Olive Garden Tiramisu

Olive Garden Tiramisu is a classic Italian dessert.  Espresso, chocolate, and mascarpone cheese makes for a delightful and uplifting dessert.  This dessert has been on the menu at the Olive Garden as long as I can remember.  One of the best things about this dessert is that you actually should make it a day or so ahead of time, this way you aren’t rushed the day you have your friends and family over for that special meal!

Olive Garden Tiramisu

Olive Garden Tiramisu

Yield: 16 servings


Olive Garden Tiramisu

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  • Recipe Type: Copycat Restaurant Recipes, CopyKat Recipes, Dessert Recipes
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 30 minutes
  • Serves: 10
Olive Garden Tiramisu

You can make this rich and creamy Italian dessert that will taste a lot like the Olive Garden's


  • 1 sponge cake (10 to 12" and about 3" tall)
  • 3 ounces strong black coffee
  • 3 ounces brandy or rum
  • 1 and 1/2 pounds room temperature cream cheese or mascarpone (my pick)
  • 1 and 1/2 cups superfine or powdered sugar
  • unsweetened cocoa


Cut across middle of sponge cake, forming two layers, each about 1 and 1/2 inches thick. Blend coffee and brandy. Sprinkle enough mixture over bottom half of cake to flavor it strongly. Don't moisten cake too much or it may collapse on serving. Beat room temperature cheese and 1 cup sugar until sugar is completely dissolved and cheese is light and spreadable. Test for sweetness during beating, adding more sugar if needed. On the cut surface of bottom layer, spread half of the cheese mixture. Replace second layer and top with remaining cheese mixture. Sprinkle top literally with sifted cocoa. Refrigerate cake for at least two hours before cutting and serving.

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  • H

    Olive Garden’s recipe has lady fingers not spongecake
    This recipe has been online for almost 15 years at this point, so it is possible their recipe changed. I will take this as an action item that this recipe should be updated in the future. Thank you for pointing this out! ~Stephanie

  • sara rounds

    Is there a printer friendly version to copy?

    • http://www.copykat.com Stephanie

      you can click on the printer button to print just the recipe, or you can click on the share button and choose the print option.

  • http://aol susan

    what size pan?

    • http://www.copykat.com Stephanie

      9 by 13 inch pan.