Raspberry tiramisu @ strudelandcream.com

The smell of coffee reminds me of cosy Sunday winter afternoons in my childhood. The delicious smell of coffee all over the apartment. We would sit down with a board or card game. My parents with a cup of coffee. I very likely with a cup of tea, but I do not remember. All I remember is the smell of coffee.

I also remember the day when I decided that I was grown up enough to join the club of coffee trinkers. I guess this was at the mature age of seven. You can imagine, my parents were not happy about the idea but I got my own little coffee cup with just a sip of coffee inside. The smell was delicious. But the taste … oh, it disappointed my seven year old self. It somehow did not pair with the smell. I did not like the taste of coffee. I happily returned to my tea.

Raspberry Raspberry tiramisu @ strudelandcream.com @ strudelandcream.com

I did not like the taste of coffee. I do not like the taste of coffee. Period. Not to this day. The smell on the other hand … delicious.

This coffee aversion poses one little problem: Tiramisu. It would be a great dessert for me if it did not have this subtle taste of coffee. I like tiramisu. Period. Without the coffee taste, though. What about this coffee-free raspberry tiramisu instead?


Oh, and I am still a lover of board games and tea. That reminds me that I should get my Moroccan mint tea from the kitchen which I prepared before I started writing this post…

Raspberry Tiramisu

Ingredients (5 glasses):
2 fresh eggs*
50 g sugar
250 g mascarpone cheese
400 g raspberries
2 tbsp lime juice
5 tbsp prosecco/champagne (optional)
10 ladyfingers
5 individual glasses (capacity of 250 ml)

1) Separate eggs. Whip egg whites until stiff.
2) Beat egg yolks and sugar until creamy. Combine with mascarpone cheese. Fold in the beaten egg whites. Cover the tiramisu cream and place in the fridge.
3) Squash 100 g raspberries and mix with lime juice and optionally prosecco.
4) Take five individual glasses. Cover the bottom of the glasses with half of the remaining raspberries (150 g).
5) Break the ladyfingers in pieces and layer each glass with one ladyfinger. Put 1-2 tablespoons of raspberry-prosecco-juice on top.
6) Cover with tiramisu cream. Make another layer of broken ladyfingers (one per glass). Distribute the remaining raspberry-prosecco-juice over the crumbled lady fingers.
7) Layer the remaining raspberries (150 g). Cover with tiramisu cream.
8) Cool the tiramisu-glasses in the fridge for a few hours before serving.

* Use fresh eggs and do not keep left-overs as the dessert contains raw eggs.

Himbeer Tiramisu

Zutaten (5 Portionen):
2 frische Eier*
50 g Zucker
250 g Mascarpone
400 g Himbeeren
2 EL Limettensaft
5 EL Prosecco/Sekt (optional)
10 Biskotten/Löffelbiskuit
5 einzelne Gläser (Füllmenge 250 ml)

1) Eiweiss und Eigelb trennen. Eiweiss steif schlagen.
2) Eigelb und Zucker schaumig schlagen. Mascarpone unterrühren und Eischnee unterheben. Die Tiramisucreme abdecken und im Kühlschrank kaltstellen.
3) 100 g Himbeeren zerdrücken und mit Limettensaft und (optional) Prosecco zerdrücken.
4) 5 einzelne Gläser bereitstellen. Den Boden der Gläser mit der Hälfte der übrigen Himbeeren (150 g) bedecken.
5) Die Biskotten in Stücke brechen und in jedem Glas eine zerteilte Biskotte verteilen. Darauf 1-2 Esslöffel des Himbeer-Prosecco-Safts verteilen.
6) Mit Tiramisucreme bedecken. Eine weitere Schicht von zerkleinerten Biskotten (eine pro Glas) in jedes Glas geben und den restlichen Himbeer-Prosecco-Saft auf die Gläser verteilen.
7) Mit den restlichen Himbeeren bedecken. Den Abschluss bildet eine weitere Schicht Tiramisu-Creme.
8) Die Tiramisu-Gläser einige Stunden im Kühlschrank kaltstellen.

* Für die Zubereitung von Tiramisu frische Eier verwenden. Da das Tiramisu rohe Eier enthält, sollten die Reste nicht aufbehalten werden.

  1. I do not like coffee. I have never like coffee. Over a campfire it smells heavenly. I still do not coffee.

    I would love to make this recipe with the raspberry. However, I do not know how to convert the measurements. Could I please have it in cups, tablespoons and teaspoons? I would really appreciate it.

    Thanks for the idea of making it different.

  2. Hi Carla,

    sure. As I am not baking in volume but weight, here are some rough estimates:
    2 fresh eggs
    1/4 cup sugar
    1 1/4 cup mascarpone cheese
    3 cup raspberries
    2 tbsp lime juice
    5 tbsp prosecco/champagne (optional)
    10 ladyfingers
    5 individual glasses (capacity of 1 cup)

    By the way, you can find weight-to-volume conversions for example
    here and here.