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Chocolate tiramisu cake

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  • Vegetarian
  • Nut free
  • Peanut free
  • Sesame free
  • Soy free

For an impressive dessert, try our chocolate tiramisu cake. It's rich in flavour and brings the wow factor to any festive table.

  • Serves16
  • Cook time30 minutes
  • Prep time45 minutes, + Chilling and 20 mins cooling time


  • 12 Coles Australian Free Range Eggs, separated
  • 1 1/2 cups (330g) caster sugar
  • 3/4 cup (75g) self-raising flour
  • 3/4 cup (75g) cocoa powder
  • Cocoa powder, extra, to dust

Mascarpone cream

  • 1 tbs instant coffee
  • 2 tbs boiling water
  • 375g cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup (75g) caster sugar
  • 750g mascarpone
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) marsala wine

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Percentage Daily Intake information on our recipes is calculated using the nutrition reference values for an average Australian adult.


  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease three 24cm x 34cm (base measurement) rimmed baking trays. Line with baking paper, allowing sides to overhang. Use an electric mixer to whisk the egg yolks and sugar in a large bowl until pale and creamy. Stir in flour and cocoa powder.
  2. Step 2

    Use a clean electric mixer to whisk the egg whites in a bowl until soft peaks form. Add one-third of egg white to the cocoa mixture. Stir to combine. Fold in remaining egg white until just combined. Spoon among prepared pans. Use the back of a metal spoon to smooth the surface. Bake in batches, swapping trays halfway through cooking, for 15 mins or until dry to touch. Place 3 large sheets of baking paper on a clean work surface. Dust heavily with extra cocoa powder (this stops the cake sticking to the paper). Turn 1 cake onto 1 sheet of prepared baking paper. Remove the top sheet of baking paper. Repeat with remaining cakes. Set aside for 20 mins to cool.
  3. Step 3

    To make the mascarpone cream, place the coffee and boiling water in a small bowl. Stir until coffee dissolves. Use an electric mixer to beat the cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl until smooth. Add the coffee mixture and beat until smooth. Add the mascarpone and wine and beat until soft peaks form.
  4. Step 4

    Use a large serrated knife to trim the edges of each cake. Cut each cake in half lengthways. Thinly spread some of the mascarpone mixture evenly over 1 cake half. Starting from 1 short end, roll up the cake to enclose the filling. Spread another cake half with a little more of the mascarpone mixture. Top with the rolled cake, seam-side down. Roll up cake half to enclose the rolled cake. Repeat rolling with remaining cake halves and half the mascarpone mixture, finishing with a cake half.
  5. Step 5

    Turn cake roll onto 1 flat end on a serving plate. Spread half the remaining mascarpone mixture over top and side. Place remaining mascarpone mixture in a piping bag fitted with a 1cm plain nozzle. Pipe over the top of the cake.
  6. Step 6

    Dust with extra cocoa powder.

    Swap me: To make this cake without alcohol, use hazelnut-flavoured coffee syrup or caramel-flavoured coffee syrup instead of wine.

    Show your stripes: To get that fun stripe effect, we’ve rolled up the cake halves to make 1 big roll, then turned it upright. This creates vertical stripes when you cut the cake into wedges.

Nutrition Information


Energy: 1766kJ/422 Cals (20%)

Protein: 11g (22%)

Fat: 28g (40%)

Sat fat: 17g (71%)

Carb: 33g (11%)

Sugar: 28g (31%)

Fibre: 2g (7%)

Sodium: 199mg (10%)