• 100g Marie biscuits (or biscuits of your choice)
  • 50ml coffee
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 20-25g sweetener of your choice
  • 250g mascarpone cheese
  • 360ml whipping cream


  1. Dip half the biscuits into the coffee and put in glass or container of your choice.
  2. Whip cream to stiff peak and set aside.
  3. Beat mascarpone and sweetener until smooth.
  4. Add egg yolks and beat.
  5. Fold in whipped cream.
  6. Pour half the mixture over the biscuits.
  7. Put chocolate jellies if you want.
  8. Place dry biscuits on top.
  9. Pour the rest of mixture.
  10. Decorate as you like.


Carla Claasen (23), a Type 1 diabetes patient, lives in Centurion, Gauteng. Carla is a pastry chef, click here to read her story.