I did an online search using SWAGBUCKS search engine (yes that is a shameless plug for them but it is a great way to search and earn FREE gift cards) for Tiramisu as well as consulting Mom's VERY BEST Recipes Cookbook because I had one marked in there to try, too. I found two recipes online that looked promising, too. So I combined all three to come up with one sure hit! For those who like coffee, chocolate and a little bit of liquor this is a good one!
I did encounter one problem with this recipe. I could not find the one ingredient that is used most often in Tiramisu which are lady fingers. I went to about 6 stores and couldn't find them. This left me with several options. I could order them online but I didn't have time, I could make them from scratch but I didn't have time (but plan to in the future), I could use TWINKIES or another type of sponge cake or I could use pound cake. I chose pound cake because it is very easy to find. On with the recipe!
Kahlua Tiramisu CLICK FOR PRINTABLE COPY
1/2 of a pound cake, cut in slices (I used frozen Sara Lee pound cake)
1/2 c. Kahlua plus 3 Tbsp (any coffee liqueur or skip it and use coffee)
1/2 c. Coffee (your choice but espresso is what I used)
1 small box French vanilla pudding, prepared (I used instant)
16 oz. non-dairy whipped topping, thawed (divide in half)
8 oz cream cheeses, softened (can use mascarpone cheese for a richer flavor)
2 Tbsp. sugar
3 Tbsp. chocolate syrup plus a little extra for a drizzle on top of the cake
1) Cut pound cake in 1/2 inch slices.
2) Mix the 1/2 c. kahlua & coffee in a shallow container.
3) Dip pound cake slices, front and back in the liquid and arrange in a 11 X 7, ungreased baking pan.
4) In a bowl with a mixer whip up the sugar and cream cheese until light and fluffy.
5) Continue to mix, on low the pudding and whipped cream.
6) Equally spread the cream over the pound cake. Drizzle with chocolate syrup. Cover and let it set in the fridge for 2-6 hours before serving.
7) Whip up the other 8 oz of whipped topping with 3 Tbsp Kahlua and 3 Tbsp chocolate syrup. Use this as a topping for those who want it. This stuff is great stirred in coffee, too! Cut the cake in squares, give a generous dollop of whipped topping and add more chocolate syrup, if wanted!
8) This cake taste just as good on the 2nd day.
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