Keto Tiramisu with coconut flour Ladyfingers
Updated: Sep 16
Tiramisu is by far my favorite dessert ever, since I was a teenager. I made it a few times in High school but I wasn't very good with restraint when it came to the booze I put in it and might have gotten my family drunk once or twice trying out recipes on them...oops! As I went to college for pastries, I learned the proper way to make tiramisu completely from scratch, including the lady fingers and it was HEAVEN!!!! From then on whenever we had a free day in school I would make an entire spring form pan of Tiramisu and it was a staple in my mini dorm fridge for most of college.
When I went keto in April of 2020 I knew I had to figure out the best keto tiramisu recipe I could. There were not many recipes out there, specifically none with a coconut flour lady finger recipe. I worked tirelessly to try to make a recipe work, it was not easy. I think it took over 6 batches of lady fingers before I got the perfect recipe. If you want some tips and tricks check out the video on YouTube, I want the product you get to be the same as mine because it is so delicious. Its always easier to show someone the steps rather than trying to explain it in writing.
Tiramisu is a dessert that has many variations so the filling is up to you. Traditionally its made with mascarpone cheese whipped up with whipped cream or egg whites and different flavorings. Cream cheese can be substituted to make a cheesecake filling on top your lady fingers that you soak in some kind of flavored liquor and simple syrup mixture. My mission was to make the best keto lady fingers. I found that different sweeteners bake differently so I included 2 different sweeteners in directions.
Keto Lady Fingers:
3 large eggs plus 1 egg white (separated and room temperature)
1/3 cup allulose sweetener or granulated monkfruit/erythritol
36 g coconut flour (yes I always weight my flour because its more accurate when doing 7 versions) but its equal to 1/4 cup + 1 Tbs.
1/2 tsp xanthan gum
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 Tbs. apple cider vinegar
1 tsp vanilla
1. Preheat your oven to 375 if you are using allulose, 400 if using monkfruit sweetener.
2. Weigh and measure all of your ingredients out before you begin. Separate the eggs into metal bowls. Sift together the flour, soda, salt and xanthan gum, and measure out you vinegar and vanilla.
3. Get your sheet tray and silt pat ready and a piping bag with a large round tip.
4. Whip your egg whites to stiff peaks while slowly adding about half of the sugar.
5. Over a double boiler whip your egg yolks and the rest of the sugar until it triples in volume, is thick and pale in color (about 5 minutes)
6. Whip in your vinegar and vanilla and gently stir in dry ingredients.
7. Take one third of your whipped egg whites and whip them into the egg yolk mixture.
8. Fold in the second third of the egg whites into the batter then gently fold in the last third of the egg whites.
9. Pipe onto silt pat into fingers or rounds. Can even bake in a flat sheet if placing into an 8x8 square pan.
10. Bake for 7-8 minutes for the allulose and 8-9 for monkfruit.
I got 32 small fingers out of this recipe. Macros for whole lady finger recipe:
21 g fat
30 g protein
25 total carbs
12 g fiber
13 net carbs
My Tiramisu filling recipe:
8 oz mascarpone cheese (room temperature)
1 Tbs rum or any liquor you want or omit entirely
1/4 cup lakanto powdered sweetener or alternative powdered sweetener of choice- add to your taste
1 cup heavy cream or 3 egg whites whipped to soft peaks
3 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla extract or rum or coffee extract
1. Whip the egg yolks over a double boiler with a hand mixer, with half the sugar, until thick and pale.
2. Whip in the rum or flavoring of choice
3. Whip the mascarpone cheese into the egg yolk mixture.
4. Whip the cream or egg whites to soft peaks with the remaining sugar.
5. Fold the whipped cream or egg whites into the mascarpone and egg mixture.
Marcos for entire filling recipe:
18 total carbs
18 net carbs
1/2 cup strongly brewed coffee or 2 Tbs instant espresso powder mixed with 1/2 cup hot water
1 Tbs rum or liquor of choice
Alternative sweetener to taste or 30 drops of liquid stevia
Mix everything together in a shallow bowl
Lady fingers, filling, and soaking liquid:
43 total carbs
31 net carbs
Assembly: You can make in any pan you'd like, the lady finger recipe will give you about 2 layers in a 8 inch round pan with 2 layers of the cream mixture. Lightly dunk the lady fingers into the coffee mixture and place in a single layer in vessel of choice and layer with cream mixture, finish top with cream and a dusting of cocoa powder. refrigerate for 4 hours before serving.
If made into 10 servings:
4.3 total carbs
3.1 net carbs