Easy Santa Fe Tiramisu

  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Servings: 15
  • About This Recipe

    “I was on an RV road trip from Seattle to Santa Fe, visiting friends in July 2000. We were invited to dinner at our friend’s father’s house. I certainly couldn’t go empty handed, but i didn’t bring any dessert recipes with me. I did have the current issue of Taste of Home, i hadn’t read it yet, but it saved me! I found a recipe that i would be able to modify enough to make in the RV. I took it to this beautiful outdoor dinner party. Every dish there was elegantly presented. Until i set down my disposable roaster pan! I didn’t know what to call this dessert, and hoped no one would know who brought it, and that’s when i realized that the “wonderful Tiramisu” everyone was raving about was mine! The name stuck, and i’ve made it the same way ever since(although I usually present it in a glass trifle bowl). I’m sharing my very easy version with you here. Enjoy!”


  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce)sara lee frozen butter pound cake
  • 1 (8ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cuppowdered sugar
  • 2 -3tablespoonsinstant coffee granules( I like International Delight Brand in French Vanilla or Kahlua flavor)
  • 1 1/2 cups whipping cream, whipped or 1 1/2 cupsCool Whip Topping
  • 3cupsfresh raspberries
  • 2 (1ounce)semi-sweet chocolate baking squares, coarsely grated
  • Directions

  • Cut pound cake into 1 inch cubes.
  • Set aside.
  • In mixing bowl, beat sugar, coffee granules and cream cheese until smooth.
  • Fold in whipped cream.
  • In a tall sided glass bowl (or 13x9x2″ dish), layer half of the pound cake, 1 cup of berries, half of the cream cheese mixture and half of the chocolate shavings.
  • Repeat layers.
  • Top with remaining raspberries.
  • Refrigerate until serving time or up to overnight.
  • Reviews

  • “I used espresso as I couldn’t find flavord crystals either.Made for a family get-together and the bowl I took home was licked clean.Made for the Photo Tag.”

  • “Outstanding! I couldn’t find the flavored coffee, so used regular, great flavor. Made for 4th of July and everyone raved about it. Made for Holiday tag. A real keeper.”