Keto Tiramisu

Keto Tiramisu

Tiramisu is one of Italy's most famous desserts made with layers of coffee-soaked sponge cake and soft mascarpone cream. Traditional recipes can take hours, so we decided to simplify and ketofy this irresistible dessert for you. Mangiamo!

Keto Tiramisu

Tiramisu is one of Italy's most famous desserts made with layers of coffee-soaked sponge cake and soft mascarpone cream. Traditional recipes can take hours, so we decided to simplify and ketofy this irresistible dessert for you. Mangiamo!
USMetric
6 servingservings

Ingredients

Sponge cake
  • 4 4 large egglarge eggs
  • 1 cup (4½ oz.) 240 ml (130 g) powdered erythritol
  • 3½ oz. 100 g melted butter
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1¼ cups (5 oz.) 300 ml (140 g) almond flour
Mascarpone cream
  • 2 cups 475 ml heavy whipping cream
  • 9 oz. (1 cup) 260 g (270 ml) mascarpone cheese
  • 4 tbsp 4 tbsp powdered erythritol
Assembly and serving
  • 1 cup 240 ml coffee
  • 4 tbsp 4 tbsp cocoa powder
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Instructions

Instructions are for 6 servings. Please modify as needed.

Sponge cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Separate the egg whites from the yolks, and place them in two separate bowls.
  2. Beat the egg whites until stiff with the help of an electric mixer. Reserve.
  3. Add the sweetener to the egg yolks and beat until the mixture turns pale yellow. Add the melted butter and the baking powder and mix. Finally, add the almond flour and mix again until well incorporated.
  4. Gently fold the egg whites into the mixture with a spatula, using gentle, sweeping movements with a hand mixer.
  5. Grease a 9" × 13" (23 × 33cm) baking pan. You can also cover the pan with parchment paper instead of greasing. Pour in the dough. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes.
  6. Let the cake cool down for 3 hours and remove it from the tray.

Mascarpone cream

  1. Whip the cream until it forms soft peaks.
  2. In another bowl, whip the mascarpone and add the sweetener.
  3. Using a silicone spatula, mix the cream and the mascarpone with gentle, enveloping movements.

Assembly and serving

  1. Pour the coffee into a deep bowl.
  2. Cut the sponge cake into strips or sticks, dip them in the coffee and form the first layer at the bottom of an 11" x 7" (27 x 18 cm) rectangular cake pan.
  3. Spread a layer of mascarpone cream on top.
  4. Then, add another layer of coffee-dipped sponge cake strips and covered it with another layer of cream.
  5. Decorate with the cocoa powder and let it rest in the fridge for at least 3 hours.

Special equipment needed

  • Electric mixer
  • 9" × 13" (23 × 33cm) baking pan
  • 11" x 7" (27 x 18 cm) rectangular cake pan

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9 comments

  1. Ariela
    Hi

    Is it possible to have it with no diary products? coconut oil or something beside butter? and mascarpone

    Thank you

    Reply: #2
  2. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Hi
    Is it possible to have it with no diary products? coconut oil or something beside butter? and mascarpone
    Thank you

    We have not tested this recipe with dairy free substitutes. The butter and mascarpone would be the most difficult to substitute.

  3. Lee
    I made this and it was great! Just remember if you double the recipe to also double the baking time for the cake. I didn’t soak the “lady fingers” in the coffee very long ( I did maybe 2 seconds on each side) and I gave the cake a slight crunch to the completed dessert and I loved it like that. If you like a more soggy lady finger than soak the fingers longer in the coffee to really absorb it. Enjoy! I can’t wait to make it again!
  4. Birgit
    sponge cake in a Tiramisu? very strange
    However, it seems possible to get closer to the original as a keto recipe for ladyfingers is available.
  5. Trudy
    What can I use in place of sweatener as they all upset my tummy and leave a after taste. Cheers
    Replies: #6, #8
  6. Manizheh
    Try monk fruit sweetener
  7. bassem.sabagh
    Traditionally In tiramisu, Zabaglione (whipped separated eggs, sweetener, and optional liquor) is folded into mascarpone.. how come you decided to omit this? - I mean there is no LC issues here is there?
  8. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    What can I use in place of sweatener as they all upset my tummy and leave a after taste. Cheers

    Hi, Trudy! Here's our guide to sweeteners that work best for keto. https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/keto/sweeteners

  9. Birgit
    I prefer Erythriol.
    All zero-calorie sweeteners without any exception have an after taste I cannot tolerate.
    Erythriol, Xylitol and other caloric sweeteners don't have such a terrible flavor.
    Erythriol has less calories than Xylitol and is not digested by the gut's microorganisms.

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