Easy Tiramisu

My modifications are to use marscapone cheese instead of cream cheese and to sprinkle the top with cinnamon. I also use the crispier lady fingers rather than the soft. Trader Joe's brand is great.

Serves 6; Prep time: 20 minutes; Total time: 20 minutes

3 tablespoons instant espresso powder
1 bar (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/3 cup sugar
2 packages (3 ounces each) soft ladyfingers
Unsweetened cocoa powder for dusting

1. In a medium bowl, mix espresso powder with 3 tablespoons boiling water until dissolved. Add 1 1/2 cups cold water; set aside.

2. With an electric mixer, beat cream cheese with heavy cream and sugar until light and fluffy.

3. Spread a few tablespoons of cream-cheese mixture in the bottom of a 2-quart serving dish. Separate ladyfingers. One by one, dip a third of ladyfingers in espresso, then arrange in bottom of dish. Spread with a third of cream-cheese mixture. Repeat twice with remaining ladyfingers, espresso, and cream-cheese mixture (can be refrigerated, covered, up to 1 day).

4. Dust with cocoa just before serving.

(recipe courtesy of Karen, from "EveryDay Food")