Prep Time:

20 minutes


9 people


  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 8 ounce container mascarpone cheese, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups cold espresso
  • 3 Tablespoons coffee flavored liqueur ,optional (Kahlua or DaVinci brands)
  • 1 package Lady Fingers ,Savoiardi brand can be found in the cookie aisle at your local grocery store, or online
  • Cocoa powder for dusting the top

Created By

Prepared be Chef Geraldine | @serendipitydelightsca


  1. Add whipping cream to a mixing bowl and beat on medium speed. Slowly add sugar and vanilla and continue to beat until stiff peaks. Add mascarpone cheese and fold in until combined. Set aside.
  2. Add coffee and liqueur to a shallow bowl. Dip the lady fingers in the coffee (Don’t soak them) and lay them in a single layer on the bottom of an 8×8” or similar size pan.
  3. Smooth half of the mascarpone mixture over the top. Add another layer of dipped lady fingers. Smooth remaining mascarpone cream over the top.
  4. Dust cocoa powder generously over the top . Refrigerate for at least 3-4 hours or up to overnight before serving.


  • Have cheese at room temperature
  • Fold Marscapone
  • Lady fingers: Don’t soak them–just quickly dip them on both sides to get them wet
  • Dusting cocoa: I use a fine mesh strainer to do this

Created By

Prepared be Chef Geraldine | @serendipitydelightsca