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Pound-Cake Tiramisu

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When you're entertaining, you need a make-ahead dessert that wows. This rich confection takes just 15 minutes to prep, can be made up to a week in advance, and will not disappoint.

  • Servings: 8

Source: Everyday Food, April 2010

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

Directions

  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. 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.

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  • mqculp
    2 SEP, 2016
    Great recipe. Easy and tasty. No leftovers :)
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  • mqculp
    2 SEP, 2016
    This was a great recipe. People went back for seconds. Super easy to make too.
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  • mqculp
    2 SEP, 2016
    This was a great recipe. People went back for seconds. Super easy to make too.
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  • mqculp
    2 SEP, 2016
    This is a great 'fake' Tiramisu. The flavors are fabulous. Everyone went for seconds!
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  • cazzonacciohot
    8 MAR, 2016
    Very mediocre recipe. Tiramisù calls for mascarpone (not cream cheese) and marsala (not rum or brandy); both are essential for its unique flavor. Otherwise, all you've got is a coffee-flavored trifle.
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  • awritersblock
    2 JUN, 2015
    I hope folks who get on their high-horse and make nasty/sarcastic comments are basically making fools of themselves, nothing more. Grow up and get over yourselves.
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  • Kitaly
    31 JAN, 2015
    I love this recipe. It's easy to follow...when short on time it comes together rather quickly and I've never had even one spoonful leftover when served to guests. It has always been a hit. Thank you Martha!!
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  • John Willingham
    22 JAN, 2015
    OK, so this isn't a traditional Tiramisu; lighten up. This recipe is reminiscent of, and obviously developed for a quick and still pleasing dessert when time is short. If not to your high standards, move on.
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  • Maryea Curtis
    19 JAN, 2015
    This is not Tiramisu. This is nothing like Tiramisu. It is an interesting interpretation of perhaps a triffle. Tiramisu needs mascopne, espresso and cream, NOT cream cheese frosting and instant coffee. I am generally impressed with Martha Stewart, but this is a fail.
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  • Shamz
    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.
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