Charlotte façon Tiramisu

This delicious Charlotte cake is a twist on the classic Italian tiramisu. It’s a delectable combination of ladyfingers, creamy mascarpone custard, espresso syrup and cocoa powder.

For the cake:

  • 1/2 cup strong espresso
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 10 ounces ladyfingers

For the cream filling:

  • 8 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons sugar

To assemble:

  1. In a small saucepan, heat the espresso and sugar until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in the cocoa powder and cinnamon.
  3. Arrange half of the ladyfingers in the bottom of an 8-inch springform pan.
  4. Pour half of the espresso syrup over the ladyfingers.
  5. In a bowl, whisk together the mascarpone cheese, heavy cream, egg yolks and sugar until light and fluffy.

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