Shyann's Blood Orange Upside Down Cake
Tiramisu is a coffee-flavored, classic Italian dessert. When made with high quality ingredients, this creamy dessert made of espresso soaked ladyfingers, surrounded by lightly sweetened whipped cream and luscious mascarpone can be transcendent. Tiramisu has been adapted into many varieties of cakes and other desserts. This is my version of the classic dessert.
Egg yolks - 6
Granulated sugar - 3/4 cup
Vanilla extract - 1 tablespoon
Heavy cream - 1 1/2 cups chilled
Mascarpone cheese - 16 ounces at room temp
Fresh brewed strong coffee - 1/4 cup
Coffee liquor / rum - 2 tablespoons
Ladyfinger cookies - 3 ounces
Unsweetened cocoa powder for decorating
Chocolate curls for decorating
Whisk egg yolks and sugar until well combined. Cook the mixture at medium heat over a double boiler, whisking constantly until mixture boils. The volume will increase. Remove from heat and cool. Cover and chill for at least an hour.
Beat cream and vanilla in a bowl until stiff peaks form.
Whisk mascarpone into the chilled yolk mixture until smooth.
In a small bowl, combine coffee and coffee liquor/rum. Split ladyfingers in half lengthwise and lightly brush with the coffee mixture.
Option 1 using a rectangular 7 x 11 pan:
Arrange half of soaked ladyfingers in the bottom of the rectangular pan. Spread half of the mascarpone mixture over the ladyfingers, then half of the whipped cream over that. Repeat layers and sprinkle with cocoa and chocolate curls. Cover and refrigerate 4 to 6 hours, until set.
Optional 2 using a 8 inch cake ring (like in the picture above):
Place the cake ring lined over the serving plate and arrange un soaked ladyfingers (without the espresso) inside the ring vertically. Arrange half of soaked ladyfingers in the bottom. Spread half of the mascarpone mixture over ladyfingers, then half of whipped cream over that. Repeat layers and sprinkle with cocoa and chocolate curls. Cover and refrigerate 4 to 6 hours, until set. Remove the cake ring and tie a pretty ribbon around it.
Original recipe from Allrecipes
Products used in this recipe
Electric hand mixer
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