Recipe By Allrecipes Member
Published Jun 19th
Prep 30m Cook 5m Additional 2h 25m Ready In 2h 60m
Servings 12 servings Calories 505.3

Sponge cake is soaked in coffee syrup then layered with coffee and espresso ice creams for an elegant, frozen dessert.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 1 ½ cups brewed espresso
  • ⅓ cup coffee flavored liqueur
  • 1 (9 inch) sponge cake
  • ¼ cup finely ground espresso beans
  • 2 pints espresso ice cream
  • 2 pints coffee ice cream

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar and water. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat and stir in espresso and coffee liqueur. Let cool completely.
  2. 2 Split the sponge cake in half horizontally to make two layers. Place bottom layer in a serving dish. Brush with 3/4 cup coffee syrup. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons ground espresso evenly over surface of cake. Beat the espresso ice cream with the paddle attachment of an electric mixer until spreadable. Spread over bottom cake layer. Place the top cake layer over the ice cream. Brush with remaining coffee syrup. Place in freezer 30 minutes.
  3. 3 Beat the coffee ice cream until spreadable. Spread the ice cream over the frozen cake, and swirl to make pretty. Return cake to freezer until firm.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 505.3
  • Carbohydrate 62.7 g
  • Cholesterol 150.6 mg
  • Fat 22.9 g
  • Fiber 0.4 g
  • Protein 8 g
  • Saturated Fat 13.9 g
  • Sodium 325.1 mg
  • Sugar 45.6 g

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  1. Great dessert for summer treat. But it can't beat the classic tiramisu.
  2. Traci.....this is for you!!
  3. For a coffee lover this is heaven on a plate. Easy and wonderful
  4. I hosted an italian dinner party and served this ice cream tiramisu for dessert - my guests were in AWE! I highly recommend a spring form pan. I used bavarian expresso light ice cream from turkey hill and low fat coffee ice cream from Edy's. I did have a difficult time trying to soak the - Read more ...
  5. I didnt follow this recipe exactly but I used the idea as the basis for a more traditional looking (and weaker coffee tasting) tiramisu icecream cake. Since I didnt make this exact cake I gave it a rating equal to what it currently is at (4.5) to avoid changing the rating. I used the recipe - Read more ...
  6. I never drink coffee but this dessert still had me licking my lips. Definitely easy to make. I made this while I was in Turkey in the hot summer so it melted quite quickly and was a bit difficult to assemble but still tasted great.
  7. This desert is awesome! It is not however for the timid! If you're a java junkie like me welcome to heaven! Caution do not eat this desert if you plan to sleep in the next 4-6 hours! It's not going to happen! One change I like to make is to not finely grind the espresso - Read more ...