Quick Tiramisu

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Layers of espresso-soaked pound cake and cream cheese custard come together with chocolate. Tiramisù means "pick-me-up" in Italian-and this certainly does.
Recipe By: Bon Appétit , October 1995
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  • Serves 2 - recipe can be doubled


    • 6 tablespoons Kahlúa or other coffee liqueur
    • 3 tablespoons sugar
    • 1 tablespoons water
    • 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder or instant coffee powder
    • 1/2 cup whipped cream cheese
    • 2 tablespoons whipping cream
    • 5 1/2 inch-thick slices purchased pound cake
    • 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder


Combine Kahlúa, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 tablespoon water and instant espresso powder in small bowl; stir until espresso powder dissolves. Combine cream cheese, whipping cream, 1 tablespoon Kahúa mixture and remaining 2 tablespoons sugar in another small bowl and whisk to blend.


Place 1 slice of cake in each of 2 large goblets or 1 1/4-cup ramekins. Brush each slice with 1/4 of Kahlúa mixture. Spread half of cheese mixture over each cake slice. Top each with 1 1/2 slices cake, pressing to fit. Brush each with half of remaining Kahlúa mixture. Sift cocoa over desserts. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate up to 1 day.

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