Valentine’s Strawberry Tiramisu

This stunning, indulgent dessert is the perfect romantic end to your Valentine’s Day
Editor

Quick! Think of the two most romantic desserts possible. You probably thought of a rich, creamy tiramisu and the classic chocolate-covered strawberries. Blend both of those favorite Valentine’s Day desserts into one with this stunning new dish.

This recipe is courtesy of Avecita and pastry chef Thomas Zimmermann.

2
Servings
1064
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 8.8  Ounces  heavy whipping cream
  • 2.8  Ounces  confectioner’s sugar
  • 6.3  Ounces  freshly brewed strong espresso (cooled)
  • 1  Pound  mascarpone cheese
  • 3  Tablespoons  dark rum, plus more for serving
  • 20  lady finger sponges
  • Cocoa powder, for dusting
  • 1/2  pint fresh strawberries
  • White sugar, to taste

Directions

Whisk the whipping cream until it reaches stiff peaks. This can be accomplished in a few minutes with an electric mixer or by hand.

In a medium bowl, add the mascarpone, sugar, and rum and mix until smooth. Add more sugar or alcohol as desired.

Fold in the whipped cream to create the cheese mixture.

Soak lady fingers in espresso for a couple seconds, rotating to coat all sides.

Break up (into half) lady fingers to fit in 4-by-1/2-inch glasses.

Divide half the cheese mixture on lady fingers in glasses.

Smooth with a spatula or spoon. Sift cocoa powder liberally on surface of layer.

Apply second layer of lady fingers and remaining cheese. Sift cocoa powder over top.

Cover in plastic wrap and chill.

To serve, cut the strawberries in half (or quarter if they’re really big) and sprinkle with 1–2 tablespoons of white sugar and a bit of rum to taste.

Marinade for 20 minutes to a half-hour and serve with the tiramisu.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
61g
87%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
29g
100%
Cholesterol
136mg
45%
Carbohydrate, by difference
100g
77%
Protein
36g
78%
Vitamin A, RAE
404µg
58%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
21µg
23%
Calcium, Ca
683mg
68%
Choline, total
23mg
5%
Fiber, total dietary
10g
40%
Fluoride, F
4µg
0%
Folate, total
24µg
6%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
149mg
47%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
13mg
93%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
937mg
100%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
82µg
100%
Sodium, Na
1967mg
100%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
2µg
13%
Water
293g
11%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%