Tiramisu is a delicious creamy coffee infused cake. It is usually time consuming to prepare because you have to take your time placing the lady fingers just so, but I've found a way around this little dilemma. Simply serve tiramisu parfaits, which encompass all the fabulous flavors without all the fuss.
8 ounces cream cheese
2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups whipped cream ( best to make from scratch )
1 package ladyfingers
1/2 cup brewed strong coffee
1 shot coffee-flavored liqueur
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
Mix cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in a bowl. Fold in 1 1/3 cups of whipped cream. Mix coffee with liqueur in a separate bowl.
Dunk ladyfingers in prepared coffee and liqueur. Cut and place layer of ladyfingers in the bottom of parfait glasses. Spoon half of cheese mixture over ladyfingers.
Top with another layer of ladyfingers and remaining cheese mixture. Top with remaining ladyfingers.
Spoon remaining whipped cream over top. Sift cocoa over whipped topping and garnish with lady fingers.