Chocolate Coffee Tiramisu

Chocolate Coffee Tiramisu
Obviously you're gonna make this tiramisu, the only question is whether or not to share it. A one-two punch of brewed coffee and coffee liqueur makes this one marvelous mocha dessert.
  • non-stick cooking spray
  • 1½ cup ricotta cheese
  • ½ cup light cream cheese
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 egg whites
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup strong, prepared coffee
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate or coffee-flavoured liqueur
  • 16 lady fingers
  1. Use a 9 inch square baking dish sprayed with vegetable spray or individual parfait glasses.
  2. In a food processor, combine ricotta cheese, light cream cheese, first measure of sugar, cocoa, egg yolk, and vanilla until smooth. Transfer to bowl.
  3. In another bowl beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add second measure of sugar and continue to beat until stiff; gently fold the whites into the ricotta mixture. Combine coffee and liqueur.
  4. Put the ladyfingers in bottom of a dish sprinkle with half of the coffee- liqueur mixture; spread half of ricotta mixture on top; repeat layers, cover and chill for at least 3 hours, or overnight. If using individual parfait dishes, divide ingredients between the dishes.
  5. Sprinkle with additional cocoa powder just before serving.