Low Carb Tiramisu

My hubby loves his desserts. To be honest, I do too! Some of his favorites are Tiramisu, German Chocolate Cake and Banana Cream Pie.

I made him a Tiramisu over the weekend. I did goof a little on it and forget to brush coffee and rum on all of the layers of lady fingers. Only the bottom layer got the coating. He said it tasted just fine. I tried it and I thought it was ok. I’m not a big fan of Tiramisu in general.

My hubby would have ate the entire pan if he could have. I suggested that he freeze some for later so it will last a while. He begrudgingly agreed. He pouted about it for a bit.

This is not an original recipe. I found it by googling “low carb tiramisu” so my hubby could have one of his favorite desserts without going off plan. I take no credit in its creation. This recipe is courtesy of Low Carb Yum . I find a lot of great recipes from them.

Low Carb Tiramisu

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A delicious gluten free tiramisu made low carb. The cake layer is made using almond flour and the dessert is sweetened with stevia and erythritol.
 Prep Time 20 minutes
 Cook Time 10 minutes
 Total Time 30 minutes
 Servings 8 slices
 Calories 428 kcal
 Author Lisa | Low Carb Yum

Ingredients

Cake:

  • Unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons powdered erythritol or Swerve
  • 1/8 teaspoon stevia extract powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar-free vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar

Custard:

  • 6 egg yolks
  • 2 Tablespoon powdered erythritol or Swerve
  • 1/8 teaspoon stevia extract powder or stevia glycerite (add more to taste)
  • 8 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 1 3/4 cups heavy or whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon coffee extract optional
  • 1/4 cup strong coffee or espresso
  • 1-2 Tablespoons rum or brandy
Instructions

Cake:

  1. Grease a 11×7 inch pan with butter. Line with parchment paper and grease with butter again. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  2. Combine the almond flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. Separate the eggs. With an electric mixer, beat the yolks and sweeteners until thick and lemon colored. Beat in the vanilla, almond extract and cream of tartar. Fold in the almond flour.

  4. With a clean bowl and beaters, beat the egg whites to firm peaks. Stir 1/4 into the almond mixture. Fold in 1/2 of the remaining whites until barely combined and then the remaining 1/2 until thoroughly combined. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the top springs back when pressed lightly. Let cool.

Custard:

  1. In small mixing bowl, beat egg yolks, erythritol and stevia until thick and lemon colored.
  2. Place mixture in top of a double boiler over boiling water. Reduce heat to low. Cook 8-10 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add mascarpone cheese, beating well.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, beat heavy or whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Fold into egg yolk mixture. Add vanilla and or coffee extract if desired. Set aside.

Assembly:

  1. Cut the almond cake into 16 fingers.
  2. Combine the rum and espresso in a small bowl.
  3. Sprinkle the bottom of a 9×5 bread pan lightly with cocoa then line with half the almond cake fingers.
  4. Using a brush, lightly coat the cake fingers with the espresso mix being careful not to get them too wet. Spread on 1/2 of the mascarpone mixture and dust the top with cocoa. Repeat the layers. End with a sprinkling of cocoa.
  5. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Recipe Notes

Makes 8 servings

Net carbs per serving: about 3g

Nutrition Facts
Traditional Tiramisu – Low Carb & Gluten Free
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 428                Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 42g                       65%
Saturated Fat 22g                110%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat  8g
Cholesterol 324mg             108%
Sodium 103mg                     4%
Potassium 87mg                   2%
Total Carbohydrates 6g     2%
Dietary Fiber 1g                    4%
Sugars 4g
Protein 14g                           28%
Vitamin A30%
Vitamin C1%
Calcium12%
Iron5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
These are their calculations. Mine came in a little higher based on the ingredients I was using. I used Rum extract and omitted the coffee extract.  According to the ingredients list and myfittness pal  this dessert has a whopping 61.3 g of Fat and 584 calories per slice. I am going to double-check everything to make sure it is correct. I did import the recipe from the website.
Let me know what you think. I did not really care for it but I am not a Tiramisu fan to begin with. My hubby loved it so it will stay in my collection of recipes.

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