I’ve made tiramisu several times in the past so was interested to see exactly how Dorie Greenspan’s twist on this classic dessert would turn out. Dorie’s tiramisu cake is a layer cake made with yellow cake, a creamy marscapone frosting, a liquor syrup, and chocolate.
I was extremely tempted to make a mini version of this cake or turn it into a trifle, since I’ve stated before, frosting cakes is not my strong suit. But, I was feeling slightly less than creative and ended up pretty much following the recipe word for word. I skipped sprinkling the cocoa powder on top but did put some Trader Joes chocolate covered espresso beans on top.
For being a tiramisu cake I found this cake to be a little dry. I think one of the best parts of traditional tiramisu is the way the ladyfingers end up nice and moist and the flavors meld. I didn’t quite have that result with this cake. Perhaps if I make this cake again I will double the syrup to allow the cake to have a more boozy soak.