Cheaters Tiramisù


Makes 9 servings


2/3 cup water
1 tablespoon plus 1-1/2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
14 packets sugar substitute, divided
2 cups whipping cream
1/3 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla, divided
1-1/2 packages (12 ounces) cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup milk
2 packages (3 ounces each) ladyfingers, split in half
3 teaspoons cocoa powder, divided


  1. Combine water, coffee granules and 8 packets sugar substitute in small bowl. Stir until smooth; set aside.
  2. Beat whipping cream in medium bowl with electric mixer at high speed until soft peaks form. Add powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla; beat about 30 seconds until stiff peaks form.
  3. Combine cream cheese, remaining 6 packets sugar substitute and 1 teaspoon vanilla in large bowl; beat with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Gradually add milk; beat until smooth.
  4. Layer 1/3 ladyfinger halves, cut side up, on bottom of 8-inch baking pan. Drizzle 1/4 cup coffee mixture evenly over ladyfingers. Spread 1/2 cream cheese mixture over ladyfingers. Sift 1 teaspoon cocoa over cream cheese layer. Repeat layer. Top with remaining 1/3 ladyfingers and coffee mixture. Spread whipped cream evenly over top; sift remaining 1 teaspoon cocoa over whipped cream.
  5. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 8 hours before serving.


To prevent the plastic wrap from touching the whipped cream layer, place a few wooden picks or bamboo skewers vertically into the tiramisù; then cover with plastic wrap.

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