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Fridge tiramisu slice (vegan) – Lazy Cat Kitchen

Fridge tiramisu slice (vegan) – Lazy Cat Kitchen

vegan fridge tiramisu slice cut up

Finally, we were lucky to experience some proper summer heat this week! Yesterday was really glorious, the skies were blue and it was hot with a nice, cooling breeze. I spend the day in my deckchair (my hammock is broken) with a good book in hand and heaps of delicious summer food – iced coffee, fresh strawberries, massive salad for lunch and a piece of this very fridge tiramisu slice for afters.

Even though it was too short-lived for my liking (it’s raining again today), it was really nice to chill in the sunshine and not to do any work for once. I generally have trouble taking time off for myself and even when I manage to steal some my mind gets inexplicably pulled towards work, chores, things I should be doing instead…can you relate? It’s not healthy so I am trying my hardest to set some work life boundaries for myself and stick to them without feeling guilt. It’s work in progress, I won’t lie.

So this fridge tiramisu slice is absolutely delightful on a hot summer day. It’s super quick and easy to make and it’s beautifully creamy and refreshing to eat. If you don’t like coffee but are on board with the general idea, skip the coffee and keep this slice plain or flavour the chocolate with a little orange zest and a few drops of orange extract, for example. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we do.

MORE ABOUT THE INGREDIENTS

vegan fridge tiramisu slice ingredients

CASHEWS – cashews form the base for this creamy dessert. They work perfectly as they contribute a rich base and nice mouthfeel yet their neutral flavour doesn’t take over. If you are allergic to cashews or would rather use something cheaper, soaked sunflower seeds work similarly and their flavour, although more prominent than cashew flavour, won’t come through in the white layer if you flavour it with a little coffee too.

MAPLE SYRUP – I used maple syrup to sweeten this dessert, but you can use any type of sweeter you like. A different liquid sweetener like golden syrup or rice syrup would work the same, but if you would rather use icing (confectioner’s) sugar that’s fine too – just make sure to use some plant milk to compensate for the lost moisture.

INSTANT COFFEE – instant coffee is a best ways to infuse desserts with coffee flavour. I used 3 tsp of instant coffee in the chocolate layer and none in the vanilla layer as I wanted both flavour and colour contrast, but you could flavour both layers with coffee to your taste, if you prefer. If you don’t like coffee at all, skip it and perhaps add some orange zest and a few drops of orange extract to the top layer to create chocolate orange slice or keep it plain.

DARK CHOCOLATE – dark chocolate forms the bottom layer of this simple no bake dessert. Chocolate and coffee work really well together, providing both heaps of flavour and richness of texture. I used just shy of a whole standard bar (100 g / 3.5 oz) of chocolate leaving a little bit for decoration or taste testing 😉 .

COCONUT OIL – coconut oil gives firmness and richness to the top layer of this dessert, without it the layer would be too soft once thawed. I recommend using a flavour-free coconut oil that has been steamed to remove coconut flavour. Failing that good vegan butter (I like Naturli) will render similar results.

vegan fridge tiramisu slice soaked cashews

vegan fridge tiramisu slice coffee layer

vegan fridge tiramisu slice making

vegan fridge tiramisu slice cutting

vegan fridge tiramisu slice cut

vegan fridge tiramisu slice cut up

vegan fridge tiramisu slice square

vegan fridge tiramisu slice sliced

CHOCOLATE-COFFEE LAYER

  • 100 g / 3.5 oz (heaped ¾ cup) raw cashews, soaked
  • 60 ml / ¼ cup maple syrup or other sweetener
  • 60 ml / ¼ cup plant milk (I used almond)
  • 2-3 tsp instant coffee, more to taste
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 90 g / 3.2 oz vegan dark chocolate

VANILLA LAYER

  • 100 g / 3.5 oz (heaped ¾ cup) raw cashews, soaked
  • 45 ml / 3 tbsp maple syrup or other sweetener
  • 5 ml / 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 50 g / ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp instant coffee, optional
  • cocoa powder (or chocolate shavings), to decorate

METHOD

  1. Soak cashews for both layers overnight in cold water or in boiling water for at least 30 minutes. Drain really well.
  2. Put half of the soaked cashews, 60 ml (¼ cup) maple syrup, 60 ml (¼ cup) plant milk, salt and 2-3 tsp of coffee in a small blender (I used my Ninja for this). Blend until super smooth.
  3. Transfer this mixture to a metal (or glass bowl). Add broken up chocolate and place over a pot filled with water (make sure the water does not touch the bottom of the bowl). Bring the water to a gentle simmer and once it’s at that point, switch the heat off and allow the chocolate to melt in the residual heat. Gently and slowly stir melted chocolate into cashew cream next to it.
  4. Line a 10 cm / 4″ by 20 cm / 8″ (I used my 2 lb banana bread tin) with a strip of baking paper.
  5. Spread coffee layer at the bottom of the lined tin.
  6. Put the first four vanilla layer ingredients into the blender (no need to wash it). Blend until smooth. Add a little instant coffee if you like, I kept the top layer coffee-free.
  7. Spread vanilla layer over the coffee layer and place in the freezer for 2-3 hrs to set.
  8. Decorate with cocoa power (or chocolate shavings) once set, cut into 8 squares or 16 half-squares (it’s rich) and let it rest for 10 minutes at room temperature to soften. Store in the freezer or fridge, in an air-tight container.

NOTES

Fridge tiramisu slice (vegan)

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Home Simple Vegan Plant-Based Recipes Fridge tiramisu slice (vegan) – Lazy Cat Kitchen

Fridge tiramisu slice (vegan) – Lazy Cat Kitchen

Fridge tiramisu slice (vegan) – Lazy Cat Kitchen

vegan fridge tiramisu slice cut up

Finally, we were lucky to experience some proper summer heat this week! Yesterday was really glorious, the skies were blue and it was hot with a nice, cooling breeze. I spend the day in my deckchair (my hammock is broken) with a good book in hand and heaps of delicious summer food – iced coffee, fresh strawberries, massive salad for lunch and a piece of this very fridge tiramisu slice for afters.

Even though it was too short-lived for my liking (it’s raining again today), it was really nice to chill in the sunshine and not to do any work for once. I generally have trouble taking time off for myself and even when I manage to steal some my mind gets inexplicably pulled towards work, chores, things I should be doing instead…can you relate? It’s not healthy so I am trying my hardest to set some work life boundaries for myself and stick to them without feeling guilt. It’s work in progress, I won’t lie.

So this fridge tiramisu slice is absolutely delightful on a hot summer day. It’s super quick and easy to make and it’s beautifully creamy and refreshing to eat. If you don’t like coffee but are on board with the general idea, skip the coffee and keep this slice plain or flavour the chocolate with a little orange zest and a few drops of orange extract, for example. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we do.

MORE ABOUT THE INGREDIENTS

vegan fridge tiramisu slice ingredients

CASHEWS – cashews form the base for this creamy dessert. They work perfectly as they contribute a rich base and nice mouthfeel yet their neutral flavour doesn’t take over. If you are allergic to cashews or would rather use something cheaper, soaked sunflower seeds work similarly and their flavour, although more prominent than cashew flavour, won’t come through in the white layer if you flavour it with a little coffee too.

MAPLE SYRUP – I used maple syrup to sweeten this dessert, but you can use any type of sweeter you like. A different liquid sweetener like golden syrup or rice syrup would work the same, but if you would rather use icing (confectioner’s) sugar that’s fine too – just make sure to use some plant milk to compensate for the lost moisture.

INSTANT COFFEE – instant coffee is a best ways to infuse desserts with coffee flavour. I used 3 tsp of instant coffee in the chocolate layer and none in the vanilla layer as I wanted both flavour and colour contrast, but you could flavour both layers with coffee to your taste, if you prefer. If you don’t like coffee at all, skip it and perhaps add some orange zest and a few drops of orange extract to the top layer to create chocolate orange slice or keep it plain.

DARK CHOCOLATE – dark chocolate forms the bottom layer of this simple no bake dessert. Chocolate and coffee work really well together, providing both heaps of flavour and richness of texture. I used just shy of a whole standard bar (100 g / 3.5 oz) of chocolate leaving a little bit for decoration or taste testing 😉 .

COCONUT OIL – coconut oil gives firmness and richness to the top layer of this dessert, without it the layer would be too soft once thawed. I recommend using a flavour-free coconut oil that has been steamed to remove coconut flavour. Failing that good vegan butter (I like Naturli) will render similar results.

vegan fridge tiramisu slice soaked cashews

vegan fridge tiramisu slice coffee layer

vegan fridge tiramisu slice making

vegan fridge tiramisu slice cutting

vegan fridge tiramisu slice cut

vegan fridge tiramisu slice cut up

vegan fridge tiramisu slice square

vegan fridge tiramisu slice sliced

CHOCOLATE-COFFEE LAYER

  • 100 g / 3.5 oz (heaped ¾ cup) raw cashews, soaked
  • 60 ml / ¼ cup maple syrup or other sweetener
  • 60 ml / ¼ cup plant milk (I used almond)
  • 2-3 tsp instant coffee, more to taste
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 90 g / 3.2 oz vegan dark chocolate

VANILLA LAYER

  • 100 g / 3.5 oz (heaped ¾ cup) raw cashews, soaked
  • 45 ml / 3 tbsp maple syrup or other sweetener
  • 5 ml / 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 50 g / ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp instant coffee, optional
  • cocoa powder (or chocolate shavings), to decorate

METHOD

  1. Soak cashews for both layers overnight in cold water or in boiling water for at least 30 minutes. Drain really well.
  2. Put half of the soaked cashews, 60 ml (¼ cup) maple syrup, 60 ml (¼ cup) plant milk, salt and 2-3 tsp of coffee in a small blender (I used my Ninja for this). Blend until super smooth.
  3. Transfer this mixture to a metal (or glass bowl). Add broken up chocolate and place over a pot filled with water (make sure the water does not touch the bottom of the bowl). Bring the water to a gentle simmer and once it’s at that point, switch the heat off and allow the chocolate to melt in the residual heat. Gently and slowly stir melted chocolate into cashew cream next to it.
  4. Line a 10 cm / 4″ by 20 cm / 8″ (I used my 2 lb banana bread tin) with a strip of baking paper.
  5. Spread coffee layer at the bottom of the lined tin.
  6. Put the first four vanilla layer ingredients into the blender (no need to wash it). Blend until smooth. Add a little instant coffee if you like, I kept the top layer coffee-free.
  7. Spread vanilla layer over the coffee layer and place in the freezer for 2-3 hrs to set.
  8. Decorate with cocoa power (or chocolate shavings) once set, cut into 8 squares or 16 half-squares (it’s rich) and let it rest for 10 minutes at room temperature to soften. Store in the freezer or fridge, in an air-tight container.

NOTES

Fridge tiramisu slice (vegan)