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Tiramisu birthday cake makes me so happy!


We recently celebrated a birthday in my house and I am happy to report that it required a birthday tiramisu rather than a birthday cake.  Magic!  It may not be the most beautiful tiramisu I have ever made but I was so excited that my daughter wanted to help that I didn’t care.

This is one of my husbands favorite deserts and it actually isn’t that hard.

Ingredient Action
7 egg yolks
1/4 c sugar Mix on high in electric mixer with wisk attachment
1/4 c rum
1/4 c cooled espresso
or coffee concentrate
16oz mascarpone cheese  Mix in on medium speed until evenly combined


1/4 c rum
1 1/2 c cooled espresso
or coffee concentrate
Combine and set aside in a pie plate or shallow dish


Lots o lady fingers Dip the lady fingers in the rum/espresso mixture use them to create a cookie layer in the bottom of a trifle dish.  Cover with a layer of the mousse.  Go back and forth between the two till you are out of ingredents ending with the mousse.
Semi sweet chocolate bar Use a carrot peeler to create chocolate shavings to drip all over the top.