Chocolate Tiramisu

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 20 min (includes chilling time)
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 10 to 12 servings
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28 ladyfinger cookies, divided

2 1/2 cups brewed hot chocolate, divided 

2 cups mascarpone, at room temperature 

4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, melted 

1/2 cup powdered sugar, divided 

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

2 cups cold heavy cream 

1 tablespoon cocoa powder, plus more for dusting 

Chocolate shavings, for garnish 


  1. In an 8-by-11-inch baking dish, lay enough ladyfingers in a single layer so that the bottom is covered. With a pastry brush or spoon, evenly coat the ladyfingers with 1/2 of the hot chocolate.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the mascarpone, melted chocolate, 1/4 cup powdered sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla just until combined. Spread mixture evenly over the soaked ladyfingers. Place remaining ladyfingers in a single layer over the mascarpone mixture and soak with the remaining hot chocolate.
  3. Using a mixer, whip the cream with the remaining 1/4 cup powdered sugar, cocoa powder and remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla. Spread evenly over the soaked lady fingers.
  4. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour and up to 2 hours. Dust with cocoa powder and garnish with chocolate shavings before serving.