Eggless Tiramisu Cake

Finally, I am up with the cake that I made for our anniversary. I am sure youmust be thinking why I delayed it so much. OK, let me tell it like a story…

 

From the beginning of the month, I had zeroed on the Black Forest Cake for our anniversary. Come what may be, I wanted to make Black Forest. I love the flavors of the chocolate, cherry and whipped cream rolled into one, along with those chocolate shavings. Who doesn’t? I was ready to dedicate my whole weekend into it. Then came the monthly challenge for the Eggless Baking group, which was suggested by Sowmya of Nivedhanam. What it would have been? Tiramisu!!! Dah, now I am confused. Should I lay my plans for the Black Forest cake to rest? Celebratory cakes cannot be made every now and then, right and Tiramisu was definitely a very good option. So there you go, I told myself, BFC is not going to die, it is just going to go on hibernation mode and this month, it would be the Tiramisu of course!!! So there I went ahead and planned the details.

 

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The recipe provided by Gayathri was the basic – making saviordi, the cheese and filling. I did some variations. The saviordi would not be possible without eggs, the whole crunch of the biscuit comes from the eggs, so the other option I could go for was an eggless bisucit, similar to saviordi OR an eggless cake. I, being a lazy head, opted the easy way out – cake, of course! πŸ˜‰ We had to do the filling without any eggs used in it, so after googling around quite a bit, I mixed and matched my observations and came up with my filling. The making of the cheese was the best point. Even though I would admit I didn’t do a really great job at it – I should have kept the cheese for 24 hours, but since I didn’t have time, I could keep it only for 12 hours – the whole experience was really exciting. I guess I just move on and tell you how I went about it…

 

Please note: This is going to be a very photo intensive blogpost – my first ever I guess, where IΒ went ahead and took so many pictures, so please bear with me! I hope you will enjoy this post as much as I enjoyed making this cake! πŸ™‚

 

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Had to put this to ensure my B does not put his hands into it!!! Hehe…
I prepared mascarpone cheese at home, as it was a part of the challenge. Seriously, this is the first time I am making cheese, so I didn’t know what to expect. But I was really thrilled, because it did look and smell like cheese finally!!! πŸ™‚
Recipe by Baking Obsession


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Eggless Tiramisu Cake

Course Cake
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 12 hours
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 14 hours
Servings 8
Author Rafeeda

Ingredients

  • For the cake:
  • 150 gm flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 100 gm butter
  • 1/2 can condensed milk
  • 100 ml milk
  • 100 ml yogurt
  • For the mascarpone cheese:
  • 500 ml whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • For the frosting:
  • 1 cup 200 ml warm water
  • 3 tbsp coffee powder I used Bru
  • 1 pack 250 ml whipped cream
  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • Chocolate drops for decoration
  • Cocoa powder for sprinkling I used Milo

Instructions

  • For the cake - Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Grease an 8 inch pan well and flour it.
  • Seive the dry ingredients together. Whisk the butter and yogurt till well incorporated. Add the flour mixture, milk and condensed milk in alternative additions and whisk till all is mixed without any lumps.
  • Pour the cake into the prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes till done. Cool the cake completely.
  • For the mascarpone cheese - Place a large pan with water upto one inch on the stove top and bring it to boil.
  • Empty the contents of the whipping cream into a small saucepan.
  • Once the water boils, reduce the heat to the minimum and place the small saucepan on top of the water. Allow the cream to heat, stirring in between.
  • It took around 15 minutes for the cream to become warm.
  • When you see it becoming warm, add the lemon juice and continuously stir. The thing with mascarpone cheese was that it would not curdle too much, all it did was become thick and coat the back of the wooden spoon thickly.
  • Meanwhile, arrange a deep pan with four cheese clothes in it.
  • Pour the done mixture onto the cheese cloth. Allow it to cool completely.
  • Cover it up with cling film, close the lid and leave it in your refrigerator overnight or 24 hours. I left it in the fridge for around 12 hours. Made around a cup.
  • For the frosting - Add the coffee powder to the warm water. Keep aside.
  • Beat the whipped cream in a cold pan till it develops stiff peaks.
  • Add the icing sugar and beat again.
  • Finally add the prepared mascarpone cheese, 4 tbsp of the coffee concoction and the vanilla essence and mix well to incorporate.
  • Cut the cake midway into two pieces.
  • Brush generously with half the coffee mixture on one piece of the cake till well soaked.
  • Add the frosting and spread across it.
  • Place the other half of the cake on the top and brush the remaining coffee onto it till well soaked.
  • Spread the frosting on all sides of the cake till well covered.
  • Refrigerate the cake overnight for the flavors to set.
  • Decorate with the chocolate drops and dust the cocoa powder on top. Serve cold!!!

Notes

1. I forgot to chill the bowl and the beaters before beating the whipped cream. Therefore, my cream didn't whip to the fullest. I had used fresh whipping cream, but then I came to know that for climate like we have here (humid), it is always best to use non-diary whipping cream. So next time, I will do that!!!
2. I levelled the frosting on the cake the next day, as the frosting had not whipped to the fullest and was slightly runny. But the next day, it was quite tight and easier to flatten.
3. I thought my cake was quite low on the sugar side. So next time I make it, I'm definitely going to add at least 50% more sugar!!! However, nobody complained, the cake was gobbled up in no time!!!
4. I still had almost a cup of frosting left after doing the full cake, because my middle layer was quite thin. I used it for decorating a pudding, the recipe which will come up after sometime!!! πŸ™‚

Join the Conversation

  1. dubaikku varatte? Nicely done and good pics too. Keep blogging more.

    1. thank u so much sebeena…

  2. Delicious and yummy cake..

    1. thank u so much shabbu…

  3. Its badly tempting me… I need a slice for sure πŸ˜›

    1. thank u so much sangeetha… πŸ™‚

  4. Delicious an dtempting cake…

    1. thank u so much priya… πŸ™‚

  5. Delicious tiramisu πŸ™‚ .. tempting me badly dear !!!

    1. thank u so much manjula… πŸ™‚

  6. yummy n very inviting,rafeeda pass a slice over here.. πŸ™‚

    1. thank u so much preeti… πŸ™‚

    1. thank u so much madhavi… πŸ™‚

  7. Haha..Laughing here Rafeeda..Seeing the don't touch note there..You too !

    I am craving for some here.Perfect !

    1. I had to do that dhyuthi, to ensure that i dont have pinched edges… hehe… thank u so much dear… πŸ™‚

  8. Wish you a belated anniversary and the tiramisu looks so yummy that you must not have missed the black forest at all….

    1. thank u so much nayana… πŸ™‚

  9. wonderful with that chocolate chips…your son name itself says the meaning in hindi "agreed"…enda ammo valara kashtapettundavum le frosting cheithu decor cheyumbelekkum

    1. a little clarification, divya… that's my brother's name!!! πŸ˜€ once the frosting was done, my elder daughter helped me with the layering of the drops… πŸ™‚ thank you so much dear…

  10. Lolz, i know kids are curious..You have done a wonderful job, prefection and very much attractive cake. Those slice is highly tempting sis.

    Belated anniversary wishes to you, wat an elegant cake for celebration.

    1. thank u so much priyaji… more than the kids, it's my brother who's hard to keep on bay!!! πŸ˜‰

  11. I want a slice, going to drop by what say Rafs?

    Lovely and tempting the t.Cake looks.

    1. already finished, maybe next time dear… πŸ™‚ thank u so much…

  12. Looks delicious and perfect and love those cute chocolate buttons.The eggless sponge looks lovely.Just a doubt,is there any baking powder used in making the sponge or just baking soda alone.would like to give it a try sometime

    1. thank u so much dear… πŸ™‚ yes, the sponge does use only baking soda, i've rechecked my recipe… πŸ™‚

  13. WOW Rafeeda …..this looks so yummy πŸ™‚
    Pls do participate in my event !!!
    Shruti Rasoi
    Flavours of France Event

    1. thank u so much shruthi…

  14. Wow…looks incredible… Beautiful clicks too.

    1. thank u so much divya… πŸ™‚

  15. Yummy yummy yummy is all I can say…..

    1. thank u so much dear… πŸ™‚

  16. loved the last click,the cake looks so soft and yummy,beautiful decoration on the cake.

    1. thank u so much meena… πŸ™‚

  17. the cakes looks perfect dear..".MANSOOR DO NOT TOUCH".. iam laughing here πŸ™‚

    1. thank u so much dear… glad to know that u njoyed the joke… πŸ™‚

  18. Can i have a slice….perfectly made…looks so delicious

    1. thank u so much revathi…

  19. wow…
    cake looks wonderful dear πŸ™‚

    1. thank u so much dear… πŸ™‚

  20. Oh looks great Rafee.. πŸ™‚

    1. thank u so much dear…

  21. Tiramisu is one of the items I have on my list for a long time, never got around it. You nailed it perfectly Rafeeda. I liked the idea of using homemade cheese. The cake looks yummy!!!

    1. Thank u so much shibi… πŸ™‚

  22. this is my favourite dessert, and you did it so well! Homemade cheese?? Bravo Rafeeda!

    1. Thank u so much darling… πŸ™‚

  23. Wow Rafee that cake looks so good esp with the chocolate chip around it.

    1. thank u so much dear… πŸ™‚

  24. wow Rafs…have no words dear…perfect and delicious looking cake…superb one..

    1. thank u so much dear… πŸ™‚

  25. Shedaa…I came to check ur blog for updates and I didn't see this, I guess I didn't press home ..anyway anniversary cake kollallo…Liked ur note,.ha ha..u r a thamshakari ..Next time njan Dubai ku varumbol veetileku varate ?? We always end up coming in July -August ,the worst time in Dubai,it's becoz he summer vacation for school is during that time…this time on he way to India in July we might stop over there, not sure though πŸ™‚ July il vannal fry ayi pokum pakshe πŸ™‚

    1. fryonumawula kutti… we are all here in very good condition!!! πŸ˜‰ n y not, would love to meet you, just let me know, i'm always available on FB… the only issue is july is ramadan, and it will be really packed in our schedule, nevertheless, whenever u r around, let me know!!! πŸ™‚ thank u so much for your lovely comments, dear… i'm not that a thamashakari, jeevichupokanullathundu, athrayeyulle… πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  26. wow , it looks great πŸ™‚

    1. thank u so much chitra….

  27. wow..now that is really awesome…the cake looks wonderful with all those cookies around..and I like that note there..ha ha…I too place my bakes in a safe.lock it up:))..and that slice..oh ..I wish I could jump in and pick it up:))

    1. thank u so much dear… πŸ™‚

  28. hehe…look at that note πŸ™‚ Tiramisu n BFC…tough choice alle πŸ™‚ Hopeu guys had a lovely anniversary. Waiting next for ur BFC and I enjoyed all the pics .

    1. thank u so much manju… yes, it was a tough decision… but then when the challenge was up, it was not difficult to change the decision… πŸ™‚

  29. Good one Rafeeda.. Nice Narration and step by step pictures were really helpful.

    1. thank u so much nupur… πŸ™‚

  30. Wow!!! Now you have tempted me to make this cake!! I sure am going to make it home now πŸ™‚

    1. thank u so much dear… πŸ™‚

  31. It is great you made the cake, mascarpone-cheese substitute, and the frosting from scratch. So much effort put into it for your special day makes it even more special.
    Belated wishes on your anniversary, Rafeeda.
    And yes, the Black Forest Cake can definitely wait.

    1. thank u so much dear for your lovely comments… πŸ™‚

  32. Looks super yum!!!! Loving the arrangement on top!!!!

    1. thank u so much priya… πŸ™‚

  33. Hi Rafeeda, my favorite tiramisu. I sure love this anytime and can non stop eating. LOL
    Yours look awesome and delectable. Wish I can have a huge slice. :))

    Have a nice week ahead.

    1. thank u so much amelia for your lovely comments… πŸ™‚

  34. Tiramisu has turned out so nice Rafeeda. Loved the way you have presented it. Nice decorations and a very informative post…

    1. thank u so much gayathri for giving us awesome challenges month after month… πŸ™‚

  35. Haha! our reminder of do not touch is similar to mine except there is no smiley! Kid will never believe me if there is a smiley! πŸ™‚
    Love the tiramisu its beautiful.
    I am guest hosting Healthy Salads till the 31st May β€˜2013. Do send me your entries

    1. thank u so much for your lovely comments… since the note was for my brother, i had to put the smiley… πŸ™‚

  36. nice one to make your day special

    1. thank u so much minu…

  37. Beautiful cake.. Love tiramisu and this looks so so yummy and incredibly mouth watering Rafeeda πŸ™‚

    1. thank you so much nilu… πŸ™‚

  38. hello Rafeeda this is one recipe i am certainly going to try soon! it looks so so good !

    1. thank u so much coffee… πŸ™‚

  39. Yummy cake, wonderful job dear.

    1. thank u so much…

  40. Amazing looking cake!
    I love the fact that it has no eggs in it
    pinning

    1. thank u so much winnie…

  41. looks delicious..

    1. Thanks a lot Femina…

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