How To Make The Cheesecake Factory Tiramisu At Home

Tiramisu

The Cheesecake Factory tiramisu is a smooth dessert with sweet and bitter notes. The tiramisu is easy to make and is best served chilled. Often topped with cocoa powder or ground chocolate, this Italian dessert has a lot of fans. At the Cheesecake Factory, they make tiramisu the classic way. They add Marsala and coffee liqueur to give depth to the dessert. But you can easily prepare your tiramisu without any kind of alcohol.

The tiramisu is made with layers of ladyfingers and a mascarpone cheese filling. The ladyfingers are dipped in a sweet and bitter espresso mixture. The tiramisu is topped with some sweet ground chocolate and a touch of whipped cream. The real test starts after you make the tiramisu, as you need to refrigerate it overnight or at least for 8 hours. You must pass this patience test.

There are a few things you need to know before making the tiramisu. You need to whisk the eggs and cheese but not over direct heat. You have to temper the eggs by whisking them over indirect heat. These little things I will tell you ahead in the recipe. So, let’s see the recipe for the Cheesecake Factory tiramisu. 

What Equipment Will You Need To Make The Cheesecake Factory Tiramisu?

  • Large Metal Mixing Bowl – Make the egg, cream, and mascarpone cheese filling in the mixing bowl. 
  • Pot – Place the mixing bowl over a pot with hot water. This will help to temper the eggs and help make a fluffy filling. 
  • Shallow Dish – Make the espresso mixture in a shallow dish so that you can easily dip the ladyfingers in it. 
  • 9×13 inch Baking Pan – Layer the ladyfingers and the filling in a baking pan. 
  • Whisk – Use the whisk to make the filling of the tiramisu and to whip the cream. 

How Much Time Will You Need To Make The Cheesecake Factory Tiramisu?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeChilling TimeTotal Time
5 Minutes30 Minutes8 Hours8 Hours 35 Minutes

What Ingredients Will You Need To Make The Cheesecake Factory Tiramisu?

  • Ladyfingers – Use the kind of ladyfingers that are very dry. So, that they soak the espresso mixture. If you want to make it the classic way, use Savioardi ladyfingers to make your tiramisu. 
  • Mascarpone Cheese – Mascarpone cheese is creamy Italian cheese. It has a smooth texture and you can find it easily in the grocery store. You can substitute it with cream cheese if you want. 
  • Egg Yolks – The eggs go into the filling and make it rich and creamy. 
  • Granulated Sugar and Powdered Sugar – The granulated powder is added to the mixture and the powdered sugar is added to the espresso mixture. 
  • Marsala Wine – The Marsala wine goes in the cheese filling and adds depth to it. 
  • Heavy Cream – Whip the heavy cream and fold in it the cheese mixture, so it gets built up and becomes fluffy. 
  • Brewed Espresso – Brewed espresso is the main ingredient for the espresso mixture. If you do not have brewed espresso, just mix hot water with some instant espresso water. 
  • Coffee Liqueur – Coffee Liqueur adds bitter notes and depth to the coffee mixture as well. 
  • Ground Chocolate – Top your tiramisu with some ground chocolate for the final touch. 
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Steps To Make The Cheesecake Factory Tiramisu

1. The Eggs Have A Temper

Let’s start by making the cheese mixture. First, add eggs, granulated sugar, and Marsala in a large metal mixing bowl. Place the mixing bowl over a pot with boiling water. Simmer the pot and whisk the egg mixture over indirect heat. This will temper the eggs so that there isn’t any rawness in them. 

Beat the mixture for 5 minutes until fluffy and then remove from heat. Mix the Mascarpone cheese in the mixture and then fold in the whipped cream. 

2. Express With Espresso

Then, take a shallow dish and mix the espresso, coffee liqueur, and powdered sugar. Mix until the sugar gets completely dissolved. Your bittersweet coffee mixture is ready. Now, you are ready to assemble the tiramisu. 

3. Assemble, Garnish, Chill

Gently dip the ladyfingers in the espresso mixture from both sides and line them in the baking pan. Make the layer with 12 ladyfingers so you can equally divide them into four layers. Also, don’t dip them excessively but only for a second. Then, top the layer of ladyfingers with some of the mascarpone cheese mixtures. Repeat both these layers three more times. The top layer should be of cream mixture.

Garnish the tiramisu with some ground chocolate and place the baking pan in the refrigerator. Chill the tiramisu overnight and then serve. Chilling the tiramisu overnight helps all the flavors blend and makes the ladyfingers soft. Your delicious Cheesecake Factory tiramisu is ready.

Nutritional Information

Calories439 kcal
Fat26 g
Saturated Fat14 g
Cholesterol227 mg
Sodium219 mg
Carbohydrates42 g
Sugar14 g
Protein8 g

How Will The Cheesecake Factory Tiramisu Look And Taste Like?

The tiramisu looks beautiful with layers of ladyfingers and cheese. The creamy cheese filling is fluffy, smooth, and sweet. It is complemented by the bittersweet notes of the espresso mixture. The ladyfingers are like soft pillows. This chilled dessert tastes best when it is made a day ahead. 

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Tiramisu

The Cheesecake Factory Tiramisu Recipe

The Cheesecake Factory tiramisu is made with ladyfingers, delicious mascarpone cheese, and coffee liqueur. This sweet and bitter dessert is topped with ground chocolate and whipped cream.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Chilling Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 35 mins
Course copycat
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 439 kcal

Equipment

  • Large Metal Mixing Bowl
  • Pot
  • Shallow Dish
  • 9×13 inch Baking Pan
  • Whisk

Ingredients
  

  • 48 Ladyfingers
  • 16 ounces Mascarpone Cheese
  • 4 large Egg Yolks
  • ½ cup Granulated Sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Powdered Sugar
  • cup Marsala Wine
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream (whipped)
  • 2 cups Brewed Espresso
  • 3 tablespoons Coffee Liqueur
  • 2 teaspoons Ground Chocolate (for garnish)

Instructions
 

  • First, add eggs, granulated sugar, and Marsala in a large metal mixing bowl. Place the mixing bowl over a pot with boiling water. Simmer the pot and whisk the egg mixture over indirect heat.
  • Beat the mixture for 5 minutes until fluffy and then remove from heat. Mix the Mascarpone cheese in the mixture and then fold in the whipped cream.
  • Then, take a shallow dish and mix the espresso, coffee liqueur, and powdered sugar. Mix until the sugar gets completely dissolved.
  • Gently dip the ladyfingers in the espresso mixture from both sides and line them in the baking pan. Then, top the layer of ladyfingers with some of the mascarpone cheese mixtures. Repeat both these layers three more times. The top layer should be of cream mixture.
  • Garnish the tiramisu with some ground chocolate and place the baking pan in the refrigerator. Chill the tiramisu overnight and then serve. Your delicious Cheesecake Factory tiramisu is ready.

Nutrition

Calories: 439kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 8gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 227mgSodium: 219mgSugar: 14g
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