First Published: February 8, 2019… Last Updated: April 22, 2020
Keto Tiramisu is a layered sugar-free keto dessert recipe. It is made with a layer of mascarpone cream and coffee sponge cake. The gluten-free cake is made in the microwave and flavored with hazelnut coffee. The Italian Keto Dessert recipe makes the ultimate end to a romantic dinner.
Keto Tiramisu for two is so simple to make and can be easily be made ahead. The best thing about this dessert is that it is low carb. And, this means you can indulge on your date night and stick to your Keto diet!
An Italian classic turned into an easy microwave low carb keto dessert recipe
The best thing about this keto tiramisu is how easy it is to make. The cake is baked in a mug in the microwave and is ready in just 1 minute. The mascarpone filling takes about 10 minutes. In just 15 minutes you will have an amazing dessert to wow your loved one.
Tiramisu means pick me up in Italian and originates from Treviso, Italy in the 1960’s. A traditional tiramisu would usually consist of ladyfingers dipped in coffee, layered with a mascarpone filling and dusted in cocoa. As ladyfingers are not keto-friendly, the coffee cake made in the microwave is an excellent substitute.
Tips to get the best results with this keto dessert for two
Take into consideration that microwaves vary in power. For this reason, you should check your cake after one minute. If it doesn’t seem cooked, you will need to return it to the microwave for a little longer.
Check your cake for doneness by inserting a skewer into the center of the cake. If it comes out clean, it is ready. If there is batter on it, you will need to bake it a little longer.
Be sure to grease your baking mug will with coconut oil butter or coconut oil. This will help to remove the cake from the mug.
If the cake doesn’t just tip out, run a butter knife around the edge of it to loosen the sides.
Keto baking challenges
This keto tiramisu recipe takes the traditional tiramisu and adapts it to make it keto-friendly. One of the biggest difficulties when baking with keto ingredients is getting a crunch.
Lady fingers are the cookie/cake part of a normal tiramisu. They are a firm and crisp cookie that is not keto-friendly. They are normally soaked in a coffee and brandy mixture, softening the lady finger while infusing flavor.
The coffee flavor was infused into this cake by baking the coffee into the mug cake. Since the mug cake is moist to start, the only liquid to soak into the cake is the brandy.
Keto tiramisu is an excellent dessert to serve your special Valentine, or even just as a date night dinner. The silky smooth mascarpone filling paired with the soft and moist coffee cake is the perfect end to your special evening.
Keto Tiramisu for your Valentine Dessert for Two
Keto tiramisu is an excellent dessert to serve your special Valentine, or even just as a date night dinner. The silky smooth mascarpone filling paired with the soft and moist coffee cake is the perfect end to your special evening. Not only will you have a delicious dessert, but with it being low carb, you don’t need to worry about over-indulging on your ketogenic diet.
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Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.
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