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deconstructed tiramisu with cherries and chocolate served in a small glass bowl

Deconstructed Chocolate & Cherry Tiramisu

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  • Author: Eric Jones
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x


This boozy Deconstructed Chocolate & Cherry Tiramisu takes classic tiramisu and turns it into a simple, yet indulgent dessert for two.


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  1. In a medium bowl, combine the dark cherry syrup, dark rum, and coffee liqueur.
  2. Dip your Savoiardi Lady Fingers in the liquid mixture for 2 seconds on each side and set to the side for a later step.
  3. Combine the cream cheese, fresh mascarpone cheese, lemon zest, ground cinnamon, sweetened condensed milk, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract in a separate medium bowl. Set to the side
  4. To build your deconstructed tiramisu, add a small dollop of the mascarpone mixture to the bottom of your bowl, layer with 3 halved soaked ladyfingers, add a drizzle of chocolate sauce, and top with another layer of the mascarpone mixture.
  5. Top with a dusting of cocoa powder, cherries, and chocolate shavings.


  • If you want to omit liquor or make this a family-friendly dessert, you can substitute cooled coffee for the dark rum and coffee liqueur.
  • Your ladyfingers should be dipped in your liquid mixture for a few seconds on each side. Otherwise, your ladyfingers will be too soggy.
  • If you can’t get your hands on mascarpone cheese, you can substitute it for cream cheese or fresh ricotta cheese.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • Calories: 1062
  • Sugar: 104g
  • Sodium: 492mg
  • Fat: 42.9g
  • Saturated Fat: 25g
  • Carbohydrates: 129.3g
  • Fiber: 2.1g
  • Protein: 18.2g
  • Cholesterol: 183mg