This luscious Tiramisu won GRAND PRIZE here in our valley for recipes in our local paper. It was then served at our restaurant here for an evening. My friend, Ada Clark who is a wonderful cook, entered it in the competition. Looks spectacular and does not have the heavy liquor taste of many Tiramisu's. Use a pretty, kind of deep glass bowl for a pretty presentation. Everyone will love it!!!
1 pkg.(8 oz.) Cream cheese, softened
3 cups cold milk
2 pkg.(small) instant vanilla pudding
1 8 oz. container whipped topping, thawed
48 vanilla wafers or 1 loaf pound cake, cut in cubes
1/2 cup cooled, divided coffee
2 squares semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely grated
1 cup fresh raspberries or fruit of your choice
Beat cream cheese until creamy. Gradually add milk, beating during each addition. Add dry pudding mixes; mix well for 2 minutes. Fold in 2 cups whipped topping. Place 1/2 vanilla wafers or cake cubes on bottom and up sides of bowl; drizzle with 1/2 of the coffee(1/4 cup). Top with 1/2 of the pudding mixture and grated chocolate. Repeat the layers.Top with remaining whipped topping. Garnish with raspberries. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or longer before serving.
NOTE: Unwrap chocolate squares, leave on plain wrapper. Microwave on high for 10 seconds, then grate on coarsest holes og grater...