How To Whip up an Easy Tiramisu Using Tim Tams and Chocolate Ripple Biscuits

How To Whip up an Easy Tiramisu Using Tim Tams and Chocolate Ripple Biscuits
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There are few things that will turn heads as quickly as a pack of Tim Tams. But those babies out at a party, and you’ll find the packet is polished off in minutes.

Katherine Sabbath seemingly understands the power of a well-placed Tim Tam and has decided to pair the well-loved Aussie biccy with another classic dessert: tiramisu.

Working with KitchenAid to promote the brand’s new Colour Of The Year, Honey, Sabbath has shared a recipe for chocolate ripple tiramisu that will have your lactose-intolerant pals cursing their guts (I know this because I am that person).

I was given the opportunity to attempt this recipe using a loaned KitchenAid Stand Mixer and a pile of tasty ingredients. And honestly, it was one of the easiest desserts I’ve ever made. …Even though I didn’t have a proper cake tin or baking paper on hand (I never bake).

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The whole thing wouldn’t have taken longer than an hour to prepare, and although it’s suggested that you refrigerate the dish overnight, I found that after a few hours it was solid enough to eat (according to the opinions of yours truly and a couple of hungry pals).

One thing I will say is that this dish is rich. If you’re not much of a sweet tooth, you won’t be able to handle much. Oh, and don’t go too hard on the mixing speeds if making this at home – I accidentally painted my kitchen splashback with tiramisu mix that way.

Now, you’re probably wondering how to make this dish. Here’s the ridiculously easy tiramisu recipe for you.

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How to make chocolate ripple tiramisu

What you’ll need:

500g cream cheese, softened (at room temperature) 150ml espresso coffee 100g dark chocolate, melted 3/4 cup (120g) icing sugar, sifted 1 x 250g packet Arnott’s Choc Ripple biscuits To decorate: Tim Tams, chopped


  1. Line the base and sides of a 24cm x 10cm loaf tin (tall foil container with lid -size*) with non-stick baking paper, allowing overhang on all sides. Place the cream cheese, coffee, chocolate and icing sugar in the bowl of a KitchenAid mixer. Using the paddle attachment, beat until smooth.
  2. Arrange 5 biscuits in a single layer in the base of the tin, trimming to fit if necessary. Spoon over 1/4 of cheese mixture and smooth. Repeat layers of biscuit and cheese mixture making sure to finish with a layer of cheese mixture on top. Cover and refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight.
  3. Decorate with chopped (assorted) Tim Tams, then carefully remove and cut into 2cm thick slices to serve.
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Sure, this may look like a bit of a mess. But it’s a tasty, chocolaty mess, so I’m not mad at it.

Let us know in the comments if you give this easy tiramisu recipe a go!

This article has been updated since its original publish date.


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