Eggless Tiramisu

This tiramisu recipe is as delicious and indulgent as they come! This version is made with homemade lady fingers and no eggs! Your friends and family will love this recipe!

Tiramisu on a white cake platter with a gray towel and coffee beans underneath the platter

Tiramisu is a classic Italian dessert that combines coffee dipped ladyfingers with a lightly sweetened mascarpone cream. If you’re looking for an eggless version of this delectable treat, you’re in luck! I’m sharing a simple and mouthwatering recipe for eggless tiramisu that will leave you craving for more. Get ready to impress your friends and family with this delightful dessert!

Originating from the northern regions of Italy, tiramisu has a rich history and cultural significance that adds to its allure as a beloved Italian dessert. The exact origin of tiramisu is still debated, but it is widely believed to have emerged in the late 17th to early 18th century.

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Tiramisu Ingredients

  • Ladyfingers – this recipe makes homemade ladyfingers, you can purchase store bought ones if you would prefer
  • Mascarpone – a creamy, sweet cheese that is the main ingredient in the filling for tiramisu. Drain off any excess water from the cheese prior to using it in the filling
  • Instant Coffee – feel free to use decaf if you would prefer, especially having this after dinner. You are also welcome to use espresso, you want the coffee to be pretty strong
  • Liqueur – use your favorite coffee liqueur, or rum, brandy, or bourbon. The alcohol can be completed omitted for a non-alcoholic dessert
  • Cocoa Powder – this is optional, but to stick with a normal tiramisu, lightly dust the top with unsweetened cocoa powder

How to Make Tiramisu

Make the Ladyfingers: Combine the butter and sugar in a bowl and whisk until it is creamy. Mix in the yogurt, water, and vanilla extract. Now sift in the remaining dry ingredients until combined. Place the batter into a piping bag. Pipe the batter into thick stripes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Let cool.

Make the Mascarpone Cream: Combine the coffee and cream in a bowl and let sit for 10 minutes. Place the mascarpone cheese and powdered sugar into a bowl, whisk until smooth. Add the coffee cream mixture to the mascarpone and whisk again until everything is combined.

For the Coffee Mixture: Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix until it is well combined.

Tiramisu Tips & Tricks

  • Feel free to use any liqueur that you prefer, like rum, brandy, bourbon, or your favorite coffee liqueur. You could also omit the alcohol all together and still have a delicious dessert.
  • These lady figures can be made a couple of days in advance and stored in an airtight container.
  • No time to bake? You can purchase the ladyfingers at most grocery stores and then start the recipe with the mascarpone cream step.
  • In place of the cocoa powder, you can serve finely-shaved dark chocolate on top of the tiramisu.

Tiramisu Variations

Berry Infused Tiramisu – Infuse your tiramisu with vibrant flavors by adding a layer of fresh berries, such as strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries, between the layers of mascarpone cream and ladyfingers. You can also macerate the berries in a bit of sugar and liqueur for an extra burst of flavor.

Chocolate Delight Tiramisu- Add a chocolatey twist to your tiramisu by incorporating grated dark chocolate or cocoa powder into the mascarpone cream. Layer chocolate-flavored ladyfingers or even chocolate cake instead of traditional ladyfingers for an indulgent treat.

Salted Caramel Tiramisu– Drizzle caramel sauce between the layers and sprinkle a pinch of sea salt over each layer for a delightful contrast of flavors. This is perfect if you love sweet and salty flavors like I do!

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tiramisu on a white cake platter with coffee beans sprinkled around the table underneath

Eggless Tiramisu

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 8


This tiramisu recipe is as delicious and indulgent as they come! This version is made with homemade lady fingers and no eggs! Your friends and family will love this recipe!



For the Lady Fingers

  • 1/3 cup butter (room temperature)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup plain whole milk yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon corn flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt

For the Mascarpone Cream

  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

For the Coffee Mixture

  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup coffee liqueur
  • cocoa powder


For the Lady Fingers

  1. Combine the butter and sugar in a bowl and whisk until it is light and creamy.

  2. Add the yogurt, water and vanilla extract and give it another mix

  3. Now sift in all the remaining ingredients into the bowl. Fold this mixture gently until everything is evenly combined.

  4. Place the batter into a piping bag.

  5. Line a cookie sheet with a parchment paper and pipe the batter into thick stripes, roughly around 2cm thick and 8-10cm long.

  6. Bake these cookies in a preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for about 15-20 minutes, until the top starts to get golden.

  7. Take the cookies out and let it cool completely.

For the Mascarpone Cream

  1. Add the coffee into the cream and set it aside for 10 minutes for the coffee to soften.

  2. Place the mascarpone cheese and powdered sugar in a bowl. Whisk it with a hand whisk or an electric whisk until smooth.

  3. Add the coffee and cream mixture into the whipped mascarpone and whisk it once again until everything is evenly combined.

For the Coffee Mixture

  1. Take all the ingredients in a bowl and mix until it is well combined.

For the Assembly

  1. Take one lady finger, dip it in the coffee mixture and place it on a dish.

  2. Repeat this process with the other lady fingers one by one until you fill the bottom of the dish.

  3. Now place half of the mascarpone cream on top of the soaked and lined lady fingers and spread it evenly. You can also pipe the cream here to have a prettier presentation.

  4. Repeat the process of dipping the lady fingers into the coffee syrup and build another layer of lady fingers on top of the mascarpone cream.

  5. Now place the remaining mascarpone cream on top of the second layer and spread it evenly. You can again choose to pipe it.

  6. Dust the top with some cocoa powder.

  7. Chill the assembled tiramisu in the refrigerator for a couple of hours and enjoy!

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Chill Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: eggless tiramisu

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