This probably should have been up a while ago. I’m sorry. It was just so good that I spent all of my time eating it (and watching the awesome new Marvel flick) that I forgot to write the post!
I’m not too well acquainted with Deadpool, having not read any of the Marvel comics. I knew some comic loving friends that raved about the character, but stuck with my DC lineup anyway. I think the best introduction to Deadpool that I got was watching Pewdiepie play the Deadpool video game on Youtube.
My easy icebox-cake style desert isn’t a traditional tiramisu in any way. This is much denser and much richer , with only a slight coffee hint. Really, it doesn’t make much sense at all as a tiramisu, but maybe that’s the Deadpool influence. Insert Wink Here.
Prep Time: 40-45 minutes
Chill Time: Overnight
1 8oz box 1/3 less fat cream cheese, room temp
3 1/4- 4 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 package chocolate wafer cookies
1 cup black coffee (I used a K-cup in the Keurig, but you’re welcome to use instant or whatevs)
Red gel food coloring
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 white chocolate chips
(Optional: Chocolate Graham Crust)
- Begin by softening the cream cheese with a tabletop/hand mixer. Add the powdered sugar one cup at a time until you get a thick and fluffy frosting. If it is too thick to blend, add a teaspoon of milk at a time until you can blend easier. This will take about ten minutes total. Go ahead and blend in the teaspoon of vanilla extract and a hefty amount of the red gel food coloring. It takes a lot of coloring to achieve a really rich red. If it feels too pink, add a teaspoon of cocoa powder for a richer hue and a Red Velvet-like flavor.
- Prep your cup of coffee. Make sure to use (or transfer it to) a cup large enough to fit your chocolate wafer cookies in. Kind of like you’re dunking oreos. I used a tupperware dish to assemble my “Tiramisu”, but you’re welcome to use a pre-made crust (I wish I’d thought of that earlier), a pie pan, or any other dish you’d like as long as it is round.
- Place a small amount of the red frosting in the bottom of the dish and spread it around. This is the glue for your first layer of cookies. One by one dip your wafer cookies into the coffee and place them along the bottom of your dish. They only need a second in the coffee and you can place them however you like. No one will know if it looks like crap.
- Gently cover the first layer with a layer of frosting. Repeat the layering of wafer cookies and frosting until it you have three or four layers. It won’t be an incredibly thick “tiramisu”, but the richness makes up for it. Layer on the last of the frosting to create a solid red top.
- Meanwhile, using a scrap of wax paper, make two small mounds of semi-sweet chocolate chips and microwave for 1 minute. Using the back of a spoon, smooth the melted mounds into two small ovals. Don’t worry if they aren’t perfect. They’ll just be eaten anyway. Before they cool completely place one white chocolate chip in the center of the melted chocolate. This will act as Deadpool’s eyes.
- You can crunch the leftover cookies into crumbs and sprinkle them around the outside of the “tiramisu” and in a line down the very center. Once the eyes have cooled completely peel them off the wax paper and place them on either side of the cookie crumb line.
- Cover and place in the fridge over night. The next day those cookies will have softened up into a super delicious cookies and cream cheesecake-like dessert!
I realized after making this that the colors are inverted, so if you want you can dye the frosting black and leave some red to pipe in the line work. If not, the dessert is still recognizable as the classic Deadpool logo!
Because of a red food dye allergy in my house, I used this recipe to make two small-ish “tiramisu” cakes about the diameter of a traditional cereal bowl. The recipe will also fit one 8 inch pie pan as well.