Tiramisu Eclair Cake


Experience the exquisite flavors of Italy’s classic tiramisu combined with the beloved French éclair in a heavenly dessert creation – Tiramisu Eclair Cake! This delectable treat layers delicate éclair shells with creamy tiramisu filling, creating a dessert masterpiece that will impress even the most discerning palates. Whether you’re hosting a special occasion or simply craving a luxurious dessert, this Tiramisu Eclair Cake is sure to elevate your dessert game. Let’s dive into the recipe and discover how to create this irresistible indulgence.


  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tsp instant coffee
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder, divided
  • 8 oz room temperature mascarpone cheese
  • 15 chocolate graham crackers
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate covered espresso beans, chopped


  1. In a large bowl pour in the heavy whipping cream. Sprinkle the instant coffee over the top and allow it to sit for five minutes. The coffee will dissolve slightly.
  2. After five minutes using a handheld mixer with the whisk attachment, whisk the cream until it begins to thicken.
  3. Sprinkle in the powdered sugar and continue to mix until well blended. Add in  2 tbsp cocoa powder. Mix until stiff.
  4. Gently fold in the mascarpone cheese with a spatula until it is all blended in.
  5. In a 8″x11″ casserole dish (you can use an 8″ x8″ as well you will just have thicker cream layers), layer five chocolate graham crackers on the bottom of the dish. Breaking some as needed to fit. Spread 1/3 of your cream mixture over the graham cracker layer and continue until you have three layers of cream and three layers of graham crackers.
  6. Sift the reserved 1 tbsp cocoa powder over the top and sprinkle on the chopped chocolate covered espresso beans.
  7. Chill for four hours and then serve. Keep in the fridge covered.

Serving Tips:

  1. Slice with Precision: When serving Tiramisu Eclair Cake, use a sharp knife to slice it into individual portions. For clean and neat slices, wipe the knife with a damp cloth between each cut to prevent the cocoa powder from smudging the edges.
  2. Garnish with Finesse: Before serving, garnish each slice of Tiramisu Eclair Cake with a sprinkle of cocoa powder or a dusting of grated chocolate for a touch of elegance and visual appeal.
  3. Accompany with Espresso: Enhance the flavor experience by serving each slice of Tiramisu Eclair Cake with a freshly brewed cup of espresso or a shot of coffee liqueur on the side. The rich coffee flavor will complement the tiramisu filling beautifully.
  4. Serve Chilled: For the best texture and taste, serve Tiramisu Eclair Cake chilled. Allow it to rest in the refrigerator for at least 1-2 hours before serving to allow the filling to set and the flavors to meld together.

Storage Tips:

  1. Refrigerate Leftovers: If there are any leftovers of Tiramisu Eclair Cake, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Properly stored, the cake will stay fresh for up to 2-3 days.
  2. Individual Portions: To maintain freshness and prevent the éclair shells from becoming soggy, consider storing individual slices of Tiramisu Eclair Cake in separate airtight containers or wrapping them tightly in plastic wrap.
  3. Avoid Freezing: While it’s possible to freeze Tiramisu Eclair Cake, the texture may become slightly compromised, particularly the creamy filling. If freezing is necessary, wrap the cake tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil before placing it in the freezer. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before serving.


  1. Can I make Tiramisu Eclair Cake without coffee liqueur? Yes, you can omit the coffee liqueur if you prefer a non-alcoholic version of the dessert. Instead, you can use strong brewed coffee that has been cooled as a substitute to add the desired coffee flavor.
  2. Can I use store-bought éclair shells for this recipe? While homemade éclair shells provide the best texture and flavor, you can use store-bought éclair shells as a convenient alternative. Just be sure to follow the instructions on the packaging for baking or preparation.
  3. Is mascarpone cheese necessary for the filling, or can I use cream cheese instead? Mascarpone cheese is traditionally used in tiramisu for its rich and creamy texture. While cream cheese can be used as a substitute, keep in mind that it will impart a slightly different flavor to the filling. Adjust the sweetness and texture as needed to achieve the desired taste.
  4. Can I assemble Tiramisu Eclair Cake in advance? Yes, you can assemble the Tiramisu Eclair Cake in advance and store it in the refrigerator until ready to serve. However, it’s best to wait to dust the cocoa powder on top until just before serving to maintain its visual appeal.
  5. How can I prevent the éclair shells from becoming soggy? To prevent the éclair shells from becoming soggy, ensure they are fully cooled before assembling the cake. Additionally, storing the cake in an airtight container in the refrigerator will help maintain its freshness and texture for longer.


With its delicate éclair shells, creamy tiramisu filling, and hint of coffee liqueur, Tiramisu Eclair Cake is a dessert masterpiece that will dazzle your taste buds and delight your guests. Whether served at a dinner party, special celebration, or simply as a luxurious treat for yourself, this elegant dessert is sure to leave a lasting impression. Follow this easy recipe to create your own Tiramisu Eclair Cake and savor the indulgent flavors of Italy and France in every bite. Buon appetito!

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