12 Days of Christmas: Kiwi Tiramisu Log

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At this time of year, it seems like every weekend is filled with BBQs, parties and time with extended family. So many of these events require us to bring a plate and the very idea of coming up with something delicious but inexpensive (because let’s face it, we all have enough on our plate financially at this time of year) can sometimes seem overwhelming. I’m a huge fan of Tiramisu and all tired mums can do with a bit of a caffeine kick when we get out of the house this season! I came across a version of this recipe in a women’s magazine years ago and it has fast become a favourite of mine to whip up for a little cheeky yet decadent dessert, something easily assembled while you watch that one TV programme you love after the kids have crashed out for the night.


Kiwi Tiramisu Log

  • 300 mls cream
  • 2 heaped tablespoons icing sugar
  • 300g mascarpone
  • 1 and 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 250-280g of Griffins Cookie Bear Chocolate Chippies – around 25 to 28 biscuits or about a pack and one third. If you are outside New Zealand, you can substitute any thin chocolate chip cookie.
  • 1/2 cup of strong black coffee, chilled
  • grated dark chocolate to taste (I used Whittakers)


  1. Whip cream and icing sugar together until thick.
  2. Mix in marscapone and vanilla extract – I used the electric whisk for this also because I wanted the marscapone to be completely incorporated. You will see the mixture get noticeably stickier and form rigid peaks.
  3. Spread a thin layer of mixture on your serving dish; this will enable you to anchor your cookies.
  4. Dip each chocolate chip biscuit into the coffee – long enough to soak in the flavor but not so long that it is falling apart.. Spread mixture on each cookie and place the cookie on its side on the platter, creating a sandwich with the previous cookie until you have used all the biscuits. You will end up with a basic log shape.
  5. Using the remainder of the mixture, liberally coat the outside of the log until all the biscuits are covered. Coat to taste with grated dark chocolate.
  6. Let this set in the fridge for several hours (mine set overnight) before serving.
  7. Slice and enjoy!

Scrumptious and a little more-ish with little more than half an hour prep time. If I wanted to make this a little naughtier, I would think of adding a couple of tablespoons of brandy, honeyed rum or coffee liqueur to the cream coating. To make it more kid-friendly (because they’re already hopped up on enough sugar, they don’t need the caffeine!), try dunking the biscuits in hot chocolate! The log is definitely good for at least a day after setting, but we’ve usually eaten it all within the first day!

If you are looking for more Christmas inspiration, don’t forget to hop around and visit each of the bloggers in this list or find us on Facebook.
Day 1 (1st December) – Teacher by trade, Mother by nature 
Day 2 (2nd December) – Mummy Do It
You are here —> Day 3 (3rd December) – Sweet Mama M
Day 4 (4th December) – Lisasaurus
Day 5 (5th December) – Girl on a Mission
Day 6 (6th December) – Misses Mac 
Day 7 (7th December) – Always Made With Love
Day 8 (8th December) – Dorothy Nada
Day 9 (9th December) – Mrs Cake
Day 10 (10th December) – Nesting in the Country
Day 11 (11th December) – Outdoorsy NZ
Day 12 (12th December) – A Kiwi Mumma

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