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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.

Source: Everyday Food, April 2010



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  • billbaca7182235
    30 NOV, 2018
    This recipe is simple and simply amazing! And it is adaptable. By this I mean it is easy to lighten it a bit if one prefers to do so. I doubled the recipe and it was a hit from everyone who had some. The texture is dense, as I like it, but easy to lighten a bit by either not beating the cream so thick or just adding a bit of milk. I say all of this as one who has had many tiramisu's in many forms from many restaurants (it is my favorite desert and I have ordered it in many restaurants around the country). While some have been a tad better none have been this foolproof and simple to make. I highly recommend it to those who really like tiramisu. And btw, I used Costco's pound cake.
  • mflynn2010
    20 MAY, 2018
    I successfully wasted 4 packages of cream cheese, some coffee, rum, chocolate, sugar, and cake. Don't waste your time or ingredients make the real stuff.
    • dsnybstgmailc
      2 AUG, 2018
      Yes, I agree, it's 4 ounces of cream cheese, or 1/2 of a standard 8oz. package.
    • cochranmoms
      27 JUN, 2018
      I think you used too much cream cheese.
  • tidetim345842
    16 NOV, 2017
    I've made it twice for parties and it's gotten rave reviews. The only thing I changed was to add a bit of vanilla to the cream cheese mixture.
  • 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.
    • malissakoon
      22 APR, 2017
      Ok Giada..go make the real deal! You obviously saw the ingredients before you made it, so you knew it wasn't the real Italian recipe… But likely you didn't even make it before you shot a [filtered] in it. This is a really good "coffee-flavored trifle!" Cook on! Be nice!
  • mqculp
    2 SEP, 2016
    Great recipe. Easy and tasty. No leftovers :)
  • mqculp
    2 SEP, 2016
    This was a great recipe. People went back for seconds. Super easy to make too.
  • mqculp
    2 SEP, 2016
    This was a great recipe. People went back for seconds. Super easy to make too.
  • mqculp
    2 SEP, 2016
    This is a great 'fake' Tiramisu. The flavors are fabulous. Everyone went for seconds!
  • 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.
    • wkmtca
      26 DEC, 2015
      did you even try this..or just felt you needed to show everyone how smart you were...
      • cazzonacciohot
        8 MAR, 2016
        And yet she's correct.
  • 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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