Thursday, October 22, 2009

Chocolate Tiramisu for 2

Still trying to reduce the cooking and baking quantities to accomodate 2. We love Tiramisu, but making a huge cake or pie would be just too much. This recipe - in chocolate of course, comes from the Sandra Lee magazine for October. Making this in one of my latte cups made it a perfect dessert to share with Bob. Sandra's recipe calls for assembling it in espresso cups, but I figured since Bob and I would be sharing, this cup would be just fine. Hope you try it. It's DELICIOUS.

Chocolate Tiramisu Cups
(recipe from the Semi-Homemade Magazine, Oct. 2009)

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
¾ cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 cup heavy whipping cream, divided
3 tablespoons Kahlua
¾ cup espresso or strong-brewed coffee cooled to room temp
1 (3-ounce) package soft lady fingers
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
Garnish: cocoa powder

In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, ¾ cup powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Beat at medium speed until smooth. Add ½ heavy cream and 2 tablespoons Kahlua, beating until blended and smooth.

In a small bowl, combine espresso and remaining 1 tablespoon Kahlua.

Fill bottom of espresso cups (or other decorative dessert cups) with a quarter teaspoon espresso mixture. Line the bottom of each cup with lady fingers, tearing them to fit the cups. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon espresso mixture. Spoon about 1 ½ tablespoons cream cheese mixture over the lady fingers. Repeat layers.

In a small bowl combine remaining ½ cup heavy cream and 3 tablespoons powdered sugar. Beat at high speed with mixer until soft peaks form and carefully spoon over tiramisu cups. Garnish with additional cocoa powder if desired. Store covered in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Here you can see the bits of lady fingers sticking out. (Should have made TWO!)


Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

What a lovely treat this is, Teresa! How cute that you shared it with your husband. I like when I can make small servings of dessert - otherwise I'll eat it all day long until it's gone. Not so good for my waist-line! Glad you posted. *HUGS*

Anonymous said...

Oh, so decadent, I love this served in a cup!

Amber said...

omg...that looks so good. I am sure to break my diet with this one!

Ben said...

That's a great idea to downsize that delicious cake, hehe. I could go for a cup of it right now :)

Happy cook said...

I love tiramisu and this looks so silky smooth.

Megan said...

My hubby would love this! Who am I kidding, I would LOVE this! But I'll make two, just in case. ;)

Megan said...

My hubby would love this! Who am I kidding, I would LOVE this! But I'll make two, just in case. ;)

The Blonde Duck said...

How cute!


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