This Decadent Chocolate Tiramisu Trifle is a perfect balance of chocolate mousse and traditional tiramisu. It’s surprisingly easy and ideal for a holiday gathering.
This easy trifle is all about the luscious layers!
Crispy Baileys and coffee soaked lady fingers layered with airy, light sweet chocolate whipped cream; rich, decadent, thick chocolate laced mascarpone and delicate, freshly shaved shards of bittersweet chocolate.
This chocolate tiramisu is a delicate balance of chocolate lovers dessert meets classic tiramisu!
And, in just two words, this tiramisu recipe is sinfully delicious!!!
Crazy easy to make, egg-free, and either boozy or alcohol-free depending on who you are serving, this easy, chocolatey tiramisu NEEDS to make an appearance on your table!
And honestly, while this trifle is perfect for potlucks and parties, it isn’t just for entertaining. I mean, Boy would definitely say it serves just one since he ate it all and absolutely refused to share!
A quick note: While this tiramisu does require preparing a few layers, all of the steps are very simple to follow and stress-free to execute!!
What is tiramisu?
Tiramisu is a sweet, coffee-flavored, layered dessert made with ladyfingers dipped in coffee, mascarpone, sugar and cocoa powder. While authentic tiramisu recipes include eggs, this easy chocolate tiramisu is eggless!
As well, tiramisu can be made with or without the addition of alcohol. This tiramisu trifle recipe is no different and can be prepared with alcohol for a boozy adult treat, or without alcohol if serving children.
How was tiramisu invented? Where does tiramisu originate?
While the exact origin of Tiramisu is a debated subject, most accounts point to the sweet dessert originating during the 1960s in the Veneto region of Italy at the restaurant Le Beccherie.
The assumed creator of Tiramisu is an even sketchier topic. While the owner of Le Beccherie, Roberto Linguanotto, claims to have been the first creator of tiramisu, Carminantonio Iannaccone, a baker who sold the dessert to the restaurant, claims he is the creator.
What does tiramisu mean in english?
Tiramisu, pronounced ti.ra.mi-su, means “cheer me up” or “pick me up” in english.
What kind of liquor to use for tiramisu?
While you can make tiramisu without alcohol, if you are looking to make a boozy sweet treat, I highly recommend adding alcohol to your tiramisu!
The most commonly used alcohol in tiramisu are either sweet Marsala or Madeira wine. However, you can use a variety of sweet spirits in tiramisu, from dessert wines, rum, brandy or flavored liquors such as orange or chocolate liquor.
The recipe for this chocolate tiramisu calls for Baileys, but you can substitute Kahlua or Irish Cream if desired, or you can go rouge and use whatever type of dessert wine or liquor your heart desires!
Can tiramisu be made in advance? How long can tiramisu be kept in the refrigerator?
Yes, tiramisu can be made in advance! In fact, this chocolate tiramisu trifle tastes better if allowed to sit in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to give time for the lady fingers to soften.
This chocolate tiramisu can be made 1-2 days in advance of serving and stored in the refrigerator. The actual trifle will keep for up to 4 days total in the refrigerator before going bad.
Creamy, chocolatey, easy to make and easily customizable, this Chocolate Tiramisu dessert is perfect for potlucks, entertaining, or simply for serving your family! If you are a fan of the classic Italian Tiramisu, you are going to absolutely love this creamy-dreamy unique chocolate trifle!
Until next week, friends, cheers – to a little coffee pick me up in the form of dessert!Print
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