Tiramisu Canelé

A revisited tiramisu
bruno albouze tiramisu canelé

Tiramisu Canelé

Yields30 ServingsPrep Time1 hrCook Time20 minsTotal Time1 hr 20 minsDifficultyIntermediateRating


Ladyfinger Sponge & Mascarpone Filling
Coffee Gel Insert & Coffee Punch
Chocolate Enrobage
 200 g bittersweet chocolate, chopped
 200 g cocoa butter
Mascarpone Chantilly
 200 g mascarpone use best brand
 200 g heavy cream
 25 g powdered sugar
 5 g vanilla optional



One recipe makes about 2.5 dozen individual desserts. Other individual silicone molds similar to canelé can be used for this recipe. Make 2 days ahead.

tiramisu canelé cuts

Chocolate Crust

Roll out pastry into a 3mm sheet and freeze. Cut out pastry sheet into ≈2-inch/5 cm diameter rounds. Freeze until ready to bake. Sandwich pastry between 2 parchments or baking mats and trays, and bake for 20 minutes at 350ºF/180ºC. Cool and reserve chocolate crust at room temperature for up to 2 days.

cutting out chocolate crust rounds

Ladyfinger Sponge

Cut out ladyfinger sponge into ≈2-inch/5 cm diameter rounds; set aside.

rounds canelé sponge

Coffee Gel Inserts

Fill half sphere silicone baking molds 3 quater of the way full (keep each insert below 10g/2 teaspoons. Freeze inserts overnight and remove from molds; keep them frozen until ready to use.

coffee gel inserts


When mascarpone filling/mousse is ready, fill your silicone molds ⅔ of the way full. Add frozen coffee gel insert (flat side up), and gently press it down. Add more filling and top with the sponge soaked in coffee punch. Pipe out a dot of filling over the sponges and smooth out with your offset spatula. Top cakes with the crust. Cover with parchment and a light weight and freeze cakes overnight.

molded tiramisu canelé


Un-mold frozen cakes the day you are planning to finish them. Keep frozen until ready to glaze.

unmolding tiramisu canelé

Glazing Canelé

Chocolate enrobage produces a thin snappy shell and protection. You can skip it and dust cakes with cocoa powder right before serving if desired.
To make the chocolate enrobage, melt cocoa butter and add to the melted chocolate. Mix it using an immersion blender and sieve. Tap container over the countertop to remove excess air bubbles. Use chocolate enrobage at 100ºF/38ºC. To hold the cake in a secure way during glazing, insert the tip of a paring knife through the frozen bottom crust. Dip it in, and shake off any excess chocolate, flip and rotate the cake; the glaze should begin to set. Carefully, pull off the knife and arrange on tray lined with parchment or baking mat. Glaze one cake at the time leaving remaining cakes in the freezer during the whole procedure or the mousse will begin to soften.

glazing tiramisu canelé


Whip mascarpone chantilly to medium peaks. Top each cake with a niece rosette. Freeze finished tiramisu cakes for up to a month. A day prior to serve, defrost cakes overnight in the refrigerator and gently dust them with unsweetened cocoa powder. Enjoy!

tiramisu canelé

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