30-Minute Tiramisu (Gluten Free)

by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016

Tiramisu is one of those decadent desserts that appear way too complicated for the average at-home baker. Perhaps the challenge was what lured me to look into the makings of this Italian icon. Much to my surprise, I found it was much easier than I ever imagined. Even to make a gluten-free version with more natural ingredients and much less sugar didn’t seem impossible. Now that I’ve done the research, learn how I put it all together. If you follow the steps to a T, you’ll have a delicious treat in less than 30 minutes.

30-Minute Tiramisu 


1 package ladyfingers
4 Tbsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. cacao powder
8 oz. mascarpone cheese
1 ¼ cup brewed espresso
3 egg yolks
3 egg whites
Dark chocolate shavings or raw cacao nibs for topping


  1. Soak ladyfingers in brewed espresso for 10 minutes on each side.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat egg yolks with sugar. Add mascarpone cheese and blend thoroughly.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat egg white until stiff. Fold into cheese mixture.
  4. Arrange half of the ladyfingers in a square baking dish, preferably an 8”x8” ceramic dish.
  5. Cover ladyfingers with half of the mascarpone mixture.
  6. Create another layer of ladyfingers and top with remaining mascarpone mixture.
  7. Sprinkle cacao powder all over and top with cacao nibs.
  8. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours, or overnight for best results.Enjoy!
Kristen Estima

Kristen Estima, RD, LDN is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian, as well as the owner of the Lifestyle blog www.KristenMee.com; she graduated with a BS. in Nutrition & Dietetics, completed 1200 hours of supervised practice in a hospital setting and passed her national boards. She is passionate about Health and Nutrition, and loves helping people feel their very best by teaching them to eat a clean and balanced diet. She shares her recipes, her latest beauty tips and fashion finds on her Blog and YouTube channel. Subscribe to Kristen on her YouTube channel and/or follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest for daily updates.