Tiramisu also means “Take me with you” & “Make me Happy”
(Cookery) an Italian dessert made with sponge soaked in coffee and Marsala, topped with soft cheese and powdered chocolate
[from Italian tira! pull! + mi me + su up]
([tiɾamiˈsu], Italian spelling: ; lit. “pick me up” or “lift me up”) is an Italian dessert.
The translation of the name Italian tiramisù (tirami sù) means “pick-me-up” (metaphorically, “make me happy”). This may refer to the caffeine in the espresso and effect of cocoa used in the recipe.