Easy caramel tiramisu

Easy caramel tiramisu

Layers of coffee and liquer-soaked ladyfingers, caramel-whipped cream and rich dulce de leche makes this easy caramel tiramisu the ultimate cheat's dessert.
Course Dessert, Easy dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 -10
Author Alida Ryder


for the cream mixture

  • 500 ml whipping cream
  • 1 heaped tablespoon icing/powdered sugar sifted
  • 3 heaped tablespoons caramel/Dulce de leche

for the coffee mixture

  • 1 cup strong black coffee
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate liqeur
  • 1 teaspoon caramel essence

for assembly

  • 200 g lady fingers/boudoir biscuits/sponge fingers
  • 3-4 tablespoons caramel/dulce de leche
  • cocoa powder for dusting


  • Whip the cream and the icing sugar on medium speed for 2-3 minutes until the cream has reached soft peaks.
  • Add the caramel/dulce de leche then whip until stiff peaks have formed (approximately 5 more minutes).
  • Combine the coffee, liquer and caramel essence then soak the ladyfingers briefly. Place the soaked cookies in a single layer in a serving dish of your choice.
  • Top with half of the caramel and spread then add half of the cream mixture.
  • Repeat with the remaining ingredients and finish with a dusting of cocoa powder.
  • Refrigerate the tiramisu for at least 4 hours, ideally overnight, before serving.