I don’t lick the batter from the bowl. Generally speaking, that is. The wait for the finished product makes the first bite even more enjoyable. But hey, there are many batter lickers out there who’re perfectly nice people and who am I to judge? In fact, just to prove that I’m no batterlickerphobe, here is a recipe just for the occasion. Not only will you end up licking off the bowl, I’ll wager you will even try the beater. So here you are: enjoy the whipped butter and sugar, take a finger of the strong espresso gently once it’s poured into the batter and savor the flavors as it fills your kitchen with their sweet aroma.
The bread has a nice tight crumb, gorgeous swirls, uses a tub of mascarpone and a little bit of Kahlua – these are only <sings> a few of my favorite things </sings> and reasons I chose to bake this today. It captures the essence of Tiramisu beautifully. Like earth in am Ansel Adams photograph, like the sea on a Turner canvas. It has a strong flavor of espresso, uses a light brushing of Kahula as soon as it is baked and a generous frosting and a mocha drizzle that pairs perfectly with this bread. Even though the recipe recommends the use of Kahlua or espresso is optional right after the bread is ready, I recommend you don’t skip this step if you want to avoid a dry bread.
The recipe for the frosting is my all time favorite. I have used it so many times, and still now when I have that first bite, it chooses to surprise me by how delicious it is. I used a Kahlua Mascarpone Frosting. (click here for recipe) and a mocha fudge ripple to dress the bread.
Over to the recipe: Luscious swirls, a fine crumb capturing the essence of the Italian dessert finally topped with a Kahlua Mascarpone Glaze.
- 11/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon table salt
- 8 oz Mascarpone, room temperature
- ¾ cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoon instant espresso powder
- 1 tablespoon water
- ½ cup buttermilk
- Kahula or Espresso (optional. you won’t need more than 1-2 tablespoon)
- Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease an 8-1/2 X 4-1/2 inch loaf pan.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda & salt in a bowl; set aside.
- In a small bowl, combine cocoa and espresso powder in a bowl; stir in water to dissolve. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, beat mascarpone and sugar with a mixer on medium speed until fluffy, approximately 3 minutes.
- Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each addition. Mix in the vanilla along with the last egg.
- Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk to creamed mixture (starting and ending with flour mixture) until combined.
- Divide batter in half, transferring half in to a separate bowl. Stir cocoa mixture into half of batter until combined.
- Alternately, spoon batters in to prepared pan, ten swirl together with a skewer or knife to marble.
- Bake in a pre heated oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 50-55 minutes.
- Using a fork or skewer, poke small holes all over the top of bread and pour the kahula. (If using)
- Let bread cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then transfer on a wire rack. Do not frost until completely cool.
Tip: Once you’ve used the frosting, store the bread in the refrigerator. It should keep for 2-3 days.
82 Responses to Tiramisu Bread
OMG-the name says it all! I wish I had just one tiny piece of this deliciousness. The flavors in this bread are unbeatable, I do not think anything could make this any better. Saving this recipe-awesome clicks, I am so craving this!
I love this, and look at that glaze! I’d happily lick bowl and beater :).
Can you mail me a loaf of that please? Thanks ;)
There is no question, or dounle thinking I am making this bread, my husband and I are both very big tiramisu fans, so this is perfect for us!
Tiramisu is my favorite dessert, you made a bread with it. Sure I love it , that glaze is awesome part of it.
I don’t see a frosting recipe. What did you use?
Hello everyone: I’m John and I’m a batter licker! Impossible to resist chocolate chip cookie dough (we even use pasteurized eggs now to minimize the already remote possibility of salmonella). Anyway, interesting recipe. I’ve had tiramisu loads of times, but never in a bread. Really nice post – thanks.
well I would lick that bowl, happily.
Jason’s birthday is coming up, and I already had something planned but he loves tiramisu, I may have to make this also!
Whoa that is great! Definitely my kind of bread!
I always lick the batter. Don’t judge. I worked in a bakery once and it was a rule to do a quick taste taste to make sure it wasn’t funky. This bread looks amazing and based off of what you said I am not sure I would have enough for the bread once I got done with the batter :)
Tiramisu Bread? Had to do a double-take as I wasn’t sure I read this right … Looks amazing!
This bread looks stunning with its flavours – what a wonderfully creative idea my friend :D
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Marscapone and kahula both in this! Oh yum!
Are you effing kidding? I adore this. So much
As we learned on my blog yesterday, I AM a spoon licker! LOL!
This is BRILLIANT!!
Yum i love Tiramisu what a unique idea got to try this one :)
Wow this bread looks amazing! I love the mascarpone, espresso, Kahlua, etc. Yum!
Oooohh …. I wonder if I’ll ever get anything into the baking tin? I might just finish off the batter :D
Yum! My favorite dessert in bread form!
i love tiramisu, i love bread. so yes I would LOVE LOVE LOVE this tiramisu bread! its breathtaking!
This is so creative. And gosh how beautiful the marbling is! Cracked up at the references to Ansel Adams and Turner… hearing the choir in the background. ;)
Wow, this looks and sounds pretty impressive. I love the use of Mascarpone with it… yum.
Oh my gosh, this looks really good. I’d eat a loaf of it for sure.
What a fantastic idea!!! It looks seriously so moist:-) Your frosting is kinda my favorite:-) Hugs, Terra
Oh my sweet goodness! I might have just drooled on my keyboard.
What an amazing bread. If someone served this to me I’d think it was a cake but if it’s bread I could eat two slices. Don’t change the name.
I am a total batter licker and not ashamed to admit it! Though pregnancy has changed that since you cant have raw eggs and all. This bread looks insanely delicious and Im sure the batter is pretty yummy too!
Oh, dear. I guess I better go buy some mascarpone because this bread MUST be made!
You hit this one out of the park!! Very creative and the pictures are fantastic.
hey what a great idea. The perfect alternative to Tiramisu after you’ve finished your other Tiramisu fantastic
Kahlua Mascarpone Glaze!! wowzaaa.. i am waiting for that recipe!!! and this cake/bread.. call it what you want.. but oh gosh… has me just gaping at it!!! sinfully delish!!!
this bread looks so delicious an !! yummm :D
Oh my Yummies! What a gorgeous bread and I sure would lick the bowl and beaters. I think I get more enjoyment out of that, than the actual item I’m making! I’m weird! Love this bread!!
Don’t make no damn sense..!!! I just how hate folk rush over to me every time I show up with one of your amazing creations…frankly the compliments are wearing me out. But alas, I CAN’T WAIT to show up with this beauty..!! ;-)
You had me at Tiramisu! This sounds incredible. I want to make this today. Any idea when you’ll be posting the glaze for it? I guess I’ll need to wait until that’s posted to make this since you mentioned it’s a must!
So looking forward to trying this. As a coffee lover since a little girl this is right up my alley and the swirls are so pretty. It looks like it would make a wonderful gift as well.
Thanks for sharing this recipe. Anxioulsy awaiting the glaze!
I am so drooling over here! Looks so delicious! I would have baked it immediately if I have mascarpone cheese now!
I love the glazing! This is perfect for an afternoon snack with a cup of tea. Delicious!
What an innovative and wonderful bread!! I love how you put the flavors of the tiramisu in a bread… and that glaze… I would take my finger and lick it up. Mmmmm! :)
Oh, hello dreamy yumminess!
Oh man, look at that bread! I bet the Kahula drizzle just puts this over the top! :)
Wow… this kind of bread is so hard to buy from bakeries because it doesn’t exist. That’s why I love homemade baked goods because it’s so unique and creative. You are genius making bread with tiramisu. You just made every single reader drool… ;-)
oh dear god this is genius! i need to make this!
This is sheer genius! I love the idea of using kahlua too. Yum!!
I’ve never had Tiramisu, but this bread looks Amazing!! I can only imagine how good it is!
Gorgeous recipe. WIll give it a go very soon
this looks insanely good.. i love how you used masorpone cheese.. delicious. i would love to bake this for my mom, she loves dry desserts that don’t have frosting. LOVE IT! bookmarking.
Oh, I’m pretty sure that I would like the batter of this cake…no doubt about it! :)
This bread is wonderful…!!! and you added Kalua, it could be one of my favorites.
Oh my god. This can’t be real. It’s too incredible!! All the goodness of tiramisu in one indulgent loaf of bread? I’ve got to have this!
I am crazy for loaf cakes.This looks awesome!
I am totally making this.
I’m a self confessed bowl AND beater licker! The swirls good great!
i have a tiramisu brownie coming next week and today I made some cupcakes with mascarpone frosting. I’m saving this recipe to try it soon! Love love love it!
YUM! Can’t wait to check out your tiramisu brownie recipe!
You’re not being very nice tempting a batter eater and bowl licker like me with such a recipe! I’m so bad at it that I can tell you right now, that there wouldn’t be enough of this batter left to make a loaf of bread! :)
Haha, yes I admit I’m a batter licker. Can’t help taking a little swipe. :-)
Looks lovely, really moist and delicious looking. Great recipe :)
What an utterly brilliant idea! I don’t know a single person that doesn’t love tiramisu :D
Thanks Lorraine! :)
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Tiramisu is my favorite dessert ever. This is the best idea!!
oh wow, this bread looks DIVINE! i would definitely be licking the batter out of the bowl on this one!
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This bread sounds so heavenly! I love tiramisu, but turning it into a bread is genious :)!
Girl, one of these days I swear I’ll be making my first ever bread thanks to you!The name just makes me drool!I love tiramisu and wish I could taste this heavenly looking bread Anu!Wish you were my neighbour ;)
Oh my my my! I am going to confess up front…..I’m a bowl/beater/batter licker! And I hope when I try this…..I’ll have enough left to actually bake a bread! This looks FABULOUS! : )
tiramisu in a loaf, love..love..love!! divine!
My oldest son saw that I had tweeted this and really wants me to make it :) It didn’t take much to convince me :)
Oh, divine! That bread looks really good and so fluffy.
I am one of those lickers, the batter is too hard to resist. In fact I prefer the batter rather than the finished product. Very nice creative recipe and its a discovery seeing tiramisu and bread as a package.
really nice job. it is so cool to put a spin on a classic and make it all yours. with that said, i will definitely be trying this recipe.
Tirimisu in bread form sounds genius to me! You did a great job with this recipe!
As a coffee, tiramisu and kahlua absolute lover, this is probably one of the most tantalizing recipes I´ve come in a long time. Amazing! Can´t wait to try it
A tub of mascarpone is like music to my ears!! I’m an eat the cake batter type of gal and I can’t wait to try this one ;) Tiramisu bread is a fantastic idea, it looks divine!
ohhhhhhhh, that looks soooooo amazing!!! Definitely trying your recipe. Thank you for sharing!
I also don’t lick batter from the bowl, or from my hands either. Hehe, we all have our quirky things. Your tiramisu bread looks so so good! I’m so tempted to go bake one right now.
Thanks for being a part of the YBR:)
wanted to let you know i made this recipe and gave you credit and a link in my blog. here is the post Feed Your Soul – http://chefpeterskitchen.blogspot.com/2012/07/tiramasu-bread.html.
thx for the creation!
Glad it worked out well for you! Thanks for the shout out! :)
So i made this recipe, and i have to say it was good. but it didn’t taste like Tiramisu at all. there wasn’t much coffee flavor so my family who doesn’t like coffee ate it.
Hi Amanda. Glad it turned out well. You can always increase the amount of coffee to your liking. Did you make it along with the Mascarpone Glaze because that surely makes this tiramisu like.
Just made this. Was really good. Didn’t have Kahula so used rum instead. Really moist and made with the mascarpone cheese frosting in half espresso, half rum. Will definitly make again.
YAY! So glad it turned out well for you too! :)