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Tiramisu Cake Roll

This Tiramisu Cake Roll is made with an espresso flavored sponge cake that’s brushed with a coffee-liqueur syrup. The whole thing is filled with a Mascarpone Cheese Whipped Cream for an amazing tiramisu cake!

A Next Level Tiramisu Cake Recipe

Take your tiramisu cake to the next level with this easy recipe for a Tiramisu Cake ROLL!

Hey, you guys! What’s happening? Happy Monday!! I’m already thinking about Friday…

…Which means that I should probably be thinking about my Halloween Costume, but I’m not. And why not? Because I’m thinking about cake. I always think about cake…

BTW, have you picked out your costume, YET?? Does it involve a French Maid?? A Sexy Nurse!? GAH! That’s all I could find at the stores.
Seriously? If I wanted to go as either of those two, my college-days clothes would be perfect.

I think I’m just gonna go as one of the “Real” Housewives. Lord knows I watch that show like it’s my religion.

Tiramisu Cake Roll | | Espresso flavored cake sponge brushed with a coffee-liqueur syrup and filled with a Mascarpone Cheese Whipped Cream.

So, I’m aware that this cake isn’t very Halloweeny, (we still have a few more days before the big Holiday!) buuuuut I figure you’ve had more than your share of all things Halloween on Pinterest, thus swinging by here for a taste of this Tiramisu Cake Roll shouldn’t be a problem.

BTW, which one is correct – Cake Roll? Roll Cake? Or just a ROLL??

While everyone is on a Pumpkin Roll kick, I am currently adoring all things coffee and all things liqueur, especially when they make their appearance together.

Who am I kidding? I am always adoring coffee! Liqueur, too. Or is it Liquor?? What’s with all the questions today? Geez!

Tiramisu Cake Roll | | Espresso flavored cake sponge brushed with a coffee-liqueur syrup and filled with a Mascarpone Cheese Whipped Cream.

So. I totally found this recipe last winter and have made it a handful of times ever since. Because my husband is totally obsessed with Italian food, this was one of those recipes I saw and made immediately.


  • Cake Flour
  • Eggs
  • Sugar
  • Cream of Tartar
  • Butter
  • Vanilla
  • Espresso
  • Frangelico
  • Mascarpone
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Heavy Cream

(See recipe card below for ingredient amounts!)


  1. Beat together yolks, vanilla, and sugar; fold in flour and set aside.
  2. Combine egg whites, salt and cream of tartar; beat.
  3. Fold egg whites into yolk mixture and stir batter into melted butter.
  4. Spread batter in a jelly roll pan and bake for 10 minutes.
  5. Brush cake with the espresso syrup.
  6. Spread whipped cream filling over cake.
  7. Roll up the cake.
  8. Serve.

We then ate it for dinner. We ate it for breakfast. Dessert, too. We had to give it to my neighbors before I gained 10-inches on the hips. At that time, Spring was creeping up and no-coat season was just too close to keep on eating. BUT, coat-season is back and this time I did not share the cake with my neighbors. No way. It was mine. ALL mine.

Tiramisu Cake Roll | | Espresso flavored cake sponge brushed with a coffee-liqueur syrup and filled with a Mascarpone Cheese Whipped Cream.

If you love Tiramisu, you are going to LURRRRRVE this cake! It’s basically the only correct answer to Monday.


Tiramisu Cake Roll | | Espresso flavored cake sponge brushed with a coffee-liqueur syrup and filled with a Mascarpone Cheese Whipped Cream.

Tiramisu Cake Roll

Katerina | Diethood
Espresso flavored cake sponge brushed with a coffee-liqueur syrup and filled with a Mascarpone Cheese Whipped Cream.
5 from 2 votes
Servings : 12
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 3 hrs


  • 1/2 cup cake flour plus more for dusting the pan.
  • 5 eggs , room temperature, separated,
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar , divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 4 tablespoons butter , melted and cooled
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup brewed espresso
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Frangelico
  • 8 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon Frangelico
  • 1/2 cup chilled heavy cream
  • Cocoa for Dusting


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Lightly coat a jelly roll pan (18x13) with baking spray and line with parchment paper.
  • Spray parchment paper with baking spray and dust with flour; shake off any excess flour and set aside.
  • In your mixer's bowl, beat together yolks, vanilla, and 1/2 cup sugar at high speed until thick and pale yellow; about 10 minutes.
  • Add half of flour to yolks-mixture and fold it in gently.
  • Add the rest of the flour and fold in gently. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine egg whites, salt and cream of tartar; beat at medium speed until soft peaks form.
  • Add 2 tablespoons sugar and continue to beat until whites just hold stiff peaks.
  • Fold 1/4 of whites into yolk mixture, then fold in remaining whites until thoroughly combined.
  • Pour melted butter in a small mixing bowl.
  • Stir 1/2 cup of the prepared cake batter into melted butter.
  • Gently fold the butter mixture back into the batter; fold until thoroughly combined.
  • Spread batter evenly in previously prepared pan; rap pan once on counter to eliminate air bubbles.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until top of cake springs back when you touch it.
  • Sift powdered sugar over cake; cover cake with a kitchen towel and a baking sheet.
  • Holding sheet and cake pan together, flip cake onto cloth on baking sheet. Carefully peel off the parchment paper. Use oven mitts!
  • Using the towel, roll up cake, jelly-roll style, keeping it wrapped in the towel.
  • Place cake seam-side down on a rack, still wrapped in the towel, and cool completely.
In the meantime, prepare the syrup.
  • Combine espresso and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Stir until sugar dissolves, then boil until liquid is reduced to a 1/4 cup.
  • Remove from heat and stir in Frangelico; let cool to room temperature.
Make the Filling
  • Combine mascarpone, sugar, cinnamon and Frangelico in a large bowl; beat with a mixer until thoroughly combined. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, beat heavy cream until it just holds stiff peaks.
  • Fold the whipped cream into the mascarpone mixture until combined.
  • Gently unroll cooled cake on a baking sheet, keeping it on the towel.
  • Brush cake with the espresso syrup.
  • Using an offset spatula, spread the whipped cream filling evenly over cake, leaving a 1/2-inch border all around.
  • Starting from long side nearest you, roll up cake without towel, leaving it seam-side down on baking sheet.
  • Dust with cocoa powder.
  • Cut and Serve.


RECIPE SOURCE: DIETHOOD Heavily adapted from Epicurious


Calories: 266 kcal | Carbohydrates: 20 g | Protein: 4 g | Fat: 17 g | Saturated Fat: 10 g | Cholesterol: 110 mg | Sodium: 122 mg | Potassium: 48 mg | Fiber: 0 g | Sugar: 15 g | Vitamin A: 625 IU | Calcium: 44 mg | Iron: 0.4 mg | Net Carbs: 20 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Cake
Cuisine: American
Keyword: tiramisu, tiramisu cake, tiramisu cake recipe, tiramisu ingredients, tiramisu recipe
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32 comments on “Tiramisu Cake Roll”

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    nicole (

    Wow, this has got to be the most perfect cake roll in existence, it looks incredible. It sounds incredible too, I think I could eat that like a burrito!!

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    Thalia @ butter and brioche

    This is seriously the most perfect roll cake I have ever seen.. your baking skills are incredible!

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    Christiane ~ Taking On Magazines

    Ladyfriend, I ran over here from Facebook as soon as I saw the title of the cake! Tiramisu is Hubby’s most favorite cake in the world and I know he would LOVE this. I think I found his next birthday cake!

    Regarding Halloween, I don’t dress up at all since we only have 3 kids come over, but Sophie has her outfit ready so I feel like a mom that’s got her act together for once. 🙂

  4. I’ve got tiramisu on my cooking bucket list and this one looks like a lovely adaptation with all the great taste in a compact roll.

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