Recipe summary

Hands-on time:
31 mins. to 46 mins.
Baking time:
25 mins. to 38 mins.
Total time:
4 hrs 56 mins. to 12 hrs 24 mins.
Yield:
about 16 servings
An unparalleled confection: creamy, coffee-flavored, and decadently delicious.
Volume Ounces Grams

Syrup

Mousse

  • 2 cups heavy or whipping cream
  • tiramisu filling mix (3 ounces; one package)
  • 1/4 cup water

Cake

  • a single 9" round cake layer, chocolate or vanilla, split in half horizontally; see suggestions in tips at right.

Directions

  1. 1) To make the syrup: Stir the syrup ingredients over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Bring to a full rolling boil, remove from the heat, and set aside to cool.
  2. 2) To make the mousse: Whip the cream to soft peaks. Dissolve the mousse powder in the water, and immediately stir about 1 cup of the whipped cream into the mixture. Whisk the mousse mixture into the remaining whipped cream.
  3. 3) To assemble: Remove the top (browned) layer from the cake. Cut the cake in half horizontally. Place one layer into a springform pan that's been lined with a piece of parchment or waxed paper.
  4. 4) Sprinkle the cake with 3 tablespoons of syrup.
  5. 5) Spread 2 cups of filling onto the cake. Top with the second piece of cake.
  6. 6) Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons coffee syrup; let it sit for several minutes, then top with the remaining mousse. Refrigerate for several hours.
  7. 7) Run a thin spatula around the edge of the pan. Remove the springform. Move the cake to a serving platter.
  8. 8) Sprinkle with cocoa and/or chocolate shavings. Serve cold. Refrigerate any leftovers.
  9. Yield: about 16 servings.

Tips from our bakers