The name of this fabulous Italian dessert means "pick-me-up." Be forewarned: once you make this dessert for guests, you will forever be known for it. My sister-in-law Meredith loves this dessert so much that she had me make giant ones for her wedding reception.
Tip: This dessert is best made 1 day before serving.
13" x 9" glass baking dish or large bowl
In a large bowl, using electric mixer, whip cream cheese until smooth. Add confectioner's sugar, whipping until creamy and smooth. With machine on low, gradually add cream in a steady stream. Whip mixture on high speed until it reaches soft peaks.
In a medium bowl, whisk together hot coffee, chocolate chips and rum until smooth. Dip half of the ladyfingers in coffee mixture and place in an even layer in bottom of baking dish. Spread half of the cream mixture over ladyfingers. Dip remaining ladyfingers in coffee mixture and place over cream mixture. Spread remaining cream mixture over ladyfingers, smoothing top.
Cover and refrigerate overnight. Just before serving, lightly dust top with unsweetened cocoa powder.
Host of the internet cooking show "Everyday Dish," Julie Hasson has written six cookbooks and contributed to publications such as Bon Appetit, Cooking Light, Vegetarian Times and Family Fun Magazine. She and her husband run a food cart called Native Bowl in Portland, OR.
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