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"Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro layers chocolate pound cake, liqueur + coffee ice cream in a loaf pan to make this tiramisu treat.

Pro Tip: You can use a Y-shaped vegetable peeler to make pretty chocolate shavings.

For more takes on tiramisu, try this No-Bake Donut Tiramisu or this 5-Minute Tiramisu Fake-Out.


  • 1 chocolate pound cake (store-bought or homemade)
  • ¼ cup Italian hazelnut or coffee liqueur (Buddy likes Frangelico)
  • 2 pints coffee ice cream
  • Sweetened whipped cream
  • Chocolate shavings
  • Cocoa powder, for dusting


Serves: Makes 1 cake


Slice the chocolate pound cake lengthwise into 4 long slices of even thickness. With a pastry brush, brush each layer of chocolate pound cake with coffee liqueur.

Line a loaf pan with plastic wrap leaving plenty hanging over the edges. Place one layer of cake in the bottom of the loaf pan. Top that with ½ pint of coffee ice cream. Using the back of a spoon, evenly spread the ice cream into one layer. Continue to layer the cake with the ice cream. Cover the top with the hanging plastic wrap and press the ice cream down.

Place the loaf pan into the freezer to harden for about an hour. When ready to serve, remove the layer cake from the loaf pan, slice and serve.

Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream, a few chocolate shavings and a dusting of cocoa powder.