When is tiramisu ever a bad idea? Answer- never. This is one of our “special occasion” desserts because it takes a little more time to prep, but it makes the perfect breakfast cake for the day after ;) And the day after that.
Scroll below for ingredients and cooking instructions!
18 pitted medjool dates (about 1.5 cups packed)
1.5 cups water
1.75 cups oat flour
1.5 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla bean powder (or vanilla extract)
1 cup of very strong coffee
2 tbsp turbinado sugar
1 cup raw cashews
1/2 cup non-dairy milk (we used almond)
3 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
14 oz can chilled coconut milk (must be refrigerated overnight so the coconut fat separates from the coconut water!)
1 tbsp cocoa powder
Preheat oven to 350F
In a high speed blender, combine the water and medjool dates. Blend until smooth.
Add the rest of the cake ingredients. Blend just until combined. Do no over blend or the cake will come out gummy.
Pour the batter into an 8-inch square or round pan that is either greased or lined with parchment paper. Spread evenly.
Bake for 30-35 minutes at 350F.
Cool completely, and turn off the oven.
While the cake is cooling, bring a pot of water to a boil on the stove and toss in the cashews. Boil for 10 minutes or until the cashews are soft.
In a high speed blender, combine cooked cashews, milk, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Blend until smooth.
Remove your can of coconut cream from the fridge and scoop out the hardened coconut fat from the top. Leave the coconut water below. Add the cream to a mixing bowl and beat it until it becomes soft and fluffy. We used a hand mixer on a medium/high setting for about 3-5 minutes. Once the coconut cream becomes fluffy, gently fold in the cashew mixture. Store in the fridge until ready for use.
Combine your strong coffee and turbinado sugar in a pot and bring to a boil. Lower it to a simmer so it doesn’t burn, but so the mixture develops a syrup-like texture. Simmer for about 10 minutes then remove from heat. (If you don’t want to add any sugar to the recipe, just use really strong coffee in the next step.)
Once the cake has cooled completely, slice it into fingers about 1” wide. You should get about 18-20 fingers from the pan. Lay half of them flat on the pan, covering the entire bottom. Drizzle half the coffee sauce over all the fingers so they have a strong coffee flavor. Take the cream out of the fridge and pour half over the coffee soaked lady fingers. Make sure there is enough left for the top! Lay the next layer of lady fingers down, use the rest of the coffee sauce, and cover it with the rest of the cream. Using a metal sieve sprinkle cocoa powder over the entire thing.
Refrigerate for at least 2 hours so the flavors have a chance to “set”.
Serve chilled with your favorite cup of coffee or tea!