Chocolate Cake Mock Tiramisu Recipe
1/2 cup strong black coffee
3 or 4 tablespoons coffee flavored liqueur such as Kahlua or use a hazelnut such as Frangelico or more to taste
4 ounces mascarpone cheese (substitute all cream cheese if you can't get mascarpone)
2 - 8 oz packages of cream cheese softened or room temperature
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar or more to taste
2 - 8 oz containers frozen whipped topping, thawed or 2 cups heavy cream whipped
1 package instant chocolate pudding made to package instructions
1/4 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa
Toasted sliced almonds
hot fudge syrup or nutella hazelnut spread
1- Chocolate cake mix made to package instructions cooled and sliced into pieces or make your favorite flavored mix or any kind homemade cake
Note: Easiest way to get thin sliced cake is to bake it in a bundt pan cool and slice. As you want thin slices after it's cooled.
Prepare and slice cake for 13x9 inch pan and place cake slices into the pan lining the pan evenly. I use only one layer. (The cake is much too thick if you bake it into a 13x9 pan, however you can use a deep cookie sheet that large to make a thinner layer. Cook the cake until the middle is clean with toothpick test.)
In a small bowl, combine the coffee and liqueur; set aside.
In a medium bowl, beat the mascarpone cheese, cream cheese, and confectioners' sugar until smooth, add a half cup of sour cream fold in one container of whipped topping.
Prick the top of the cake and drizzle with coffee mixture.
Spread cheese mixture on top.
Fold the other 8 ounce container of whipped topping into the prepared pudding.
Spread over cheese mixture.
Drizzle with nutella or hot fudge sauce.
Using a strainer put the unsweetened cocoa powder in that to shift over the top of the chocolate pudding mixture.
Garnish edges with toasted sliced almonds.
TIP: Mascarpone cheese is a soft, sweet Italian cheese, similar in consistency to soft cream cheese. Commonly used in dips and in sweet dishes like tiramisu, it's generally found in the cheese section of the supermarket, you can use cream cheese if you can't find it.