Combine water and sugar in a small saucepan.
Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally to dissolve sugar.
Remove from heat, cool.
Add coffee and optional brandy.
Whip cream with sugar and vanilla until soft peaks form.
Fold cream into softened mascarpone.
Place a layer of the savoiardi, ladyfingers or sponge cake slices in the bottom of a shallow 2-quart baking dish or gratin dish.
Sprinkle with half the syrup.
Spread with half the filling.
Repeat with remaining savoiardi, syrup and filling, spreading the top smooth, using a metal spatula.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 24 hours before serving.
Immediately before serving place cocoa in a fine strainer and shake a light coating on surface.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (168g)|
|Recipe Makes: 8 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 352 (73%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 39.1g||52 %|
|Saturated Fat 22.4g||112 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 11.1g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 2g|
|Cholesterol 206.1mg||63 %|
|Sodium 250.3mg||9 %|
|Potassium 174.9mg||5 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 20.7g||6 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0.3g||1 %|
|Sugars, other 20.4g|
|Protein 7.9g||11 %|
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Calories per serving: 479
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