Eggless Tiramisu Cake


This cake especially made for my hubby's birthday this year on 10th August. Since his birthday falls on Friday whereby special prayers will be held and all of us will be vegetarian on that day. I have no choice than baking   an eggless cake. When I was browsing and looking for ideas, suddenly the idea of Tiramisu crossed in my mind. Well Tiramisu basically an Italian dessert alternating layers of saviordi fingers with whipped mixture of mascarpone cheese and egg yolks and flavored with coffee liquor. This mouthwatering dessert requires no baking. All you need to do is assemble everything together and chill.
The research started one week earlier before his birthday. I have to make sure all the ingredients which Im going to use is free from egg. So happened to know saviordi fingers are made from eggs. Hmm need to substitute with eggless plain cake. Finally got the recipe for eggless sponge cake from tarladalal which later I modify with eggless coffee flavored sponge cake.
I have prepared eggless version of tiramisu before this, unfortunately I forgot to jot down the recipe. I have to look again for the recipe.  There are few recipes which attracted me. Finally I chose eggless recipe from Hunger Hunger guest post for Rasa Malaysia. Since I don't prefer coffee liqueur, so normal coffee been used in this recipe. Cappucino emulco helps to bring some extra flavor in the cake.
My husband really loves it. It was quiet surprise for him since he was wrongly predicted that Im going to bake carrot cake for him. Eggless carrot cake was my on going research which will be posted soon. I did brought some for my friends. They did not believe as they thought it was bought and I'm kidding. Last but not least myself was happy with the outcome and glad to share with everyone.
Sorry this time my snaps not that clear cause my DSLR not with me at the moment. Please bear with me. Will update if happens bake Tiramisu again!

Ingredients for the Cake:
  • 1 tin (400gm) condensed milk
  • 280 gm Self raising Flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 120 ml melted unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp cappucino emulco
  • 150 ml Water
Preparation Method :
  1. Sieve the flour, baking powder and baking soda in a bowl.
  2. Mix condensed milk, melted butter, water, essence and cappucino emulco in a separate bowl. Mix to combine.
  3. Add in flour and beat well to incorporate.
  4. Pour into 9 inch tin and bake in hot oven 200 degree C for 10 minutes and reduce the heat to 150 degree C for another 10 minutes. 
  5. The cake is ready when the cake leaves the sides and springy to touch. 
  6. Remove from oven and cool in a wire rack.
  7. Slice into four layers and keep aside. 
Ingredients for tiramisu :

  • 500 gm mascarpone cheese
  • 1 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup (100gm)  semi sweet dark chocolate (i used Vanhouten)
  • 1/3 cup nescafe strong (2 tbsp coffee mix with warm water)
  • 3 tsp cappucino emulco
  • 8 tbsp confectioners sugar

Preparation Method:

  1. Mix the coffee with emulco and let it cool.
  2. Melt the chocolate with 1/2 cup whipping cream and let it cool.
  3. Whip 3/4 heavy whipping cream with 3 tbsp sugar till soft peaks formed. Keep in a chiller.
  4. Whip mascarpone cheese with remaining 5 tbsp sugar till blended for 1 minutes. Don't over whip. The cheese might curdle.
  5. Remove the whipped cream from chiller. Whipped again till stiff peaks formed. 
  6. Now mix with the cheese mixture till well mixed.
  7. Whip remaining 1/2 cup whipping cream  till stiff peaks formed.

Now time to assemble everything together.

Items to Assemble:

  • 4 slices of eggless cake
  • Cheese mixture
  • Chocolate Ganache
  • Strong Coffee
  • Whipped cream
Garnish :
  • Cocoa powder
  • Chocolate shaving
Steps:
  1. Place a layer of sliced cake on a serving bowl or plate 
  2. Spoon with 1- 2 tbsp of coffee over the cake to soak.
  3. Spread with chocolate ganache followed by mascarpone cheese layer.
  4. Repeat the steps from 1 to 3 till fourth layer.
  5. At the end spread whipped cream over mascarpone cheese layer and sprinkle with cocoa powder and chocolate shavings.
  6. Chill at least 8 hours before serving.

The best tiramisu ever!


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