Easy Tiramisu Layered Cake

Hi friends! Well, last Friday, this girl had a birthday! 😊  Yep! Just hit the big 5 2 ! I am all about the birthdays! It's the only day that can be about you... Its the day God decided you were to be born and gave you a purpose to be here on earth. In our family, it has always important to make you feel super special on your birthday! 

For my special day I was craving tiramisu cake... 💕

Easy Tiramisu Layered Cake
I had a terrific birthday! I had my hair cut ( I had 5 inches taken off the back!), went shopping, baked myself an amazing cake, and then hubby took me out for sushi 💛 . We ended the night with a nice fire outside with some friends. Perfect!

Me and Hubs

Yes, I know some of you might be..."Why did you bake your own birthday cake?"

Assembling tiramisu cake

Because I make some pretty tasty cakes... not trying to be all braggy, but I do! Plus I had my heart set on a tiramisu cake. I had never made this one and that's what I wanted! 👍

Easy Tiramisu Layered Cake

I scoured Pinterest.... there really weren't a lot to choose from. I chose the recipe from allrecipes.comIt's a pretty good recipe, but... I really really like the tanginess of cream cheese, so I substituted cream cheese for the marscapone cheese.

Easy Tiramisu Layered Cake

This cake came out very good! Here comes another but....

But... I would've liked MORE coffee taste in it. It was moist, light and yummy. Plus it was super easy! In my recipe I doubled the coffee that you pour on the cake...Yum! 😋

As you can see, I barely was able to get a photo of this cake! It was that good! My nephew had 3 slices of it that night! 😳😂  Even my niece liked it... well, she's a 9 year that's always wanting a sip of my black coffee... 💗

Easy Tiramisu Layered Cake

Oh, and another side note... You know it's good when your nephew (that ate 3 slices of it) already requested this for his birthday cake in January. 😉

Easy Tiramisu Layered Cake


  • White box cake mix
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee
  • 1/4-1/2 cup very strong coffee (if you need it stronger add some instant coffee to it)
  • 1 tablespoon coffee liqueur
  • 1 (8oz.) cream cheese or marscapone cheese
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons coffee liqueur
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons coffee liqueur


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 3 (8-inch) cake pans.
  2. Prepare cake according to box instructions. (I used 3 eggs instead of egg whites.) Divide 2/3 of the batter between all 3 pans. Stir in 2 tsp. of instant coffee into the remaining cake batter. Beat until mostly dissolved. Then divide between all 3 pans and swirl batter with a knife.
  3. Bake for approximately 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow cake to cool for at least 10 minutes.
  4. Combine 1/4-1/2 cup strong coffee with the 1 tablespoon of coffee liqueur. Set aside. (The amount of strong coffee depends on how much you want soaked into the cake.)
  5. To make the filling: Combine cream cheese, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons coffee liqueur in a mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer on low until smooth. Set aside.
  6. To make frosting: Pour the heavy cream into a medium mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer set on medium to high, beat the cream. Slowly add 1/4 cup powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons of coffee liqueur. Beat until stiff.
  7. Take 1/2 cup of the frosting and add it to the filling. Fold until well blended.
  8. Cake assembly: Place one layer of cake on a plate or platter. Using a skewer or straw, poke holes all throughout the cake, approximately 1 inch apart. Brush or pour 1/3 of the reserved coffee mixture over the cake layer. Spread half of the filling mixture. Repeat until all layers are used.
  9. Frost cake and garnish with mini chocolate chips and a sprinkling of cocoa powder, or chocolate curls. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.
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Here's one to pin for later!
Easy Tiramisu Layered Cake


1 comment

  1. Happy Birthday, Lori! I've got a few years on you, but, I'm all about the birthdays too - the cake looks great!


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