Tiramisu Layer Cake

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    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

    jenjenvoila, Pichashoot photography, and 6 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. SJH Foto 48 months ago | reply

      Do you like trying new recipes as a hobby?

    2. jenjenvoila 48 months ago | reply

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

    3. stag35v8 48 months ago | reply

      That looks quite a large piece, but if you insist...

    4. Light ᶤˢ ᵒᶠᶠ [deleted] 48 months ago | reply

      :p°°° ° °

      Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)

    5. jsacski 48 months ago | reply

      Wow that looks delicious!

    6. talithah 48 months ago | reply

      Makes me want to bite it!

    7. Pichashoot photography 48 months ago | reply

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

    8. steamboatwillie33 48 months ago | reply

      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!

    9. joeyjoe1 48 months ago | reply

      Looks sooooooo good!!!! I don't know if I will try making this one though!!!

    10. ♪♫ tot • 48 months ago | reply

      Goodness gracious, that looks incredible!

    11. Simon Downham 48 months ago | reply

      It sounds and looks fabulous!

    12. TauCeti52 48 months ago | reply

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

    13. ka2rina 48 months ago | reply

      wow ... you're tempting us here !!! Looks yummy delicious ~))

    14. nanaaphotos 48 months ago | reply

      Yummy!!! Looks delicious, think that i may have to try this recipe.

    15. adrianegrosch-ADY 47 months ago | reply

      I have just arrived from preaching ...very hungry!!!! Yummy!!

    16. motivsucher 47 months ago | reply

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

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