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Ultimate Strawberry Shortcake Tiramisu

A fun spin on Strawberry shortcake, we transformed classic Italian tiramisu dessert and made this dish with RumChata dipped ladyfinger cookies layered with creamy, fluffy mascarpone whipped cream filling, sliced fresh strawberries and topped with a layer of whipped cream and more strawberries in every decadent bite. 
Prep Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: layered dessert, mascarpone, strawberry, tiramisu, whipped cream
Servings: 9 Servings
Author: Kim Lange


INGREDIENTS for layers:

  • 12-15 ladyfingers
  • 8 oz mascarpone cheese softened
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup RumChata or orange juice lemonade or milk or any kind of liqueur or juice you want to use (can also use strawberry or flavored syrups) Just need something wet for it to soak through the cake. The biscuits should be hard, not soft when starting or they end up mushy, unless you are eating right away.
  • 2 1/2 cups fresh strawberries sliced

Finishing Layer:

  • 1 cup or 4 oz. cool whip or 1/2 cup whipping cream + 2 tablespoons powdered sugar whipped to make whipped cream
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries sliced


INGREDIENTS for layers:

  • In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer, beat heavy whipping cream until soft peaks form.
  • Add in the softened mascarpone cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla extract and beat on medium speed until stiff, set aside
  • Line the ladyfingers in a single layer, in the bottom of 8x8 baking dish
  • Quickly dip or generously brush half of the ladyfingers with half of the RumChata, juice or milk.
  • Spread half of the mascarpone mixture over the ladyfingers and layer with half of the sliced strawberries
  • Repeat the steps again.

Finishing Layer:

  • Cover with cool whip and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight
  • Garnish with 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • Enjoy Summer lovin'!


Can substitute mascarpone for cream cheese if desired.
To soften mascarpone or cream cheese, place in microwave for 20 seconds.  
As said, ladyfingers for the base, but you could substitute Old-Fashioned Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Pound Cake or buy an already prepared angel food cake.  Of course, there is the option you can layer this with graham crackers too.  Just omit the dipping process, if you switch it up.