Recipe: Out-of-this-World Tiramisu Layer Cake


If heaven were a confection, it would be Tiramisu Layer Cake.

By: Lindsay Conchar 

INGREDIENTS

VANILLA CAKE LAYERS

  • 2 1/2 cups (325g) all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup (168g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups (310g) sugar
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups (300ml) milk

TIRAMISU FILLING

  • 5 large egg yolks, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (104g) sugar
  • 5 oz (142g) mascarpone cheese, cool but not cold
  • 3/4 cup (240ml) heavy whipping cream, cold

MASCARPONE BUTTERCREAM FROSTING

  • 1 1/4 cups (280g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 10 cups (1150g) powdered sugar
  • 10 oz mascarpone cheese, cool but not cold
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp-1 tbsp water or cream

ESPRESSO KAHLUA MIXTURE

  • 1/2 cup (120ml) hot water
  • 12 tbsp (10g) instant espresso coffee powder
  • 3 tbsp (39g) sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) Kahlua

ADDITONAL

  • Cocoa, for dusting, optional
  • Chocolate covered espresso beans, for decorating, optional

For Lindsay’s complete Tiramisu Layer Cake recipe, click here

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