Tiramisu Cheesecake Mini Trifles in Moose Mugs – Tira-Moose-U

A delicious dessert for chocolate lovers, these individual tiramisu cheesecake mini trifles are indulgent and yummy. They’re not hard to prepare and you don’t need many different ingredients either. Tiramisu trifle makes a great festive dessert and served in cute moose glasses these are sure to be a real conversation piece! These tiramisu dessert cups are made with soft ladyfingers and mascarpone cheese.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for tiramisu cheesecake mini trifles. These tiramisu dessert cups are made with soft lady finger and mascarpone cheese. You will love this tiramisu trifle!

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This individual tiramisu recipe is made with 3 components. First you have the espresso mixture and then the cheesecake mixture and finally the additions to finish it off in style.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for tiramisu cheesecake mini trifles. These tiramisu dessert cups are made with soft lady finger and mascarpone cheese. You will love this tiramisu trifle!

Although you can use plain espresso for the espresso mixture I like to add coffee liqueur. After all, this is for a special holiday occasion! Kahlua will work or any other kind.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for tiramisu cheesecake mini trifles. These tiramisu dessert cups are made with soft lady finger and mascarpone cheese. You will love this tiramisu trifle!

The cheesecake mixture is a blend of mascarpone, cream cheese, sugar, cream, and more Kahlua. You can always sub vanilla extract for the Kahlua if you want non-alcoholic tiramisu dessert cups. You also need ladyfingers, cocoa powder and chocolate shavings to garnish the mini Italian desserts.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for tiramisu cheesecake mini trifles. These tiramisu dessert cups are made with soft lady finger and mascarpone cheese. You will love this tiramisu trifle!

How to Make Tiramisu Cheesecake Mini Trifles

Once you’ve gathered your Kahlua, soft ladyfingers and mascarpone, along with the other ingredients, you can make these mini Italian desserts. The first thing to do is brew the espresso and then chill it. You can use instant espresso granules if you want or even make it decaf. Add in the Kahlua if using.

The next step is to make the cheesecake mixture for these tiramisu dessert cups. Cream together sugar and cream cheese then add mascarpone. Whip the heavy cream with powdered sugar and either Kahlua or vanilla. Now you can combine these two mixtures. Divide the mascarpone mixture between 6 serving glasses.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for tiramisu cheesecake mini trifles. These tiramisu dessert cups are made with soft lady finger and mascarpone cheese. You will love this tiramisu trifle!

After dipping the ladyfingers in espresso you can arrange them on top. Then repeat these layers finishing with a mascarpone layer. Finally, decorate the desserts with cocoa powder and chocolate shavings and chill before serving.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for tiramisu cheesecake mini trifles. These tiramisu dessert cups are made with soft lady finger and mascarpone cheese. You will love this tiramisu trifle!

What is Mascarpone Exactly?

Tiramisu trifle, or these tiramisu cheesecake mini trifles, has mascarpone as a main ingredient. But what exactly is mascarpone? It’s a type of soft Italian cheese create with heavy cream plus either citric acid or tartaric acid. When the cream is heated, the acid is added to set it.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for tiramisu cheesecake mini trifles. These tiramisu dessert cups are made with soft lady finger and mascarpone cheese. You will love this tiramisu trifle!

After that it’s run through a cheesecloth to remove solids, resulting in a silky smooth soft cheese. Mascarpone can be compared to ricotta, cream cheese, clotted cream, or crème fraiche but it’s not identical to any of those.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for tiramisu cheesecake mini trifles. These tiramisu dessert cups are made with soft lady finger and mascarpone cheese. You will love this tiramisu trifle!

You might have heard of mascarpone cream which is a mixture of mascarpone cheese, sugar and eggs, used to top tiramisu, coffee beverages and fruit desserts.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for tiramisu cheesecake mini trifles. These tiramisu dessert cups are made with soft lady finger and mascarpone cheese. You will love this tiramisu trifle!

Individual Tiramisu Recipe Tips

You may be wondering whether ingredients like soft ladyfingers and mascarpone can be replaced with others. The soft ladyfingers absorb the espresso mixture nicely.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for tiramisu cheesecake mini trifles. These tiramisu dessert cups are made with soft lady finger and mascarpone cheese. You will love this tiramisu trifle!

If you only have the harder ones that’s also fine but let the dessert sit for about 6 hours so the coffee flavour can penetrate through.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for tiramisu cheesecake mini trifles. These tiramisu dessert cups are made with soft lady finger and mascarpone cheese. You will love this tiramisu trifle!

Make sure the mascarpone and cream cheese are at room temperature before you begin. That means about 45 minutes sitting on the countertop. Having them at room temperature to begin with ensures the ingredients will mix thoroughly. Also, use full-fat cream cheese for the best and richest result.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for tiramisu cheesecake mini trifles. These tiramisu dessert cups are made with soft lady finger and mascarpone cheese. You will love this tiramisu trifle!

Prepare these mini Italian desserts ahead of time so they can chill before serving. You can actually make these up to 3 days in advance. Just keep them covered and refrigerated. They taste best the day they’re made though.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for tiramisu cheesecake mini trifles. These tiramisu dessert cups are made with soft lady finger and mascarpone cheese. You will love this tiramisu trifle!

To make the cute little chocolate shavings, or chocolate curls, for these tiramisu dessert cups, you can use a potato peeler, scraping it lengthwise across the chocolate.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for tiramisu cheesecake mini trifles. These tiramisu dessert cups are made with soft lady finger and mascarpone cheese. You will love this tiramisu trifle!

This is easier if the chocolate is slightly softened so it doesn’t break off instead of curling. Shave the outside edge of the chocolate bar. You can use semi-sweet chocolate for this or dark chocolate if you prefer that. Either would be fine here.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for tiramisu cheesecake mini trifles. These tiramisu dessert cups are made with soft lady finger and mascarpone cheese. You will love this tiramisu trifle!

You Will Love this Christmas Dessert!

So if deciding between an individual tiramisu recipe and a special cheesecake for the holidays, make this. Tiramisu cheesecake mini trifles offer the best of both worlds. This coffee, soft ladyfingers and mascarpone confection is perfect after any main dish. It is always a good choice to go with a classic tiramisu trifle which is easy to prepare and can be made ahead.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for tiramisu cheesecake mini trifles. These tiramisu dessert cups are made with soft lady finger and mascarpone cheese. You will love this tiramisu trifle!

If you like these tiramisu dessert cups, you might also like Tiramisu French Toast Casserole Bake with Sweet Cream, Very Merry Melon Grinch Green Cocktail or Holiday Cookie Box – Easy Festive Christmas Cookies.

Tiramisu Cheesecake Mini Trifles in Moose Mugs Recipe

Tiramisu Cheesecake Mini Trifles in Moose Mugs – Tira-Moose-U

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Christmas
Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 5
Calories: 916kcal
Author: Bella
These individual tiramisu cheesecake mini trifles are indulgent and yummy. Tiramisu trifle makes a great festive dessert for the holidays. These tiramisu dessert cups are made with soft ladyfingers and mascarpone cheese are served in plain or moose cups.
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Ingredients

For the espresso mixture: 

  • 1/2 Cup espresso chilled
  • 2 Tablespoon coffee liqueur such as Kahlúa

For the mascarpone-cheesecake mixture: 

  • 8 Ounces mascarpone
  • 8 Ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 Cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 Cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Teaspoon coffee liqueur such as Kahlúa

To assemble: 

  • Mascarpone filling
  • 12 ladyfingers soft ladyfingers, halved widthwise 
  • Espresso mixture
  • Cocoa powder for dusting 
  • 1 Tablespoon Semi-sweet chocolate shavings, for garnish. About ½-ounce square

Instructions

For the espresso mixture:

  • In a small bowl, combine chilled espresso and coffee liqueur. Set aside. 

For the mascarpone-cheesecake mixture:

  • In a medium bowl, mix together cream cheese and sugar until blended. Add mascarpone. Mix until just incorporated. Do not over mix. Set aside. 
  • To the bowl of a mixer, add heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, and 1 teaspoon coffee liqueur (or vanilla extract). Whip on high until stiff peaks form.  
  • Gently fold the whipped cream mixture into the mascarpone mixture.  

To assemble: 

  • Pipe mascarpone mixture into an 8-ounce glass or jar, just covering the bottom.  
  • Dip two lady finger halves into the espresso mixture and immediately arrange them on top of the mascarpone layer. 
  • Pipe another layer of the mascarpone mixture on top of the espresso-dampened ladyfingers. Dip 2 more lady finger halves, arranging them on top of the mascarpone, as before. Pipe one last layer of the mascarpone mixture on top of the lady fingers.  
  • Dust the top with cocoa powder and sprinkle with chocolate shavings. Refrigerate at least 1 hour until chilled or ready to serve. 

Nutrition

Calories: 916kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 66g | Saturated Fat: 40g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 252mg | Sodium: 247mg | Potassium: 1000mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 2442IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 202mg | Iron: 2mg

Notes

Using a vegetable peeler, swipe the outside edge of a bar of semi-sweet chocolate such as Baker’s. This will create quick and easy chocolate shavings.
If you decide to use instant espresso, add 2 tablespoons granules to ½ cup water.

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

Served after dinner with an espresso on the side, these tiramisu cheesecake mini trifles are sure to go down well. You can use moose-shaped serving glasses for an a-moose-ing look or else stick with regular dessert glasses. It will taste great either way!

If you are looking for another recipe using the moose mugs or moose cups, you need to check out this Delicious Christmas Chocolate Cake Cocktail.

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  1. Mindy Brar wrote:

    5 stars
    I have to try these!

    Posted 12.3.21 Reply
  2. Amber Myers wrote:

    5 stars
    Oh my gosh, yum! What a fun dessert. And delicious!

    Posted 12.17.21 Reply
  3. Mimi wrote:

    As an Italian, I’m very protective of tiramisu and the og recipe but since you stated is a cheesecake too I’m willing to give it a go, it sounds delicious

    Posted 12.18.21 Reply
  4. Sharon wrote:

    5 stars
    Not only are these cheesecakes so sweet and yummy, but they are also the perfect treat for holiday parties!

    Posted 12.18.21 Reply
  5. Karen wrote:

    Tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts! What a fun way to serve it- love that idea!

    Posted 12.18.21 Reply
  6. Tisha wrote:

    5 stars
    I cannot get over how cute these mugs are!!! The cheesecake sounds amazing too!

    Posted 12.19.21 Reply