How to Make the Best Tiramisu

by Alexandra Gross

Ridiculously easy to make and delicious! Alcohol is included in this recipe, but you can make it without the alcohol too.


  • 2 Cups Oreo Cookie Crumbs
  • ½ Cups Melted butter
  • 4 Eggs (separated)
  • ¾ Cups White sugar
  • 500 Grams Cream cheese (softened)
  • ½ Cups Coffee
  • ¼ Cups Rum or Kahlua
  • 2 Packages of Lady Fingers
  • 1 Bakers Chocolate Square
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Combine the Oreo cookie crumbs (2 cups) and melted butter(1/2 cup). Mix until combined. Pour into glass dish and pack down until firm.

    Step 2

    Separate the 4 eggs. Place the yolks in a large bowl.

    Step 3

    Place the whites in a smaller, deep bowl and set aside.

    Step 4

    Beat egg yolks and gradually add the 3/4 cup of sugar. Beat until combined.

    Step 5

    Add the 500 grams (two 8 ounce packages) of cream cheese to the yolk mixture. Beat until combined.

    Step 6

    Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a large spatula. Set the spatula aside - you will need it again! Finish beating the mixture. You are done when there are no more clumps in the batter.

    Step 7

    Clean or switch beaters. Beat the egg whites until soft peaks form.

    Step 8

    The egg whites should look like this when you are done.

    Step 9

    Pour egg whites into the cream cheese mixture.

    Step 10

    Fold the egg whites into mixture. Do not over mix it!

    Step 11

    This is what folding looks like.

    Step 12

    When you are finished, it should look something like this...

    Step 13

    Pour about half of the mixture over cookie crumb base. Spread so that it is evenly covered.

    Step 14

    Mix 1/2 cup cold coffee and 1/4 rum/Kahlua in a shallow container. If you don't want it strong, replace half of the alcohol with coffee. If you don't want to use alcohol at all, use 3/4 cup coffee.

    Step 15

    Dip your lady fingers in the liquid for a couple seconds on each side. Don't soak it for too long or it will be soggy!

    Step 16

    Place the lady finger on the cream cheese mixture layer.

    Step 17

    Continue until it is covered. I used large lady fingers, but smaller ones are easier to use.

    Step 18

    Pour the remaining cream cheese mixture on top of the lady fingers and spread so that they are evenly covered.

    Step 19

    With a zester, or a grater, grate a square of bakers chocolate over the cream cheese layer.

    Step 20

    And voila! :)

    Step 21

    Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a few hours or until ready to serve! Enjoy!