Individual Tiramisu Recipe for your loved one

Individual Tiramisu Recipe for your loved one

By 06/02/2015

Think of the deep and rich taste of coffee, the delicacy and luxury of the mascarpone with the fragrance of the sponge biscuits all combined together to create one of the most famous desserts in the world: the Tiramisu'.

Tiramisu' is still one of the most loved Italian desserts. A timeless classic, one of those that will steal and tickle your taste buds forever. My mouth waters just by looking at it!
There are many legends about this dessert.
It seems that Tiramisu' was born in the late seventeenth century in Siena when the Grand Duke of Tuscany, Cosimo III de 'Medici decided to take a break in the city for a few days.

The confectioners in Siena were eager to prepare a special dessert that would represent nobility in honor of the Grand Duke. This dessert was later called "The Soup of the Duke."
The Duke loved it so much that he decided to take the recipe to Florence.
So it was that the "Soup of the Duke" became famous to beyond the borders of the Grand Duchy and soon reached Venice.

It became so popular and loved by the courtiers and it was considered exciting and aphrodisiac; there was a habit of consuming large portions before every sexual encounter.
Then the "Soup of the Duke" changed its name to become the "pick-me-up" or Tiramisu'.

I have made single portions which are quite convenient and look quite cute in a glass. They would make a special treat for your Valentine or they can be made in advance for a dinner party.
Make them and enjoy every mouthful.. and don't say you were not warned about its aphrodisiac properties.. 🙂

This recipe serves 2

  • Prep Time : 20 minutes



This is what you need for your Tiramisu':

Mascarpone cheese, lady fingers biscuits (or savoiardi), strong coffee, eggs, sugar and cocoa powder.

ingredients for tiramisu

Make the coffee, add 1 tbsp of sugar, stir and let it cool down in a bowl.

Whip the yolks with the sugar until pale and creamy then add the mascarpone and mix.

whipping eggs

Whisk the egg whites to a firm consistency and fold them gently with the mixture. You want a creamy and soft consistency.

soft tiramisu mousse

Dip the biscuits into the coffee. Don't leave them in for too long as you don't want them to be too soggy.

dipping biscuits in coffee

Put a few soaked biscuits at the bottom of each glass, pour some of the mascarpone mixture on top and then make another layer. Finish off with a dust of cocoa powder. Sprinkle some pieces of chocolate on top (optional).

tiramisu in the glass

Put it in the fridge for a couple of hours before serving.

individual tiramisu recipe

individual tiramisu recipe

I am entering this to "Foodie Friday" hosted by Casa Costello, to "Recipe of the Week" and to Treat Petite with Kat - The Baking Explorer (and Cakeyboi).


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22 Responses to Individual Tiramisu Recipe for your loved one

  1. Dottie Sauchelli Balin

    Dear Alida,
    Oh my! I had no idea about how the name came about. Very interesting and informitive on this delicious dessert the “Tiramisu.” Your version is terrific. This would make a wonderful and senual dessert for Valentines Day or any day. I love this dessert. So easy and a great go to dessert for a party. I also like the individual glasses, so nice. Thanks for sharing this one…I will try this recipe….Have a wonderful weekend with your family dear friend…
    Dottie 🙂

  2. Louise

    Oh Alida, you have discovered my weakness, I absolutely adore a delicately made Tiramisu. I wasn’t aware of its romantic history nor of its aphrodisiac qualities. I would be one very happy girl on Valentine’s Day just thinking about this lovely dessert. (I’m not sure I would be able to devour just one though:)

    Thank you so much for sharing, Alida…

  3. Annamaria @ Bakewell Junction

    Great minds think alike. I posted a tiramisu recipe too. Mine is a little different and uses heavy cream instead of the egg whites but it was delicious just the same. Yours looks lovely, the presentation is perfect.

  4. gloria

    I love Tiramisu!!!!

  5. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    It’s my weakness too! I dare not to make this Italian classic because I absolutely have no self control and will finish all of them by myself. These individual servings look so pretty.

  6. la cucina di Molly

    Adoro il tiramisù, troppo goloso, mi piace la tua presentazione in monoporzione, ottima idea, brava! Un abbraccio!

  7. anna @ annamayeveryday

    Looks so good! This is my son’s favourite pudding in the world, he has already requested it for his birthday.

  8. speedy70

    Ottimo il tiramisù, perfetto in queste golosi monoporzioni, bravissima!!!!!

  9. Choclette

    These look gorgeous Alida and even though I’m not much of a coffee fan, I think I’d be very happy to be offered one of these for my dessert.

  10. Megan

    Oh my word! How delicious do these look?! I love the potted history too #foodiefriday

  11. Diana

    Never thought of using a glass….so cute as you mentioned! Love it!

    • Alida

      Thank you Diana!

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  15. Gloria Perry

    I love Tiramisu , Yummy 🙂

  16. Cindy Poliseno

    I thought Tiramisu had some sort of liquor in it? Brandy??

    • Alida

      You can add some liquor to the coffee if you like. I have left it out as some people don’t like it. Sometimes I add rum too.

  17. Caroline

    How many servings does this recipe make? Just 2?

    • Alida

      Yes is for two people

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