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Hot Chocolate Tiramisu

Instead of using coffee and rum, I let cinnamon shine in this tiramisu. It's best if eaten within two days—if it even lasts that long! —Cathy Geniti, Saratoga Springs, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 2 cups mascarpone cheese
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 45 crisp ladyfinger cookies (about 13 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  • For hot cocoa, in a small saucepan, mix cocoa, sugar and water until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes. Stir in milk until blended; transfer to a shallow bowl. Cool completely.
  • For tiramisu, in a heatproof bowl of a stand mixer, whisk egg yolks and 1/2 cup sugar until blended. Place over simmering water in a large saucepan over medium heat. Whisking constantly, heat mixture until a thermometer reads 160°, 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat. With the whisk attachment of a stand mixer, beat on high speed until thick and pale yellow, about 5 minutes. Add mascarpone; beat on medium speed until smooth, scraping down sides of bowl as needed.
  • In another bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add remaining sugar; beat until soft peaks form. Fold whipped cream into mascarpone mixture.
  • To assemble, spread a third of the cream mixture into a 13x9-in. baking dish. Quickly dip half of the ladyfingers halfway into cooled cocoa; arrange over cream. Repeat layers. Spread with remaining cream mixture. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and cinnamon. Refrigerate, covered, at least 8 hours or overnight.
Editor's Note: This recipe was prepared with Alessi brand ladyfinger cookies
Editor's Note
This recipe was prepared with Alessi brand ladyfinger cookies.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 638 calories, 46g fat (25g saturated fat), 199mg cholesterol, 112mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 1g fiber), 11g protein.

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