Espresso Tiramisu Cups

Espresso Tiramisu Cups

Espresso Tiramisu Cups: A Delightful Twist on a Classic Dessert

Indulge in the rich, decadent flavours of an Italian classic with a caffeinated twist: Espresso Tiramisu Cups. This deliciously creamy and espresso-infused dessert will have you coming back for seconds, and the individual serving cups make it perfect for dinner parties or intimate gatherings. So, let’s explore the simple yet rewarding process of making these delightful Espresso Tiramisu Cups.


  • 6 Egg Yolks
  • ¾ cup White Sugar
  • ⅔ cup Milk
  • 1 ¼ cups Heavy Cream
  • ½ teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Strong Brewed Espresso, cooled
  • 2 tablespoons Rum (optional)
  • 24 Ladyfingers
  • 2 teaspoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder


  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together egg yolks and sugar until well blended. Add in the milk and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture boils. Boil gently for one minute, then remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Cover tightly and chill in the refrigerator for one hour.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat the cream and vanilla until stiff peaks form. Whisk the custard until smooth, then fold in the whipped cream.
  3. In a small dish, combine the espresso and rum. Split the ladyfingers in half lengthwise and drizzle with the espresso mixture.
  4. Layer the bottom of eight serving cups with half of the espresso-dipped ladyfingers. Spread half of the custard mixture on top, then layer with the remaining ladyfingers and custard. Dust the top of each cup with the cocoa powder.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours (or up to 24 hours) before serving, to allow the flavours to meld together.


  • For a non-alcoholic version, simply omit the rum.
  • If you can’t find ladyfingers, you can use sponge cake cut into strips instead.
  • Ensure the espresso is cooled before using it in the recipe to prevent the custard from curdling.
  • The Tiramisu Cups can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, but are best consumed within the first 24 hours for the best texture and flavour.

With these detailed steps, you’re all set to craft your own Espresso Tiramisu Cups. This dessert is sure to impress your guests with its sophisticated layers and robust flavours. Enjoy the process of creating this Italian classic, and even more importantly, enjoy devouring it!

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