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Adding Spirit To The Holidays With An Irish Cream Tiramisu

We’re nearing the end of Christmas Week and I don’t know about you but I’m thinking that I need to break out the yoga pants with the amount of delicious treats that everyone is spotlighting!  I thought I’d provide a twist on the classic Italian tiramisu but with a bit of an Irish twist.

My infatuation with Irish Cream began many many moons ago.  I’d like to say it began when I had my mother’s BFF Moe’s divine Irish Cream Cream Puffs but if I must confess it started a bit earlier.  See – back when I was in the 4th or 5th grade, my friend Anna and I would sneak a sip or two of Irish Cream out of my great grandmother’s fancy crystal.  In our defense, we thought it was a funny tasting milkshake and my mom had a bottle of it in the back of the fridge.   Boy did we think we were fancy.  I blame the blonde hair.  Anywhoo – the moral of the story is that I’ve learned that baking and whipping up treats with it is almost as good as a really good cocktail.

This Irish Cream Tiramisu couldn’t be easier to make and – an added bonus – there are no raw eggs in the mix.  I started experimenting with a Nigella Lawson recipe and then decided to sub in a bit of whipped cream in lieu of the whipped egg whites.  The end result was a divine, rich dessert that is perfect for your Christmas Eve dinner.


On to the recipe:


Gather your ingredients

Irish Cream Tiramisu - Ingredients | Cooking In Stilettos

Adding a bit of Irish Cream to the Whipped Cream – how bad can that be?

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Time to whip in the marscapone

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Adding a bit of Irish Cream to some seriously strong coffee

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Time to assemble
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Now this is what I call a coffee break!

Irish Cream Tiramisu | Cooking In Stilettos

Yields 6-8

Irish Cream Tiramisu

9 hrPrep Time

9 hrTotal Time

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  • 32 ladyfinger cookies
  • 1 1/2 cups of espresso or strong coffee
  • 3/4 cup of Irish Cream liqueur, divided
  • 3/4 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 2/3 cup of super fine sugar
  • 8 ounces of marscapone cheese, softened
  • cocoa for dusting


  1. In a bowl, whip together the cream and sugar until you have soft peaks.
  2. Add 1/4 cup of the Irish Cream liqueur and mix again.
  3. Lightly fold in the marscapone cheese.
  4. Set aside.
  5. In a bowl, mix together the strong coffee/espresso and the remaining 1/2 cup of Irish Cream liqueur
  6. Dunk the ladyfingers in the cooled espresso, letting them soften slightly.
  7. Line the bottom of an 8x8 pan with the soaked ladyfingers.
  8. Spread 1/2 of the Irish Cream mixture over the cookie layer.
  9. Follow again with another layer of soaked ladyfingers.
  10. Follow with the remaining Irish Cream mixture.
  11. Dust lightly with cocoa and let set in the fridge for about 8 hours or overnight.
  12. Enjoy!


This luscious no-bake Irish Cream Tiramisu couldn't be easier to make and has the flavors of Irish Cream woven throughout.



2773 cal


243 g


146 g


10 g
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