Make-Ahead Tiramisu

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + chilling


12 servings

Updated: Feb. 25, 2022
This variation of the popular Italian dessert is so easy to assemble. It's convenient, too, since you can make it the day before your dinner party or potluck. —Linda Finn, Louisville, Mississippi
Make-Ahead Tiramisu Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 2 tablespoons coffee liqueur
  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) ladyfingers, split
  • 1 tablespoon baking cocoa


  1. In a small bowl, combine coffee and liqueur; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in sour cream, milk and vanilla until blended.
  3. Layer 1 package of ladyfingers in an ungreased 11x7-in. dish; brush with half the coffee mixture. Top with half the cream cheese mixture. Repeat layers (dish will be full).
  4. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight. Just before serving, sprinkle with cocoa.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 321 calories, 21g fat (14g saturated fat), 100mg cholesterol, 149mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.