Individual Tiramisu

Although tiramisu is a relatively common dessert nowadays, I have to say it is one of my favourite desserts and probably one of the easiest to make. With these handy individual desserts, which are perfect for parties, hopefully you will enjoy it as much as I do!



  • 200g sponge fingers
  • 2tbsp instant coffee, or 4tbsp fresh coffee
  • 300ml double cream
  • 250g mascarpone
  • 2tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3tbsp sugar


  1. Add the double cream, mascarpone, 1tbsp cocoa powder and the sugar to a mixing bowl
  2. Whisk until the mixture has the appearance of whipped cream
  3. In a jug, add the instant coffee and add 300ml boiling water – make sure the coffee is fully dissolved; if using fresh coffee, make 300ml coffee in a cafetiere
  4. In another bowl, cut the sponge fingers into 1cm x 1cm x 1cm chunks and then slowly add the coffee, mixing gently with a wooden spoon
  5. After the sponge fingers have absorbed the coffee, place in the bottom of 8 ramekins
  6. Add the cream mixture from step 1 to each ramekin, and then dust with the rest of the cocoa powder
  7. Place in the fridge and leave for a couple of hours before consuming


  1. Add around 70ml marsala to the mixture in step 1 if you prefer an alcoholic dessert!
  2. Do not stir the sponge fingers too hard, or add the coffee too quickly – this will cause them to break up into small bits, and may not evenly distribute coffee between the cubes
  3. For the best results, keep in the fridge overnight to allow the flavours to enhance



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