Mix-and-match tiramisu
Waitrose and Partners

Mix-and-match tiramisu

This is one of the most versatile desserts ever: coffee liqueur works well instead of marsala, or make it alcohol-free by upping the coffee to 275ml. Use whatever coffee you have, and swap the sponge fingers for amaretti biscuits or even sliced madeira cake. 

  • Serves6
  • CourseDessert
  • Prepare30 mins
  • Cook-
  • Total time30 mins
  • Pluschilling


  • 3 Essential Free Range Eggs, separated
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 250g tub Essential Italian Mascarpone
  • 150ml pot Essential Double Cream
  • 200ml strong black coffee (we used a cafetière with 2 tbsp Essential Mountain Blend Ground Coffee)
  • 75-100ml marsala (sweet sherry, amaretto, rum or brandy also work well)
  • 175g pack sponge fingers
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder, for dusting