eggs Tiramisu, no bake dessert, easy recipe, make in advance
This easy no eggs tiramisu dessert recipe makeover was not as difficult as I thought it was going to be. I just had to simplify the preparation of the ingredients to make this layered dessert.
There are many recipes for tiramisu that add Marsala wine or brandy. However, alcohol was not in the original tiramisu recipe back some 50+ years ago. Since the dessert was for the entire family to enjoy, which included the children, the original recipe did not include alcohol. My desserts are most often family friendly so I eliminated the alcohol as well.
Since I was testing this recipe I made a few individual portions to give to my tasters. It was much easier to test the recipe by making individual portions which made for less waste. Though making this a family style dessert in a casserole is actually easier.
**RECIPE & PHOTOS UPDATED IN 2018