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Tiramisu is a luscious Italian dessert that is not as difficult to make as it may seem. I have cut the sugar in this recipe, and used a little honey to replace it.

Makes 9 servings.


  • 1 c strong, hot coffee
  • 1/2 c honey (divided use)
  • 1/4 c Kahlua coffee liqueur
  • 1 1/2 c heavy cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 16 oz Mascarpone cheese, softened
  • 7-8 oz Lady Fingers (Savoiardi)
  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder


  1. Place hot coffee in a small bowl. Add 1/4 cup of the honey; stir until dissolved. Stir in the Kahlua.
  2. Whip cream until soft peaks form, adding vanilla midway through the whipping process.
  3. In large bowl, soften Mascarpone. Add remaining 1/4 cup honey; blend thoroughly until no lumps or streaks are left.
  4. Fold the whipped cream into the Mascarpone.
  5. In an 8 x 8 x 2 inch pan or round 9 inch cake pan, place a layer of Lady Fingers, breaking as needed to completely cover bottom of pan.
  6. Pour half of the Kahlua mixture evenly over Lady Fingers.
  7. Spread half of the Mascarpone mixture on top in a smooth layer.
  8. Repeat layers once more: Lady Fingers, Kahlua mixture, Mascarpone mixture.
  9. Sprinkle with cocoa powder.
  10. Cover and refrigerate overnight or up to 24 hours.
  11. Cut with sharp knife, wiping knife between slices. Remove slices carefully.

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