Tiramisu Cake

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 8 inch round pans and set aside.

CAKE
2 cups sugar
1-3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1-1/2 tsp baking soda
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
Place all dry ingredients in bowl of mixer and mix till combined.
Add
1 cup milk
1/2 cup veggie oil
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs, room temp.
Mix on medium for about 3 minutes
Add
1 cup boiling water
Stir water in by hand

Place batter evenly in prepared pans and bake at 350 degrees 30-35 minutes.
Cool on racks about 15 minutes, turn out of pans and cool completely.

FILLING
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tsp espresso powder
6 Tbsp powdered sugar
2 Tbsp Cognac
2 cups mascarpone cheese

Bring cream to a simmer over high heat in small pot. Remove from heat. Whisk in espresso, sugar and cognac. Let cool.
In bowl of mixer whip mascarpone till fluffy slowly add cream mixture and continue to whisk until all combined well. Set in fridge till ready to use.

FROSTING
1- 8 ounce block cream cheese
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 tsp almond extract
1 Tbsp cognac
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Whip cream cheese till fluffy, add extract and cognac and powdered sugar beat until smooth.slowly add whipping cream and continue to beat until stiff peaks form.

Assembly
Place one layer of cake top with filling add second layer of cake on top. Frost and place lady fingers around the outside of cake. Sprinkle top with sweetened cocoa powder and decorate however you like.
ENJOY!!;)

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