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White Chocolate-Strawberry Tiramisu Recipe

White Chocolate-Strawberry Tiramisu Recipe

Here's a twist on a classic dessert that highlights another flavor combo my husband and I love: strawberries and white chocolate. Lighten it up if you'd like—I've had good luck with light nondairy whipped topping and reduced-fat cream cheese. —Anna Ginsberg, Chicago, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:15 servings


  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) mascarpone cheese
  • 9 ounces white baking chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) ladyfingers, split
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 4 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • Chocolate syrup, optional


  • 1. In a large bowl, beat cream until soft peaks form. In another bowl, beat cheeses until light and fluffy. Beat in cooled chocolate, 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Fold in 2 cups of the whipped cream.
  • 2. Brush half of the ladyfingers with half of the orange juice; arrange in a 13x9-in. dish. Spread with 2 cups cream cheese mixture; top with half of the strawberries. Brush remaining ladyfingers with remaining orange juice; arrange over berries.
  • 3. Gently stir remaining confectioners' sugar into remaining cream cheese mixture; fold in remaining whipped cream. Spread over ladyfingers. Top with remaining strawberries. Refrigerate until serving. If desired, drizzle with chocolate syrup before serving. Yield: 15 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece (calculated without syrup): 404 calories, 30g fat (18g saturated fat), 103mg cholesterol, 169mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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weebittouched User ID: 246201 269730
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2017

"I have made this a couple of times and gotten rave reviews.I did make some changes the second time as the process of dividing things and doing it by halves is time consuming and not necessary. This recipe also halves well if you need a smaller version."

linsthompson User ID: 4308424 253005
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2016

"Really good recipe, although I have to admit I didn't follow it exactly. I was in a pinch and didn't have time to go to store and hunt for things. Couldn't get lady fingers so I made a sponge cake and cut it up. Also, I forgot the Orange juice, oops. I also did not have mascarpone so I doubled the cream cheese and added some sour cream. I also did not fold any of my whipped cream into the cheese mixture, but I make my whipped cream with instant pudding mix to get different flavors and stabilize it so it doesn't melt. This might help those of you having trouble with "firming it up". I did however stir the strawberries right in, reserving some for garnish. Took it to church and it disappeared! I think this recipe has a lot of flexibility to it, which in my book is what makes a REALLY GOOD recipe. Would definitely like to try it as written though."

peanutsnona76 User ID: 8027573 247477
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2016 Edited Apr. 4, 2017

"Gobambookie-maybe try Grand Marnier?? Good recipe, went over well here. . Bravo to the submitter AND reviewers:)"

Gobambookie User ID: 8841705 247348
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2016

"Anyone know if the OJ can be substituted with something alcoholic ? Like Kahlua in regular tiramisu."

hbliving User ID: 8364311 225989
Reviewed May. 6, 2015

"I followed recipe exactly except for the chocolate on top and it was wonderful!"

Hoarses User ID: 8257992 220465
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2015

"Hey will it make a big change if you don't add orange juice."

olliejane User ID: 2999418 150611
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2014

"I made this for my son's birthday dinner and it was wonderful. His wife and daughter both asked for the recipe. Making it several hours ahead helps it firm up. It definitely needs the chocolate drizzle on top."

ListerSister User ID: 7924635 145082
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2014

"I plan on making this at my family reunion for a dessert contest. I do have one question. As far as I'm understanding; in your dish you put in cheese mix then ladyfingers & strawberries then the rest of the cheese mix then rest of the ladyfingers & strawberries. Or do you put all ladyfingers & strawberries in the center?

To me it makes sense to just mix the cheese mix all at one time instead dividing it like someone else said. Does anyone know if it makes a difference?"

tinarm User ID: 163179 138295
Reviewed May. 2, 2014

"This is a great recipe! easy to put together and just the right amount of sweetness. I may add blueberries to the layers for the 4th of July."

joannthuynh User ID: 7352901 59960
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2013

"I made this recipe for a friends birthday cake. I was very simple to make for a basic baker like myself. It definitely looked and tasted like it came from a store. My girlfriends LOVE it. I also added some crushed strawberries to the icing top layer to make a strawberry cream... that was spectacular... must try that!!!!! I didn't have a problem with the cream being too soft. After refrigerated for a day it stiffened well."

KPeralta User ID: 5188496 59959
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2011

"Made this for my 21st birthday it was a huge success"

mfichera User ID: 3603272 57092
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2011

"I love this recipe but I am having trouble getting it to firm up. I have made it twice and whipped my cream longer and added more of the mascapone cream but it doesn't get firm. its great as a trifle cake and the taste is great. Any suggestions?"

sstetzel User ID: 158954 56217
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2011

"That's ok!  Communication is how we learn :)"

jj5645 User ID: 6043009 72568
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2011

"Gotcha!  I wished it would have explained that a little better!  I'm not a daily baker!!  :)  The way I made it came out great though!  Yummy!"

sstetzel User ID: 158954 138236
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2011

"2 cups heavy cream, whipped to soft peaks should give you about 4 cups whipped cream.

The first bullets says to Fold in 2 cups whipped cream. - that should leave with about 2 more cups of whipped cream to fold into the final step."

jj5645 User ID: 6043009 72565
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2011

"In response to sstetzel's reply...there is no "remaining" whipped cream.  In the 1st bullet section of directions it says to fold in the 2 cups whipped cream and that's all the recipe calls for.  Here's what I did...  I did what it says in 1st bullet of directions, using the 1/2 cup conf. sugar plus a bit more (maybe tablespoon).  I deleted 1st sentence in 3rd bullet of directions and spread the remaining cream/cream cheese mixture on top of lady fingers and finished off with reminaining strawberries, added chocolate syrup drizzle...  Yum!"

sstetzel User ID: 158954 138235
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2011

"You're also adding the remaining unsweetened whipped cream to the mixture, that would tone the sweetness down."

jj5645 User ID: 6043009 56216
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2011

"There is a problem with this recipe. Had to read it several times. It shows using the whipping cream in the very beginning of the recipe and then in the 3 bullet of directions shows using "remaining" whipping cream. It also says to mix the remaining cream cheese mixture with confectioner's sugar when you have already put confectioner's sugar in it. Some of the cream mixture was already used so you would have less of the mixture and be adding more sugar to it???? Wouldn't that make it extra sweet?? I'm trying it with just the mixing entire ingredient list with instructions in 1st bullet and using that as my "cream" filling. Will respond as to what happens..."

mfichera User ID: 3603272 206475
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2011

"Love this dessert. But I am having a problem with it getting firm enough. It makes a great triffle cake. The first time I added more of the mascapone cheese and thought maybe I didn't whip the whipping cream long enough. The second time I used the exact amount the recipe calls for and whipped the cream longer but still no change. Does anyone have any ideas what I am doing wrong? I really love the flavor of this dessert and don't want to give up on it. Help!!!"

cooki2 User ID: 1105356 206474
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2010

"Absolutely spectacular!!! What a delightful version without the distasteful coffee flavor!"

queenpenguin User ID: 3945629 144185
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2009

"This was wonderful. Everyone loved it!"

jstjean10 User ID: 4519753 89280
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2009

"This dessert was amazing. My family also liked it without the chocolate on top."

beatriz javier User ID: 3537926 120303
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2009

"incredible version of the classic tiramisu, is absolutly amazing. I´ll make it as a present, next week for a birthday party"

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