Cognac and Chocolate Tiramisu Recipe

March 15, 2015Sew White

I love tiramisu and the opportunity to try making it with a boozy twist was so tempting to not make and enjoy (and have the left overs for breakfast the next day – amazing). It is a very simple pudding to make and is lovely for parties as it can be made a few hours before you need it. I love good chunky layered tiramisu. Sweet, creamy and alcoholic. Delicious.

Sew White chocolate and Cognac tiramisu 1
After trying the fabulous pairing range of chocolate and drinks from Aldi I deicide to use the strong Cognac to help flavour the fabulous pudding. I decided to grate chocolate into the layers. It was so good. The chocolate was enough to notice and tickle the tongue in against the smoothness of the cream and sponginess of the sponge fingers.

I had enough of the sponge fingers and creamy mixture to make one large trifle bowl full but also a few little ones. These were lovely and it was nice to not share.

Sew White chocolate and Cognac tiramisu 2


– 250g marscapone
– 100g caster sugar
– 3 large eggs
– 200g sponge fingers
– 1 cup of coffee cold
– a few tablespoons of cognac
– 100g grated chocolate


– Make a cup of coffee. If you want a strong or weak coffee taste in the finished tiramisu you can make it as strong as you want. Leave to cool.

– Separate the eggs.
– Whisk the egg whites to soft peaks.
– In a bowl mix together the marscapone, sugar and egg yolks.
– Gently fold in the egg whites.
– Dunk the sponge fingers in the coffee and break up into chunks to make a layer in the bowl.
– Drizzle a few tablespoons of cognac over the sponge fingers. Strong coffee and cognac flavours really really work.
– Smooth over a layer of cream.
– Sprinkle the chocolate over the cream.- Repeat the sponge fingers, cream and chocolate to make layers.
– Pop in the fridge and leave for at least 1 hour.

Sew White chocolate and Cognac tiramisu 3

I used the Moser Roth chocolate from Aldi – the little bars have a great taste and being small they are easy to grate without them snapping.

Sew White chocolate and Cognac tiramisu 4
I hope you enjoy x


  • Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    March 16, 2015 at 10:20 am

    Oh woooow this looks so good! I love creamy desserts, especially ones with plenty of booze 😉

    1. Sew White

      March 16, 2015 at 10:21 am

      You’re welcome at mine any day for pudding. I love boozy desserts too x

  • Ayshea Elliott

    March 16, 2015 at 10:32 am

    That looks utterly delicious, I am definitely going to give it a go this weekend. Great post thank you.

    1. Sew White

      March 17, 2015 at 4:26 pm

      I hope you like it x

  • Stuart Vettese

    March 17, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    This sounds lethal and lovely in equal measure – hic! 😉

    1. Sew White

      March 18, 2015 at 9:43 am

      It is all good!

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