No-bake Tiramisu Cheesecake

Easy no-bake cake with an Italian flair. Try this quick tiramisu cheesecake with layers of cream cheese and mascarpone cremes and coffee infused lady finger cookies.

Coffee, cheesecake, no-bake: My three favorite words! No oven needed to create this amazing dessert!

5 Layers of coffee smooth goodness!

This easy dessert comes together in a few minutes. No need to turn on the oven, only if you like to bake the crust for a few minutes. When I recorded the video and took the pictures I wasn't completely happy with the cake and its layers. The recipe that I developed now is going to have more equally sized layers and a softer cheesecake part.

The lady finger crust is made not only from cookie crumbs and butter but a few tablespoons of coffee increase its flavor greatly.

Cream cheese and whipped cream play a big role in the cheesecake layer. If you like to add some vanilla, coffee or fresh lemon juice to it to give it a wonderful taste!

Coffee infused lady finger cookies are the star of this cake and a creamy mascarpone topping gives this cheesecake a tiramisu flavor! Lastly the chocolate ganache enriches this cake with a silky smooth texture. There is simply no way any coffee lover could say no to this cake!

Want a baked cheesecake? Check out my recipe here

No-bake Tiramisu Cheesecake


For lady finger crust:

18 (270 g) lady finger cookies, as crumbs

3 tbsp (45 g) butter, melted

3 tsp strong coffee, at room temperature

For the cheesecake batter:

16 oz (450 g) cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup (100 g) sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 tsp coffee, optional

1 tbsp (30 g) granulated gelatin

3 tbsp water, warm

1 3/4 cups (360 ml) heavy cream

For the ladyfinger layer:

ca. 12 ladyfinger cookies

1 cup (240 ml) strong coffee

For the mascarpone batter:

8 oz (226 g) mascarpone, softened

1 cup (240 ml) whipped cream

1/4 cup (30 g) powdered sugar

2 tbsp strong coffee, optional

1 tbsp vanilla

For the chocolate ganache:

8 oz (230 g) semi sweet chocolate

3/4 cup (90 ml) heavy cream


Step 1:

Optional: Preheat oven to 350 °F. To make the lady finger cookie crust use a food processor and pulse cookies until fine crumbs form. Add melted butter and coffee and mix until combined. Line a springform pan with parchment paper. Fi