A delightfully easy version of a classic Italian dessert from Sprinkle Bakes that substitutes low-fat cheese for traditional mascarpone. The little cups make an elegant presentaion for any holiday soiree.


  • 10 ready-made lady fingers (crispy variety - not soft)
  • 1/2 cup strongly brewed coffee
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 4 oz. Neufchatel reduced fat cheese (or low fat cream cheese), softened
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder for dusting
  • Chocolate pearls or chocolate chips for garnish


Step 1

Chop 5 ladyfingers into small pieces and divide amongst 4 4-6 oz. glasses or dessert cups. Drizzle 1 tbsp coffee over ladyfingers in each cup. Set aside

Step 2

With a hand mixer, cream together the cheese, sour cream, sugar and vanilla.

Step 3

Spoon a little of the mixture over the ladyfingers in each glass.

Step 4

Chop the other 5 ladyfingers and divide evenly amongst glasses, layering on top of cheese mixture.

Step 5

Drizzle cookie layer with 1 tbsp coffee.

Step 6

Top each cup with remaining cheese mixture.

Step 7

Dust with cocoa powder and top with chocolate chips, pearls or shavings. Refrigerate for 1 hour.