Hot Chocolate Tiramisu

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Hot Chocolate Tiramisu

Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 12


**Hot Chocolate:**

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 ¼ cups heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 12 ounces good quality dark chocolate 60-70% cocoa

**Hot Chocolate Mascarpone Cream:**

  • 12 ounces good quality mascarpone cheese cold
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • About half of the hot chocolate from above
  • 1 cup cold heavy whipping cream


  • 1 ½ cups strong brewed coffee or 3-4 teaspoons instant espresso powder with hot water
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder

**Assembly & Decoration:**

  • 30-35 ladyfingers
  • ¾ cup heavy cream chilled
  • Cocoa powder for dusting


**Make the Hot Chocolate:**

  • – Combine all hot chocolate ingredients in a nonstick saucepan.
  • – Cook and stir over medium-low heat until the chocolate is fully melted and everything is combined.
  • – Set aside to cool to room temperature.

**Prepare the Hot Chocolate Mascarpone Cream:**

  • – In a bowl, whisk mascarpone, sugar, salt, and about half of the hot chocolate until combined and starting to thicken.
  • – Add the heavy cream and whisk on medium speed until medium peaks form. Be careful not to overmix to avoid a grainy texture.

**Make the Soak:**

  • – Whisk together the coffee and cocoa powder in a wide-bottomed bowl.

**Assemble the Tiramisu:**

  • – Dip ladyfingers in the soak for 1-2 seconds per side and layer them in a 9×9″ pan.
  • – Spread half of the hot chocolate mascarpone cream over the ladyfingers.
  • – Gently pour about ½ cup of hot chocolate on top and spread it evenly by tilting the pan.
  • – Freeze for 10 minutes to set the hot chocolate.
  • – Repeat the layers (ladyfingers, mascarpone cream, hot chocolate). Use up all the mascarpone cream but save the remaining hot chocolate for serving.
  • – Cover and refrigerate the tiramisu overnight (or at least 4 hours).

**Decorate and Serve:**

  • – Whip the heavy cream to stiff peaks.
  • – Spread or pipe the whipped cream on top of the tiramisu.
  • – Dust with cocoa powder.
  • – Slice and serve with a little warmed hot chocolate poured on top.

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