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3 cups of tiramisu showing the layers of sponge cake and mascarpone cream.

Tiramisu in a glass

Single-serve tiramisu in a glass. Enjoy individual portions of the classic Italian dessert. Made with original mascarpone cream and sponge cake.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Keyword espresso, italian dessert, mascarpone, single-serve, tiramisu
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 498 kcal
Author Eva | Electric Blue Food

Ingredients

  • 200 g mascarpone
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar (divided)
  • 1 sponge cake layer
  • 50 ml espresso (cold, 2 tsp sugar added)
  • cocoa powder

Instructions

  1. To make sponge cake from scratch refer to this recipe.

  2. Separate the egg whites from the yolks. Beat the whites until stiff, then incorporate 1 tsp sugar always beating. Adding some sugar should stiffen the eggs some more. Set aside.

  3. In another bowl, beat the yolks with the remaining sugar for 2-3 minutes at medium speed, until double in size and pale in colour. Add the mascarpone and keep beating with the mixer until homogeneous. Set the mixer aside.

  4. Add beaten egg whites to mascarpone mixture and gently fold with a spatula until homogeneous and fluffy.

  5. Cut out the sponge cake into discs the same size as the serving glasses you will be using. Have 2-3 layers per glass.

  6. Place a sponge cake disc on the bottom of a glass. Soak it by pouring coffee over it with a teaspoon. Add 2-3 tbsp mascarpone cream and spread evenly. Proceed the same way with more layers until the glass is filled. Spread a thin layer of cream over the last sponge cake layer. Repeat until all 4 glasses are done.

  7. Dust the top of the tiramisu cups with unsweetened cocoa powder and serve.

Recipe Notes

Both the sponge cake and the coffee need to have cooled to room temperature to be used.

If you don't have a moka pot to make Italian coffee, make your coffee extra strong. 2 tsp of instant coffee in 50 ml water is a good substitution. Sweeten the coffee with 2 tsp of sugar.

This recipe yields 4 portions in regular size glasses, but quantities may vary depending on size of containers used.

Nutrition Facts
Tiramisu in a glass
Amount Per Serving
Calories 498 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 208mg69%
Sodium 463mg20%
Potassium 119mg3%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 34g38%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 934IU19%
Calcium 135mg14%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.