Bill Granger's tiramisu ice cream cake recipe

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Need an easy dessert recipe? Bill Granger's tiramisu ice cream cake is one of those impressive desserts that really is a bit of a cheat. Perfect for dinner parties!


Bill Granger's tiramisu cake is one of those impressive desserts that really is a bit of a cheat. Perfect for dinner parties!


  • 125ml strong black coffee, cooled
  • 60ml Kahlua (or other coffee liqueur)
  • 60ml Marsala
  • 200g savoiardi (sponge finger biscuits)
  • 1.5 litres vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 150g good quality dark chocolate, grated




  1. Line a 20cm square baking tin with baking paper.  How to line a square cake tins video
  2. Combine the coffee, Kahlua and Marsala in a bowl.
  3. One at a time, briefly dip half of the savoiardi into the coffee mix and use to line the base of the tin.
  4. Layer half of the ice cream on top and then sprinkle with half of the grated chocolate. Repeat these layers, then place in the freezer for 4 hrs or until frozen.
  5. About 30 mins before you will be ready to eat the tiramisu, transfer to the fridge to soften. Cut into squares to serve.
Top Tip for making Bill Granger's tiramisu ice cream cake

Bill says, 'Just make sure that you let it sit in the fridge while you're having dinner - to soften enough for the ice cream to be luscious and the cake easy to cut.'

Bill Granger
Australian chef, food writer and restaurateur

Bill Granger is an Australian chef and food writer who started his early career training as an artist in Sydney but his passion slowly moved to food and he became a self taught chef. By 1993, Bill decided to open his first restaurant, Bill's, in Sydney, that serves legendary breakfast. By 1996, he had opened two restaurants in the city which were both huge immediate successes, creating a name for himself as one to watch in Australia's food industry. Since then Bill is now the brains behind worldwide restaurant chain Granger & Co. with restaurants all over London, Australia, Tokoyo, Seoul and Hawaii and has written 11 best-selling cookbooks and recorded five cookery series, where he explores the produce, cuisines and locations across the world. It is apparent that Bill's sunny, relaxed approach to food is one of the reasons for his popularity across the world and also his love for making recipes that are hearty as well as  super quick and easy to follow. Like the sound of Bill's recipes? Check out our Bill Granger recipe collection.