A hot cup of cocoa is the same as a hot cup of chocolate. Today December 13th according to National Day Calendar, it is National Cocoa Day. What a great month to have such a day, as the day are getting colder, and a cup of hot cocoa seems the hot beverage to recognize. Even more so, that it is a wintry windy and rainy morning outside at the moment.
National Day Calendar notes that in their research on this day, they were unable to find the creator of National Cocoa Day.
But hey, what a great excuse to make a Chocolate Tiramisu, while enjoying a cup of hot chocolate or hot cocoa. If you enjoy the traditional tiramisu prepared with espresso, you’ll excite your taste buds with a chocolate tiramisu!
Here is what you will need to prepare your own Chocolate Tiramisu, while enjoying a nice cup of hot chocolate.
1¾ cup heavy cream, divided
1 cup coconut sugar or granulated sugar
16 ounces mascarpone cheese
¼ tsp. Himalayan salt
2 tsp. vanilla extract
6 oz semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped
24-30 lady fingers
2 cups prepared hot chocolate, strong, cooled to room temperature
With an electric mixer, beat whipping cream with sugar on medium speed until stiff peaks form, about 3 minutes.
Mix in salt, vanilla, and mascarpone cheese until combined.
Using a pastry bag, pipe a small amount of the cream mixture into the bottoms of 6 – 10 to 12 ounce dessert glasses.
Break lady fingers into pieces first, so they fit, then dip in hot chocolate and place in a single layer over cream mixture. Pipe in some more cream mixture, repeating layers, ending with the cream mixture.
Top with a dusting of unsweetened cocoa powder, and top with shaved dark chocolate or real chocolate sprinkles.
Enjoy at room temperature or chilled.
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