Tiramisu Cheesecake The Secret Recipe

Last Updated on September 9, 2021 by Guillermina

Big fan of the famous Italian dessert called Tiramisu? If you are, you will surely like this tiramisu cheesecake, the secret recipe. It is indeed an exciting take on that dessert. Just imagine a ladyfinger crust topped with an espresso cheesecake. 

Besides that, it has a mascarpone called Italian cream cheese. In addition to that, it is a soft and spreadable cheese that you can compare with cream cheese. Keep in mind that mascarpone has a higher fat content than cream cheese, making it smoother and creamier. 

In that regard, we will use the traditional ingredients in making Tiramisu for this cheesecake recipe. These ingredients are mascarpone, cocoa powder, espresso, and ladyfingers. Moreover, we will use espresso powder to bring out the espresso flavor in the cheesecake. So with that, this dessert will be perfect for any occasion. That is why it would be best to surprise your guests. And share this recipe with your loved ones.

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What You Will Need In Making Tiramisu Cheesecake The Secret Recipe

Ingredients For Tiramisu Cheesecake The Secret Recipe

For The Ladyfinger Crust

  • 7 ounces pack of ladyfingers (about 24 pieces of ladyfingers)
  • 1/4 cup of melted unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp of dark rum or Kahlua

For The Cheesecake

  • 24 ounces of room temp cream cheese
  • 8 ounces of mascarpone cheese
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp of all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp of espresso powder
  • 4pcs of whole eggs
  • 2pcs of egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup of sour cream
  • 1/2 tablespoon of vanilla extract

For The Garnish

  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 2 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 tbsp of powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp of cocoa powder

 recipe for tiramisu cheesecake

Equipment For Best Tiramisu Cheesecake

  • Mixing bowls (medium)
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • 9-inch springform pan
  • Parchment paper
  • Pastry brush
  • Food processor
  • Rubber spatula
  • Flat-bottomed glass
  • Electric mixer
  • Large baking pan
  • Aluminum foil
  • Plastic cling wrap
  • Fine-mesh sieve
  • Grater
  • Piping bags
  • Piping tip (large round tip)

Step By Step Instructions In Making A Recipe For Tiramisu Cheesecake

For The Ladyfinger Crust

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2

Then, use a food processor (you may also use a mini-chopper). And pulse the ladyfingers until it grounds finely.

Step 3

Afterward, combine the ladyfinger crumbs, melted butter, and rum in a medium mixing bowl. After that, stir until well combined.

Step 4

Next, lightly grease your 9-inch springform pan with butter using a pastry brush. After that, line the bottom of your 9-inch pan with a circle of parchment paper. Then, press the crust mixture using a flat-bottomed glass. With that, make sure to press the ladyfinger crust mixture evenly into the bottom of your pan. 

Step 5

Lastly, bake the ladyfinger crust in the oven for about six minutes. After that, remove your 9-inch springform pan from the oven. And allow it to cool. Once cooled, set it aside. 

For The Tiramisu Cheesecake Recipe

Step 1

Before anything else, reduce the oven’s temperature to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2

After that, take your electric mixer. And set it to medium speed to combine your cream cheese, mascarpone, and sugar. Afterward, cream the mixture for about three minutes.

Step 3

Then, add your flour and espresso powder to the cream cheese mixture. And mix until well combined.

Step 4

Afterward, whisk your whole eggs and the egg yolks together in a different bowl. Then, add to the cream cheese mixture in two additions. After that, mix well after each addition. 

Step 5

Next, add your sour cream and vanilla extract. And mix until it combines well. With that, make sure to use a rubber spatula to scrape the bowl’s sides and bottom. Doing this ensures that the filling mixes properly. 

Step 6

Then, take your cooled crust. And make sure to pour the batter on top of the crust. 

Step 7

Afterward, wrap the bottom of your pan using a sheet of aluminum foil. And then place it in a big baking pan. Then, fill the large pan with water about a half-inch to three-fourth inches. After that, place it inside the oven and bake for about eighty to ninety minutes. Or bake it until the center of your cake barely sets. Next, remove your cheesecake from the oven when an inch (ring) of the cheesecake center is still jiggly or loose.

Step 8

After that, allow the cheesecake to cool for about ten to fifteen minutes. And wrap the entire pan with plastic cling wrap. So with that, make sure to freeze overnight.

Step 9

The next day, take out the cake from the freezer. And release the springform pan. Ensure to let your cheesecake thaw slightly before releasing the pan. 

Step 10

Lastly, transfer your cake to a serving platter. And defrost it in a refrigerator for about three to four hours.

Tiramisu Cheesecake The Secret Recipe: Cheesecake Assembly And Garnish

Step 1

First of all, whip your cream and powdered sugar using an electric mixer in a mixing bowl. Ensure to mix till you can form stiff peaks. After that, set the whipped cream aside.

Step 2

Using a fine-mesh sieve, dust some cocoa powder on top of your cheesecake.

Step 3

Afterward, fill your piping bag attached with a large round tip with whipped cream. Then, pipe whipped cream around the edges of your cheesecake. 

Step 4

Next, use a small grater and grate some semi-sweet chocolate on top of your cheesecake. You may also use a vegetable peeler for the chocolate shavings if you do not have a grater. 

Step 5

After that, place your garnished cheesecake inside the refrigerator. Or you can serve it to your guest and enjoy it. 

Tips and Tricks For Tiramisu Cheesecake The Secret Recipe

Use crunchy ladyfingers instead of the soft ones for the crust in this recipe. Moreover, espresso powder can add more coffee flavor to the cheesecake. In addition to that, espresso powder is a secret ingredient of bakers to enhance chocolate flavors. And add more depth to flavors in cakes. 

For thawing the cheesecake before releasing the pan, you can rotate the pan for several seconds over a gas burner. Doing this melts the sides of the frozen cheesecake. Besides that, it makes it easier to release from the pan. To store your leftover cheesecake, cover your leftover cheesecake. And place it inside the refrigerator. As a result, it will last up to five days. 

Furthermore, you can store a cheesecake without any topping inside the freezer. With that, wrap with plastic wrap and foil. Not only that, but also you can keep it frozen for up to three months. When prepared to serve your Tiramisu cheesecake, let it thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Afterward, decorate it before serving.

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Tiramisu Cheesecake The Secret Recipe

Cheesecake World
This dessert will be perfect for any occasion. That is why it would be best to surprise your guests. And share this recipe with your loved ones.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • Mixing bowls (medium)
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • 9-inch springform pan
  • Parchment paper
  • Pastry brush
  • Food processor
  • Rubber spatula
  • Flat bottomed glass
  • Electric mixer
  • Large baking pan
  • Aluminum foil
  • Plastic cling wrap
  • Fine-mesh sieve
  • Grater
  • Piping bags
  • Piping tip (large round tip)

Ingredients
  

For The Ladyfinger Crust

  • 7 ounces pack of ladyfingers about 24 pieces of ladyfingers
  • 1/4 cup of melted unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp of dark rum or Kahlua

For The Cheesecake

  • 24 ounces of room temp cream cheese
  • 8 ounces of mascarpone cheese
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp of all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp of espresso powder
  • 4 pcs of whole eggs
  • 2 pcs of egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup of sour cream
  • 1/2 tablespoon of vanilla extract

For The Garnish

  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 2 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 tbsp of powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp of cocoa powder

Instructions
 

For The Ladyfinger Crust

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Then, use a food processor (you may also use a mini-chopper). And pulse the ladyfingers until it grounds finely.
  • Afterward, combine the ladyfinger crumbs, melted butter, and rum in a medium mixing bowl. After that, stir until well combined.
  • Next, lightly grease your 9-inch springform pan with butter using a pastry brush. After that, line the bottom of your 9-inch pan with a circle of parchment paper. Then, press the crust mixture using a flat-bottomed glass. With that, make sure to press the ladyfinger crust mixture evenly into the bottom of your pan.
  • Lastly, bake the ladyfinger crust in the oven for about six minutes. After that, remove your 9-inch springform pan from the oven. And allow it to cool. Once cooled, set it aside.

For The Tiramisu Cheesecake Recipe

  • Before anything else, reduce the oven's temperature to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • After that, take your electric mixer. And set it to medium speed to combine your cream cheese, mascarpone, and sugar. Afterward, cream the mixture for about three minutes.
  • Then, add your flour and espresso powder to the cream cheese mixture. And mix until well combined.
  • Afterward, whisk your whole eggs and the egg yolks together in a different bowl. Then, add to the cream cheese mixture in two additions. After that, mix well after each addition.
  • Next, add your sour cream and vanilla extract. And mix until it combines well. With that, make sure to use a rubber spatula to scrape the bowl's sides and bottom. Doing this ensures that the filling mixes properly.
  • Then, take your cooled crust. And make sure to pour the batter on top of the crust.
  • Afterward, wrap the bottom of your pan using a sheet of aluminum foil. And then place it in a big baking pan. Then, fill the large pan with water about a half-inch to three-fourth inches. After that, place it inside the oven and bake for about eighty to ninety minutes. Or bake it until the center of your cake barely sets. Next, remove your cheesecake from the oven when an inch (ring) of the cheesecake center is still jiggly or loose.
  • After that, allow the cheesecake to cool for about ten to fifteen minutes. And wrap the entire pan with plastic cling wrap. So with that, make sure to freeze overnight.
  • The next day, take out the cake from the freezer. And release the springform pan. Ensure to let your cheesecake thaw slightly before releasing the pan.
  • Lastly, transfer your cake to a serving platter. And defrost it in a refrigerator for about three to four hours.

Tiramisu Cheesecake The Secret Recipe: Cheesecake Assembly And Garnish

  • First of all, whip your cream and powdered sugar using an electric mixer in a mixing bowl. Ensure to mix till you can form stiff peaks. After that, set the whipped cream aside.
  • Using a fine-mesh sieve, dust some cocoa powder on top of your cheesecake.
  • Afterward, fill your piping bag attached with a large round tip with whipped cream. Then, pipe whipped cream around the edges of your cheesecake.
  • Next, use a small grater and grate some semi-sweet chocolate on top of your cheesecake. You may also use a vegetable peeler for the chocolate shavings if you do not have a grater.
  • After that, place your garnished cheesecake inside the refrigerator. Or you can serve it to your guest and enjoy it.

Notes

Tips and Tricks For Tiramisu Cheesecake The Secret Recipe

Use crunchy ladyfingers instead of the soft ones for the crust in this recipe. Moreover, espresso powder can add more coffee flavor to the cheesecake. In addition to that, espresso powder is a secret ingredient of bakers to enhance chocolate flavors. And add more depth to flavors in cakes. 
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