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Pound-Cake Tiramisu

This dessert takes just 15 minutes to prep.

  • servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 ounces bar cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup strong coffee or espresso, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons dark rum or brandy
  • 1 loaf pound cake, preferably marbled, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 1/4 cup shaved semisweet chocolate
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting

Cook's Note

Make it ahead and store, covered, up to 1 week.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat cream, cream cheese, and confectioners sugar until combined. In a small bowl, combine coffee and rum.

  2. Step 2

    In a 2-quart baking dish, lay half the cake slices in a single layer, trimming to fit. Brush with half the coffee mixture. Top with half the cream mixture and half the chocolate. Repeat. Dust top with cocoa powder. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.

Source
Everyday Food, April 2010

Reviews (4)

  • 17 Oct, 2013

    Tried this recipe with a homemade marble pound cake & it was just great. Used home made cream cheese for the recipe.. Everyone just loooved it. One of the best cakes i have baked. Extremely easy to prepare & a delicious treat.

  • 14 Jan, 2013

    Hmm... i dont know if others just used loaf cake or something, but mine was pretty dry using pound cake. The coffee mixture didnt soak all the way through like usual tiramisu. And im really not fond of this cream cheese frosting trend.... Just made the dish taste sour-ish. Minus the cream cheese, everything tasted fine; but just wasnt great texturally. Next time id take out the cream cheese, use moist loaf cake instead or a thinner slice of pound cake, and add more coffee mixture.

  • 13 Oct, 2010

    I made this for a crowd and thought I would have leftovers! Not a chance, everyone loved it. I even did 3 layers with the same amount of cream filling, just more slices of pound cake. I used vanilla pound cake because that was all my bakery had, and brandy. Very good, will be making again!

  • 6 Aug, 2010

    Very yummy! you will love it!