Indulge in Decadence: Vegan Tiramisu Recipe

Tiramisu, the classic Italian dessert, is renowned for its luxurious layers of coffee-soaked ladyfingers and creamy mascarpone filling. But what if you’re vegan or looking to explore plant-based options without sacrificing flavor and texture? Fear not, as we present a delectable vegan tiramisu recipe that captures all the essence of the traditional version while being entirely dairy-free and egg-free.


For the Coffee Soaking Syrup:

  • 1 cup of strong brewed coffee, cooled
  • 2 tablespoons of coffee liqueur (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar or sweetener of choice

For the Cashew Cream Layer:

  • 1 1/2 cups of raw cashews, soaked overnight and drained
  • 1/2 cup of coconut cream
  • 1/4 cup of maple syrup or agave nectar
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

For Assembly:

  • About 24-30 vegan ladyfinger cookies (savoiardi)
  • Cocoa powder, for dusting


  1. Prepare the Coffee Soaking Syrup: Mix the brewed coffee, coffee liqueur (if using), and sugar until the sugar is dissolved. Set aside.
  2. Make the Cashew Cream: Blend soaked cashews, coconut cream, maple syrup or agave nectar, vanilla extract, and salt until smooth. Adjust the consistency with a splash of plant-based milk if needed.
  3. Assemble the Tiramisu: Dip each vegan ladyfinger cookie into the coffee soaking syrup for a few seconds on each side. Arrange a layer of soaked cookies in a serving dish or individual glasses.
  4. Layer the Cashew Cream: Spread a layer of the cashew cream over the soaked cookies.
  5. Repeat Layers: Alternate layers of soaked cookies and cashew cream until all ingredients are used. Finish with a layer of cashew cream on top.
  6. Chill and Dust: Cover the tiramisu and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight, to allow flavors to meld and dessert to set. Dust the top with cocoa powder just before serving.

Tips and Variations:

  • Enhance the chocolate flavor by adding a layer of melted vegan chocolate between the soaked cookies and cashew cream.
  • Make it nut-free by substituting soaked sunflower seeds or blanched almonds for cashews.
  • Experiment with flavors by adding almond or hazelnut extracts to the cashew cream or incorporating spices like cinnamon or nutmeg.
  • Elevate the presentation with decorative garnishes like shaved chocolate, fresh berries, or chopped nuts.

How to Store:

  • Keep leftover tiramisu in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Avoid dusting with cocoa powder until ready to serve to prevent sogginess.


  1. Can I use store-bought vegan whipped cream instead of cashew cream? Yes, you can, but cashew cream adds richness and nuttiness to the dessert.
  2. Is it possible to make this recipe gluten-free? Absolutely! Look for gluten-free vegan ladyfinger cookies or make your own using a gluten-free flour blend.
  3. Can I omit alcohol from the recipe? Yes, simply skip the coffee liqueur or use a non-alcoholic coffee flavoring syrup.
  4. Can I freeze tiramisu? While possible, texture changes may occur. Wrap tightly and thaw in the refrigerator before serving.

Indulge in the luscious layers of this vegan tiramisu, perfect for any occasion or simply as a decadent treat to satisfy your sweet cravings. With its creamy cashew filling and aromatic coffee-infused flavors, this dairy-free delight is sure to impress even the most discerning dessert connoisseurs.
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