Tiramisu Recipe With Pound Cake

Did you know you can try out a tiramisu recipe with pound cake instead of using the ordinary ladyfingers?

Pound cake is a type of cake that uses flour, butter, sugar, eggs, and leavening agents. It is often baked in a loaf form, but can also come in other shapes like cupcakes or Bundt cakes.

There are many different recipes for pound cake, with variations including the addition of vanilla extract, almond extract, lemon juice and zest, rum, or bourbon. Some people also add dried fruits like raisins or currants to their pound cake recipe.

Pound cake is generally served as an afternoon snack or dessert, but there are endless possibilities when it comes to toppings and accompaniments. You can serve it plain with a dusting of powdered sugar on top, frost it with your favorite icing, drizzle it with a simple glaze, add fruit to the batter before baking or serve slices alongside fresh berries and whipped cream.

Pound cakes can be baked in loaf pans, tube pans, or bundt cake pans. They can also be made into cupcakes, although they usually don’t rise as much as traditional cupcakes do because of their high-fat content.

Tiramisu Recipe With Pound Cake – Option 1

Ingredients:

  • One pound cake, sliced
  • One cup strong coffee or espresso cooled
  • Two tablespoons Marsala wine
  • One and a half cups Mascarpone cheese
  • Three-quarters cup powdered sugar
  • One teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

Step 1

In a medium bowl, whisk together the coffee, Marsala wine, and Mascarpone until smooth.

Step 2

In another bowl, sift together the powdered sugar and vanilla extract.

Step 3

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.

Step 4: Assembly

To assemble tiramisu using pound cake instead of ladyfingers, begin by dipping each slice of pound cake into the coffee mixture until it’s well saturated.

Place the slices in an even layer in a baking dish or on a large plate. Spread half of the tiramisu cream over the top, then repeat with another layer of soaked pound cake slices and tiramisu cream.

Step 5

Refrigerate for at least two hours before serving to allow tiramisu to set up properly.

Tiramisu Recipe With Pound Cake – Option 2

Ingredients:

  • Two pounds frozen pound cakes (cut into ½-inch cubes)

For tiramisu filling:

  • Six egg yolks
  • Three-quarters cup granulated sugar
  • One cup heavy whipping cream
  • One teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

For espresso syrup:

  • Half cup strong espresso coffee (or make your own)
  • Four tablespoons granulated sugar

Optional garnishes:

  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Chocolate shavings
  • Fresh raspberries
  • Powdered sugar
  • Lemon or orange zest Candied citrus peel

Directions:

For tiramisu filling:

Step 1

Using an electric mixer, beat the egg yolks and ¾ cup of granulated sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. This will take about five minutes.

Step 2

Transfer to a large bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate while you make espresso syrup next.

Step 3

In another bowl using an electric hand mixer, whip heavy cream, vanilla extract, and salt together on high speed until soft peaks form (about three minutes).

Step 4

Gently fold in whipped cream into the egg mixture until well combined.

Step 5

Set aside for now or chill in the refrigerator if not used right away.

For espresso syrup:

Step 6

Bring the coffee and sugar to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly until the sugar is dissolved.

Step 7

Remove from heat and let cool completely before using.

Step 8: Assembly

  • Start by spraying a 13×18 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Spread one layer of pound cake cubes on the bottom.
  • Pour about half of the espresso syrup over it and spread evenly.
  • Top with an even layer of tiramisu filling, then another layer of pound cake cubes, more espresso syrup, and tiramisu filling.
  • Finish with one last layer of pound cake cubes (you might have a little leftover).
  • Cover tiramisu securely with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least four hours, or overnight.
  • To serve, remove tiramisu from the refrigerator and let it sit for about 15 minutes before cutting into squares.
  • Garnish with cocoa powder, chocolate shavings, raspberries, and a dusting of powdered sugar if desired. Lemon or orange zest and candied citrus peel are also nice additions. Enjoy!

How do you moisten a dry pound cake

Tiramisu recipe with pound cake can be used as an easy substitution for ladyfingers – either by dipping the pound cake slices into a coffee mixture or using cubes of frozen pound cake. Be sure to use a high-quality pound cake that is dense and moist (not dry). For best results, follow recipe instructions on how to moisten a dry pound cake prior to assembling the tiramisu.

Tips On How To Moisten A Dry Pound Cake Before Assembling Tiramisu

  1. Soak cake slices in the coffee mixture for a few seconds until well saturated
  2. Spread tiramisu cream over top of each slice before stacking them together
  3. Cover tiramisu securely with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least two hours, or overnight. Tiramisu can be stored in the fridge for up to three days. Enjoy!

When making tiramisu, it’s important to allow enough time for the dessert to set up properly after assembly – at least two hours in the refrigerator is recommended. Tiramisu can be stored in the fridge for up to three days. Enjoy!

Final Words On Tiramisu Recipe With Pound Cake

Pound cake can be used as an easy substitution for ladyfingers in tiramisu recipes – either by dipping the pound cake slices into a coffee mixture or using cubes of frozen pound cake. Be sure to use a high-quality pound cake that is dense and moist (not dry).

Read more about Tiramisu Recipe With Ricotta Cheese

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I use pound cake instead of ladyfingers?

Pound cake can be used as an easy substitution for ladyfingers in tiramisu recipes - either by dipping the pound cake slices into a coffee mixture or using cubes of frozen pound cake. Be sure to use a high-quality pound cake that is dense and moist (not dry).

How do you eat tiramisu?

Tiramisu should be eaten within two days after it has been assembled. It can be stored in the fridge for up to three days.

How do you know when pound cake is done?

Pound cake is done when it reaches an internal temperature of 190 F (88 C) on an instant-read thermometer. Or you can check using a cake tester or skewer inserted into the center of your pound cake that comes out clean.

What is the difference between a cake and a pound cake?

Pound cakes are denser, more compact and moist than regular cakes because they are made with equal amounts of flour, butter, eggs and sugar - which makes them heavier when baked properly. They can also be eaten as a dessert or breakfast bread since they're not too sweet like many other types of cakes due to the lack of excess sugar added during preparation time (which would make it taste sweeter). You'll often see tiramisu recipes calling for "ladyfingers" instead; however, these should only be used if you need something lighter in texture that won't fall

How do you moisten a dry pound cake?

You can moisten a dry pound cake before assembling tiramisu by soaking it in the coffee mixture for a few seconds and then spreading tiramisu cream over the top of each slice before stacking them together.

Tiramisu With Pound Cake

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound cake, sliced
  • 1 cup strong coffee or espresso cooled
  • 2 tbsp Marsala wine
  • 1 1/2 cups Mascarpone cheese
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the coffee, Marsala wine, and Mascarpone until smooth.
  • In another bowl, sift together the powdered sugar and vanilla extract.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
  • To assemble tiramisu using pound cake instead of ladyfingers, begin by dipping each slice of pound cake into the coffee mixture until it’s well saturated.
    Place the slices in an even layer in a baking dish or on a large plate. Spread half of the tiramisu cream over the top, then repeat with another layer of soaked pound cake slices and tiramisu cream.
  • Refrigerate for at least two hours before serving to allow tiramisu to set up properly.

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