Well, I have to admit, I love tiramisu but I wasn’t too excited about making this recipe. Despite all the comments on the P&Q, I knew I was going to be making a lot of subs and/or deletions. First off, the coffee and liqueur- we don’t have or drink either and I wasn‘t going to buy it just for the 1 or 2 tablespoons needed for this recipe. I subbed with cocoa powder and boiling water with a tablespoon of sugar and omitted the liqueur completely. Second, the mascarpone cheese. It’s not carried in regular grocery stores and I didn’t have time to go searching this week. I found this substitute and decided to try it (please don’t hate me). The results were surprisingly good, if not anything like it was supposed to be. I’ll admit the espresso would have been fabulous as the cake soaked in the chocolate mixture I made was amazing, and I loved the tiny chocolate chunks in between the layers. The topping/filling was also very good (I omitted the syrup from the topping), but you can’t really expect cream cheese to taste as good as mascarpone in tiramisu. It was more tangy than mascarpone, but still really yummy.Head over to Megan’s My Baking Adventures for the recipe!
15 thoughts on “TWD- Tiramisu Cake”
So glad that you liked it.I had never had marscapone cheese before, and I really didn’t like it.
I am so amazed at all the creative substitutions out there this week! And as long as you liked it, that’s all that matters!
Megans right, we are seeing some intersting and creative subs this week. Cross another one of the list to try, right? Nice job!
I loved the chocolate in the middle as well! Glad it turned out with the substitutions!
I’m glad you liked it and made it work for you.
This looks like a success! The cocoa powder is a good idea.
Those are good substitutes…and I’m sure it had its own flavor profile. Great looking cake!
No one will hate you! That is a pretty interesting substitute! The cake looks delicious!
Just goes to show…you can play around with these recipes and STILL come up with a fabulous dessert. Yours looks elegantly lovely. Kaytewww.grandmaskitchentable.typepad.com
Smart subs, Jodie. Looks delicious.
i love the substitutions! I found the marscapone sub very interesting. Very resourceful with a great outcome.
i bought cream cheese too but found mascarpone at the last minute. nice substitutes, gotta love when you can toy around with a recipe and still have it turn out good. 🙂
Jodie, if you’re near a Trader Joe’s, they carry mascarpone cheese and at a really good price (I think I paid $3 for an 8oz tub).You did a great job with your creative substitutions and your cake looks fantastic!
Your cake looks amazing! Thanks for sharing the info about the Mascarpone substitute.
Way to substitute…I’m glad it came out good! Sure looks yummy.