How much caffeine does a slice of tiramisu have?

Answered by Frank Schwing

When it comes to the caffeine content in a slice of tiramisu, there are a few factors to consider. The size of the serving, the type and amount of espresso used in the recipe, and how much of the dessert you actually consume all play a role in determining the caffeine content.

To start, let’s consider the size of the serving. Tiramisu is typically served in individual portions or as a larger cake that can be sliced into multiple servings. If we assume a standard serving size of one eighth of a cake, then the caffeine content will be divided among those portions. This means that the caffeine content per serving will be less than if you were to consume the entire cake yourself.

Next, let’s talk about the espresso. A traditional tiramisu recipe usually calls for espresso, which is known to contain caffeine. The amount of caffeine in espresso can vary depending on factors such as the beans used and the brewing method. On average, a shot of espresso contains around 63 milligrams of caffeine. If a decent espresso is used in the tiramisu recipe, we can estimate that there might be up to 200 milligrams of caffeine in the entire cake.

Now, let’s do some calculations based on these assumptions. If the tiramisu is divided into eight servings, each serving would contain around 25 to 30 milligrams of caffeine, which is less than the amount of caffeine found in a typical can of Coca-Cola. So, if you stick to one serving, the caffeine content would be quite low.

However, if you can’t resist the deliciousness of tiramisu and end up indulging in half of the cake yourself, then you would be consuming around 100 milligrams of caffeine. While this is still less than a standard cup of coffee, it is a higher amount compared to one serving.

It’s important to note that these numbers are just estimates and can vary depending on the specific recipe and ingredients used. Additionally, individual sensitivity to caffeine can vary, so some people may be more affected by the caffeine content in tiramisu than others.

The caffeine content in a slice of tiramisu can range from around 25 to 30 milligrams if you stick to a standard serving size, to around 100 milligrams if you consume a larger portion. It’s always a good idea to be mindful of your caffeine intake and consider your own tolerance and sensitivity when enjoying caffeinated desserts like tiramisu.