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close up photo of chocolate protein tiramisu in a dish with a blue napkin underneath

Chocolate Protein Tiramisu

A healthier twist on a classic Italian favorite made with protein powder, espresso, ladyfingers and a blend of cheeses.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chilling Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 9
Calories 281kcal
Author Amee


  • 3 oz ladyfingers
  • ¾ cup espresso cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 ½ tablespoon Whole Earth sweetener
  • 8 oz mascarpone cheese
  • ½ cup non-fat ricotta cheese
  • 2 scoops Earth Fed Muscle Dutch Chocolate Noctural casein *or Earth Fed Muscle chocolate whey protein
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 8 oz Truwhip whipped topping
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder for dusting


  • Combine espresso, vanilla and 1 ½ tablespoon Whole Earth sweetener in a glass Pyrex dish with a spout and stir until mixed.
  • Line an 8x8 glass baking dish with half of the ladyfingers.
  • Pour half of the espresso mixture over the ladyfingers and swirl around the sponge cakes until liquid is absorbed.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine mascarpone, ricotta, almond extract, remaining 2 tablespoon of Whole Earth sweetener and 2 scoops of protein powder.
  • Blend with the whisk attachment until smooth and creamy.
  • Add the whipped topping and mix until just blended.
  • Spread half of the whipped filling mixture over the ladyfingers.
  • Repeat with second layer.
  • Dust the top with cocoa powder and refrigerate until ready to serve.


If you want to cut the fat calories down in this recipe, just use all non-fat ricotta cheese instead of the mascarpone ricotta blend. You can also reduce the sugar intake by a few grams using a sugar-free whipped topping. I love the Truwhip, it's my go-to whipped cream alternative because it does not contain hydrogenated oils. I definitely splurge on the real deal for special occasions.


Calories: 281kcal