Tiramisu Cake

Tiramisu Cake
Posted November 26, 2010 by Sheri

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    48 Min


16 servings


  • 1 box white cake mix made according to pkg directions
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee
  • 1/4 cup strong coffee
  • 1/2 cup Kahlua divided use
  • 8 ounces mascarpone
  • 3/4 cup confectioners sugar divided use
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder or shaved chocolate


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and flour 3 (8″) pans.  Double layers will work, just adjust time!
  2. Prepare cake mix according to package instructions and add 1 t. instant coffee to the batter.
  3. Bake layers for 18-22 minutes, check with toothpick inserted in center of cake until it comes out clean.
  4. Baste layers with 1/4 c. strong coffee and 2 T. Kahlua.
  5. For filling, combine mascarpone, 1/2 c. confectioners’ sugar and 4 T. Kahlua, beat well, then cover and refrigerate.
  6. For frosting, beat cream, 1/4 c. confectioners’ and 2 T. Kahlua for 2-3 minutes until stiff.  Add 1/2 c. filling to frosting mixture.
  7. To assemble, place on layer of cake on a serving plate, spread 1/2 of the filling on it, and repeat with second layer.  Top with third layer and frost.
  8. Garnish with cocoa powder or shaved chocolate.
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