Frugal Foodie Mama: Triple Chocolate Tiramisu

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Triple Chocolate Tiramisu

Whether you are a chocolate addict or a tiramisu lover, this Triple Chocolate Tiramisu is sure to become your new favorite dessert...
From the chocolate ladyfinger cake to the mocha coffee it is soaked in, to the chocolate mascarpone topping, and then the finishing touch of a cocoa powder dusting and a sprinkle of mini chocolate chips, this Triple Chocolate Tiramisu is a chocolate lover's dream dessert. #FWCon
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This Triple Chocolate Tiramisu has been in the making for a couple of weeks now. Tiramisu happens to be my absolute favorite dessert. And when I heard about the 2015 Dixie Crystals Chocolate Dessert Recipe Contest for the Food & Wine Conference this July in sunny Orlando, I knew exactly what I wanted to make- a chocoholic's dream of a homemade tiramisu. I knew that I wanted this dessert to have chocolate in every layer and component, including the espresso soaked ladyfingers. But I was posed with a problem- where could I buy chocolate ladyfingers? Since specialty bakeries are very few and far between around here, I decided to embark on making my own chocolate ladyfingers. My first attempt at baking my own chocolate ladyfingers ended up being a complete baking fail which I shared over on my Instagram. I ended up with what looked more like small flat chocolate pancakes than ladyfingers, so it was back to the recipe drawing board. Not wanting to deal with that whole piping of the ladyfinger batter mess again, I decided why not make the batter into a sheet cake instead? And folks, that plan worked perfectly.  The chocolate ladyfinger cake turned out exactly like I had hoped that it would! :)

From the chocolate ladyfinger cake to the mocha coffee it is soaked in, to the chocolate mascarpone topping, and then the finishing touch of a cocoa powder dusting and a sprinkle of mini chocolate chips, this Triple Chocolate Tiramisu is a chocolate lover's dream dessert...

From the chocolate ladyfinger cake to the mocha coffee it is soaked in, to the chocolate mascarpone topping, and then the finishing touch of a cocoa powder dusting and a sprinkle of mini chocolate chips, this Triple Chocolate Tiramisu is a chocolate lover's dream dessert. #FWCon
Triple Chocolate Tiramisu

by Frugal Foodie Mama
Prep Time: 15 minutes + 2+ hours chilling time
Cook Time: 10-12 minutes
Ingredients (9 servings)
    For the chocolate ladyfinger cake
    • 4 eggs, separated
    • 2/3 cup Dixie Crystals granulated sugar
    • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 tsp baking powder
    • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
    • 1 cup chilled strongly brewed coffee or espresso
    • 2-3 tbsp chocolate syrup
    For the chocolate mascarpone topping
    • 1 cup heavy cream
    • 3 tbsp Dixie Crystals powdered sugar
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 tbsp chocolate vodka or liqueur
    • 8oz (1 cup) of mascarpone cream cheese
    • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
    • Additional cocoa powder and 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips for garnishing
    Instructions
    To prepare the chocolate ladyfinger cake
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat a 13x9 inch baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.

    Place the egg whites in bowl and beat on high until soft peaks start to form. Slowly add 2 tablespoons of the sugar and continue beating until stiff and glossy. Set aside. In another bowl, beat together the egg yolks and the remaining sugar. Whip the yolks until thick and very pale in color.

    Sift the together flour, baking powder, and 3 tbsp cocoa powder in a small mixing bowl. Fold half of the whipped egg whites into the egg yolk mixture. Fold in the flour/cocoa mixture, and then fold in the remaining egg whites. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking pan. Bake 10-12 minutes or until the cake begins to pull away from the sides of the pan.
    Allow to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.

    Once the cake has cooled, whisked together the chilled coffee and chocolate syrup in a small bowl. Using a fork, poke holes in the cake every half inch or so. Slowly pour the coffee/chocolate syrup mixture over the poked cake, allowing the coffee to completely absorb before pouring more over it.

    In a large bowl, whip together the heavy cream, vanilla, and powdered sugar until a loose whipped cream forms. Add in the mascarpone cheese and chocolate liquor. Beat until thick, creamy, and fluffy. Add in the cocoa powder and beat until just combined.
    Spread the chocolate mascarpone topping evenly over the ladyfinger cake.
    Cover tightly and refrigerate at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.

    Dust with cocoa powder and a sprinkle of mini chocolate chips right before serving.
    Cut, serve, and enjoy!
    Store any leftovers covered in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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    Dixie Crystals is a proud Platinum sponsor of the 2015 Food and Wine Conference. #FWCon

    Like I mentioned earlier, this Triple Chocolate Tiramisu is my entry for this year's Dixie Crystals Chocolate Dessert Recipe Contest. :)  You too can get entered until April 17th (hurry!) for your chance to win some amazing prizes, including a ticket to this year's Food & Wine Conference, your dessert being made and featured at the conference, and gift cards valued anywhere from $200-$500!  What are you waiting for? 
    From the chocolate ladyfinger cake to the mocha coffee it is soaked in, to the chocolate mascarpone topping, and then the finishing touch of a cocoa powder dusting and a sprinkle of mini chocolate chips, this Triple Chocolate Tiramisu is a chocolate lover's dream dessert. #FWCon
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    Not only was this Triple Chocolate Tiramisu incredibly easy to make, but it is so creamy, velvety, and chocolaty. Whether you are a chocolate addict or a tiramisu lover, this dessert is sure to become your new favorite. :)

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