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Delicious Tiramisu Cake Recipe
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Tiramisu Cake

If you love cake and tiramisu, you are going to love this cake. Bringing together the best of both, this Tiramisu Cake is a great tasting dessert full of flavor. So easy to make, this cake is perfecting for a weeknight dessert or for when you have guests. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Tiramisu Cake
Servings: 8
Calories: 5061kcal
Author: Jill


Vanilla Cake Ingredients

  • 2 - 15.25 Box vanilla cake mix
  • 2 C Whole milk
  • 1 C unsalted butter
  • 6 large eggs
  • Pam baking spray

Coffee mixture

  • 1/4 C ground coffee
  • 1 C boiling water

Cream cheese frosting Ingredients

  • 6 oz Mascarpone cheese
  • 16 oz cream cheese , softened
  • 1/2 C unsalted butter softened
  • 6 C powdered sugar
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5-7 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ C cocoa powder


Cake Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray the cake pans with the pam baking spray, set aside
  • Using a standing mixer, beat until combined and smooth all ingredients for the cakes
  • Divide the batter between the 3 cake pans
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean
  • Allow to cool completely
  • Remove cakes from cake pans and place onto the cake boards
  • Using the cake leveler, remove the top of the cakes to make the layers even

Coffee Mixture Directions

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the ground coffee and boiling water
  • Pour into a squeeze bottle

Frosting Directions

  • Using a standing mixer, beat together the cream cheese, mascarpone
  • cheese, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and heavy whipping cream until combined and creamy with stiff peaks

Building the cake directions

  • Drizzle the coffee mixture onto the top of the cake layers
  • Allow to soak for 30 minutes
  • Using 1 of the cake layers, scoop 1 C of the frosting onto the top of the cake layer and smooth evenly
  • Place the second cake layer onto the top of the first layer of frosting
  • Scoop 1 C of frosting onto the second layer of cake and smooth evenly
  • Place the last cake layer on top
  • Scoop 1 C of frosting into the piping bag
  • Using the remaining frosting, frost entire cake
  • Smooth the frosting with a frosting smoother
  • Using a sifter, sift cocoa powder onto the top of the cake
  • Pipe dollops of frosting onto the top of the cake
  • Place chocolate covered espresso beans onto the top of the frosting dollops
  • Cut and enjoy!


Calories: 5061kcal | Carbohydrates: 1007g | Protein: 58g | Fat: 95g | Saturated Fat: 55g | Cholesterol: 146mg | Sodium: 8079mg | Potassium: 1024mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 564g | Vitamin A: 1814IU | Calcium: 2656mg | Iron: 22mg