15-Minute Tiramisu Without Raw Eggs

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For those looking for an eggless version of Tiramisu, here’s a 15-minute recipe to make this favorite Italian dessert – Tiramisu with no eggs or alcohol. Makes for a quick dessert – any time of the year though we love to make it especially during Valentine’s day.

Note: This post was first published on Jun 27, 2017 and has been completely updated on February 11, 2020 with new recipe instructions, images and text. 

Tiramisu served in glass bowls
Eggless Tiramisu Recipe

Now, who doesn’t like Tiramisu, right? Every time I think of this delicate, sweet but not overly sweet dessert, it makes me want to whip one up right away. 

What is tiramisu?

An authentic tiramisu would traditionally be made from ladyfingers dipped in coffee and then layered with a mixture of whipped cream, eggs, sugar, mascarpone cheese and sometimes, alcohol. It is then dusted with cocoa powder and served with chocolate shavings. 

The only thing that discourages people (pregnant/vegetarians) from having this dessert is that it has raw eggs (most versions of this recipe do!) And that is the reason I skipped my favorite dessert when I was pregnant.

Fun fact: Did you know Tiramisu means pick me up or cheer me up? This coffee flavored Italian dessert sure goes by its name. 

How to make eggless tiramisu

If you want to eat Tiramisu but can’t eat because of the raw eggs, this recipe was designed with you in mind. What’s great about this eggless recipe is that it all you need is 15 MINUTES of prep time! 

In case you are wondering whether not adding eggs to this recipe impacts the taste, let me tell you this – as someone who commemorates every event in her life with Tiramisu, I can confidently tell you that you will not see a noticeable difference in taste.

Tiramisu is a great make-ahead recipe. You can make single serving cups using Trifle cups or you can use a glass bowl like I did. 

An overhead shot of two bowls with Tiramisu
The Best Tiramisu Recipe

The steps to make tiramisu cake include – 

  1. Beat cold heavy whipping cream in a deep mixing bowl until soft peaks form. 
  2. In a bowl, whisk mascarpone cheese and sugar together till it is well blended.
  3. Add coffee granules to warm water and mix well. 
  4. Dip the ladyfingers in the coffee and lay them in a single layer in a glass bowl till the bottom is completely covered. (Note: Dip one ladyfinger at a time – do not soak them.
  5. Spread mascarpone cheese mixture over the ladyfingers gently using a spatula till the ladyfingers are evenly covered. Follow it with a layer of coffee-dipped ladyfingers.
  6. Spread a spoonful of cool whip or whipped cream over the ladyfingers gently and evenly using a spatula.
  7. Sprinkle cocoa powder over the cake evenly and garnish with shaved chocolate or chocolate morsels.
  8. Repeat the process for the remaining 3 bowls.
  9. Refrigerate the Tiramisu for 4-6 hours, until set.

What can you use instead of ladyfingers?

While this recipe does not use raw eggs, the ladyfinger cookies do have eggs in them. So if you don’t eat eggs at all, here are some options for you – 

  1. Make eggless ladyfinger cookies at home.
  2. Substitute ladyfingers with either graham crackers or Marie biscuits. Since they are thinner than ladyfinger cookies, you’ll have to stack three of them to replace one layer of ladyfinger cookies.  

If you enjoyed this eggless tiramisu recipe, here are a few other quick and delicious desserts recipes to try.

  1. Oats- Hazelnut Butter Brownies- These soft and spongey brownies are made with filling quick oats and a delicious hazelnut butter.
  2. Instant Pot Brownie Cake – Delicious and decadent Instant Pot brownie cake is the dessert you didn’t know you needed! Learn how to make these rich chocolate chip brownies with a blender and pressure cooker.
  3. Chocolate Banana Cake – This delicious and moist Chocolate Banana Cake recipe filled with the goodness of coconut oil and banana makes for a healthy after-school treat for kids.
  4. Instant Chocolate Cake – A dense and chocolatey cake you can quickly make with your microwave, a whisk, and just a few ingredients.
  5. Indian Fruit Custard – This Indian fruit custard recipe combines seasonal fruits with sweet creamy custard sauce to make this delectable dessert that is perfect for a crowd. 


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Tiramisu served in glass bowls

No egg Tiramisu recipe

4.8 from 5 votes
Tiramisu - this Italian dessert is made eggless making it perfect for pregnant moms, vegetarians or anyone who wants an eggless, alcohol-free version of this classic dessert
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Diet : Nut-free
Course : Dessert
Method: No cook
Cuisine : Italian

Ingredients
  

Equipment

Instructions
 

  • Beat cold heavy whipping cream in a deep mixing bowl until soft peaks form. This will take about 2-3 minutes.
  • In a bowl, whisk mascarpone cheese and sugar together till it is well blended.
  • Add coffee granules to warm water and mix well.
  • Dip the ladyfingers in the coffee and lay them in a single layer in a glass bowl till the bottom is completely covered. (Note: Dip one ladyfinger at a time - do not soak them.)
  • Spread mascarpone cheese mixture over the ladyfingers gently using a spatula till the ladyfingers are evenly covered. Follow it with a layer of coffee-dipped ladyfingers.
  • Spread a spoonful of cool whip or whipped cream over the ladyfingers gently and evenly using a spatula.
  • Sprinkle cocoa powder over the cake evenly and garnish with shaved chocolate or chocolate morsels.
  • Repeat the process for the remaining 3 bowls.
  • Refrigerate the Tiramisu for 4-6 hours, until set.

Notes

What can you use instead of ladyfingers?

While this recipe does not use raw eggs, the ladyfinger cookies do have eggs in them. So if you don't eat eggs at all, here are some options for you - 
  1. Make eggless ladyfinger cookies at home.
  2. Substitute ladyfingers with either graham crackers or Marie biscuits. Since they are thinner than ladyfinger cookies, you'll have to stack three of them to replace one layer of ladyfinger cookies.  
Note: You can substitute homemade whipped cream with cool whip if you are short on time.

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Nutrition

Calories: 732kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 10gFat: 62gSaturated Fat: 38gCholesterol: 251mgSodium: 116mgPotassium: 132mgFiber: 1gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 2283IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 152mgIron: 1mg

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20 Comments

    1. No, there is no remarkable taste difference. Use it as a substitute for whipped cream (saves you the step of making it at home from heavy cream).

  1. 4 stars
    Looks yummy😋 my fav dessert, I am gonna try it..want to know if we could prepare it in advance n let it stay referigerated, for how many days..?
    Thank u for the wonderful recipe!

    1. Hi Asha – You can make it a day ahead. I wouldn’t go beyond that because the whipped cream will start to thin out.

      1. Thank u so much! Can I use cream cheese instead of mascarpone cheese..? Just realized that the cream cheese I have, has salt in its ingredients..is it okay/not okay..I am confused..

  2. Hi Anu
    Can I substitute any other biscuits for ladyfinger, since I don’t eat eggs. Please let me know. Thanks

    1. Hi Kalindi, I have never tried with any other biscuits. If I had to I would probably try replacing a ladyfinger with 3 Marie biscuits. Hope this helps.

      1. I tried with Marie biscuits and it was delicious. Thanks a lot for this recipe

  3. Hi Anu, my husband is allergic to eggs. I am really happy that I found this eggless recipe. However I saw that ladyfingers contain eggs. And leads where I can find eggs less ladyfingers? Thanks!

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