Finally Tiramisu

The coffee liquer has been resting in the fridge since the longest time ever. So finally here comes the long-awaited Tiramisu ! Heehee. I am really bad in slicing cakes, therefore this time, instead of a layered tiramisu, I had them prepared in little mousse cups. Saved the messiness. :) But still, I made a mess ! The chocolate powder was scattered, the cups were smeared with tiramisu mousse, and the table was filled with chocolate sponge trimmings. The cleaning part was terrible, took me almost an hour, to restore the original cleanliness of the place !
 
But I love tiramisu ! Instead of the italian style where they used sponge fingers, chocolate sponge is adapted this time. I always heart mousse with sponge cake.
 
 
 
My less-than-a-year-old camera shut down on me after a few shots ! Arghhhhh !… Just when I thought it was gone and started to pack all the stuffs away….and frantically looking for the contact of the repair centre, it came alive again ! Arghhhhh second time !
 
 
On a side note ~ The TV is flashing all the effects of the earthquake in Japan as I am penning this post. It is really heart wrenching. My heart really goes out to all the people in Japan who are suffering from the after-math of this earthquake. But I am really glad that my Japanese colleagues and their families are all fine. God bless Japan !~
 
 
 
Sponge cake recipe adapted from [My Birthday Cake] by Kevin Chai (with modifications)
Tiramisu mousse recipe adapted from PA Richard Goh’s Baking Class Stage 4
(with modifications)
 
Makes 1 9-inch cake or 20-22 5x5cm mousse cups
 
Ingredients :
Chocolate Sponge Cake
340g sponge cake mix
2 tbsp chocolate powder
90ml chocolate milk
6 eggs
90g melted butter
 
Mousse :
250g fresh cream
50g sugar
3 tsp instant coffee powder
100g kahlua (coffee liquer)
3 eggs yolks
3 tbsp water
10g gelatin
250g mascarpone cheese (thawed)
 
Method :
1. Preheat oven to 180 degree C. Line bottom of 9-inch cake tin with greaseproof paper.
 
2. Beat sponge mix, milk and eggs in a mixer with high speed until light and fluffy (6-7 minutes). Turn to low speed, fold in melted butter until well blended.
 
3. Spread batter into prepared tin with lined greaseproof paper. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until cooked. Remove from oven and cool completely. Ready to use.
 
4. Whip fresh cream at medium speed until stiff. Leave aside.
 
5. Boil water and gelatin and leave to cool.
 
6. Boil sugar, coffee powder and coffee liquer until hot.
 
7. Whisk egg yolks until thick and pour coffee mixture over. Leave aside to cool before adding the gelatin.
 
8. Add no. 7 into mascarpone cheese and whipped cream. Mix well.
 
9. Spread the cream over the 3 layers of the 9-inch cake or over layers of cake in mini mousse cups. Dust with chocolate powder on top.
 
10. Leave in the fridge for about 2 hours to set before serving.
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27 Comments

  1. Lovely! I love Tiramisu too~ *slurps* ;)

  2. very beautiful tiramisu!

  3. Gorgeous! Delicious tiramisu!

  4. Delectable dessert !!

  5. very delicious TiramisU,my lovely CakE!

  6. our cameras always give us heart attacks don't they? hahah love your dainty tiramisu cups! they're good for ill discipline people like me who don't watch their calories. i might just end up consuming too much if they're not put into small portions!

  7. This is perfect!!

  8. cathy, jess, DG, weng, joely, hanushi ~ thanks all for your soooooo kind words !jean ~ even putting them into small portions, I cannot resist having 3 cups in one go… oh gosh… talking about calories…hmmm… :(

  9. What gorgeous photos and an excellent adaptation! Yum!

  10. Wonderful Tiramisu. I loved ur modifications made to the traditional version and will try this soon.

  11. beautifully presented. mmm yummy :)

  12. My gosh, wonderfull dish, one question though. Where have you bought those beautiful bowls/glasses

  13. Thanks Kristen, Sonia Cutekittypunk for your nice compliments ! You gals brighten up my day !Thanks Rosa too ! I bought those cups at the baking store called Phoon Huat here in Singapore.

  14. 好漂亮的装饰!!看起来非常好吃哦!!

  15. This looks inviting! Love it in a cup, no mess and best of all,get to enjoy the whole cake:)

  16. lovely tiramisu!! I like the way you present it too ^_^

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  18. Gorgeous tiramisu! Love your photos~

  19. hi joyce, great idea presenting tiramisu in cups.I have my fair share of messiness when baking too.thats a good book. Love the pictures and recipes. There's quite a few layer cakes in the book I wanna try out..

  20. Gorgeous tiramisu … my favourite

  21. When it comes to tiramisu or other soft based dessert, slicing could be so nerve wrecking. These mini cups are so perfect for the ocassion! I love your pictures too! i hope ur camera gets it act together and stops giving you all the unecessary inconvenience!

  22. I love tiramisu! :D

  23. is sooo LOVELY! (: (: congrats! i've got award for you. pick it up from my blog (:

  24. Drop dead gorgeous photos! Love them. I love tiramisu in small servings like this. Yours makes me drool on my keyboard!

  25. e 起打开幸福滋味 ~ Yes, it's great !Hearty Bakes ~ You are right ! I cannot imagine slicing the cake with the cheese oozing out everywhere !Ah Tze ~ Thank you sooo much for your award and compliment !Lizzy, Yummy Koh ~ Thanks for your nice compliments !Bakertan ~ Yes, that's a great book, isn't it. You can get alot of inspirations on how to decorate the cake !Crustabakes ~ Thanks for your nice compliments ! Yes, my camera surprisingly recovers by itself and seems perfectly normal now. Strange arh… Heehee.aishahias ~ Tiramisu is an all-time favourite, isn't it ? I love it too !Jasmine (The Sweetylicious) ~ Thanks for your compliment and award ! Gladly pick it up already !Quay Po Cooks ~ Thanks soooo much for your compliments ! I hope I didn't spoil your keyboard ! Heehee !

  26. Your photos look so yum, i'm gonna make them today i love the square cups idea!

  27.  Hihi Priya, Thanks ! I hope you will like these tiramisu too !.. They do taste great!

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