Tiramisu In A Cup

Three tiramisu cups in a row and fig slices on background

5 from 22 reviews

This easy fig tiramisu in a cup recipe is a fruity twist on the traditional Italian dessert. It consists of layers of mascarpone cream, espresso-dipped ladyfingers, and figs. This no-bake dessert made in 15 minutes is perfect for an entertaining party. 



Mascarpone filling:

  • 11.8 oz (335 g) mascarpone cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup + 1 teaspoon (80 g) granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Marsala
  • 1 pinch of salt

For espresso mixture:

  • 2/3 cup (155 ml) cold espresso
  • 1 tablespoon Marsala

For decoration:

  • 1 teaspoon cacao powder (optional)


  1. To make the mascarpone filling, separate egg whites from yolks with an egg separator. In a mixing bowl, whisk egg yolks, sugar, and mascarpone cheese, until smooth. Then add one tablespoon of Marsala and whisk again.

  2. In a separate bowl, whisk egg whites with a pinch of salt and gently add them to the mascarpone mixture using a rubber spatula.

  3. Pour strong cold espresso on a deep plate and add the remaining one tablespoon of Marsala. Dip ladyfingers cut in halves quickly, one at a time, and place into the bottom of six glasses. Pipe or spoon half of the mascarpone cream, then place eight quarters of fresh figs. Cover with another layer of cookies dipped in coffee, then spread the remaining cream and even top of the dessert with a bent spatula.

  4. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving. At the last moment, sprinkle with cocoa powder. Use a stencil if desired.



  1. Do not oversoak ladyfingers – just dip cookies in cold coffee (count to 3).
  2. Cover ready mini tiramisu cups with a plastic film if you plan to serve them later than 2 hours after making.
  3. Sprinkle with cocoa powder once you are ready to serve.
  4. Use a decorating stencil to make a design with cocoa powder if you prefer.


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