Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Tuesdays With Dorie 38: Tiramisu Cake



Strangely enough, I am pretty sure I have never had Tiramisu! How can that be? I am not entirely sure but I can only assume it is for the following reasons; 1) Coffee and me are certainly friends, but nothing more, and 2) I can't remember ever seeing it on a menu. I think this might be because it's more of a classic dessert that has been superseded by all these new fangled things. So thank you to Megan of My Baking Adventures for choosing this recipe.




When I think about it, what is there to be afraid of with Tiramisu? Tender cake soaked with a coffee flavoured simple syrup, billowing with luscious layers of coffee infused mascarpone and cream... I have more than once declared my love for creamy delicious desserts and this Tiramisu cake was perfect! It is incredibly dreamy and I am eagerly looking forward to devouring the rest of it after dinner. Dorie suggests a few different alcohols for the cake, but I went with Kahlua which was perfect.


14 comments:

Marthe said...

It sounds like your first encouter with tiramisu is a succes! Now to try the real thing ;)
Tiramisu is my favourite dessert and this recipe did not dissapoint me at all, in fact: I'll definetely be making it again!

vibi said...

Sooooo beautiful in all its simplicity!

You take amazing shots Bria! So real, in such flowing, velvety light... everything looks succulent on your pictures! Bravo!

chocolatechic said...

I'd never had it before either.

Gorgeous pictures.

Teanna DiMicco said...

Oh those pictures are gorgeous! Great first time with tiramisu!

Kara said...

Mmm ... looks great. I used Kahlua too and thought it turned out great!

pinkstripes said...

YUM! Your cake looks mouthwatering.

Rebecca of "Ezra Pound Cake" said...

Lovely, lovely cake. Your photos make it look like you've made tiramisu a thousand times. Gorgeous.

italian cooking recipes said...

Your tiramisu is amazing! It looks like a light creamy delicious cake. It is yummy and I want to have a slice...

Megan said...

Tiramisu is nothing to be afraid of, that's for sure. I am glad you two had a happy encounter!

NQN said...

That looks stunning Bria! Bravo, it looks so delicious and light, just like a dream tiramisu!

Tracey said...

I've only had tiramisu a few times before and I'd never liked it. I thought Dorie's recipe was good though. Glad you had a successful first experience :)

Kayte said...

Very beautifully presented...it looks so elegant!
Kayte
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Bria said...

Thanks everyone! All your lovely comments about the photography have been forwarded onto S!

I'm really looking forward to making Tiramisu now!

TeaLady said...

That looks fantastic. You did a great job and I am sure it tastes as good as it looks.