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Chocolate Tiramisu Tort

September 9, 2010 2 Comments

Happy belated fathers day to all the daddies out there. We had a lovely day celebrating Mr Foodie Goddess’ second fathers day. My in-laws where also in town so we had an added celebration. So I thought that along with a yummy dinner we could celebrate with a LOVELY cake. I was going to make Tiramisu but thought I wanted to try a different version… Tiramisu in a cake form rather than in its more traditional form.

So I went in search of a recipe. The recipe I found and chose I’d say is nice in its own right but I wouldn’t say is a literal translation to the traditional Tiramisu. I think next time I would increase the amount of both coffee and liquors and make it one day in advance so that the tastes have time to mature. However the cake was very yummy never the less.



  • 300g unsalted butter , at room temperature
  • 270g self-raising flour
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 300g golden caster sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 4 tbsp cocoa
  • 2 tbsp instant coffee , dissolved in 1 tbsp boiling water
  • 2 tsp vanilla


  • 100ml espresso or strong instant coffee , cooled
  • 4 tbsp Tia Maria
  • 250ml tub mascarpone
  • 568ml pot double cream
  • 1 tbsp Amaretto
  • 50g dark chocolate
  • 2 tsp vanilla

How to…

Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Butter and base line 2 20cm-cake tins. Put all the cake ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Divide between the tins and cook for 25-30 minutes or until the sponge is springy.

Cool completely then cut each cake in half horizontally. To make the filling, mix the coffee with 2 tbsp of the tia maria, vanilla and sprinkle over the cut sides of each cake. Beat the mascarpone until it softens then stir in the cream, bit by bit. Add the liqueurs then whisk until softly whipped.

Sandwich the 4 layers together with the boozy cream, leaving plenty for the top. Finish the top with a layer of cream and finely grated dark chocolate. Chill for an hour before serving to make the cake easier to cut.

Buon Appetito.

Adapted from BBC Good Food.

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  • http://www.wallaby-michy.blogspot.com Michelle Ng

    Omg this looks gorgeous! I always use sponge fingers and dip them in espresso, but my next attempt I’d definitely try the chocolate cake layers!

  • Foodie Goddess

    Hi Michelle – It actually tastes quite different to the traditional Tiramisu, given that it is chocolate etc… I recently made another Tiramisu Cake which is a lot more like the original trifle type.

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