Amaretto Tiramisu Cake Recipe

Looking for a twist on classic tiramisu? Check out the Amaretto Tiramisu Cake! It adds a nutty, slightly sweet kick to the traditional flavors of espresso and mascarpone cream with Amaretto almond liqueur.

With layers of fluffy vanilla sponge soaked in espresso and Amaretto, this cake is sure to impress. Check out these recipes from Cheftini,Bonni Bakery,Zoe Bakes, and The Little Ferraro Kitchen for inspiration on how to make your own Amaretto Tiramisu Cake.

Key Amaretto Tiramisu Cake Ingredients & Why

Savoiardi Lady Fingers

These Italian cookies create the cake’s layers by absorbing the coffee and amaretto mixture for its signature flavor and texture.

Mascarpone Cheese

This creamy, soft cheese enriches the cake’s filling, providing richness and creaminess.

Whipped Cream or Cool Whip

Lightens the mascarpone cheese filling, giving the cake a fluffy texture.

Coffee or Espresso

Soaks the lady fingers, infusing the cake with its signature flavor; strong coffee or espresso is essential to preserve the taste.


This almond-flavored liqueur imparts a nutty, sweet flavor to the cake.

Vanilla Extract and Almond Extract

Enhance the amaretto’s flavor and add depth to the cake, complementing other flavors.

Chocolate Shavings

Top the cake for a decorative touch, providing sweetness and texture.

How Do You Make The Best Amaretto Tiramisu Cake?

  • Achieve perfection: Preheat to 350°F (180°C), and prepare two 8-inch cake pans.
  • Mix butter and sugar for a light, fluffy result.
  • Gradually add and beat in two eggs, one at a time, ensuring a smooth mixture.
  • Achieve perfection: sift 3 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, and ½ teaspoon salt into a bowl.
  • Mix ⅓ of the flour, followed by ½ of the milk, another ⅓ of flour, the rest of the milk, and the remaining flour, making sure to mix thoroughly between each addition. Include 1 cup of milk.
  • Enhance flavor by adding vanilla and then stirring in 1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract.
  • Pour into cake pans, bake 30-35 minutes, and remove when a skewer comes out clean.

Pro Tips For Making Amaretto Tiramisu Cake Recipe

  • Opt for top-notch ingredients: With this recipe’s simplicity, use fresh eggs, premium mascarpone cheese, and quality amaretto liqueur for the best flavor.
  • Ensure thorough sponge cake soaking: Achieve that authentic tiramisu taste by generously brushing the espresso and amaretto mixture over each sponge cake layer.
  • Prioritize chilling before serving: For the ultimate tiramisu experience, refrigerate the cake for a few hours. This melds flavors and ensures proper cake setting.
  • Dust with cocoa pre-serving: Just before serving, give your tiramisu that classic appearance by dusting cocoa powder on top. It complements the creamy filling and ties flavors together.
  • Get creative with flavors: While amaretto is a traditional choice, consider experimenting with flavors like orange or hazelnut liqueur for a unique twist on this classic recipe.
  • Access video tutorials: If you’re new to tiramisu cake preparation, watching a tutorial video can be invaluable. Witness the steps in action and gain a clearer picture of the desired final product.

How to Store Amaretto Tiramisu Cake

  1. Cover the cake to keep it fresh in the fridge.
  2. Refrigerate the cake for optimal flavor, up to 2-3 days.
  3. For extended storage, freeze by tightly wrapping in plastic and foil, then placing in an airtight container or freezer bag. It will keep for up to 2-3 months.
  4. Prior to serving, allow the cake to reach room temperature for 30 minutes after removing it from the fridge or freezer.

Can You Freeze Amaretto Tiramisu Cake?

Absolutely, Amaretto Tiramisu Cake can be frozen for extended storage, up to 3 months. To ensure its quality, wrap it securely with both plastic wrap and foil to shield against freezer burn. For cream preservation, freeze it once it firms up, allowing for 1-2 months in the freezer or up to a week in the fridge before serving. Thaw it overnight in the refrigerator when ready to enjoy.

Frequently Asked Questions About Amaretto Tiramisu Cake

Why is my dessert wet at the bottom?

When ladyfingers are soaked excessively, this can occur.

Can children eat tiramisu?

Tiramisu often includes alcohol, making it unsuitable for children.

Can I get drunk from eating tiramisu?

The low alcohol content and small serving sizes of tiramisu make it unlikely to cause intoxication.

What can I substitute for alcohol in tiramisu?

Replace the alcohol with coffee, espresso, or opt for non-alcoholic coffee syrup.

Amaretto Tiramisu Cake Recipe

Jennifer Tirrell
Looking for a twist on classic tiramisu? Check out the Amaretto Tiramisu Cake! It adds a nutty, slightly sweet kick to the traditional flavors of espresso and mascarpone cream with Amaretto almond liqueur.
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Cake
Cuisine Italy
Servings 12


For the Vanilla Cake

  • 2 sticks Butter
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 3 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1 cup  Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Salt

For the Mascarpone Cream

  • 2 cups Mascarpone
  • 2 cups Whipping Cream
  • 4 Egg Yolks
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • 4 tablespoon Amaretto
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

For the Coffee Soak

  • 4 shots Espresso (about ½ cup)
  • cup Amaretto

Decorating and Filling

  • ½ cup Cocoa Powder


  • First, preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C), and then line two 8-inch cake pans.
  • Achieve a light and fluffy texture by beating the butter and sugar together.
  • Gently add the eggs one at a time while continuously beating, incorporating two eggs.
  • In a bowl, sift together 3 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, and ½ teaspoon of salt for a perfect blend.
  • Incorporate the flour mixture into the batter in thirds, alternating with the milk in two portions. Ensure thorough mixing after each addition. Finally, add 1 cup of milk.
  • Mix in 1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract after adding vanilla for enhanced flavor.
  • Pour the mixture evenly into cake pans and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
Keyword Amaretto Tiramisu Cake

I'm Jennifer Tirrell, a self-taught baker, and founder of CakeRe. As an experienced baker and recipe publisher, I have spent over a decade working in the kitchen and have tried and tested countless baking tools and products. From classic cakes to creative twists, I've got you covered. So grab your apron and let's get baking!

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