Berry Tiramisu Cake Recipe
This is the most stunning berry tiramisu you’ll make because it’s an actual cake. It’s surprisingly simple to make and doesn’t require a crazy long list of ingredients.
For the Sponge Cake:
- 6 large eggs room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
For Berry Tiramisu Cake Syrup, Fillings and Cream:
- 12 oz Driscoll’s raspberries divided
- 6 Tbsp (3 oz) orange liqueur divided
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar + 2 Tbsp for berry sauce
- 16 oz mascarpone cheese refrigerated
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream (36% milk fat), chilled
- 1 lb Driscoll’s strawberries sliced, reserving 6 berries for the top
- 1 pint Driscoll’s blueberries (2 cups ), divided
How to Make Berry Mascarpone:
- Bake the easy 4-ingredient sponge cake (click for written instructions). Once cakes are at room temp, use a serrated knife to cut in half for a total of 4 layers.
In a small bowl, combine 1/2 package raspberries, 1/4 cup water, 4 Tbsp orange liqueur, and 2 Tbsp sugar. Mash together with a fork and set aside.
Just before assembling your cake, make the cream: In a large bowl, use a spatula to fold together 16 oz mascarpone cheese and 2 Tbsp orange liqueur until well incorporated.
In a second large mixing bowl, beat with a mixer 1 1/2 cups heavy cream, 1/3 cup sugar and 1 tsp vanilla just until fluffy with soft peaks.** Use a spatula to fold half of the whipped cream into mascarpone to lighten it then fold in remaining cream and blend until fully incorporated.
How to Assemble Berry Tiramisu Cake:
- Place your first cake layer on a serving platter and use a spoon to spread 1/4 of your raspberry syrup (no need for perfection). Top with 1/4 of your cream and a generous layer of sliced strawberries and whole blueberries. Repeat with remaining layers and cover the top with remaining whole strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. ***
**Mascarpone stabilizes/stiffens soft whipped cream so don’t over-beat or it will become grainy when blended with mascarpone.
***If you push the cream and berries just slightly past the cake’s edges, it will look prettier when stacked. Cake can be served right away, but if you refrigerate 1 to 2 hours, it will be a little easier to slice.