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This Perfectly Easy Tiramisu is exactly as the name suggests: SO SIMPLE. Layers of Kahlua-soaked ladyfinger cookies with a whipped cream cheese mixture and lots of cocoa powder! So simple and amazing.
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Perfect & Easy Tiramisu

This Perfectly Easy Tiramisu is life-changing! A few simple swaps and easily accessible ingredients make it a real winner without sacrificing flavor or texture.
Prep Time4 hrs 10 mins
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dessert, No-Bake
Cuisine: American, Dessert, Italian
Servings: 9
Author: Hayley Parker, The Domestic Rebel


  • 24-28 ladyfinger cookies I found mine at Whole Foods!
  • 2/3 cup brewed & cooled black coffee
  • 1/4 cup Kahlua or coffee liqueur
  • 8 ounces (One 8-ounce tub) whipped cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2-4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups whipped cream freshly made with 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped until stiff peaks form OR one tub (8 oz Cool Whip, thawed)
  • Cocoa powder for dusting


  • Line a square 8x8" or 9x9" pan with foil, extending the sides of the foil over the edges of the pan. Mist lightly with cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the brewed coffee and Kahlua. Dunk each ladyfinger, one at a time, into the coffee mixture and line the cookies up in the bottom of the pan - you should have 2 rows of ladyfingers with about 6 ladyfingers in each row. Break up any ladyfingers to fit if needed.
  • Meanwhile, beat the whipped cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, and vanilla together with an electric mixer until fluffy and combined, about 1 minute. Fold in the whipped cream or Cool Whip gently. Spread half of this mixture over the ladyfingers.
  • Repeat with dunking the remaining ladyfingers, lining them up, and spreading the remaining whipped cream mixture over top. Dust liberally with cocoa powder. Cover loosely and refrigerate until set, about 2-4 hours.