Tiramisu Cups

Yes, I’m adding another Tiramisu recipe to the Sprinkle Bakes catalogue.  As I made this I asked myself “How many Tiramisu recipes does one blog need?”.

I can only surmise the answer is “as many as I like”.  Because I do like it so much.

In my defense, the other two versions of Tiramisu you’ll find here are quite different from this one.  One looks like an art project, and the other is entirely made from scratch – from biscuits to mascarpone.

This version is certainly less involved than the other two.  It tastes indulgent but uses low fat Neufatchel cheese and light sour cream instead of the usual mascarpone.  It is delightfully easy to make and takes no time at all when you purchase lady fingers at the market.

Spring showers and flowers & a sad puppy longing to play outside.

I only recently discovered Valrhona chocolate pearls. Samples were being given away in the chocolate aisle at my local Earth Fare.  I was surprised to find within the dark chocolate was a tiny little biscuit (the size of a bb) that made them unexpectedly crunchy.  I bought a small pack with plans for an ice cream topping, but they made the perfect sprinkling of chocolate for these Tiramisu cups.

As far as sprinkles go, these are the best yet!

On a side note…

If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, then this is old news, but I have forgotten to mention it previously in my last two blog posts. I have a food styling article (geared towards food bloggers) at Pixiq!  I hope it will be helpful to those of you that are interested in nurturing your styling talents.

Also, I have started a once-a-month giveaway called “Random Acts of Sprinkles”.  You can get all the specificshere.

Tiramisu Cups                                                    [click to print]

4 servings

10 ready-made lady fingers (crispy variety – not soft)

1/2 cup strongly brewed coffee

1/2 cup light sour cream

4 oz. Neufchatel reduced fat cheese (or low fat cream cheese), softened

3 tbsp granulated sugar

1 tsp vanilla

Unsweetened cocoa powder for dusting

Chocolate pearls or chocolate chips for garnish

Chop
5 ladyfingers into small pieces and divide amongst 4 4-6 oz. glasses or
dessert cups.  Drizzle 1 tbsp coffee over ladyfingers in each cup.  Set
aside.

With a hand mixer, cream together the cheese,
sour cream, sugar and vanilla. Spoon a little of the mixture over the
ladyfingers in each glass.

Chop the other 5 ladyfingers and divide
evenly amongst glasses, layering on top of cheese mixture.  Drizzle
cookie layer with 1 tbsp coffee.  Top each cup with remaining cheese
mixture.

Dust with  cocoa powder and top with chocolate chips, pearls or shavings.  Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Notes: 

  • The 1/2 cup light sour cream can be replaced with plain Greek yogurt for a more dense texture, or a prepared reduced fat whipped cream for a lighter texture.  
  • If you plan to pipe the cheese mixture as I did, it will need to chill in the refrigerator for an hour so it will hold its shape. 
  • If you’d rather make your own ladyfingers, you can find my recipe here.
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Jessica @ How Sweet
Jessica @ How Sweet
10 years ago

Oh dear… tiramisu is my favorite dessert! These look heavenly!

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 years ago

Stunning! I say post as many Tiramisu recipes as you want 😀

Kim
Kim
10 years ago

I love tiramisu too so you can post as many as you want. These little cups are perfect for a fast treat!

Elizabeth Ann @ Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box
Elizabeth Ann @ Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box
10 years ago

Ok. . .these look INCREDIBLE! 🙂 AND I LOVE the cute chocolate balls on the top! 🙂

catty
catty
10 years ago

As delightful as your tiramisu cups are.. that puppy is just GORGEOUS!! 🙂

Heather Baird
Heather Baird
10 years ago

Haa! Thank you catty. His profile cracks me up – he has no nose at all!

Ken│hungry rabbit
Ken│hungry rabbit
10 years ago

You tiramisu looks effortlessly elegant. Keep making tiramisu because we can all use one ever so often.

Rosa's Yummy Yums
Rosa's Yummy Yums
10 years ago

Those look heavenly and so pretty! A divine dessert.

Your pug is irresistible.

Cheers,

Rosa

Unknown
Unknown
10 years ago

What a fun presentation for a delicious looking dessert!

Helena
Helena
10 years ago

Great calorie-friendly recipe! Looks very delicious 🙂

The Blue-Eyed Bakers
The Blue-Eyed Bakers
10 years ago

An easy to make, less calorie version of one of our favorite things ever?! Sold!

Andrea
Andrea
10 years ago

Wow this really looks delicious and your photos are amazing!

Lili
Lili
10 years ago

Oh Heather I always pour over your photos and your styling. Love the wire beverage carrier and the twig handled spoon with that gorgeous book. And your little Biscuit is too sweet, just want to pick him up and hug him! And how perfect are those chocolate pearls you happened on to pair with this fabulous dessert. As usual everything is just gorgeous! Happy Spring! xo ~Lili

Ali
Ali
10 years ago

Never question adding more Tiramisu recipes! I had one after every meal while I as in Italy a few years back, and I still can't get enough.
This looks amazing! Your pictures as always are breathtaking
I can't wait to try this version!

Tiffany
Tiffany
10 years ago

Yum! My husband would freak out over these- he loooves tiramisu!

The Sweetylicious
The Sweetylicious
10 years ago

this look extremely lovely! (: (:

Sue
Sue
10 years ago

That piped on cheese mixture looks like creamy goodness:) Hope the pup gets to play outside soon!

Unknown
Unknown
10 years ago

These look lovely. I love love tiramisu.

We Are Not Martha
We Are Not Martha
10 years ago

Amazing!! I absolutely love tiramisu, but I think I'd love it even more if I could have my own cup full of it 🙂

Sues

Terri
Terri
10 years ago

beautiful pictures and that is the yummiest looking tiramisu ever. i will have to try the recipe. terri

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 years ago

Those are adorable and look so yummy!

Erika Beth, the Messy Chef
Erika Beth, the Messy Chef
10 years ago

Ooo! Those sprinkles sound amazing! And this dessert looks amazing. I've never made tiramisu…maybe it's time…

Allison
Allison
10 years ago

What an awesome tiramisu idea! The only thing that sometimes bugs me about tiramisu is that it doesn't always make the prettiest slices, but this solves that! These are so cute!

linda
linda
10 years ago

i am excited to try this tiramisu recipe! & with the chocolate pearls as a topping it rocks!
your photos are always beautiful…churro looks very happy!!
any cookbook updates to share?

Unknown
Unknown
10 years ago

Girl, you just always hit the mark with your creations. Gorgeous, simple, tasty@

anna
anna
10 years ago

You can never have too many tiramisu recipes. Making a big vat of tiramisu was one of my weekly duties when I first started in a professional kitchen and it was soooo good. Speaking of that kitchen, we used the pearls a lot. They make really fun mint chocolate chip ice cream!

Unknown
Unknown
10 years ago

Love the portion control! And I need that with Tiramisu! ♥- Katrina

kelsey_the farmer's daughter
kelsey_the farmer's daughter
10 years ago

These look so good! And I loved your article on photographing food…your blog has definitely been one of my favorite resources for new and interesting backgrounds, plating techniques and more. You inspire me!

snippets of thyme
snippets of thyme
10 years ago

You are so so talented. When you start teaching food photography lessons, I will be first in line!

Lilianna Grace
Lilianna Grace
10 years ago

These look amazingly cute and inviting and I have never been a fan of tiramisu. I know, I know! I would definately give this a try. Do you deliver?

marla
marla
10 years ago

My eye grabbed onto those little chocolate balls the second I opened this post. Gotta get us some of those. Girl, you can never have enough tiramisu dessert in you index. Love how versatile and easy this is to prepare. So pretty too. LOVE your pup! xo

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 years ago

Gorgeous site! My mouth is watering just looking at the pictures, I can't wait to keep reading and try some of your recipes. Cheers!

Mika
Mika
10 years ago

As italian I've never made tiramisù without mascarpone, but I'm really curious to try your version with neufchatel…

Lora
Lora
10 years ago

Looks fantastic and a great idea with te chocolate pearls. Pug pix is to die for!

Darla @ Bakingdom
Darla @ Bakingdom
10 years ago

I've never been a big fan of tiramisu, but it's been years since I've had it, so maybe it's time to give it another chance?

Thank you for sharing the info about the chocolate pearls…they sound fantastic and I can't wait to get some!

P.S. Adore your sweet puppy photo!

Megan
Megan
10 years ago

You make the cutest desserts ever!

Megan
Megan
10 years ago

You make the cutest desserts ever!

Save the Date for Cupcakes
Save the Date for Cupcakes
10 years ago

My favorite dessert in a cup~ what more can a girl ask for?!

Chelsea
Chelsea
10 years ago

These are beautiful! Wow. Your pictures are great.

Unknown
Unknown
10 years ago

I MUST make these!!! Tiramisu is my husband's favorite dessert. Mmmm…

Nicki
Nicki
10 years ago

Holy mackeroli! This looks SOOOO good!

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 years ago

So cute. Can't wait to try these! (Also, I'm obsessed with pugs, and was tickled to see your cute little pug in some of your pics. Precious!)

Kelly
Kelly
10 years ago

They look super cute and delicious!

Cookbook Queen
Cookbook Queen
10 years ago

Mmmmm…..I love any dessert in cute little cups. But this looks super awesome!! As always, your photos and recipes astound me.

Are you a real human? Or some sort of super perfect robot?

Either way, it's all cool with me. I'll be friends with a robot. Whatevs.

Alexis @There She Goes
Alexis @There She Goes
10 years ago

Lurve the perfect cup size!

Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes
Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes
10 years ago

Little sad puppy!

Can you have a lovely Tiramisu Cup to cheer up?

I know you can't, but I hope that you can go out and play soon…

and I hope to have a Tiramisu Cup of my own soon. Thank you for another fantastic post!!

Unknown
Unknown
10 years ago

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Thanks!
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Anonymous
Anonymous
10 years ago

Yum! I love this idea. Great recipe.

oneordinaryday
oneordinaryday
10 years ago

Beautifully done.

Unknown
Unknown
10 years ago

ahhhh im in LOVE with your blog.
its perfect!!

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