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No-Fuss, Make-Ahead Chocolate Tiramisu

By Charlotte on October 29, 2014 6:36 AM

By Julie Hasson, author 125 Best Chocolate Chip Recipes

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.

This easy version of the ever-popular Italian dessert includes ladyfingers dipped in a rich chocolate sauce, which are layered with a mixture of cream cheese, powdered sugar and whipping cream.

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Tip: This dessert is best made 1 day before serving.

Chocolate Tiramisu

Serves 12 ro 14

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 mJulie 450.jpgixture 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.

Julie Hasson, author 125 Best Chocolate Chip Recipes

About the Author

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.

Recipe Excerpted from

125 Best Chocolate Chip Recipes: Quick, Easy, Fun Ideas*

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Other Works: 150 Best Cupcake Recipes, 300 Best Chocolate Recipes, The Complete Book of Pies and more.

Publisher: Robert Rose Inc.

Penned: September 2014

What's Inside: 125 creative recipes for preparing chocolate chip-infused goodies. A must for choco-holics, this sweet collection includes ideas for beverages (think Cookies-and-Cream Shake), breakfast treats (like Chocolate Chip Hotcakes) and all types of desserts (everything from Chocolate Mint Sandwich Cookies to Almond and Coconut Chocolate Chip Tart). Most of these company-worthy dishes are designed to make a mega impression with minimum effort.

This reissue boasts a new cover as well as additional photography.

Time Out: 192 pages

Available: $19.95 where books are sold

* Recipe courtesy of 125 Best Chocolate Chip Recipes: Quick, Easy, Fun Ideas by Julie Hasson 2014 © www.robertrose.ca. Reprinted from a free review copy of the cookbook with publisher permission.

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