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Vegan Gluten Free Tiramisu 1
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Vegan and Gluten-Free Tiramisu

This tiramisu is rich and creamy with a soft and delicate sponge. It’s a vegan and gluten free dessert and it tastes amazing. I usually serve my tiramisu in a cup because I found an easy and quick way to make the sponge fit there. I pour the sponge batter into a muffin pan so I don’t have to shape ladyfingers by pipping them. But you can adapt the recipe to fit any cup or dish you want.

I make the sponge very airy by using aquafaba as a substitute for eggs. I love the taste that a combination of brown rice flour and ground cashews create for this sponge. For the cream part I’m using vegan cream cheese and coconut cream that make this dessert decadent and indulgent. I also put some coffee in the cream part because I like rich coffee taste in tiramisu.

Vegan Gluten Free Tiramisu 1

Vegan and Gluten-Free Tiramisu

An indulgent and mouth-watering tiramisu made with vegan and gluten-free ingredients. Ladyfingers are light and airy and the cream is rich and decadent.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Servings 4
Calories 463 kcal

Ingredients
  

Sponge layer:

  • 40 g cashews
  • 60 g brown rice flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla powder
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) maple syrup
  • 35 g vegan butter
  • 50 ml aquafaba the liquid from a can of chickpeas
  • a drizzle of fresh lemon juice
  • a sprinkle of powdered sugar optional

Cream layer:

  • 160 g vegan cream cheese plain
  • 160 ml (2/3 cup) coconut cream* only the cream part from a can of coconut cream (without water)
  • 53 ml (3.5 tbsp) maple syrup
  • heaped 1 tsp instant espresso powder
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla powder
  • pinch of salt

For soaking the sponge:

  • 4 espresso shots or a strong coffee if you don't have an espresso machine

To decorate:

  • a sprinkle of cocoa powder

Instructions
 

Sponge layer:

  • Crush cashews into flour in a food processor.
  • Mix together ground cashews, brown rice flour, salt and vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl mix together maple syrup and vegan butter with a hand mixer.
  • Sift the flour mixture into the butter mixture. Mix together with a hand mixer.
  • In a separate bowl add aquafaba and a drizzle of lemon juice (lemon juice helps with higher peaks of fluffiness). Whisk with a hand mixer until you get stiff peaks. If you turn the bowl on its head the content shouldn't fall out.
  • Gently add the whisked aquafaba to the rest of the ingredients and carefully mix until well incorporated. It will deflate a little bit but you should still be able to see that it added air to the mixture.
  • Divide the batter equally between 8 muffin pan holes. If you wish you can sprinkle some powdered sugar on top of the batter. I didn't use it for this recipe but perhaps some other recipe that uses ladyfingers would benefit from that. Bake at 180 °C for about 18 min. (See the notes for making ladyfingers with pipping.)

Cream layer:

  • While the ladyfingers are baking put vegan cream cheese, coconut cream, maple syrup, espresso powder (if you have granules and not powder at home, you can crush them with the back of a fork first), salt and vanilla powder into the food processor. Mix together. If the mixture gets too runny because of the mixing in the food processor, put it in the fridge for a little bit to harden before you proceed.

Assemble:

  • Gently put baked sponges out of muffin pan holes. Put one sponge in each cup.
  • Prepare 4 espresso shots or a strong coffee. I'm using Illy espresso made with an espresso machine.
  • Pour half of each espresso shot over each sponge. Add it slowly allowing the sponge to absorb it.
  • Top with half of cream mixture, divided into four parts for every cup.
  • Place the second sponge on top of that.
  • Pour over the other half of each espresso shot.
  • Top with the rest of the cream, divided into four parts for every cup.
  • Put all 4 tiramisu cups in the refrigerator for a couple of hours or better overnight.
  • Before serving sprinkle some cocoa powder on top.

Notes

*Put a can of coconut cream in the refrigerator a few hours before starting if it’s not already there.
 
*I like plain vegan cream cheese from brands Violife and Viofree.
 
*The cup that I’m using for my tiramisu is an Illy coffee cup that holds 200 ml (it’s 7 cm tall with a 9 cm diameter on top). If you have a bigger cup or are using a larger dish you can pipe the sponge mixture on a baking tray lined with baking paper and create the size of ladyfingers that fit your cup, glass or dish. The pipping bag doesn’t need a tip. If you’re making ladyfingers in the traditional shape, the end part of the pipping bag should be open about 2 cm and you should pipe ladyfingers about 10 cm long. If you are pipping circles with ladyfinger batter, you can perhaps draw a circle on a baking paper for more precise pipping.
 
*One serving is for one tiramisu in a 200 ml cup. I made a larger tiramisu in a glass (as seen in the pictures) for presentation purposes only so you can see the layers. Otherwise that is too big of a portion for me.
 
*Prep time does not include time that tiramisu needs to stand in the fridge.
 
*I got the inspiration for the sponge part of recipe here.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 463kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 5gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 18gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gSodium: 230mgPotassium: 167mgFiber: 2gSugar: 18gCalcium: 85mgIron: 1mg
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