Tiramisu Bento Cake

  • 300 grams (10.6 ounces) savoiardi biscuits
  • 200 grams (7.1 ounces) whipping cream
  • 450 grams (15.9 ounces) mascarpone cheese
  • 80 grams (2.8 ounces) powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons (0.25 cups) cocoa powder
  • 300 milliliters (1.25 cups) freshly brewed black coffee


  • Mixing Bowls

    Ensure you have multiple sizes for different ingredients. Stainless steel offers durability and easy cleaning.

  • Hand Mixer

    A must-have for whipping cream and mascarpone smoothly. Opt for one with variable speeds.

  • Baking Paper

    Use this to line your culinary ring for easy transfer to bento boxes.

  • Culinary Ring

    Essential for shaping the bento cakes. Ensure it's sturdy and the correct size (11cm diameter).

  • Bento Boxes

    Perfect for portioning and transporting your tiramisu cakes. Choose ones that are secure and easy to seal.


Step 1

1. Whip the cream with powdered sugar and mascarpone until creamy. Ensure the cream is cold for best results in whipping.

Step 2

2. Set a culinary ring on a square of baking paper and line the inside around the perimeter with halves of savoiardi biscuits. You will use 10 pieces; one piece may need to be cut a little to fit.

Step 3

3. Dip the biscuit pieces in cold coffee, and lay them on the bottom of the cake base. Using cold coffee helps the biscuits remain firm enough to handle.

Step 4

4. Add two tablespoons of cream over the biscuit layer, smooth it out, and sprinkle with cocoa powder.

Step 5

5. Repeat the steps with layers of savoiardi and cream, and sprinkle the top with cocoa powder.

Step 6

6. Carefully transfer the cake to a bento box with the baking paper, and remove the ring.

Step 7

7. Repeat the process for the remaining cakes. You should have four bento cakes with a diameter of 11 cm each. Chill the cakes for at least 2 hours before serving for the best texture.


Imagine this: a *lazy afternoon picnic* with friends, each of you enjoying your **individual Tiramisu Bento Cake**. 🧺🌞 Or how about a *romantic dinner at home*, finishing with these delightful mini-cakes shared under candlelight? πŸ•―οΈπŸ½οΈ These bento cakes are a perfect fit for **party favors** or **quick dessert options** at casual gatherings. Why not bring a smile to a colleague's face by gifting them a beautifully packed bento box? πŸŽπŸŽ‰ Feeling more adventurous? Stack these cakes for an intriguing *tiramisu tower* that will be the centerpiece of any dessert table. Versatile and inviting, our Tiramisu Bento Cakes are a delightful surprise for any occasion. 🍴✨


Gluten-Free Variation

Swap out the savoiardi biscuits for gluten-free ladyfingers. Most health food stores have them, and the flavor holds up wonderfully. 🌾

Vegan Variation

Substitute the mascarpone with a vegan cream cheese and use coconut cream instead of whipping cream. You can also find vegan ladyfingers to complete the transformation. πŸŒ±πŸ’š


  • How do I **prevent my cream from over-whipping**?

    Keep an eye on the texture; stop whipping as soon as the cream forms soft peaks. Using a medium speed on your mixer also helps. ⏱️

  • Can I use regular coffee instead of freshly brewed?

    Freshly brewed coffee is recommended for the best flavor, but instant coffee can be a quick substitute if you're in a pinch. β˜•

  • How long should I soak the biscuits in coffee?

    Just a quick dip! Around 2-3 seconds should be enough to soak them without making them soggy. πŸ•’

  • Can I prepare these in advance?

    Yes, they can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 days. They often taste even better as the flavors meld together. πŸ—“οΈ

  • How do I get the perfect cocoa powder dusting?

    Use a fine-mesh sieve to lightly dust the cocoa powder on top. This ensures an even and delicate finish. 🍫

  • Any tips for transporting these bento cakes?

    Make sure the lids are secure and consider placing the bento boxes in a cooler bag if you're transporting them a long distance. πŸš—

Nutrition facts

Tiramisu bento cake
Recipe Yield:4 bento cakes
Calories:Approximately 450-500 kcal per serving
Calories (Min - Max):450 - 500
Total Fat:30g
Saturated Fat:18g
Total Carbohydrate:40g
Total Sugars:20g