Tiramisu Recipe for 10 People

Tiramisu for 10 is an Italian dessert that is made with layers of sponge cake, ladyfingers, mascarpone cheese, and a rich espresso-flavored cream. It’s a favorite among Italian-style desserts and is perfect for sharing with a large group of people. Here’s how to make a delicious Tiramisu for 10.


  • 1 pound (450g) mascarpone cheese
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) sugar
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) espresso or strong coffee, cooled
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) marsala wine (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) almond extract
  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) heavy cream
  • 1/2 pound (225g) ladyfingers
  • 1/2 pound (225g) sponge cake, cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) cocoa powder


  1. In a medium bowl, beat the egg yolks and sugar together until pale and fluffy. Add the mascarpone cheese and beat until well combined.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the egg whites into the mascarpone mixture.
  3. In a third bowl, whisk together the espresso, marsala wine, vanilla extract, and almond extract. Add the heavy cream and whisk until combined.
  4. Arrange the ladyfingers in the bottom of a 9×13 inch (23×33 cm) baking dish. Pour the espresso mixture over the ladyfingers and let soak for 10 minutes.
  5. Spread half of the mascarpone mixture over the ladyfingers. Arrange the sponge cake cubes over the mascarpone layer.
  6. Pour the remaining espresso mixture over the sponge cake. Let soak for 10 minutes.
  7. Spread the remaining mascarpone mixture over the sponge cake. Sprinkle the cocoa powder over the top.
  8. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  9. When ready to serve, cut into 10 pieces and enjoy!

Tips and Tricks

  • For a lighter version: Replace the heavy cream with half and half or milk.
  • For a richer version: Replace the marsala wine with brandy or cognac.
  • For a gluten-free version: Use gluten-free ladyfingers and sponge cake.

Serving Suggestions

Tiramisu for 10 is perfect for special occasions such as birthday parties or family gatherings. Serve it with a dollop of freshly whipped cream and a sprinkle of cocoa powder. It can also be served with a glass of sweet dessert wine such as Moscato or Asti.


Tiramisu for 10 can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. If you plan on storing it longer than that, it’s best to freeze it.

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