To celebrate the second anniversary of Lavazza being the “Official Coffee of the Wimbledon Championships”, the coffee brand has launched the Lavazza Coffee Set Match blogger challenge and I’ve been invited to participate! :) So expect many coffee-based recipes to be featured on Mondomulia over the next few weeks.

To kick off this challenge, I’ve prepared one of my specialties – the Tiramisù – with a twist of Speculoos caramelized biscuits! For an authentic tiramisù, you have to use Savoiardi or sponge biscuits, which are perfect to soak the coffee without crumbling. However, I am a big fan of Speculoos in all its forms and I think they work perfectly in a tiramisù, adding a crunchy texture and cinnamon flavour!


* 5 free range eggs
* 200gr sponge biscuits
* 100gr caramelized biscuits
* 5 tbsp white sugar
* 500g of Mascarpone cheese
* 3 cups of coffee
* Martini Bianco
* Chocolate powder


Break the eggs and separate the yellows from the whites. Mix the yolks with the sugar using an electric whisk until you have a creamy mixture. Add the mascarpone and blend together.

In a separate bowl, mix the egg whites with a pinch of salt, until they become foamy and airy. Don’t overwork it or else the mixture will become too liquid. Fold (do not stir) the whites in the cream using a spatula.

Make the coffee using your preferred method. I used Lavazza Tierra coffee and a small Bialetti mocha pot. Prepare 3 cups of coffee, make more as you go along if you want to add more layers. Pour the coffee in a bowl and leave to cool down.

Use a glass cake dish or small pots (I used both!), it needs to have tall sides to allow for multiple layers. One at the time, dip the biscuits in the coffee (just once on each side), gently squeeze the liquid out, being careful not to crumble the biscuit. Cover the cake dish with the biscuits, laid side by side. Splash drops of Martini Bianco over the biscuits, then spread the cream over.

Create a new layer of biscuits dipped in coffee, splash with Martini, spread cream on top. Repeat one more time (I usually make three layers of biscuits + cream).

Cover with cling film and leave in the fridge overnight. Before serving, sift chocolate powder over the cake.

To be in with a chance to win one the fantastic Lavazza Wimbledon prizes look out for promotional cups on take away Lavazza coffees, or enter online at Lavazza Coffee Set Match. Prizes include six pairs of tickets to Wimbledon, 90 Lavazza A Modo Mio Favola Plus Wimbledon Limited Edition coffee machines and 500 sets of four exclusive espresso cups created especially for the tournament.


  • girlinafoodfrenzy

    Loved these when I saw them on IG and they look even better on the blog! Those tiny pots are a real find :)

  • redpantsandamustache

    Looks great! And I am glad to see that ingredients include free range eggs :)

  • Maria Cristina

    Slurp!!! It really looks fantastic in those small pots and must taste really great! :-)

  • Helen | Living Longingly

    Yummmm! I’m definitely going to try this!

  • Sylvia@Peaches and Donuts

    They truly look awesome! Will have to try making some with speculoo biscuits soon!

    • mondomulia

      It’s so easy to make! In 1 hour I made 4 mini-pots with two layers of Speculoos and also a big tiramisu for 8 people with 2 layers of Savoiardi + 1 of Speculoos! :)

  • thelittleloaf

    These look sooo good. I love the addition of speculoos biscuits (and can’t wait to try my spread when you bring it back, thank you so much!)

    • mondomulia

      You will fall in love with it! Spreading the love… ;)

  • frugalfeeding

    Pinned – that’s the best iteration of my favourite dessert that I’ve ever seen…

    • mondomulia

      That’s a great compliment, thank you! I didn’t think Speculoos would work so well in Tiramisù as they are not spongy at all, but actually they can hold the coffee well and give the cake a little hint of spices that works great!

      • frugalfeeding

        Turned out to be a great idea then!

  • angeltreats

    Anything that uses speculoos biscuits is a winner with me, but when you pair it with coffee, it’s even more awesome! Really must try these.

    I’m taking part in the challenge too, really looking forward to it as it sounds like great fun.

    • mondomulia

      I’m loving this challenge already, as it’s giving me the opportunity to try new recipes and experiment in the kitchen! Looking forward to your recipes! :)

  • eat, little bird

    Oh I love tiramisu and I love speculoos! So this recipe sounds perfect! I love the pots which you used.

    • mondomulia

      Thank you for the comment! The pots are recycled from Chocolate Puddings I bought at the supermarket! ;)

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