For most of us, when we think of classic Italian desserts, we think of tiramisu! Rich, boozy, and brimming with espresso, it’s sinful and we love it. And while there’s nothing I love more than a classic tiramisu, I also love cake, and the only logical step to take would be making a tiramisu cake!
Inspired by Piofiore Fated Memories, an otome game set in 1900’s fictional Italy, I hope you can enjoy a slice of this decadent cake while you play through one of your favorite LI’s routes.
|*Ingredients for Espresso Rum Mixture||Measurements|
|Espresso||Half a cup|
|Dark Rum||Half a cup|
|*Ingredients for Tiramisu Cream||Measurements|
|Heavy Cream||1 cup|
|Vanilla Extract||1 tspn|
|Gelatin Powder||1 tspn|
|Hot water||2 tbsn|
*For this recipe you will need to reference my stabilized chantilly cream and genoise cake recipes!
- Take your mascarpone out of the fridge and let it come to room temperature for about an hour. While you’re waiting, boil some water and make yourself a cup of espresso and wait for it to come to room temperature as well.
- Scoop the mascarpone into a bowl and pour in the rum and vanilla extract. Mix.
3. Take a 2:1 ratio of stabalized chantilly cream and mix it with the mascarpone mixture, mix together, and let it set for a few minutes.
4. Prepare your rum and espresso mixture, take a cooking brush, and gently dab the liquid onto your genoise cake. Remember not to put on too much! You just want a hint of flavor.
5. Put a generous scoop of tiramisu cream onto the cake base, smooth it out, and place your second piece of genoise cake onto the top, and repeat.
6. Afterwards, use a spatula to create a smooth top (or keep it rustic!), dust on some chocolate powder if you’d like, and your cake it ready!
I recommend placing your cake in the fridge overnight and enjoying it the next day. That way, your cake will have time to fully absorb all the flavors, giving you the full experience!
I hope you all enjoy this Piofiore inspired cake!