Tiramisu Waffle Cake with Mascarpone Filling

File under: proof that you can ‘waffle’ just about anything.

In this case, tiramisu.

The waffles themselves are made from ladyfinger batter. Instead of piping into fingers it’s heaped into a Belgian waffle maker and cooked until crisp and golden on the outside and light and airy on the inside. It honestly surprised me at how well this worked, even the first try (believe me, I’ve scraped some sorry failures off of this waffle baker before).

Tiramisu Waffle Cake with Mascarpone Filling

Much like a ladyfinger cookie, the waffles themselves are pretty lackluster. Eating them on their own and you might think I’m a horrible recipe developer. But trust me, once they’re dipped in freshly brewed espresso and layered high with creamy clouds of sweet mascarpone filling, you’ll get it. I guess you could call this a ‘big picture’ kind of recipe.

Tiramisu Waffle Cake with Mascarpone Filling

While certainly show-stopping, the stacked waffle cake-like presentation is perhaps not the most practical thing in the world (a case of form over function for sure).

That said, you can most certainly serve these quartered on dessert plates, dolloped with a heaping scoop of the filling and liberally sprinkled with cocoa powder and chocolate curls.

Tiramisu Waffles with Mascarpone Filling

For breakfast, even. I mean… coffee? cream? eggs? It’s basically breakfast already.

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Tiramisu Waffles

Yield: 8 servings

Total Time: 45 minutes


For Waffles:

  • 6 large eggs, separated
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3/4 cup tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For Filling:

  • 1 cup (8oz) mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup brewed espresso, lukewarm
  • cocoa powder, for dusting
  • chocolate curls, for garnish (optional)


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  1. Gorgeous waffles!!!! I’ll check back later this afternoon to see if the recipe has been posted by then.

  2. Oh. My. Tiramisu is my FAVOURITE thing! These look absolutely amazing! A must-try for sure!

  3. Wow!! Tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts ever! These look so delicious, what a great idea to combine the two together. I cannot wait to make these :)

  4. I adore these waffles, Lindsay! What a creative (& delicious) idea. <3

  5. I’ve tried tiramisu pancakes, but these tiramisu waffles look even better! Love all of that marscapone filling :)

  6. This is such a yummy flavour!! So yummy!

  7. Oh my goodness. These waffles for breakfast? Love at first sight.

  8. I mean, as if tiramisu wasn’t enough, you just had to go sprucing them up like this? Brilliant! 

  9. You just broke my brain. Seriously. I’m convinced I need these tiramisu waffles, so I think I’ll just blow my diet (again) and make these for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Yes, I definitely need these. Thanks for the amazing recipe and a chance to break free from this diet o’ mine.

  10. Welp, There goes my diet.  I may have to test these out this weekend – They look so delicious.  

  11. i love tiramisu and now i can have it for breakfast! you’ve just made my life complete. 

  12. You are definitely right! This Tiramisu waffle is basically breakfast already. The perfect pair for brewed coffee in the morning. I’m sure I will have a lovely morning with this tiramisu on my table. 

  13. What a great use of a waffle iron!  I haven’t always been a fan of tiramisu, but I had some on vacay that has been making me want to experiment with some recipes!  :)

  14. Those curls!!! Perfection!
    I’m seeing all things Tiramisu lately, and I’m craving it so much now. Maybe I will have a Tiramisu Day and make all things tiramisu! Yum!

  15. This is so amazing! I need to make lady finger waffles NOW!

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