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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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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


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. 


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


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.