Graham Tiramisu

Tiramisu using graham crackers is just as fantastic as the traditional one

Graham Tiramisu - The Not So Creative Cook 2


You still remember me? ๐Ÿ˜€

I feel that I’ve been gone for a very long time. But I am not, right?

I was stuck in the middle of work and life. Though I have recipes to write about, my mind was not in a condition to think of anything other than paper works and stuffs about life. Given the kind of person that I am who wants to finish everything in a specific period of time,ย I ended upย stressing myself too hard. It’s only me to blame, I know. I am trying my best to change that, believe me.

Anyway, I am back with a dessert. Well, what else would you expect from me? ๐Ÿ˜› But this one needs no baking. Wohooo! Who doesn’t love no-bake desserts?

In this Tiramisu, I used graham crackers instead of lady fingers because I really love the biscuit to be thin so I could enjoy the cream more. ๐Ÿ˜‰ The result was fantastic!

Graham Tiramisu - The Not So Creative Cook

Graham Tiramisu


  • Graham crackers*
  • 1/2 cup strongย coffee, at room temperature**

For the mascarpone cream:

  • 4 egg yolks
  • โ…“ cup sugar
  • โ…“ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese, at room temperature
  • ยฝ cup heavy whipping cream
  • cocoa powder, for topping


  1. Prepare a strong coffee. Set aside.
  2. Prepare an 8×8 dish/container.
  3. Place the egg yolks and sugar in the heatproof bowl, and whisk together until they become pale yellow. Set a heatproof bowl on top of a saucepan of simmering water, making sure the water doesn’t touch the bottom of the bowl. Cook on low, stirring and whisking constantly until the mixture thickens and forms a ribbon trail on the surface when the whisk is lifted (for about 5-7 minutes). Remove from the heat and let cool COMPLETELY. Whisk in vanilla.
  4. In another bowl, beat the whipping cream until soft peaks form. Gently mix the mascarpone cheese.
  5. Add the yolk-sugar mixture to the cheese mixture, gently fold.

Assembling the Graham Tiramisu:

  1. Place couple sheets of graham crackers on the bottom of your dish/container.ย Using a pastry brush, brush tops of graham crackersย with coffee until they have absorbed the coffee. Spread part of the mascarpone mixture on top and spread evenly with a spatula.
  2. Place again couple sheets of grahamย crackers, brush with coffee, and part of the mascarpone mixture on top.
  3. Repeat until you finish your desired height of your tiramisu.
  4. Sprinkle with cocoa powder. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour.

ย Note:

* It depends on how many you can use. I finished more or less 30 sheets of graham crackers.

**Dissolve ยฝ tbsp. coffee in ยฝ cup (125ml) warm water, then cool completely.

I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.

Now, come over at Fiesta Friday #127 to enjoy this delicious dessert. Thanks to our lovely host, Angie and also to our co-hosts this week, Suzanne and Jess.

Happy Fiesta Friday!ย 

Wishing you all a blessed weekend and don’t forget to smile. ๐Ÿ˜€

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60 thoughts on “Graham Tiramisu

  1. Hi Jhuls! I totally relate to what you said. Sometimes we get caught up with work and life so much that we cannot put our mind to something else though our heart so much wants to. I think because we do not like to do a haphazard job of anything.
    Your Tiramisu looks and sounds scrumptious. And who doesn’t like bakefree desserts. Thank you for sharing โ˜บ ๐Ÿ‘

  2. Oh another favourite of mine! Tiramisu is a dessert that I have not had in such a long time! Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x

  3. we don’t have available mascarpone cheese locally, any suggestion for substitute?
    or do you have a recipe how to make one?

    1. Thank you, Su. I am glad you liked this. ๐Ÿ™‚
      By the way, I am already working on the draft of my guest post to you. Will send it today or tomorrow. x

  4. What a great way to come back…with dessert! I love this variation and it looks incredibly delicious. Your photo is awesome and the fork print is just perfect ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. What a good idea Jhuls! I love the sound of using graham crackers, especially for that nutty, speculoos sort of flavour of the cookies. I can imagine it would go so well with coffee ๐Ÿ™‚ Not to mention, convenient for whenever one has a tiramisu craving (which happens a bit too often for me) ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Thank you, Laurie. I am really glad that I tried this version. I really loved how the graham and coffee went very well. Indeed a perfect thing to make if you have some tiramisu cravings. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Jhuls- I love the idea of graham crackers! I am a huge fan of tiramisu too!๐Ÿ˜€
    Fun new recipe to try!

  7. I LOVE your substitution of the graham crackers for the lady fingers, Jhuls! I personally think I would enjoy the flavor a lot more and that it would only further enhance the coffee. Happy FF ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. I can see how that would be as good as the original (I think probably better). I think ladyfingers taste weird anyway. ๐Ÿ™‚ Great Idea.

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