Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Tiramisu Layer Cake with Ombre Mascarpone Frosting

This Tiramisu Layer Cake is an ideal indulgent celebration cake for all lovers of coffee, chocolate and of course that delicious Italian classic, tiramisu!

Tiramisu Layer Cake with Ombre Mascarpone Frosting. This is the cake my dreams are made of. If you were to ask me what my favourite dessert is, chances are my reply would be tiramisu. Now, I’m a dessert lover and there are a lot of desserts I like.


  • 225 g unsalted butter (1 cup)
  • 225 g golden caster sugar (1 cup)
  • 225 g plain flour (1 1/2 cups)
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda baking soda
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 vanilla pod seeds scraped
  • 1 tablespoon espresso powder
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder

For the coffee syrup

  • 2 tablespoons espresso powder
  • 80 g golden caster sugar (1/2 cup)
  • 120 ml water (1/2 cup)

For the mascarpone frosting

  • 750 g mascarpone (26 ounces)
  • 115 g icing sugar (1 cup) sifted
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 vanilla pod seeds scraped
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 25 g 70% dark chocolate (1 ounce)

To finish

  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C fan/180°C/350°F. Grease and line 2 (or 4 if you have them and the oven space!) 6" loose bottomed cake tins.
  2. Start by making the base cake mixture. You can make this like you would a regular cake, by creaming the butter and sugar, then beating in the eggs, milk and vanilla and then folding in the flour and raising agents. However, as you're going to be splitting the mixture and adding more flavourings, it really is easiest to simply make this in the food processor. The results are just as good.
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