Girl Eating Geeky: Deadpool Tiramisu

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.

Deadpool Tiramisu

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Prep Time: 40-45 minutes
Chill Time: Overnight

Ingredients:

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)

  1. 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.
  2. 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.  photo 1(1)
  3. 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.   photo 3(1)
  4. 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.
  5. 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.  photo 2(1)
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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Ups and Downs

I’ve been practically dreaming about this library job that I applied to. I imagine myself wearing cute Disney tops and dresses with cardigans while I carefully pick books for reading time with kids. I was all for this foot in the door kind of job that would get me the experience I needed to work at other libraries.

But I didn’t get it. Someone with more experience that wasn’t moving in less than a year got it. Damn myself for letting that little bit slip. But I won’t let this stop me from moving on to other opportunities. If this is what I really want to do, I just have to keep trying, keep looking.

I’m keeping my head up because other great things are happening in my life. Hubs and I have been working out a lot. Three days a week doesn’t seem like much, but it is kicking out asses. The results have been really nice (despite all the sweat and tears, yes, I cry every time). I no longer feel like a flabby mess. Things are pulling back together like they were when I initially lost all that weight.

Also, the tickets are booked! I’m going to Portland, Oregon this year! I am so excited to see my friend in person. It’s been almost two years since we’ve last seen each other in person, a time that is just way too long. Remembering the adventures we had in Monterey makes me so excited to see what we will do in Portland.

All I have to do is survive the flight on my own for the first time and remember to bring my freaking camera for once. I never use that thing and I paid so much for it.

Valentines Day is around the corner and I hope that you are all remembering to treat yourself and your partner this year. Hubs paid for my plane tickets, so I’m determined to take him to see Deadpool and I’m making him a killer homemade tiramisu this year. I’m totally winning on this, too.