Mar 29, 2012
While this traditional dessert is usually made with mascarpone cheese, cream cheese will do fine and is cheaper and easier to find. This is single-layer-quick for those times you want the flavors of tiramisu, but don't have the time for a larger dessert.
Hands-On Time: 15 minutes
Ready In: 2 1/4 hours
Yield: 6 servings
2 oz. semi-sweet chocolate-grated
1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, cut up and softened
1 c. cold whipping cream
1 c. freshly brewed espresso, or other strong coffee, cooled
1/4 c. brandy
1 (12 oz.) frozen pound cake, thawed and cut into cut into "fingers" about 1" thick.