GBBO dessert week recipe

Great British Bake Off: Dessert Week

Dessert week calls for a layered pudding, so Pastry Chef Hannah Lowes shares her take on the classic tiramisu with sponge cake layers instead of the traditional sponge fingers.

Tiramisu cake

Serves 8


400g caster sugar
8 eggs
250g plain flour
Cup of freshly brewed coffee
1kg mascarpone
Cocoa powder to dust


– Pre-heat the oven to 160C fan
– In a large bowl, whisk together 250g caster sugar and the eggs until pale and trebled in volume
– Sieve in the plain flour and gently fold into the mixture with a metal spoon
– Line five baking trays or Swiss roll tins with baking parchment, divded the mixture across them and bake each tray for 10 minutes
– Once the sponges are cooked, brush with cold black coffee
– Mix together the mascarpone cheese and 150g caster sugar
– Layer the sponge by filling with the mascarpone mixture and a dusting of cocoa in between each
– Leave in the fridge for a minimum of two hours to chill

Finishing touches
Hannah serves her tiramisu with raspberry coulis and a selection of berries, but you could also use coffee beans and chocolate sauce.

GBBO dessert week recipe