Easy & Creamy Keto Tiramisu Recipe

Traditional tiramisu is an Italian dessert made using espresso-soaked lady fingers and a yummy, creamy cheese mixture. Although traditional tiramisu is quite high in calories and carbohydrates, we have modified the recipe to be friendly to your keto diet and equally as delicious!

Our Low-Carb Tiramisu Recipe

Tiramisu is a delicious Italian dessert where a coffee-soaked cake layer is served with a tasty cream layer.

Flavored with dark rum to accentuate the coffee flavor, this is a must-try as our keto dessert is sure to become a family favorite. You won’t even miss the real sugar when you enjoy this cheesecake-like treat.

Cake Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup Keto Goods Allulose Sweetener

  • 1/3 cup softened unsalted butter

  • 3 large eggs (room temperature)

  • 1/4 cup heavy cream (room temperature)

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 1/2 cups almond Flour

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1/8 tsp sea salt


  • 1/4 cup espresso or strong coffee (room temperature)

  • 2 tbsp brandy

Mascarpone Filling

  • 4 large egg yolks (room temperature)

  • 3 tbsp sugar-free powdered sugar alternative

  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese (room temperature)

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream (cold)

  • 1/2 tsp cocoa powder

Instructions for the Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F

  2. Prepare the baking sheet. To do so, line a 9 in pan with parchment paper so it hangs over the sides.

  3. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the sweetener and butter until fully combined.

  4. Beat in the eggs. Add the heavy cream and vanilla extract when the eggs are mixed in well.

  5. In a small bowl, stir together the dry ingredients (almond flour, baking powder, and salt)

  6. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and beat until smooth.

  7. Transfer the dough to the lined pan and smooth the top with a spatula.

  8. Bake the sponge cake for 20 to 25 minutes, until firm, golden, and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Preparing the Filling

  1. While the cake is baking, make the mascarpone cream filling.

  2. Combine the egg yolks and powdered sweetener in the top of a small double boiler over boiling water. Reduce heat to low, stirring constantly, and cook for about 7 to 10 minutes. The mixture should increase in volume and lighten in color and froth.

  3. Remove from heat. Use a hand mixer at medium-low speed to whip the yolks until they are thick. Set aside to cool while doing the next step.

  4. In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream at high speed until stiff peaks form.

  5. Add the mascarpone cheese to the whipped yolks. Beat at a low speed until combined smoothly.

  6. Gently fold the mascarpone yolk mixture into the whipped cream.

Assembling the Cake

  1. Carefully remove the cake from the pan and set aside.

  2. In a small bowl, mix the espresso and brandy. Pour the coffee mixture evenly over the cake to allow it to soak in.

  3. Cut the cake in half. Place half of the cake on a plate.

  4. Top the cake on the plate with half of the cream mixture, then place the second half on top. Top with the remaining cream mixture.

  5. if desired, sift cocoa powder over the tiramisu.

  6. Refrigerate at least 4 hours. (It sets best if left overnight.)

Nutritional Information

This delicious, gluten-free cake can be divided into 10 servings. One serving size of the keto tiramisu is about 400 calories and 5 net carbs.

Keto Tiramisu Recipe Variations

  • Chocolate Tiramisu: Use cooled, dark chocolate hot cocoa instead of the coffee and chocolate liquor for the alcohol. Also, add some chocolate to the cheese mixture. Garnish with shaved chocolate.

  • Mixed Fruit Lemon Tiramisu: You can use lemonade for the coffee and fruit liquor instead of the brandy. Add fruit to the cheese mixture if desired. Garnish with fruit.

  • Strawberry-Orange Tiramisu: Add a cup of sliced strawberries. Soak the cake in orange juice and an orange vanilla flavored liquor instead of coffee and brandy.