My favorite Italian layer cake. It’s spongey, yet creamy, decadent and romantic.
Why It’s On My List of “Favorite Cakes Ever”
I’m not sure when it entered my unofficial, mental list of “Favorite Cakes Ever”. It might have been after the time I made it as a surprise anniversary gift for my parents one year. I don’t quite remember what number anniversary it was, but I think I was in 8th grade. Anyways, they loved it! Everyone loved it! I mean there was NO leftover tiramisu. They were just so happy that my pre-teen mind had made space to both remember and do something thoughtful for them on such a special occasion. Score!
Ever since then it’s held such a special place in my mind which is why I decided to tackle coming up with my own, unique, REAL FOOD, “taste good do good”, Code to Wellness – supporting recipe for my birthday (last week).
And now, it’s finally here. I’m so excited to share it with you!
For those of you that are in the dark about Tiramisu, there really are only a few key things to know.
- it’s got a coffee-drenched cookie layer (the ladyfingers)
- followed by a creamy, custardy layer (sabayon or zabaione)
- sometimes the creamy layer is topped with cacao or nuts
- it’s no bake, instead, refrigerate (I’m a poet and I don’t even know it! Lol. Sorry, you know I love corny jokes)!