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Valentine’s Day Recipe: Tiramisu Cups

Palazzo | Valentine’s Day Recipe: Tiramisu Cups

When it comes to serving an indulgent Valentine’s Day dessert, presentation is everything. These tiramisu cups are the perfect choice – an Italian classic, both rich in flavour and light in texture. Not to mention, they look impressive and are very easy to make. With their elegant layers and a generous chocolate topping, they’re guaranteed to impress and delight.


Palazzo | Valentine’s Day Recipe: Tiramisu Cups


Tiramisu Cups



Makes 6 cups

  • 225ml strong coffee
  • 7.5 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of rum liqueur
  • 225ml whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar (or vanilla extract)
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 egg white
  • 225g cream cheese, softened
  • 18 sponge fingers
  • Cocoa powder, for dusting
  • Mint leaves, for decoration


Palazzo | Valentine’s Day Recipe: Tiramisu Cups



These tiramisu cups can be prepared the day before Valentine’s Day and stored in the fridge until ready to serve.

  1. Brew the coffee, then add 1 tablespoon of sugar and 1 tablespoon of rum liqueur, and set aside.
  2. Pour the whipping cream into a bowl and whip until stiff peaks form. Slowly add in the vanilla sugar (or vanilla extract), then cover and set aside in the fridge.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat the 2 egg yolks with 5 tablespoons of sugar until the mixture is white and fluffy. Add in the cream cheese and beat until smooth and creamy, then set aside.
  4. In another mixing bowl, beat the egg white with a pinch of salt until stiff peaks form. Slowly add in 1.5 tablespoons of sugar, then fold into the cream cheese mixture from step 3 (folding the egg whites in gently will keep the filling light and fluffy).
  5. Blend the sponge fingers in a food processor until you get a fine crumb.
  6. To assemble, place a teaspoon of crumbs in the bottom of each cup, then spoon in coffee until the crumbs are soaked through.
  7. Add a layer of the cream cheese filling.
  8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 to create another layer.
  9. For your last layer, sprinkle crumbs on the top and soak with coffee one last time. Finally, top with whipped cream, dust with cocoa powder, and decorate the cups with a small sprig of mint.
  10. Cover and store in the fridge until ready to serve on Valentine’s Day.


Palazzo | Valentine’s Day Recipe: Tiramisu Cups


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