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.
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.
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.