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Calories: 4158


  • 24 sponge fingers lady-fingers,
  • 2 tbsp cold black coffee
  • 2 tbsp coffee essence
  • 2 tbsp Amaretto
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 3 oz caster superfine sugar
  • few drops of vanilla essence
  • grated rind of 1/2 lemon
  • 12 oz Mascarpone cheese Italian full-fat cream cheese
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 8 floz double heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 oz flaked slivered almonds, lightly toasted
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp icing confectioners' sugar


  • Arrange almost half the sponge fingers (lady-fingers) in the base of a glass bowl or serving dish.
  • Combine the black coffee, coffee essence and Amaretto and sprinkle just over half the mixture over the fingers.
  • Put the egg yolks into a heatproof bowl with the sugar, vanilla essence and lemon rind. Stand over a saucepan of gently simmering water and whisk until very thick and creamy and the whisk leaves a very heavy trail when lifted from the bowl.
  • Put the Mascarpone cheese in a bowl with the lemon juice and beat until smooth.
  • Combine the egg and Mascarpone cheese mixtures and when evenly blended pour half over the sponge fingers (lady-fingers) and spread out evenly.
  • Add another layer of fingers, sprinkle with the remaining coffee and then cover with the rest of the cheese mixture. Chill for at least 2 hours and preferably longer, or overnight.
  • To serve, whip the cream and milk together until fairly stiff and spread or pipe over the dessert. Sprinkle with the flaked (slivered) almonds and then sift an even layer of cocoa powder so the top is completely covered. Finally sift a light layer of icing sugar over the cocoa.
Calories: 4158 kcal
Carbohydrates: 289 g
Protein: 76 g
Fat: 288g
Saturated Fat: 167 g
Cholesterol: 2043 mg
Sodium: 757 mg
Potassium: 923 mg
Fiber: 6 g
Sugar: 109 g
Vitamin A: 10782 IU
Vitamin C: 6 mg
Calcium: 887 mg
Iron: 13 mg
Dishes Desserts
Cuisine Italian
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