Sinless Gluten-Free Vegan Tiramisu

Sinless Gluten Free Vegan Tiramisu

Sinless Gluten Free Vegan Tiramisu


I must apologize for the slight delay in this recipe. In my defense, I do have a very good reason for leaving you all hanging after giving you the hint in my previous post that I was making tiramisu.

The reason being my younger sister’s confirmation. It is incredibly common to have a confirmation in Norway, either through the church or the Norwegian Humanist Association. Since my sister is also a vegan (yay), she decided that she wished for all the food for the feast after the ceremony to be made from scratch. That sentence is just music to my ears. However it does call for a lot of work on my part. I have spent all of the last two days cooking and preparing, and the same is going to be on the agenda for today. Luckily I am an early riser, so I have the time to publish this before getting to work.


Sinless Gluten Free Vegan Tiramisu


Anyways, this is one of the planned desserts for the party, along with Carrot Cake, Double Layer Chocolate Cake, Molten Lava Cake and some various sweet treats. For the main courses we have decided on making a wide range of dishes, such as Vegetable Lasagna, Potato Salad, Curry Soup, Green Pea Soup, and then my sister is making a vegan quiche. All in all we are 25 people, which is the largest amount of people I have ever cooked for. Like you can probably imagine, this requires quite a lot of work!

Hopefully you can forgive me for the delay and enjoy this recipe!


Sinless Gluten Free Vegan Tiramisu

Sinless Gluten-Free Vegan Tiramisu

makes 1 small pan


Biscuit layer:

Dipping sauce:

  • 1 cup freshly brewed coffee 
  • 2 tbsp amaretto

Cream layer:

  • 2 x whipped coconut cream
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup dates
  • 2 tbsp coffee
  • 2 tbsp amaretto
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence


  • shredded dark chocolate
  • cacao powder



1. Start by making the ladyfingers according to said recipe. This whole recipe makes only a small tiramisu cake, so you only need about 8-12 biscuits (depending on size).

Sinless Gluten Free Vegan Tiramisu


2. Stir together the dipping sauce. Grab each ladyfinger one by one and soak them in the coffee. Unlike traditional ladyfingers, which only needs to be soaked for a couple of seconds, these should be allowed to soak for about 1 minute. Do not worry, they will not become mushy!


3. Place all the cream layer ingredients, except for the whipped cream, in a food processor and run until completely smooth. Have the whipped coconut cream prepared in another bowl before stirring in the mixture.


Sinless Gluten Free Vegan Tiramisu


4. Now comes the fun part. Grab a baking dish and line it with either parchment or plastic wrap paper. Start by making a bottom layer using half of the soaked ladyfingers. Add a thorough layer of the cream and smooth it down properly using a spatula. Take the remaining ladyfingers and place them on top, creating a second layer. Finish off with the remaining cream. Place this in the refrigerator overnight.


Sinless Gluten Free Vegan Tiramisu


5. Garnish before serving with a dusting of cacao powder and optionally some shredded dark chocolate. Then simply grab the parchment/plastic wrap to lift it out of the pan, slice it up and enjoy. All in all, this makes about 8 squares.


Sinless Gluten Free Vegan Tiramisu


I tried making this twice, one with and one without the liquor. I hardly drink alcohol, primarily because I do not care for the taste, but in tiramisu, it is a must if you want it to taste as authentic as possible. You can however skip it if you feel so inclined.


Store any left-overs in the refrigerator and they will keep for at least 2 days. Remember that this recipe is for a quite small baking pan, so feel free to double it if necessary.





  1. says

    I love that your recipes never call for a lot of ingredients. I almost always have everything in my house already, or only need to get one or two more ingredients. <3 convenience

  2. Nica says

    I love your blog! I am not vegan neither vegetarian. I am an athlete and during a month when I wanted to be a vegan I feel that my body is “clean” but I lose muscles so I decided to eat meat again. But I love your blog and I try to find other alternatives to dairy and meat. I used to eat sooo much diary. About 500ml milk per day, plus 200g Cottage cheese plus about 2 yoghurts. Eh. Now I changed it, I drink milk only in my coffee and I eat some cheese in my salads and eggs. I also found alternatives for meat- tofu and a lots of beans, chickpeas and lentils.
    The problem is that here, in Czech, we don´t have much options. We don´t have silken tofu and a lot of food is low quality (I honestly can´t wait to move to another country :D)
    Do you have some ideas for vegan high protein snacks?

    • T says

      Did you know that there are many vegan body builders out there? I even know one guy who changed his diet to stricly vegan just to get an even better trained body (not even for the animals or the environment, but hey! One more vegan! :D) and it worked for him, he lost body fat and gained muscles more easily than before. The ancient athletes were all on a vegan diet as far as I know. So if you lose muscels, you probably did something wrong? I don’t know because although vegan is a very healthy and feelgood way to eat, it sadly doesn’t work for really everyone. But being vegan AND having lots and lots of muscels is definitely possible :)

      • Nica says

        I know that it is possible to be vegan and an athlete at the same time! :) I read a lot of articles about vegan in last few days and I may try it again :) The problem is that I eat about 110g protein per day and it is much easier to eat meat because it is full of proteins. But I really would love to be vegan :)
        My family doesn´t support me at all and I even don´t know any vegan. People often make jokes about vegetarians- for example last month. We have celebration in the restaurant and everyone ordered steak and I didn´t want to eat it. One guy asked me if I am vegetarian and everybody started to laugh. But that is czech rep. I think in other countries being vegan is not that special.
        Besides, we don´t have any organic vegetable and fruit in supermarkets and all alternatives for meat are made from soy which isn´t great :-/ But I think I go vegan again :) I don´t care about other. I want to do it for my health and for animals of course! :)

        • T says

          poor you :( Here in Austria it certainly depends (city or countryside, academic or working class, old or young, vegetarian or vegan). We have many organic supermarkets and health food stores and in July we will get our first vegan supermarket here in Vienna and although I’m quite happy about it, I don’t really know if I really need it. All the recipes here and on my other fave vegan blogs come without all these fancy vegan ingredients. I lived in Bergen, Norway for a while and I never found much vegan stuff (except maybe TVP, but I’m a bit allergic to soy), so I guess even Norwegians have to buy many things online – is that true, Solveig? Or maybe I just have been blind. Where do you buy all your food? (I know you mentioned a bit about that in your pantry section, but maybe we readers would like to find out more about it :) )
          Don’t you have any asian stores near you? You can get tofu and coconut milk etc. there.
          You can do quite a lot meaty stuff with beans, lentils and grains instead of soy and seitan (being pure gluten).
          The last time I’ve been to the Czech Rep. I was so delighted about all those farmer markets! Aren’t they a good alternative to organic vegetables from the supermarket? I personally prefer local&seasonal over organic.

          I guess it must be very hard going vegan in such a discomforting environment, but I’m sure, they will get used to you being so strange, and one glorious day they will find out that those crazy things you are eating taste really good ;)
          I wish you strengh and willpower :D

          Sorry Solveig for spamming around in your blog! I would also love to read something about being vegan and building strengh (esp. recepes of course ;) ) on your blog :D As you are such an active person, I guess you know the one or other thing about it :) (I now really want to work out more, you really got me motivated!)

        • Woodhouse says

          I totally know where you’re coming from! I’m a very active ballet dancer who comes from a family of ranchers (anti-vegans). However I do have lots of support outside of my family because I live in California, which is like the land of vegetarians. (-: One piece of advice is that it’s perfectly ok to take it slowly — there’s not really any advantage to switching to vegan overnight (-: One book that you definitely should check out is Thrive, a vegan cookbook and nutrition guide written specifically for athletes by ultra marathoner Brandon Braizer.

    • fraulein_kaninchen says

      hey Nica, I am czech too and you can find silken tofu in almost every asian food shop in Prague or I believe in every bigger city…and I am very satisfied with local farmer’s markets, they have plenty of nice fruit and vegetables. I found everything I needed in organic food shops. So, it just takes a little bit more effort ;) good luck!

      • Nica says

        Hi!:) Thank you. I have to find some Asian shop :) I live in a small town but I sometimes go to Ostrava so I´ll try to find an asian shop there.
        There is not any organic shop, is it? :D I buy vegetable in normal supermarkets- tesco, kaufland. But I think quality is really bad :( I buy at Marketplace some fruit and vegetable- but only in the season and only some types- strawberries, mushrooms, sometimes apples and watermelon.
        We have only shops with healthy food where I buy tofu, rice milk, PB and almond butter, nuts and dried food but there isn´t any vegetable and fruit.
        By the way, do you know ROBI meat? Such a great product!

  3. T says

    I love your blog too! I don’t have a gluten sensibility (tested), but I don’t think it’s healthy to eat too much of that stuff anyway (with especially wheat being breeded to having more and even more gluten because gluten makes the dough fluffy. And there’s more and more people having problems with gluten or just wheat – veeeeery mysterious… ;) ).
    Do you know any (scandinavian – everything else isn’t edible :P ) brand of vegan lakrits? I’m nibbling at salty lakrits containing gelatin at the moment and I’m feeling very guilty :( One of my friends is going to visit Norway and Sweden this Summer, so I could ask her to get some vegan lakris for me, since my travelling budget is quite tight at the moment :)

  4. Sunny says

    Vi må få se bilder av maten i konfirmasjonen! Jeg hadde nettopp konf selv, med et kjedelig koldtbord. Hele slekten min hadde nok klaget hvis det ikke var noe kjøtt å få tak i, hehe. Skulle gjerne vært invitert i den veganske konfirmasjonen! Elsker alle oppskriftene dine, du er helt genial!! :)

  5. Sunniva says

    Dette så utrolig godt ut! Spiste (vegansk) tiramisu for første gang i dag på en vegansk restaurant i Amsterdam i dag. Den var riktignok dessverre ikke glutenfri, så denne vil jeg prøve!
    Forresten, jeg prøver å kutte ned på fettet og heller spise mer karbohydrater slik som du gjør, har du noen forslag til hva jeg bør/kan spise i løpet av en dag? Kanskje du kunne laget en bloggpost om det?

  6. Diana Diaz says

    OMG! You are freaking great! This is my favorite cake of my life! I can’t wait to try the recipe this weekend! I’ll send you pictures :)

  7. Maria says

    Hello Solveig! I absolutely love your blog and adore all the yummy, healthy recipes you post. Keep up the good work :) Next week I’ll be celebrating my 3 month vegan “annivesary”, and I have decided to buy a food processor. Could you list the pros and cons of the one you have? The one in your amazon store, is that the one you use in all your recipes? I am going to order it on your amazon store, and I was wondering if you know how the shipping is (I live in Denmark, so I guess it is similar to Norway)? Lots of love from Maria

  8. Maria says

    Also, another question: In your recipes that call for plant-based milk, would you be able to use low-fat coconut milk?

  9. says

    I just wanted to say what a God-send your blog has been in my vegan baking/cooking career! I’m currently making a carob and peanut butter version of your basic biscotti recipe. I love being able to share delicious food with my family and coworkers that are vegan and gluten free. From all of the comments, it looks like being vegan carries a bit of a stigma all around the world (I live in the USA). =( That is just fine. It only gives me the drive to create great meals and treats and impress others that food can be great for you and perfectly delicious. Since removing gluten and all animal products from my diet, I have been in the healthiest state of my life (even my diabetes is classified as “in remission”). Unfortunately, it is easy to fall into a rut with your food, eating the same thing over and over. Thank you for keeping me inspired to try new things and get inventive with my own diet. I look forward to new blog posts and trying this recipe!

  10. Sarah says

    Really missing your posts, you’re such an inspiration!
    Hope you return soon, maybe you could have a ‘What I eat in a day’ sort of thing? It would’ve been really helpful for us trying to adapt the low fat (already vegan) lifestyle!

  11. natalia says

    Hey just found your blog and I love it. I found out a long time ago I had celiac disease and shortly after that decided to become vegan. I thought I was the only one in the tiny little niche! Your recipes help make life easier for me :) Thank you so much!!

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