Dulce de Leche Tiramisu

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Dulce de Leche Tiramisu

1 cup heavy whipping cream
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup strongly brewed coffee
3 tablespoons Kahlua
1/2 cup dulce de leche, warmed
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Lady fingers, split
Cocoa-chile powder, for garnish (optional)
Chocolate curls, for garnish (optional)

In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on high speed, beat cream and sugar until stiff peaks form - about 3-4 minutes. Beat in cream cheese and vanilla until well incorporated.

In a small bowl, stir together coffee and kahlua until combined. In an additional small bowl, stir together dulce de leche and cinnamon until combined. Line half of the lady finger halves on the bottom of an 8x8-inch baking dish; evenly drizzle with half of the coffee mixture, followed by half of dulce de leche mixture. Spread half of the whipped cream on top. Repeat process with remaining lady fingers, coffee mixture, dulce de leche, and whipped cream. Sprinkle cocoa-chile powder on top. Garnish with chocolate curls if desired.

Makes 9 servings

32 comments:

  1. What a lovely gift basket - the coffee sounds amazing. And your tiramisu - wow, where do I start, looks SO good!

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  2. Those are hands down my all time favorite ginger cookies as well. I would live off of them if I could afford to. Do you think it would be crazy to pack up, move to Vermont and beg for a job with Liz Lovely just to find out how such deliciousness is packaged into those cookies?

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  3. I've never tried regular tiramisu before, but i've always wanted to make it! Yours looks amazing(:

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  4. this looks delightful! my boyfriend LOVES tiramisu, and i enjoy it as well, but sometimes it can get a little boring. this definitely looks like a great way to spice it up. thanks!

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  5. Wow, sounds decadent. It looks absolutely delicious though! I'm a fan of anything coffee/caffeine related.

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  6. This is the first time I see tiramisu with cream cheese--sounds tasty! And the words "sugar cookie sleigh ride" caught my tea-loving eye. I need that tea right now!!!

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  7. There are many things I love about this post, bit most of all I love the dad who brings back dulce de leche for his family from a business trip.

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  8. I've always wanted to try tiramisu--I might make a tiramisu trifle for a holiday party I have coming up!

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  9. Love gift baskets; but even more I love DULCE DE LECHE desserts!!! :)

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  10. This looks ridiculously easy and delicious. What is this sugar cookie sleigh ride tea? I need to know more about that.

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  11. You have really been on a tear lately with TONS of baking. Thank goodness you're not leaving your kitchen! What a beautiful recipe. And I love the idea of the cocoa and chile powder sprinkled on top.

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  12. I love Tiramisu...is there a reason you chose to use cream cheese instead of mascarpone?

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  13. Delicious! Coffee, chocolate and Kahlua?! YUM YUM.

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  14. Wow. This looks completely, fantastically sinful. I love regular tiramisu (Hellooooo Maggianos) but I've been obsessed with anything dulce de leche lately!

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  15. this looks SO delicious. can't wait to try it out :)

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  16. Makes me want to Cha Cha into the kitchen and make some ;>

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  17. I'm not a huge fan of Tiramisu but can see myself really loving this one. Not only does it look great but it sounds delicious.

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  18. yummmmmmm!!!!!! ok that was a bit over the top wasn't it... but it just looks so good!

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  19. I am a huge fan of tiramisu and this verison sounds delicious and so different. It does seem pretty easy too. I'll let you know if I try it. I seem to want to bake everything that I see lately that looks good....my "to try" folder keeps growing!

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  20. This looks amazing! I love dulce de leche; never thought to use it in tiramisu. Fantastic!

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  21. This looks delicious! How luck you were to receive a basket with such yummy treats!

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  22. Dumb question-- where would I purchase/find dulce de leche? Since my father hasn't gone on any fantastic business trips to bring me back some lately :)

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  23. Thanks everyone!

    Jen, no!

    Mary, I'm a little cheap, and mascarpone is expensive and hard to find here. But I do love it! You could use it and this tiramisu would be even better!

    Kimberly, Celestial Seasonings makes it. It should be everywhere this time of year.

    Tamilyn, DO IT.

    Autumn, hahahah. I bought mine in a can from Walmart. It looks like this:
    http://www.mexgrocer.com/4599.html

    It will be in the hispanic food section. Or you could use the cajeta in a bottle, but that's made from goat milk. I didn't like it when I tried it.

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  24. O.M.G.

    Everything you make just makes me crave whatever you made <33

    I wanted to let you know that I passed on a blogger award to ya! Yayy!! Keep on bein' awesome!

    http://scissorsandawhisk.blogspot.com/2010/11/blogger-award.html

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  25. You just combined two of my favorite things in my world. Yumm! Thank you! I <3 you!

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  26. i love coffee, but i didn't love coffee-flavored desserts until i had a bite of tiramisu. your version rocks, as expected.

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  27. I absolutely love coffee and tiramisu. If you say this one is better I think I'm going to have to have some. Yummy! I love the chile-cocoa powder mix addition.

    Hmmm...I'm not even sure this comment makes any sense. :-/

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  28. Just made this dessert for 9 judges from across the state who were here to judge the Texas state gymnastics championships at my daughter's gym. All I can say is "WOW!!!" They absolutely devoured it. I doubled the recipe and it was still gone in a flash. I never even got a bite!! Everybody was requesting the recipe. Obviously, a definite winner. Thank you so much!

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  29. Thanks for posting this! I'm a pastry chef at a Peruvian Nuevo Latino restaurant in San Francisco and have been thinking about putting a dulce de leche tiramisu on the menu (Italian desserts are big in Peru, especially tiramisu. Hey, that rhymed!) I'd never seen a recipe for one before, and wasn't sure how I would go about it, but now I do - thanks!! The chile-spiked cocoa sounds like the perfect finish.

    We have a delicious coffee liqueur at the restaurant called Araku - it's rum based, and tastes like a more refined Kahlua. Try it if you ever find it for sale!

    PS. You rock and I love reading your blog! Diggin' the new look, too. : )

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  30. Alanna, thank you so much for reading! That means a lot to me. :) I hope you enjoy the tiramisu. Keep me updated on how people like it!

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