South Beach Diet Tiramisu

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This recipe makes 4 servings
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A favorite Italian dessert, tiramisu (meaning “pick-me-up,” in reference to the espresso and cocoa it includes) makes a light yet rich finish to end a meal.


  • 1 spray(s) cooking spray
    to coat pan
  • 6 large egg white(s)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup(s) sugar substitute
  • 6 tablespoon flour, whole-wheat pastry
  • 1/2 cup(s) cheese, ricotta, part-skim
  • 1/2 cup(s) whipped dessert topping, fat-free
  • 1/4 cup(s) espresso, decaffeinated
  • 1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • mint, fresh
    for garnish (optional)


  • 1

    Heat the oven to 350°F. Lightly coat an 8" by 8" baking pan with cooking spray.

  • 2

    In a large bowl, with an electric mixer at high speed, beat egg whites, cream of tartar, and salt until soft peaks form, about 5 minutes.

  • 3

    Add 1⁄2 teaspoon of the vanilla and beat to combine. Add 1⁄3 cup of the sugar substitute and beat until stiff peaks form.

  • 4

    Sift 2 tablespoons of the flour over beaten egg whites and gently fold to incorporate. Repeat twice with remaining flour until all of the flour is incorporated.

  • 5

    Pour batter into the pan and gently smooth the top. Bake, turning once halfway through, until cake is golden and a tester inserted into the center comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Cool completely.

  • 6

    In a small bowl, combine ricotta, whipped topping, remaining 2 teaspoons sugar substitute, and remaining 1⁄4 teaspoon vanilla. Cut cake in half vertically down the middle to make two 4" by 8" pieces. Place the halves on a flat work surface. Drizzle 2 tablespoons of espresso onto each half. Spread half of the ricotta mixture onto one of the halves and dust with half of the cocoa powder.

  • 7

    Top with remaining cake half; spread the top with remaining ricotta mixture and dust with remaining cocoa powder. Using a serrated knife gently cut cake crosswise into 4 slices and serve with mint leaves for garnish, if using.

Nutritional Information Amount Per Serving
  • Calories130
  • Total Fat2.5g
  • Saturated Fat1.5g
  • Sodium200mg
  • Carbohydrates13g
  • Dietary Fiber0g
  • Protein10g
  • Cholesterol-
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