7 February 2019 Lorraine 0Comment
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The only thing I’m enjoying about packing is the fact that I’m finding some of my hidden treasures. I found a few recipe books with amazing recipes that I kept in a safe place, only to forget about them. I found this Easy Delicious 10 minute Tiramisu recipe in an old Woolworths Taste Magazine. It had another name for it and I remember there was alcohol in the recipe, don’t ask me what alcohol as I won’t be able to tell you. I don’t drink it so I’m a little uneducated on anything related to alcohol.

I cannot tell you much more about the recipe because after I used it my helper decided to put it away and now can’t remember where the magazine is anymore. But my packing is not over yet so I’m sure it will pop up somewhere soon.

At least I still remember the ingredients and it is such a simple dessert to make with absolutely no effort at all. Did I mention it is also heavenly, it is creamy with that hint of coffee and my favourite madeira cake.

Most recipes use ladyfinger biscuits but this recipe uses madeira cake and I simply love it. I must admit I did not spend tons of time decorating it although I did regret it after I saw my dreadful photos. Please don’t be put off by my decorating skills, as they say “the proof is in the pudding” so you have got to try it to appreciate it.

I promise to make a show stopping one the next time I try this recipe. Just to have something for my photos I used a round cutter and cut out a little piece, wanted to add a little bit of prettiness to it. I did tell you I was a homecook, didn’t I, in case you forgot.

With Valentine’s Day around the corner this Easy Delicious 10 minute Tiramisu is also an amazing dessert to make, you can try making it into a heart shape. Well, at least if you are the romantic type.

Please do not eat this dessert as soon as it’s made, it must be refrigerated for a couple of hours at least. Trust me it doesn’t taste as delicious if not chilled.





Easy Delicious 10 minute Tiramisu

Servings 6


  • 250 gram mascarpone full fat cream cheese
  • 125 ml/1/2 cup fresh cream
  • 1 tspn vanilla essence
  • 350 gram madeira cake sliced
  • 125 ml/1/2 cup strong coffee
  • handful amaretti biscuits
  • 50 gram good quality dark chocolate


  • Beat the mascarpone, fresh cream and vanilla together
  • Cut the madeira cake into slices
  • Cool down the coffee a little, if it is too hot the cake will break easily when dipped
  • Dip the madeira slices into the coffee and layer it in a dish or a bowl, ensure the bottom is covered
  • Pour over the excess coffee
  • Fill the cake with the mascarpone cream filling
  • Scatter some grated chocolate and crushed amaretti biscuits over it and refrigerate for a few hours before serving

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