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20 Aug 2013

Chocolate Tiramisu with Raspberries

Posted by 2142 2142 on Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Serves 4
Each serving contains ½ serve of fruit

Bet you never thought you’d see a tiramisu in a healthy heart cookbook! It’s a deliciously creamy chocolaty treat with heart-healthy berries that will make you famous!


  • ¼ cup (60 ml/2 fl oz) hot strong black coffee
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange liqueur
  • 6 (70 g/2½ oz) sponge-finger biscuits (savoiardi biscuits)
  • ½ cup (125 g/4½ oz) extra light cream cheese (5% fat)
  • 1/3 cup (100 g/3½ oz) light custard (1% fat)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar
  • ½ teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 20 g/¾ oz finely grated dark chocolate (80% cocoa)
  • 200 g/7 oz fresh raspberries

  1. Stir the sugar into the coffee until dissolved. Cool then stir the orange liqueur into the coffee.
  2. Roughly break up the sponge fingers and evenly divide them between four 150 ml/5 fl oz capacity glass cups or dishes. Pour over the coffee and liqueur mix and gently press down the sponge fingers.
  3. Using a wire whisk, gently whisk the cream cheese and custard until smooth. Whisk in the sugar and lemon zest. Pour over the sponge fingers. Cover the dishes with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  4. Remove from the refrigerator and bring just back to room temperature before serving sprinkled with grated chocolate and the fresh raspberries.

You choose

Instead of raspberries serve them with

  1. Strawberries
  2. Blueberries
  3. Cherries, pitted

Health beat

  • Low-moderate GI.
  • Red fruits such as berries contain antioxidants called anthocyanins and proanthocyanins as well as vitamin C that help protect blood vessels.
  • Coffee and dark chocolate also contain antioxidants – the higher the cocoa content, the higher the antioxidants

Per serve
Kilojoules 802 (191 calories); Protein 7 g; Total fat 4 g Includes saturated fat 2 g; Carbohydrate 29 g ( 2 exchanges) ; Fibre 3 g ; Sodium 143 mg ; GI medium

Recipe adapted from Heart Food by Nicole Senior and Veronica Cuskelly. Available from bookstores and online from