Vegan Lemon Tiramisù
This lemon tiramisù is a fresh and light variation of my Best Vegan Tiramisù. It’s an elegant dessert and easier to make than you might think. A great alternative to cake, especially if you are not a fan of buttercream.
Italian, vegan, vegetarian
For the cake
boiling water (⅔ cup)
sugar (¾ cup)
neutral vegetable oil
all-purpose flour (1 cup)
cornstarch (⅓ cup + 1 tbsp)
For the filling
raw (1 ¾ cup)
soy yoghurt (2¾ cups)
powdered sugar (¾ cup plus 1 tbsp)
or 50 g powdered sugar (⅓ cup plus 1 tbsp)
lemon juice (⅓ cup + 2 tbsp)
(juice from three medium lemons)
elderflower syrup (cordial)
or 1 tbsp sugar
The night before, soak your cashews in fresh water and set aside.
The next day drain the cashews and place in a blender.
Add remaining ingredients for the fillingand purée until very smooth.
Place in the fridge.
Line two small baking pans (13 x 12 cm) or one larger pan (28 x 18) with parchment paper or grease them very well.
In a bowl, combine sugar and boiling water to dissolve.
Add oil and whisk well.
Stir in flour, baking powder, and starch.
Pour batter into pans and bake for 15-20 minutes. (Or 10-15 minutes, if you chose a single large pan.)
Please watch the batter carefully, it tends to burn easily.
Make sure the sponge is properly baked by inserting a toothpick in the middle of the pans. (It should come out clean.)
Let cool for 5 minutes, then remove from pans and let cool on a rack.
Cut the sponge into two layers and place one layer on the bottom of each pan you just used for baking.
Mix lemon juice, elderflower syrup, and grappa and and pour 3-4 tbsp on top of each layer. Make sure not to drown the sponge in liquid.
Remove the filling from the fridge and pour a quarter into each pan.
Place the remaining sponges on top, add another 3-4 tablespoons of soaking liquid and top with the remaining filling.
Cover the pans and let the tiramisú sit in the fridge over night. That way the filling gets all firm and creamy.
I do weigh all my ingredients on a kitchen scale. The cup measurements are calculated with an online tool.