This Super delicious and decadent Cherry Tiramisu is a cross between Black Forest Cake and Tiramisu! And is super simple to make, I kid you not!
It is said the origin of tiramisu goes back to the 1960s in the region of Veneto, Italy. Tiramisu has several meanings such as “pick me up”, “cheer me up” or “lift me up”.
And is coffee-flavoured Italian dessert.
That is made with espresso or strong roast coffee and mascarpone cheese, and cocoa among a few other key ingredients.
My recipe here uses espresso, vanilla extract, mascarpone cheese, cocoa and whipped cream vs raw eggs.
Be ready to have your socks knocked off with this one 🙂
Just be sure to follow the directions I have listed below and you will be on your way to Tiramisu heaven!
You may be thinking, can it really be made without the eggs?
Doesn’t traditional Tiramisu have raw eggs in it? And my answer to that is “Yes” and “No”.
Some traditional Tiramisu recipes that hail from Italy will ask you to put raw egg whites in the Tiramisu.
However not all Italians do that, just look at Laura Vitale recipe which this recipe was inspired by.
She is Italian and does not agree with putting raw eggs in her recipe either.
The reason some do that is one because it’s tradition and two it also creates a light and fluffiness to the cake.
With mine, we are substituting those raw eggs for fresh whipped cream which helps to maintain that light fluffy texture. And is much better if you ask me!
See this whole sheet cake above? Between me Jason and my girlfriend had it polished off in two days.
It is that good guys!! The whole darn thing was gone in less than 48 hours 🙁 and I was so sad.
Also if you have kids in the house or don’t drink alcohol you can omit the rum.
You can make the Tiramisu more on the sweet side like most cakes or follow the traditional Tiramisu style that has more of a liquor espresso taste, which I must prefer.
Plus the cherries have enough sugar in them already so adding heapings of extra sugar is not necessary.
I used fresh sweet cherries for this filling and cooked them down with a little cornstarch and water.
You can use fresh or frozen cherries just make sure there the sweet ones otherwise you will want to add some sugar as well.
And if you want to skip the stovetop cooking method, by using a cherry pie filling instead. Just keep in mind most of those are filled with sugar so your Tiramisu will be allot sweeter than mine. If prepare it from scratch it tastes much better if you ask em.
Tiramisu has always tasted best the next day, so if you cannot wait the 24 hours. Allow it to sit in the fridge for at least 6 prior to serving.
Also feel free to replace the cherries with raspberries if you’d like, they go really well with the Tiramisu flavors as well.
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NOW LET'S MAKE THE TIRAMISU
Nutrition Information:Yield: 14 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 436 Total Fat: 32g Saturated Fat: 19g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 135mg Sodium: 211mg Carbohydrates: 33g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 24g Protein: 5g