Tiramisu.... Guess everyone is familiar with this cake. Out of the blue, I just feel like baking this , since mom really fancy coffee dishes and bakes. To warn those that can't take caffeine , avoid eating this cake after 8.00 pm at night... Of course there is always a reason for this.
Recipe adapted from Kuali.com
3 layers of vanilla sponge cake [ for recipe click here ]
500g Mascarpone Cheese
125g Icing Sugar
500g Whipping Cream
1tbsp Vanilla Extract
2tbsp Sherry (optional/ I omitted this )
80g Cold Water
4tbsp Instant Coffee Powder ( I use Nescafe )
150g Hot Boiling Water
4tbsp Castor Sugar
3tbsp Kahlua (Optional/ I use Baileys as that is the only option I have )
250g Oreo cookies crumb
60g Melted Butter
1/ Whisk mascarpone & icing sugar till smooth.
2/ Sprinkle gelatine on cold water,and allow gelatine to stand for 5 minutes. Place gelatine mixture in a double boiler method, heating until gelatine is dissolved. Cover and set aside for later use
3/ Using an electric mixerbeat whipping cream and vanilla until soft peak.
4/ Fold whipped cream into cheese mixture, add in sherry and melted gelatine lastly.
1/ Dissolve instant coffee powder with sugar and hot water. Cool it and add in kahlua/baileys . Set aside for later use
1/ Blend oreo cookies in a blender till fine . Mix in melted butter . Press oreo cookies mixture firmly on the base of an 8" loose base round pan . Chill in the fridge for 1 hour before assembling the cake.
To assemble Tiramisu Cake
1/ Place a layer of sponge cake on the oreo base. Brush 1/3 cup of the coffe mixture on the sponge cake.
2/ Spread one portion of the cheese mixture on the cake.
3/ Place second layer of sponge cake on the cheese mixture.Brush with another 1/3 cup of the coffee mixture.
4/ Spread the second portion of the cheese mixture on the cake and place the last layer of sponge cake onto the cheese mixture , brush with the remainder 1/3 cup of coffee mixture
5/ Lastly, spread the remaining cheese mixture onto the cake and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight to allow the tiramisu to set firm.
Unmold the cake, dust with a layer of cocoa powder or any frosting of your choice . You are ready to serve your Tiramisu cake.
I am submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #18: Layers of Love (April 2012) hosted by Sam of Sweet Samsations
I gotta really apologise for my being MIA , I was unable to make it for Free & Easy Bake Along #22, that is really a sad one. Much to my surprise , I have got an award again . This time I gotta share 26 things about myself which starts from A-Z ... Gosh ...
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