In A Glass
  • Description:

    Who wouldn’t be swept away by an Italian-inspired Valentine’s dessert? We’ve taken the classic tiramisu recipe and given it a couple of twists to bring you a charming and ultimately irresistible treat. Made up of scrumptious coffee-infused chocolate cake and fluffy creamy layers, this really is something extra special to share with your better half.

  • Ingredients:

    Sponge Cake
    4 eggs, separated
    180 ml (3/4 cup) xylitol (sweetener)
    50 ml cake flour
    50 ml cornflour
    80 ml (1/3 cup) cocoa powder
    2 ml (1/2 tsp.) baking powder

    125 ml (1/2 cup) double strength coffee
    5-10 ml (1-2 tsp.) xylitol
    10 ml (2 tsp.) whisky

    Cottage Cheese
    2 tubs (230 g each) fat-free smooth cottage cheese
    Zest of 2 lemons
    5-10 ml (1/2 t) xylitol
    Cocoa or sprinkles

  • Method:

    1. Preheat the oven to 200 °C. Line a baking sheet with baking paper and dust with cornflour.
    2. Sponge cake: Whisk the egg whites until stiff, add half the xylitol and whisk until the mixture is stiff and shiny. Beat the egg yolks and remaining xylitol until the mixture is pale and thick.
    3. Sift together the cake flour, cornflour, cocoa and baking powder and fold into the egg yolk mixture. Fold in the egg whites and spoon the mixture into the prepared baking sheet, spreading evenly. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
    4. Coffee: Mix the ingredients.
    5. Cottage cheese: Mix cottage cheese, zest and xylitol.
    6. Cut out 4-6 cake circles and put each in a glass. Pour a little of the coffee mixture over and spoon a layer of the cottage cheese mixture on top. Repeat until the glasses are full, ending with a layer of cottage cheese mixture.
    7. Dust with cocoa powder or scatter sprinkles on top. Chill until ready to serve.