Tiramisù

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The original version of this creamy Italian dessert was so popular with English visitors in 19th-century Florence that it was dubbed zuppa inglese, or “English soup.” A similar dessert was reintroduced as tiramisù, which translates as “pick-me-up”—and it certainly lifts the spirits! Made by Eli’s Cheesecake Co. in Chicago, ours is formed from layers of espresso-infused sponge cake, mascarpone and cream cheese, then topped with a dusting of cocoa. Shipped frozen. 4 lb., 9″ diam.; serves 12 to 14. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive.