Luscious ladyfingers soaked in coffee liqueur, filled with a rich mascarpone sweet cream filling, and rolled into one to-die-for dessert.TipHero

Tiramisu Roll Cake

Tiramisu Roll Cake
Prep: 20 Mins | Total: 5Hrs
Serves: 8
Difficulty: Easy
Ingredients
1½ Cups Scalded milk
2-3 Tablespoons Instant coffee (to taste)
about 3 Tablespoons Coffee, hazelnut, or almond flavored liqueur, divided
24 Ladyfinger cookies
1 Cup Mascarpone cheese
¼ Cup Granulated Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
pinch of Salt
½ Cup Cold heavy whipping cream, whipped to stiff peaks
1 Cup Whipped Cream (for topping)
1-2 Tablespoons Cocoa powder or instant espresso powder (for topping)
Directions
Add the instant coffee to the hot, scalded milk, and stir until the coffee has completely dissolved. Add 2 Tablespoons of the coffee flavored liqueur and stir to combine. Let cool and set aside.
Place soaking liquid in a wide shallow dish. Dip each ladyfinger in the soaking liquid to help soften them so they will roll without breaking. Ladyfingers should be thoroughly soaked so that they will roll well, but not overly soaked to the point that they fall apart or become soggy. Place two rows of soaked ladyfingers, side by side, on a long piece of plastic wrap (large enough to fit all of the ladyfingers with a couple pf extra inches on each side). Cover the ladyfingers with a second piece of plastic wrap and place them in the refrigerator for 4 hours or up to overnight.
In the meantime, prepare the filling. In a medium bowl, beat the mascarpone, sugar, vanilla extract, 2 teaspoons of the liqueur, and salt with a hand mixer until combined. In a separate bowl, beat the heavy cream until it just holds stiff peaks. Fold the whipped cream into the mascarpone mixture until combined.
After 4 hours, remove the soaked and chilled ladyfingers from the refrigerator. (Check to see if the ladyfingers have softened enough to become pliable. If some of the ladyfingers are still slightly crunchy, use a pastry brush to add a little extra milk or soaking liquid to the ladyfingers and return them to the fridge for an additional hour.) Take off the top layer of plastic wrap and spread the filling mixture in a thin, even layer over the surface of the ladyfingers, leaving a ½-inch border along one of the long sides.
Using the bottom piece of plastic wrap on the side without a border, roll the ladyfingers to make a cylinder.
Refrigerate the roll cake, covered in plastic wrap, for at least 30 minutes or up to 3 hours to help the cake hold its shape. Remove the plastic wrap from the roll cake and use a pastry bag to pipe the whipped cream on top. Dust the top of the roll cake with cocoa powder or instant espresso powder and cut into slices (between the ladyfingers). Serve chilled.

Did you know that tiramisu literally means “pick-me-up” in Italian? A more appropriate name for this yummy version might be “roll-me-up”! You probably remember our banana ladyfinger roll cake — it’s one of TipHero’s most popular cake recipes ever. Now that we know how easy it is to make a scrumptious roll cake with ladyfinger cookies, doing a tiramisu version was the next logical step. Allow us to present our tiramisu cake roll with luscious ladyfingers soaked in coffee liqueur, filled with a rich mascarpone sweet cream filling, dusted with cocoa powder and rolled into one to-die-for dessert.

Almost all of the recipes that we’ve seen for tiramisu cake rolls are actually just coffee flavored Swiss rolls (as in they’re made with sponge cake, not soaked ladyfingers like the traditional Italian tiramisu recipe). We wanted a jelly-roll style cake with all of those exquisite tiramisu flavors, so we created this easy tiramisu roulade.

Luscious ladyfingers soaked in coffee liqueur, filled with a rich mascarpone sweet cream filling, and rolled into one to-die-for dessert. TipHero

The way bakers talk about making Swiss roll cakes, you’d think it was rocket science. They just don’t know about our plastic wrap tip! Watch the video to see exactly how easy it is, and trust us — the first time you try this, you’ll be on a roll.

Luscious ladyfingers soaked in coffee liqueur, filled with a rich mascarpone sweet cream filling, and rolled into one to-die-for dessert.TipHero

The fact that this is a no-bake cake has us thinking we’re going to bookmark this recipe for one of those hot summer days when you can’t stand to turn on the oven. Then again, a rolled tiramisu would also be a unique spin on yule log cake for the holidays… We have a feeling we’re going to be making this cake over and over again as the seasons roll along.

Luscious ladyfingers soaked in coffee liqueur, filled with a rich mascarpone sweet cream filling, and rolled into one to-die-for dessert. TipHero