Tiramisu Layer Cake

Everyone needs a little TLC... ;)

The cake turned out pretty well... and I even used a *gasp* box cake mix... not often heard of around here, however, the recipe intrigued me & I thought it might save my back a bit of trouble since there was so much else to make & do....

I still prefer making real tiramisu, but this wasn't bad... I did add more coffee/kahlua mix to the layers. This also was not too sweet, which is a big plus for me. :)



Tiramisu Layer Cake



1 (18.25 ounce) package moist white

cake mix

1 teaspoon instant coffee powder

1/4 cup coffee

1 tablespoon coffee flavored liqueur



1 (8 ounce) container mascarpone


1/2 cup confectioners' sugar

2 tablespoons coffee flavored liqueur



2 cups heavy cream

1/4 cup confectioners' sugar

2 tablespoons coffee flavored liqueur



2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa


1 (1 ounce) square semisweet chocolate



Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour 3 (9 inch) pans.


Prepare the cake mix according to package directions. Divide two thirds of batter between 2 pans. Stir instant coffee into remaining batter; pour into remaining pan.


Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely. In a measuring cup, combine brewed coffee and 1 tablespoon coffee liqueur; set aside.


To make the filling: In a small bowl, using an electric mixer set on low speed, combine mascarpone, 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar and 2 tablespoons coffee liqueur; beat just until smooth. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.


To make the frosting: In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer set on medium-high speed, beat the cream, 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar and 2 tablespoons coffee liqueur until stiff. Fold 1/2 cup of cream mixture into filling mixture.


To assemble the cake: Place one plain cake layer on a serving plate. Using a thin skewer, poke holes in cake, about 1 inch apart. Pour one third of reserved coffee mixture over cake, then spread with half of the filling mixture. Top with coffee-flavored cake layer; poke holes in cake. Pour another third of the coffee mixture over the second layer and spread with the remaining filling. Top with remaining cake layer; poke holes in cake. Pour remaining coffee mixture on top. Spread sides and top of cake with frosting. Place cocoa in a sieve and lightly dust top of cake. Garnish with chocolate curls. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before


  • Sean Hagins 3y

    Do you like trying new recipes as a hobby?
  • jenjenvoila 3y

    Oooo! I have to pass this on to my sis-in-law. She's the baker in the family. Looks heavenly!!
  • Paul 3y

    That looks quite a large piece, but if you insist...
  • Light ᶤˢ ᵒᶠᶠ 3y

    :p°°° ° °

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  • jsacski 3y

    Wow that looks delicious!
  • Wil 3y

    Makes me want to bite it!
  • Pichashoot photography 3y

    Oooo!! looks good even if it a a box mix X) i want i piece :P lol
  • renearedman 3y

  • steamboatwillie33 3y

    Yummmy for sure !!
    I love any recipe that starts with a box mix of anykind it's just pre-measured ingredients for you:)
    Start me off with a cake,brownie or cookie mix as a base anytime these recipes are always delicious!
  • Joe Surette 3y

    Looks sooooooo good!!!! I don't know if I will try making this one though!!!
  • ♪♫ tot • 3y

    Goodness gracious, that looks incredible!
  • Simon Downham 3y

    It sounds and looks fabulous!
  • TauCeti52 3y

    I have stabbed this photo five times with my fork and can't get a piece. Guess I'll just have to bake one.
  • ka2rina 3y

    wow ... you're tempting us here !!! Looks yummy delicious ~))
  • nanaaphotos 3y

    Yummy!!! Looks delicious, think that i may have to try this recipe.
  • Adriane Grosch 3y

    I have just arrived from preaching ...very hungry!!!! Yummy!!
  • motivsucher 3y

    mmmmmmmmhhh.......that looks fantastic! I also want one :-)
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