Italian Dessert


Chocolate and coffee flavor the creamy filling and create a scrumptious dessert.

Servings 9



  • (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 2 tablespoons coffee-flavored liqueur or very strong sweetened coffee


  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons coffee-flavored liqueur or very strong sweetened coffee
  • 1 (7- to 7.1-ounce) package ladyfingers
  • 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts, toasted
  • 1 (1-ounce) square semi-sweet baking chocolate, grated



  1. STEP 1

    Beat cream cheese in bowl, scraping bowl often, until light and fluffy. Add powdered sugar and whipping cream. Continue beating, scraping bowl often, until stiff peaks form. Gently stir in 2 tablespoons liqueur.

  2. STEP 2

    Stir together water and 2 tablespoons liqueur in another bowl. Split ladyfingers in half lengthwise. Place half of ladyfingers in bottom of 9-inch square glass baking dish, cutting to fit, covering entire bottom of dish. Sprinkle ladyfingers with half of water and liqueur mixture and 1/4 cup hazelnuts. Top with half of filling mixture. Sprinkle half of grated chocolate over filling. Repeat layers, ending with grated chocolate. Cover; refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.

  3. STEP 3

    Cut into squares.

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