Vegan Tiramisu

Yup, you heard right! Vegan Tiramisu and you know you want it. Every once in a while, I veer away from my whole food plant-based path for a more decadent treat, and this one is well worth it. Creamy layers, soft and pungent espresso-soaked cake and crunchy bits of dark chocolate will delight your tastebuds.

Prep time: 40 minutes

Total time: 2 hours (includes baking time)

Servings: 8-10

Ingredients

Use this recipe for the cake portion and bake it in 2 – 8×8 square pan.
Espresso sauce:
  • 4 Tbls. instant espresso (or very very strong coffee)
  • 2 Tbls. coffee or other liqueur (I used Amaretto) 
  • 1/2 cup water
Chocolate cream:
  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked for at least 3 hours, or microwave for 3 minutes
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk (such as soy or almond)
  • 2 Tbls. agave or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup aquafaba (liquid from a can of chickpeas)
  • 2 Tbls. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup So Delicious Cocowhip

Instructions

  1. Make the vanilla cake* first.
  2. Mix the espresso sauce ingredients in a medium bowl and set aside.
  3. After draining the cashews, put all the chocolate cream ingredients EXCEPT the cocowhip in a blender. Blend until it’s really creamy. You may have to scrape the sides a few times.
  4. Fold the cocowhip in the chocolate cream, but don’t overmix. Set in fridge to firm up.
  5. After the cakes are cool, you can either slice it into  1″ x 3″ ladyfinger pieces or just 3″ squares. This is your bottom layer.
  6. Next, spread a thick and generous layer of the chocolate cream/cocowhip on the first cake layer. Add the second layer of cake pieces.
  7. Drizzle the espresso sauce over the entire cake. Using a small sieve, sprinkle about 1 Tbls. of cocoa powder over the top of the tiramisu and you can add vegan chocolate chips if you like!
  8. Set in fridge for about 2 hours, or pop in the freezer for 45 minutes before serving.

*The first time I made the tiramisu, I used my leftover pumpkin chocolate chip cakes, and it was heavenly. The point is you can use just about any sweet type of cake you like!

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