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Tiramisu Bread

1 hr 10 mins
1 loaf
Soft and sweet bread with distinct flavors of espresso coffee and mascarpone cheese - a new twist on the classic tiramisu.
Tiramisu Bread
Soft and sweet bread with distinct flavors of espresso coffee and mascarpone cheese - a new twist on the classic tiramisu.
Tiramisu Bread

Ah, tiramisu.

There is just something about this classic italian dessert that I cannot get enough of. Maybe it’s the espresso soaked lady fingers. Maybe it’s the sweet mascarpone cheese layers that create a soft and creamy texture.

Or maybe it’s just the cocoa powder that is sifted on top to finish off the dessert. Who knows… but everything about a tiramisu dessert is perfect.

Tiramisu Bread

I used to be one of the only ones in my family that liked tiramisu. Which was good for me because whenever I would order it or have it at home, I would usually be the only one eating it.

However, that all changed when I met and married my husband.

He loves tiramisu, too. But he’s not much of a sweets person. Go figure.

I made him a tiramisu for his birthday one year, thinking that he would love it and devour the whole thing. Wrong.

He loved it, sure, and ate a a couple slices over the course of a couple days but I was ultimately the one that ended up eating it all. Bad for my waistline.

Tiramisu Bread

So, since he loves tiramisu but doesn’t eat many desserts, I decided to try a different take on tiramisu. I saw a pin in Pinterest for a recipe for some tiramisu bread and knew I just had to try it.

I was initially hesitant because last time I tried to make tiramisu, it took me about 2 weeks and 5 different grocery stores to find mascarpone cheese. Yikes.

Fortunately, the local Meijer I shop at has some in their cheese section just hanging out with the rest of the cheese. I grabbed the little tub of cheese and squealed with delight when I saw it I had people looking at me sideways in the grocery store. Haha.

I was just so happy to not have to go to several grocery stores to find it and I ended up making the bread that night for dessert.

The bread came out so light and fluffy and a bit dense for a bread, more like a banana bread density. The flavors of tiramisu meld together so beautifully in this bread that you hardly notice that you are not actually eating a tiramisu cake but a bread instead.

Tiramisu Bread

Tiramisu Bread

3.86 from 34 votes
Soft and sweet bread with distinct flavors of espresso coffee and mascarpone cheese – a new twist on the classic tiramisu.
Yield 1 loaf
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins


  • 8 oz mascarpone cheese
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp instant espresso powder
  • 1 Tbsp water


  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Prepare single loaf baking pan by spraying with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Beat together mascarpone cheese and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla, and milk and mix until just combined. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and continue to mix until combined. Do not over mix.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together cocoa and espresso powder. Add water and stir until powders are dissolved. Add 1/2 of the white batter to the espresso mixture and mix until fully combined.
  • Spread 1/2 of remaining white batter into bottom of prepared loaf pan. Spread 1/2 of the espresso batter on top of the white batter, being careful not to mix the two. Continue with remaining 1/2 of white batter and then again with remaining 1/2 of espresso batter.
  • Drag wooden spoon handle or skewer through batter a couple times to create the swirling effect.
  • Bake at 350° F for 50-55 minutes or until toothpick in center comes out clean.
  • Let bread cool for about 15 minutes before slicing and serving.
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This Post Has 14 Comments

  1. Tiramisu is my favourite dessert and without fail I always order it when it’s on the menu. I LOVE the idea of turning it into a cake, what an awesome recipe! Thanks for linking up with us for Fabulous Foodie Fridays, I hope you have a great weekend 🙂

  2. Pinned! I think this looks fantastic with the marbling of the sponge and think the flavours of tiramisu together in a cake sounds perfect. A great ‘cup of tea and a slice of cake’ bake 🙂

  3. This looks absolutely delicious. I’m pinning it right now and can’t wait to make it soon.

  4. OMG tiramisu in bread form! I think I have just went to heaven. I seriously am so excited to make this right now! I’m going to be running out tonight and getting all the ingredients for this for sure! I’d love for you to come link up with us at this weeks Throwback Thursday link party!

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