Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tiramisu Trifle

Normally I don't really enjoy making the same recipe over and over again. I'm always on the search for something new, something different, something better, but when it comes to Christmas I always make a Tiramisu Trifle because it's just that good.

I think this recipe is perfect to serve after a big holiday meal because it is so light and not overly sweet. I also like it because you can serve it in a variety of ways. You can make a single recipe of this and put it in a pie plate or individual mini trifle dishes or even stemless martini glasses. What I do most often though is double the recipe and put it in a trifle dish. It looks beautiful and serves a lot of people. 

I served these mini trifle dishes at a holiday dessert party back in 2008.

Tiramisu Toffee Trifle Pie

1 1/2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
3/4 cup warm water
1 (10.75-ounce) frozen pound cake, thawed
1 (8-ounce) package mascarpone, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup chocolate syrup
1 (12-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed and divided
2 (1.4-ounce) English toffee candy bars, coarsely chopped (I use Heath bits)

Stir together coffee and 3/4 cup warm water until coffee is dissolved. Cool.
Cut cake into 14 slices. Cut each slice in half diagonally. Place triangles in bottom and up sides of a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate. Drizzle coffee mixture over cake.
Beat mascarpone cheese, sugar, and chocolate syrup at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Add 2 1/2 cups whipped topping, and beat until light and fluffy.
For a pie plate: Spread cheese mixture evenly over cake. Dollop remaining whipped topping around edges of pie. Sprinkle with candy. 

For a trifle dish: Make layers of cake, cheese mixture, whipped topping and candy. Repeat! 

Chill 8 hours.

Can someone pass me a spoon???


For more recipes, check out my "Recipes" tab up top and come back tomorrow for homemade hot cocoa, marshmallows and peppermint bark!


  1. That sounds so good! And they look so cute in the little trifle dishes!

  2. ohmigosh! I want to make that RIGHT NOW! Can I make just 1 serving?

  3. I'm definitely going to have to try these...my hubs would LOVE them!


  4. My mouth is seriously watering...yum!! So glad you shared this. I'm your newest follower :) loving your blog! What a beautiful family you have.
    Brittany @ funwiththefullwoods.blogspot.com

  5. These are beautiful! I'm sure they taste even better than they look.

  6. The mini trifles are so so cute! Love the toffee addition! Super yummy! Thanks so much for linking up today Laura! :)

  7. WOW! If those taste even half as good as they look, that would be AWESOME! I love how you've separated them out into their own serving glasses. I'm not really a big tiramisu fan because it's not sweet enough for me, but I'd be willing to make these just b/c of how pretty they look! :o)

  8. Yep, this is getting made. It might even grace my Christmas eve dinner table. I'm in charge of dessert and I'm always a fan of things in little individual containers. ANd I also have a thing for tiramisu. Hopefully my whole family does too.


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