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Monday, November 26, 2012

"Tiramisu Cake Recipe"

My moms version of tiramisu cake. I been making this tiramisu recipe from scratch for years now. I love cakes made with coffee. There are 2 kinds of creams frosting that combined together. Look for giveaway at the end. It's something fun for your kitchen:))) 

  Ingredients for sponge cake:
9 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup + 2 tbs flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla

1 cup hot water
4 tbs instant coffee
8 tbs rum or Kahlua
2 tbs sugar optional (Kahlua is really sweet, so I skip the sugar)

2 packs cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
16 oz  cool whip

6 egg whites
1/2 cup water
2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbs lemon juice or 1/4 tsp of citric acid

  To make the sponge cake:
Whisk eggs and sugar together for 15 min. Start on slow and gradually add speed.

It will become thick and fluffy.

Mix flour and baking powder together in the sifter.
Add vanilla to the batter.
Sift flour in the batter and mix in by hand.

Pour the batter into 12 inch cake dish. You can make 10 inch 3 layer cake too.
Bake on 325 F for 30 -35 min. Depends on your oven times may vary. The best way to test it is to push with your finger and if it's spongy the dough is ready.

Cream #1

Syrup should be given a special attention. Use a nonstick pan. Pour water and sugar. At the same time start whipping egg whites. Put egg whites into a cold bowl start on slow increasing speed gradually. 
 Cook syrup until it gets thicker. You will see bubble will pop and hold  on top. Its about 15 min. Add citric acid and vanilla to the syrup. 
Egg whites should be very fluffy by this time. Turn down the  mixer speed and pour slowly the syrup into egg whites. Mix on high speed for 7 min. 

Set this cream aside. Leave 1/4 of this cream for decoration.
Start cream #2
Whip cream cheese until fluffy.
Add powdered sugar. Mix it well.
Add cool whip. Mix it really well .
Make syrup next. Mix boiling water with coffee and liquor. I skipped sugar. 
Divide cake into 2 layers. Pour syrup by spoons into the sponge cake. Spread half of cream. Do the same step to the next layer.
You will have a 12 inch  2 layer cake. Cover with cream all over.
For decoration melt chocolate in the zip lock bag in the microwave for 30 sec.
Then  pour it in the molds. 
Then I used a cream that I left with circle tip decorate the top.  
On the sides use a ribbon tip.
Then sprinkle with cocoa.
Add chocolate decorations. 

It's a holidays time of the year. I just wanted to do something special for my visitors. So I went and got these cool shredders that I love to use in my kitchen. 
The giveaway is 2 shredders 3mm and 1.6 mm. And 2 packs agar agar powder. I use agar agar powder in my Birds milk cake and Zefir

The winner is  Krissy Morgunov   she said:
I also repined your recipes on pinterest :) and face book :) 
This thanksgiving was a bit sad. I was working on that day : but I guess it was ok I was with my husband dad and bro so that was a good thing. 

Congratulation to Krissy I hope these little kitchen tools will make you smile:))) Winner should contact me in 3 days at

Rules are:
Up to 3 entries per person. Us only please.
1. Become a follower 
2. Pin my recipe
3. Share my recipe on your facebook page
4. Tell me how you spent your Thanksgiving

 Leave a separate comment for each entry. Giveaway will end 12/11/12. Winner will need to contact me at
Good luck!!! 


  1. 1)Following your blog :)

  2. 2) pinned your recipes as well on pintrest

  3. 4) Our thanksgiving was amazing filled with cozy family time, laughter and good hearty meal! Thank you so much for all the time you put into this blog, all the recipes are truly amazing and yummy!
    Hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving as well

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    1. Hi,,I like your recipes and I following your blog you are doing great job.thank you.

  5. via @pinterest and also I pinned your recipe..

  6. I share your recipe on Facebook too...ok,,thanksgiving day was actually not bad..I was in the church and then my sisters come to my house and we eat all day ,,i did turkey and stuffing by your recipe by the way,,so thank you again for your blog..
    Natalia...sorry on the top 2 entry were mine..

  7. Count me in! I have been a follower of your blog for a while!

  8. We celebrate Thanksgiving for two days: on Thursday we get together with my family and on Friday, we celebrate it with my husband's family. It's double the fun, food and good company!

  9. Hi, Lea. Thanks again for your time and effort in showing us how to prepare these great dishes.
    I spent my Thanksgiving day at my house. We had quests at our house. And I prepared turkey by your recipe. The turkey was 25 lbs and u was worrying that the marinade won't go through all the mwat. But, it turned out great. Everybody loved it. Even those who are not turkey lovers:)
    Kids played while adults were chatting with each other. It was a great time.
    I wish you and your family Gods blessings from above :)

  10. Yay thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    Entry #1: I have been your follower for a while now.

    yanax0x0 @ yahoo dot com

  11. Entry #2: I have pinned this recipe.

    yanax0x0 @ yahoo dot com

  12. Entry #3: I spent Thanksgiving at my grandparent's house with my family that came to town. The feast was delicious and I'm so sad it's all over.

  13. Hello Lea, I discovered your blog last night while I was browsing new recipes on Pinterest. I pinned a lot of your recipes on my boards (I was looking for your Russian recipes especially, because it reminds me of my childhood .... (long story LOL) and because I enjoy the ethnic food at weddings of our Ukrainian friends from church)I am following your blog also :)
    On Thanksgiving we went to church (morning) and cooked the turkey with all the side dishes and of course we ATE. A LOT ! (But not before we gave thanks to God for His goodness and mercy, for the bountiful harvest, for friends,, family, health and peace.

    If you have a recipe for honey -multi-layer cake I would appreciate if you will post it !
    Good luck with your cooking !

    1. I am also following your blog and I posted several of your recipes on my FB wall.
      I think I did all the steps requested, did I ?
      Have a sunny weekend. :)

    2. Hi, Monika:)
      I will post honey cake as soon as I make it. Thank you for the sunny wish:))) It's heavy rain today in NW:-)

    3. I live in NW (I think a little bit south of you :), so I got used to the rain, the pouring and the rain again... and I enjoy every ray of sunshine we get from time to time ! I am anxiously waiting for the Honey layer cake recipe !

    4. Sorry for the wait Monika, I am planning to make Honey Cake today.

  14. Following your blog :))

    -Anna D.

  15. Pinned your awesome recipes on pinterest :)

  16. This year was not like every year. This year's Thanksgiving we celebrated with family and friends at church. This year was my first time making turkey and I actually didn't burn it lol the dinner at church was awesome and everyone liked the turkey i made so that inspires me now to make turkey every year for Thanksgiving. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving too. God Bless.
    -Anna D.
    Springfield, MO

    1. Oh and I did share you tiramisu cake recipe on fb :)
      -Anna D.

  17. Lea thank you for your blog. I have been following you since about April. I am always checking to see what new recipes you posted and have tried many.
    ~Lilia Z~

  18. I also shared this recipe and giveaway on Facebook.
    ~Lilia Z~

  19. I just discovered your blog: it's lovely! great recipes, step-by-step instructions: everything that a cook need to spice up here and there. I would love to win one of those gift to make Christmas dinner elegant and delicious... :)

  20. 1. Following your blog and i love it! (Irina)

  21. 2. Pinned a few of your amazing recipes on pintrest (irina)

    1. We had a wonderfull thanksgiving. Deffinetly the best time to spend with family and relatives. Thanks for all the ideas you put up

  22. Lia Thanks for bringing this wonderful delicious cake for the thanks giving party. It just melts in you mouth. I enjoyed it. Wish I can have another piece. Thank you.

    1. I glad you enjoyed it:) I love this cake too:)))
      You are welcome, Lanna♥¸.•*´¯*♥

  23. Lea, thank you so much for your recipes, I love them....

  24. This Thanksgiving day I had my side of the family come over and as always we had a really good time eating turkey and other goodies..... But spending time with family was the BEST!!!

  25. Lea, please keep making delicious food and keep sharing it with us. Thanks again :)

  26. What a good looking cake.. I love tiramisu and would love to try out your version. we had a wonderful Thanksgiving at my house, filled with family and lots of good food. Best of all, my one and only sister got to visit and spend the holiday with us. Thankful for that.

  27. Pinned your surprise cake recipe. Absolutely love your presentations and recipes :)

  28. All this time i thought i am following you, but turns out that i wasn't ... Following you now :)

  29. First I'd like to say thank you for having this site, I love to check it out and have tried numerous recipes. I even canned the eggplant salad and loved it. This is one of several cooking sites I keep coming back to. This thanksgiving we got together with my husband's side of the family. Two of his brothers and their families came from out of state and we gathered at his parents house. Had a good relaxing time together. The kids had great fun together as well. Good job on your blog, thanks for your inspirations!

  30. We were invited to our friend's house. We brought some horseradish and some dessert. Evening well spent.

  31. I spent thanksgiving with my family in tennessee.

  32. #1
    I am a follower to your bog:)
    **Larisa G **

  33. #2
    I spent Thanksgiving with my family at my house
    -lots of food and a great time:)
    **Larisa G**

  34. I also repined your recipes on piinterest :) and face book :)
    This ththanksgiving was a bit said. I was working on that day : but I guess it was ok I was with my husband dad and bro so that was a good thing

  35. I am following
    And always repining love your recipes !!!


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