Tiramisu is a decadent dessert traditionally reserved for upscale Italian restaurants. Learning to easily make this at home with this vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free recipe is a game changer and has instantly become a family favorite in our kitchen. The light sponge is soaked in coffee, then layered with a thick cream filling, and is finally topped with a generous dusting of cocoa powder. Whole food plant based living doesn’t get much better than this!
1 1/2 cups (210g) cashews (soaked in water for at least 2 hours)
1/2 cup (112g) pitted dates (soaked with the cashews)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup (118ml) water
1 cup (80g) rolled oats
3/4 cup (90g) almond flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup (112g) pitted dates
1 1/2 cup (360ml) unsweetened soy milk (or plant milk of your choice)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup (78ml) espresso or strong brewed coffee
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- Preheat oven to 350°F (180°).
- Drain the cashews and dates.
- Blend the topping ingredients in the blender until smooth and set aside.
- Blend the oats lightly in the blender to make a coarse flour.
- Add the oat flour, almond flour, baking soda and baking powder to a bowl and stir thoroughly.
- Add the dates, soy milk and vanilla to the blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour mixture into the flour mixture and mix well.
- Pour mixture into two silicone bread pans or parchment lined bread pans, dividing the mixture equally into the two pans.
- Bake for 25 minutes.
- Let cakes cool thoroughly.
- Place one cake onto a cake stand or plate.
- Poke holes all over the surface of the cake with a toothpick or fork.
- Ladle half of the espresso over the cake letting it soak in.
- Frost the top of that cake with half of the topping mixture.
- Place the next cake on top of that repeating step 13 and 14.
- Dust the top with the cocoa powder using a wire strainer.
- Keep in the fridge for 4-5 days.