Tiramisu with dates

Tiramisu with dates

Prep. 20 mins
Cooking 30 mins
Serving 12

INGREDIENTS Measurements


1 1/2 Cup Flour
1 1/2 Cup Butter
1 1/2 Cup sugar
8 Eggs
1/4 tsp vanilla

  For filling

1 Cup Espresso, or strong coffee
3 Cups dates cut into half
2 Cups mascarpone cheese
2 Cups cream, whipped
1/2 Cup sugar
Cocoa powder and cinnamon for decoration


  For the Cake

  • Preheat the oven to 180°.
  • Grease and lightly flour a (26 cm) cake pan.
  • Whisk butter and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy.
  • Add eggs one at the time, vanilla while continuously whisking until all ingredients are well combined.
  • Fold in flour gradually, stir slowly until just combined.

  For the filling

  • Put coffee in a saucepan over medium heat, add the dates, and let mixture boil for 5 minutes.
  • Drain the dates while keeping aside the boiled coffee.
  • In the prepared cake pan, arrange the dates; pour the cake mixture on it.
  • Bake the cake for 20 minutes or until done.
  • Flip the cake on a wire rack, cool.

  For the cream

  • Whisk cheese and sugar with a hand mixer; fold in the whipped cream until combined.

  For the tiramisu

  • Flip the cake upside down so the dates will be on the top.
  • Cut the cake horizontally into two equal layers.
  • Put the lower layer of the cake in the serving plate; make some holes in the cake (using a wood chopstick), moisten with coffee.
  • Top with mascarpone cream, spreading evenly.
  • Place the other cake layer, cover with cream; sprinkle with cocoa powder and cinnamon.


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