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Tiramisu Chocolate Trifle with Coffee Caramel Ganache

Decadent tiramisu chocolate trifle layers soft ladyfingers with sweetened mascapone cheese and drizzled with a rich coffee caramel ganache.
Course Dessert
Servings 4 people
Author Lisa B.


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 teaspoon instant coffee granules divided
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cheese mixture:

  • 8 ounces mascarpone cheese or whipped cream cheese softened
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons marsala wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 1 package 7 oz. ladyfinger cookies, torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts – toasted
  • Whipped cream optional


  • In a medium bowl, combine milk chocolate and semisweet chips with 1/4 teaspoon of coffee granules. Set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, water, corn syrup and kosher salt. Heat mixture until sugar dissolves, about 3-5 minutes. Increase the heat to medium high. Boil mixture, stirring frequently, until it turns to a dark amber color, about six minutes total.
  • Whisk cream and butter into caramel (don’t be alarmed as it will bubble rapidly) until butter is melted and mixture returns to a boil.
  • Pour caramel over chocolate mixture and do not stir. Let sit for one minute. Whisk in vanilla. Allow ganache to cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally.
  • In the meantime, whisk mascarpone or cream cheese, sugar, Marsala, and instant coffee in a bowl until smooth.
  • In a trifle dish or tall glass, layer ganache, cheese, ladyfingers, and pine nuts. Repeat layering, then drizzle with additional ganache and a dollop of whipped cream.