Kahlua Tiramisu for Two #SundaySupper

It figures that this Kahlua Tiramisu for Two was the richest, most dreamy version I’ve ever made!  I’ll just have to make another batch ASAP.Kahlua Tiramisu for Two | Ultra creamy small batch tiramisu!

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Kahlua Tiramisu for Two

With Valentine’s Day approaching, many of you are thinking of a romantic meal à deux. After raising 3 children, it’s hard for me to make anything that doesn’t serve 8! I guess that’s why we sometimes eat leftovers for days and days.

Thank goodness the hubby is a good sport. But since tiramisu is not one of his favorites, I made this luscious tiramisu for two for the coffee dessert lovers in the family.

Kahlua Tiramisu for Two | Ultra creamy small batch tiramisu!

Small Batch Tiramisu

I was a little leery cutting this recipe down to just two servings. It was the first time I’ve used savioardi instead of the spongy ladyfingers plus I substituted Kahlua for the marsala.

Sometimes a few tweaks work, other times, they can be the death of a recipe!! Thank goodness this small batch tiramisu came out beyond my expectations. Since my two oldest were around for dinner, they each had one. But I won’t deny that I licked the bowl!Kahlua Tiramisu for Two | Ultra creamy small batch tiramisu!

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Simple Dinner Ideas for Two

For a lot of families, a “family dinner” doesn’t mean cooking for a crowd! This week’s Sunday Supper focus is to share perfectly proportioned dinner recipes for TWO!

Whether you’re an empty nester, need a recipe for a date night (like Valentine’s Day!), or just have two to feed, these are some fabulous dinner ideas that won’t have you sweating over the stove.

Simple Dinner Ideas for Two

Entrees for Two

Desserts for Two


Kahlua Tiramisu for Two

Kahlua Tiramisu for Two | Ultra creamy small batch tiramisu!

It figures that this Kahlua Tiramisu for Two was the richest, most dreamy version I’ve ever made!  

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2
  • Category: Dessert, No-Bake dessert


  • 6 lady fingers (savioardi), cut in half
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1/3 cup mascarpone
  • 2 tablespoons Kahlua
  • 1/3 cup cold espresso (or 1 rounded teaspoon of espresso powder mixed into 1/3 cup hot water)
  • Cocoa powder


Cut ladyfingers in half and set aside.

Beat egg white in medium bowl until stiff and glossy. Set aside.

Beat egg yolk with 2 tablespoons of sugar until thick and pale. Beat in mascarpone until light and fluffy. Add Kahlua and mix to combine. Carefully fold in egg whites until incorporated. Set aside.

In a flat bottomed bowl combine the espresso and the remaining 1 tablespoon of sugar. Whisk to encourage the sugar to dissolve.

To assemble, use 2 8 ounce capacity ramekins or cocottes to start layering. One at a time, dip 3 of the ladyfinger halves into the espresso until almost saturated, flipping once then placing across the bottom of the ramekin. Follow with about 3 tablespoons of the mascarpone mixture, then dust with cocoa powder. Repeat with more ladyfingers, mascarpone and cocoa powder. Repeat with second ramekin.

Chill for at least 2 hours before serving. Make chocolate shards using 1 ounce of chocolate if desired to garnish.


  • Calories: 396kcal
  • Sugar: 20g
  • Sodium: 235mg
  • Fat: 19g
  • Saturated Fat: 10g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 45g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Cholesterol: 195mg

Kahlua Tiramisu for Two | Ultra creamy small batch tiramisu!

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  1. I adore the aroma and flavour of kahlua and I don’t even drink! This is a beautiful and delicious dessert!

  2. Wow, this looks great! Especially in the little red ramekins:@)

  3. The Kahlua has to send this over the top…sounds fab and great to have a recipe for two! Wonderful dessert for a romantic ending to Valentine dinner!

  4. My husband loves tiramisu. Won’t he be surprised when I make this for him?!

  5. Looks delicious Liz! Love the photos.

  6. Digging the “For Two” slant here. Checking out the other recipes. I think our dessert options are pretty limited because I don’t want to make a whole batch of something!

  7. Great substitutions, Liz! Sometimes you need to go with your gut feelings on flavors.

  8. I absolutely positively love how you served this. I have been wanting to make tiramisu and it just moved up on the list.

  9. It looks delicious, my husband should make me such for Valentine’s day:)

  10. This looks so pretty and is such a great dessert for 2 idea.

  11. I love tiramisu but never want to make a big one because we will never eat it. I can’t wait to try this version for 2!

  12. that makes me just want to dive in and I didnt have dessert today! yum!

  13. So luscious and decadent. Great idea making it as a smaller version because I fear I would eat more than I should it looks so good.

  14. Teach me your ways! As a soon-to-be mother of 3 I’m often thinking how am I going to make enough food to feed 3 teenagers!? Haha – so nice you can scale things down a bit now. This is a perfect little dessert for two! 🙂

  15. Why for two? They look so delicious I could devour both of them in a jiffy!

  16. This is perfect for Valentine’s day dinner! I think I will need two portions for myself hee..hee…

  17. I love that you made this perfect for two! I made a big pan of Tiramisu recently for a dinner party – and it disappeared in a flash thank goodness – love it with Kahlua 🙂

  18. This sounds nothing short of amazing, Liz! Beautiful presentation too! 🙂

  19. This looks amazing and what a perfect treat this would be for my hubby for Valentine’s Day. I’ve never made Tiramisu before but this looks easy enough to give it a try!

  20. I’m always reducing recipes to two people, I generally select recipes that are easily divided with the difficult to divide ingredients (like eggs) and it’s so much easier to convert everything to weight rather than volume.
    Tiramisu is one of my favourite desserts but you are right, it’s so rich. Yours is beautiful and would make an awesome valentine dessert.

  21. It looks delicious! I can imagine how fast it would be eaten up! Thanks for the recipe!

  22. Love Bakes Good Cakes says:

    Such a gorgeous and delicious dessert! This needs to be on my Valentine’s Day menu!

  23. I love this! I love tiramisu and can’t wait to try this mug version.

  24. This looks so rich and creamy. I like the way you served it in individual servings and that the recipe is small enough for just two. Beautiful desert and pics.

  25. I love kahlua, what a perfectly decadent Valentine’s dessert!

  26. This is just a beautiful dessert Liz — you styled this so beautifully!

  27. I would have a hard time sharing this!

  28. This looks absolutely delicious Liz! Love it!

  29. Hi Liz, this fits perfectly with the themes for Food on Friday: February. Please bring it on over to share it with everyone. Cheers from Carole’s Chatter

  30. This looks delicious!

  31. I love Tiramisu and this looks amazing.


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