Chocolate Strawberry Tiramisu For Two | Sip and Spice

Chocolate Strawberry Tiramisu for Two

Prep Time 25 minutes
Resting Time 4 hours
Servings 2


  • 6 strawberries sliced thinly
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup freshly brewed espresso
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 4 oz. mascarpone room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon spiced rum or amaretto
  • 8-10 ladyfingers
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate shavings


  1. In a small bowl, combine the strawberry slices and 1/2 tablespoon of sugar. Set aside.

  2. Brew 1/2 cup of espresso. Place in a wide bowl and set aside to let cool.

  3. Grab two medium bowls, separate the egg into them, whites in one bowl, yolk in another.

  4. Add a tablespoon of sugar to the egg white and use a hand blender to whip into stiff peaks, about 3-5 minutes. Careful not to over whip because whites will curdle after the stiff peak phase!

  5. Add the remaining tablespoon of sugar to the egg yolk and whip with the hand blender until it is a soft yellow color, about 2 minutes. Add the mascarpone and whip until fully combined, about 30 seconds (longer if mascarpone isn't yet room temperature).

  6. Grab another small bowl and separate 1/2 the yolk mixture into it. Add the cocoa powder into the small bowl and whip until combined with the yolk/mascarpone mixture.

  7. Using a spatula, carefully fold the 1/2 the stiff egg white into the plain yolk/mascarpone mixture and 1/2 into the chocolate mascarpone mixture.

  8. Add the rum to the shallow bowl with the espresso and stir together.

  9. Using two small serving dishes, start to build! First dip a ladyfinger into the espresso/rum mixture for 1-2 seconds and place in the bottom of the dish. Create 1 even layer of soaked lady fingers in each dish then top with a layer of strawberry slices and then the chocolate mascarpone. Repeat with another layer of soaked lady fingers, strawberries and then the plain mascarpone in each dish. Top each with the shredded chocolate and place in the refrigerator to set for at least 4 hours.