Make one of the best Italian desserts at home and try this easy tiramisu recipe without eggs! You can prepare this creamy egg-free treat using less than 10 ingredients and there’s no baking involved either.
Just some mixing, layering and refrigerating. Putting together the tiramisu is easy, the hard part is refrigerating. It takes a few hours and that’s why one of the key skills for making this simple tiramisu is having patience! You get to practice it here.
However, by the end of it, you’ll find the whole process is very rewarding because you’ll have the creamiest, tastiest tiramisu cake ever! Two years ago, that’s exactly what I made for my birthday. and it was the best cake choice ever. It was so good, I wished I actually had more of it.
You’ll Love This Easy Tiramisu Because It’s
- super quick and simple to prepare
- tastes absolutely delicious
- makes a great surprise if you want to make an easy dessert for someone
- anyone can make it
- made with very few ingredients
- no eggs and no baking
Easy Tiramisu Ingredients
Can you believe that to make tiramisu – one of the best no-bake desserts there ever was and will be – you need less than 10 ingredients:
Mascarpone. This is the creamiest thing ever. To me, mascarpone is something between butter and cream cheese, but it is actually considered a type of cream cheese. It’s very low in sugar, so it’s suitable for low-carb desserts and I often like to make quick no-bake treats by just topping some mascarpone with fresh berries! Super refreshing and easy. You can also use it in risotto and pasta.
Stevia or sugar. I used some stevia, because I’m trying to cut down on my sugar intake (nice one – you’re making tiramisu, hello!). But you can also use any sugar or even maple syrup.
Coffee. I made a few espressos to make the tiramisu. Coffee is one of the main ingredients in this tasty Italian treat.
Ladyfingers. I really have no idea why else you would have ladyfingers if you’re not making tiramisu. These “cookies” (I know I’m dead to all Italians out there) make the base for the cake. They’re the very reason you won’t need to bake anything here!
Amaretto or other liquor. This is optional and I didn’t use any, because I’m really not a fan and didn’t have any alcohol other than a cheap bottle of wine from 2018 at home. But if you want you can add it to the coffee and then dunk the ladyfingers in there.
Heavy Cream. This is something I rarely have at home, but I randomly had whipped cream – the ones you spray. So I used the entire thing. Otherwise, you can whip the heavy cream yourself.
Cacao. We want unsweetened cacao for decoration. If you want to switch things up, you can even use some cinnamon for a slightly different touch (I don’t care I’m already dead to the Italians after the cookie statement).
How To Make Easy Tiramisu Without Eggs
Traditionally tiramisu recipes have eggs in the cream and it’s a whole complicated process of fluffing the eggwhite and then doing something else to the yolk…but when it comes to recipes – I really like to simplify things. I like my shortcuts. Some things you can’t shortcut, tiramisu I find – you actually can and the flavor will still be there.
Now here’s how to make tiramisu at home easily:
Whip the heavy cream and the stevia or sugar for a few minutes using a hand mixer. Then add in the mascarpone and keep whipping until you get a fluffy creamy mixture. Have a taste and if you need to – add some more sugar or stevia.
Make a coffee and if desired mix it with a little bit of sugar and amaretto or liquor of choice (cognac will also be a good choice). Place the coffee in a large bowl where the ladyfingers could fit.
Dip the ladyfingers one at a time in the coffee and arrange them in a deep dish or cups (I used a tupperware).
The ladyfingers don’t have to be whole for the dessert to work – you can break them in halves and puzzle the layers as needed.
Top the layer of caffeinated ladyfingers with the mascarpone mixture.
Then repeat for the second layer.
As a last touch, sift some cacao over the tiramisu!
Cover the tiramisu and leave it in the fridge for about 2-3 hours to firm up. It will become better and better within the next few hours.
And that’s it! Your tasty creamy dessert is ready!
You Can Make Cake Or Parfaits
So, as you can tell by the pictures I had a little trouble getting my first slice of tiramisu out without making a mess. It still tasted delicious, it just wasn’t pretty. By the time we came to the second slice, I just forgot to take pictures.
You really need to give yourself space with this one and to use a good spatula and to also cut around the edges before taking it out. You can also prepare the tiramisu in spring form, which will make taking the slices out easier.
Another, way less messy way to make tiramisu, is to turn it into parfaits. For this use cups and layer starting with the ladyfingers, then mascarpone, then repeat and decorate with the cacao. It’s a way more elegant way to serve the tiramisu if you’re like me and not very skilled at slicing cake and transferring it onto plates!
More Easy No-Bake Desserts
Well, I truly hope you enjoy this easy tiramisu recipe when you make it. If you’re inspired to make even more no-bake desserts you can try some of these tasty recipes:
Make one of the best Italian desserts at home and try this easy tiramisu recipe without eggs - less than 10 ingredients, no baking involved.
For the cream
- 14 oz mascarpone
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 tbsp stevia or sugar
For the base
- 1 1/2 cup coffee
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp amaretto (optional)
- 1 pack ladyfingers (12-14)
- Cacao (no sugar)
- Whip the heavy cream and the stevia or sugar for a few minutes using a hand mixer. Then add in the mascarpone and keep mixing until you get a fluffy creamy mixture. Have a taste and if you need to - add some more sugar or stevia (I like my desserts rather creamy than sweet - we all have different preferences in sweetness).
- Make a coffee and mix it with sugar and if desired amaretto or liquor of choice (cognac will also be a good choice). Place the coffee in a large bowl where the ladyfingers could fit.
- Dip the ladyfingers one at a time in the coffee and arrange them in a deep dish or cups (I used a tupperware). The ladyfingers don't have to be whole for the dessert to work - you can break them in halves and puzzle the layers as needed. Also don't soak for too long - otherwise they can break apart.
- Top the layer of soaked ladyfingers with the mascarpone mixture. Then repeat for the second layer.
- As a last touch, sift some cacao over the tiramisu!
- Cover the tiramisu and leave it in the fridge for about 2-3 hours to firm up. It will become better and better within the next few hours.
Nutrition InformationYield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 333Total Fat 34gSaturated Fat 20gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 104mgSodium 227mgCarbohydrates 8gFiber 0gSugar 3gProtein 4g