Many Italians describe tiramisu as “a piece of paradise in your mouth” … and I couldn’t agree more! It is undeniably the most irresistible dessert in the world! It’s rich, creamy, and very decadent, yet light enough to be served after a satisfying meal. With just a few simple ingredients and techniques, I’ll show you in this step-by-step tutorial, how to make an authentic tiramisu.
I had never heard of this cake until I discovered it on an Italian website. It’s a layered chocolate sponge cake, slathered with a luscious mixture of chocolate hazelnut spread and mascarpone. It’s very decadent, so a small slice goes a long way.
A true Italian chocolate sponge cake has only four ingredients: eggs, sugar, flour and cocoa powder. It has no fat, no dairy, and no leavening agents. Stiffly beaten egg whites give this cake its’ tall crumb structure, and make it extremely soft, airy, and tender.