This Tiramisu with Pound Cake is a rich and elegant dessert. It has bold flavors of coffee and amaretto to warm you up in winter. I took the classic Italian tiramisu dessert revamped it the Southern way. My version has layers of a cream cheese mixture alternate with fluffy pound cake soaked with coffee and amaretto make this an unforgettable dessert.

Tiramisu with Pound Cake

A classic Italian dessert gets a Southern twist with pound cake slices instead of ladyfingers. Ideal for a quick dessert using old pound cake or simply purchase a store bought pound cake, this recipe is a crowd pleaser! 
Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Author Paula


  • 16- ounce pound cake cut into about 1-inch slices
  • 1 cup brewed coffee
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 8- ounce packages cream cheese at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoon amaretto*
  • 3 cups whipped cream*
  • 1/4 cup shaved chocolate**


  • In a small bowl, mix together the coffee and 1 tablespoon sugar. 
  • In a medium bowl beat the cream cheese, remaining sugar, and amaretto. Fold in 1 cup whipped cream.
  • In a 9x13 inch baking dish, place one layer of pound cake slices on the bottom. Cut the pieces to make them fit as needed. Brush or spoon over 1/2 of the coffee mixture as evenly as possible.
  • Top with 1/2 of the cream cheese mixture.
  • Repeat layers with pound cake, coffee mixture, and cream cheese mixture. 
  • Top the last cream cheese layer with the rest of the whipped cream mixture.
  • Grate chocolate over the top.
  • Cover and chill 12 to 24 hours before serving.


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