Total Time
2 hr 15 min
15 min
2 hr
The secret to low-calorie tiramisu? Three layers of moist, sweet cake (fat-free angel food), creamy cheese (fat-free) and chocolate (cocoa and shaved semi-sweet).


angelfood cake

10 oz, about 10-inches round

fat-free cream cheese

8 Tbsp

low fat cream cheese

4 oz


½ cup(s)

vanilla extract

1 tsp

unsweetened cocoa powder

2 Tbsp

semisweet chocolate

1 oz, finely grated

brewed espresso

4 fl oz, (1/2 cup) or strong coffee


  1. Using a serrated knife, cut angel food cake into 12 equal slices; set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl or food processor, combine both cream cheeses, sugar and vanilla. Mix until blended and smooth. Combine cocoa and grated chocolate in a separate bowl; set aside. Pour espresso into a shallow dish.
  3. Dip 4 cake slices into espresso mixture and turn to coat. Place slices crosswise in bottom of an 8-inch loaf pan and press cake down to coat bottom (break up cake if necessary to coat surface).
  4. Gently spread 1/3 cream cheese mixture over cake layer. Sprinkle with 1/3 cocoa mixture. Repeat procedure with remaining cake slices, cream cheese mixture and cocoa mixture to make 3 layers.
  5. Refrigerate 2 hours. Cut into 8 pieces and serve.

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