How to layer tiramisu

This decadent Italian dessert has become a favourite in Australia! Filled with coffee and creamy mascarpone, it's a delight to eat. Learn what the layers are and how to make it.

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How to layer tiramisu

Heavenly tiers of coffee-infused ladyfingers, rich mascarpone cream and chocolate, it’s no wonder that tiramisu is one of the most popular Italian desserts! And it’s not only a taste sensation, it’s easy to make ahead, making it an entertainer’s best friend.
Making a tiramisu is easy once you know how to layer it, so here’s a quick guide.

How to layer a tiramisu step-by-step

The order of tiramisu layers is as follows:

  1. For the first layer, place half of the coffee-soaked ladyfingers evenly over the bottom of the dish. You can break them to make them fit.
  2. Second, spread over half of your mascarpone mixture.
  3. Next, layer on the rest of your coffee-soaked biscuits.
  4. Spread over the rest of the creamy mascarpone mixture for the fourth and final layer.
  5. Garnish with a sprinkle of grated chocolate or chocolate powder.
That’s it! There should be two layers of biscuits and two layers of mascarpone making four layers in total. 

Do you have to refrigerate tiramisu?

Yes, because of the mascarpone, tiramisu will spoil if left out of the fridge. Place your tiramisu in the fridge right away until you’re ready to serve. The layers get to know each other and the flavours develop even more overnight, so it’s actually better to make this dessert ahead of time. You can store tiramisu for up to 2 days in the fridge.

Tiramisu recipes

Now you know how to layer a tiramisu, save these recipes for when you want to make it! There are gluten free tiramisus that everyone can enjoy, and an ultra-decadent version with salted caramel and summer fruit that gets rave reviews! Check them out.

Get the recipe: Nectarine and Salted Caramel Tiramisu

This stunning tiramisu has extra layers of salted caramel and summer stonefruit that make it a beautiful summertime dessert.

GET THE RECIPE: Meringue-amisu

What happens when crisp meringue meets creamy tiramisu? You get this towering Meringue-amisu! Full of chocolate, coffee and hazelnut flavours, this dessert is not one to miss.

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