Today, delight in 20 no-bake dessert recipes using ladyfingers! From parfaits and eclairs to an array of tiramisu, there are ladyfinger desserts just for you.
Can’t bake to save your life? Ladyfingers are here to the rescue!
These oval biscuits may be initially, but once they’re soaked in syrup and layered with custard, they become soft and fluffy.
That said, ladyfingers are a perfect substitute for a sponge or chiffon cake.
With this practical alternative, you can whip up a wide variety of desserts without even turning on your oven.
So, how about surprising your loved ones with your faux baking skills? These ladyfinger desserts have you covered.
1. Ultimate Strawberry Shortcake Tiramisu
Let’s kick things off with an epic mash-up of desserts. A combination of classic tiramisu and a strawberry shortcake, it is the ultimate dessert, indeed.
This shortcake tiramisu has layers of ladyfingers, sweetened mascarpone, macerated strawberries, and homemade whipped cream on top.
The biscuits are soaked in RumChata (a liqueur made from rum, cream, vanilla, and cinnamon) to give them flavor.
If you’re not a fan of RumChata, you can use whatever liqueur, juice, or milk you like!
That’s what I love about ladyfingers. They absorb liquids beautifully and soak up all the flavor.
2. Easy 10-Minute Tiramisu
This next tiramisu recipe is just as easy as the first one, but it tastes completely different.
It’s just as phenomenal, though, especially to a coffee and chocolate lover.
In this tiramisu, the ladyfingers in coffee to give them a bold flavor.
The whipped topping is dusted with cocoa powder, giving it such an elegant finish and a chocolatey taste.
Unlike traditional tiramisu recipes that call for complicated steps, this one comes together in just 10 minutes.
It couldn’t be easier! In fact, the hardest part is waiting for it to set, which will take about 2-4 hours.
3. Chocolate Mousse Cake With Ladyfingers
Chocolate mousse by itself is such a delight. Do you know what will make it even better, though? You guessed it – ladyfingers.
In this jazzed-up version of a simple chocolate mousse, the mousse is layered and encased with ladyfingers.
It creates a cake-like dessert, with the ladyfingers as the cake, and the mousse as the frosting.
The contrast between the soft ladyfingers and smooth mousse is sublime.
It seems so complex, but in reality, it’s only two simple components put together.
4. No-Bake Lemon Shortcake Icebox Cake
Icebox cakes are such a treat. I’m a complete sucker for these desserts, especially this one.
With layers of ladyfingers, cream cheese lemon mousse, and whipped cream, this icebox cake is wonderfully light and refreshing.
The ladyfingers are brushed with a blend of milk and vanilla, giving them a milky flavor.
The lemon and cream cheese mousse is smooth and silky. The combination of sweetness and tanginess is divine.
I love how the zestiness of the lemon really shines through.
5. Tiramisu Ice Cream Cake
Whenever a recipe has ice cream in it, I already know it’ll be awesome. True enough, this tiramisu ice cream cake is ridiculously amazing.
Ice cream makes everything 10 times better. In this tiramisu, the Italian classic is transformed into an even more delectable dessert.
Layers of espresso-soaked ladyfingers are filled and covered with ice cream and finished with chocolate espresso ganache and crushed hazelnuts.
Talk about next level, am I right?
You’ll use the classic vanilla ice cream for this recipe, but don’t feel like you need to limit the flavor. Use whatever your heart desires.
6. Ladyfinger Lemon Cake
If easy-peasy is what you’re looking for, the search is over. This ladyfinger lemon cake is the winner.
Ladyfingers plus lemon pie filling plus whipped cream – that’s it. It’s that simple.
But don’t be fooled by how basic this dessert is. It may seem plain, but it definitely packs a punch.
The lemon filling moistens and softens the ladyfingers. It gives the cake a sweet, creamy, and zesty flavor.
Finished with whipped cream, this cake is ridiculously refreshing. It’s the perfect summer dessert!
7. Limoncello Tiramisu
Do you consider yourself the ultimate lemon lover? This limoncello tiramisu is just for you, then.
Limoncello is an Italian liqueur with a sweet and intense lemon flavor.
In this zesty version of the classic tiramisu, the ladyfingers are soaked with a blend of limoncello, lemon juice, and sugar.
The mascarpone filling is infused with lemon and limoncello as well. On top is a thin layer of lemon curd.
That said, the lemon flavor in this tiramisu is undeniable. It’s sweet and zesty, and unbelievably refreshing.
8. Ladyfinger Cupcakes With Whipped Cream
Bet you didn’t think cupcakes would make it to this list, huh? With a bit of creativity and imagination, you can do anything with ladyfingers!
So, here’s how it goes. The cupcake base is a soft and chewy meringue.
Surrounding it are cut-up ladyfingers smeared with Nutella. It’s finished off with whipped cream and a dusting of cocoa powder.
This unique dessert is one of the few recipes in this collection that requires baking.
This might intimidate you if you’re an amateur, but trust me, it’s easy, and definitely worth the effort.
9. Minions Cupcakes
If you’re looking for a fun dessert for a kiddie party, you have just found it. I mean, how adorable are these Minions cupcakes?
With some pre-made cupcakes, blue buttercream frosting, ladyfingers, and a bit of creativity, you can make these charming minion cupcakes.
I love how the ladyfingers are transformed into Minions!
The cupcakes are so outrageously cute, you might not want to eat them. But please do. They’re just as delicious as they are fascinating.
10. Ladyfinger Cookies
Can’t find ladyfingers anywhere? Why not make them yourself? It’s easier than you think.
Ladyfingers are just as easy to make as any kind of cookie. With this simple recipe, you’ll make light and crunchy cookies with a mildly sweet flavor.
Ladyfingers freeze well for up to a month, so you can make a huge batch and use them to make any of the recipes in this list.
Or, just snack on them as-is, with a cup of coffee on the side. Yum!
11. Tiramisu Parfaits
Want tiramisu, but in individual portions? This recipe has you covered. Instead of one cake, make several parfaits instead!
They’re just as delicious as a classic tiramisu, but are much more charming, in my opinion.
Also, the ladyfinger crumbles AND mascarpone filling are spiked with Kahlua, adding more fun and flavor to the already delectable treat.
Dust with cocoa powder for that elegant finish.
12. No Bake Black Forest Parfait
Here’s another fun tiramisu parfait, for you! If you love the combination of cherries and chocolate, this recipe is a must-try.
I don’t know what it is about this tandem, but somehow, it exudes elegance. Black forest is such a sophisticated dessert, and I love it.
Think of this parfait as a cross between tiramisu and a black forest cake. The ladyfingers are soaked in Kirsch – a German cherry brandy.
Instead of the usual mascarpone, the filling is a silky chocolate pastry cream.
There are layers of sweet cherries in there as well, rounding out the black forest essence of the dessert.
Assemble the layers in your prettiest glasses for an extra touch of sophistication.
13. Ladyfinger Mini-Eclairs
An eclair is a French confection made with a crisp and tender choux pastry filled with custard and glazed with chocolate ganache.
It takes some level of expertise to make the choux pastry, but you don’t have to worry about that.
This recipe is a super quick and easy version of the classic pastry.
With this technique, you can enjoy delicious eclairs without much effort.
Simply make a ladyfinger sandwich with chocolate and vanilla pudding in between. Dip it in an easy chocolate ganache and boom, you’re done.
14. Ladyfinger Lemon Torte Recipe
First of all, how gorgeous is this lemon torte? It’s as bright as the sun and the ladyfingers surrounding it adds a lovely rustic look.
It’s definitely worthy of a special occasion.
More importantly, though, this torte is ridiculously delicious.
The torte is so smooth and creamy it melts in your mouth, with the ladyfingers providing a crunchy textural contrast.
The lemon goodness is undeniable as well.
It looks so intimidating, but it actually just calls for six basic ingredients!
15. Banana Pudding Tiramisu
Add some bananas to the classic tiramisu for a delicious twist.
This dessert combines the best of the best of southern and Italian cuisines.
It’s a banana pudding and tiramisu in one. I’m telling you, you’ll be hooked at the first bite.
OMG. I can’t even begin to explain how deliriously delicious this is!
The ladyfingers are soaked in a sweet and buttery rum sauce.
The filling is a terrific blend of cream cheese, banana pudding, vanilla pudding, and sweetened condensed milk.
Finally, it’s topped with whipped cream crushed vanilla wafers, creating a stunning dessert that’s as scrumptious as it is beautiful.
16. Red, White, Blue Dessert Cake
Looking to sweeten up your 4th of July? Look no further than this cake.
With a color combination of red, white, and blue, this cake is as patriotic as it can get.
This dessert is a tiramisu cake with citrus caramel-soaked ladyfingers, mascarpone filling, and your choice of berries.
Any berries work here, but be sure it’s red and blue to achieve the 4th of July colors.
You know what else makes it a fantastic dessert? It’s super easy to make.
You can even prepare it in advance so that you’ve more time mingling come party time.
17. Semifreddo With Ladyfingers
Semifreddo, or semi-frozen in Italian, is a unique dessert that’s insanely delectable and super easy to make.
Chopped ladyfingers are soaked with milk, cream, and melted dark chocolate, and topped with even more chocolate.
It’s smooth and creamy like ice cream or frozen mousse, with chunks of crunchy ladyfingers in every bite.
18. No-Bake Strawberry Tiramisu
This quick and easy summer dessert is the perfect way to end a barbeque or picnic.
Ladyfingers, strawberry cream cheese filling, fresh strawberries, and strawberry whipped cream are layered in a dish to make the most refreshing tiramisu.
19. Mini-Tiramisu Trifles
Let’s take a moment to appreciate how pretty these mini-trifles are.
This version of tiramisu is unique in the sense that the components aren’t assembled into layers.
Instead, a few ladyfingers are stacked vertically in the serving glasses, and the mascarpone filling is then piped in.
The way to eat it is to use dip the ladyfingers into the filling, creating a fun and tasty finger food type dessert.
20. Frozen Tiramisu Cups
If you’re looking for a fun and easy way to serve up individual desserts, look. no further than these tiramisu cups.
They take just 5 minutes to put together, but your guest will feel so special and appreciated. Trust me, no one will be able to resist these!
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