Mascarpone sweetened with sugar and made richer with eggs are dropped by tablespoonfuls into wine glasses and topped with lady fingers soaked in espresso. Another layer of mascarpone goes on top of the biscuits and the tiramisu in wine glasses are garnished with grated chocolate. It's divine.

Tiramisu, Party Style

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Connie Veneracion


  • 225 grams mascarpone
  • 1 cup whipping cream chilled
  • 2 eggs separated
  • 4 tablespoons of sugar
  • 12 lady fingers broken into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup espresso or strong coffee
  • shaved or grated chocolate preferably dark chocolate


  • In a bowl, beat the egg yolks.
  • In another bowl, beat the mascarpone. Stir in the egg yolks until blended.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat the egg white until soft peaks form. Add the sugar, little by little, and continue beating until stiff.
  • In another bowl, beat the chilled cream until soft peaks form. Fold in the egg whites.
  • Fold the cream-egg white mixture into the mascarpone mixture, taking care not to overmix and break the air bubbles in the beaten egg whites and cream. These bubbles, invisible to the naked eye, are responsible for making the tiramisu as light as a cloud.
  • Spread the pieces of lady fingers in a plate large enough to hold them in a single layer. Sprinkle the espresso over them.
  • Place two heaping tablespoonfuls of the cheese-cream mixture into wine glasses. Cover with the coffee-soaked lady fingers. Top with two more tablespoonfuls of the cheese-cream mixture then sprinkle with grated or shaved chocolate. 
  • Chill for an hour before serving.


You can keep the tiramisu in wineglasses in the fridge for up to six hours. For best results, place the wine glasses in a covered container so that the cream mixture does not absorb any of the smells of the other food in the fridge.
If you can't find mascarpone, use cream cheese softened to room temperature.
You can use any clear glass, really, but stemmed glasses add so much more panache to the presentation. I usually don’t bother with presentation but, for a party, why not?:)