Vegan Tiramisu

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I requested a vegan tiramisu recipe from Whole Foods, and they not only created the recipe, but gave me a $25 gift card!

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Serves: 12

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Tags: dessert · italian · vegetarian · vegan · tiramisu · dairy-free · egg-free · ladyfingers ·

Ingredients

Ladyfinger Cookies

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 cup non-hydrogenated margarine
1 cup vegan sugar
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup dairy-free milk, such as soy, rice or almond

Tiramisu

1 1/2 cups soy cream cheese
1 1/2 cups soy sour cream
3/4 cup powdered sugar, sifted
2 cups strong brewed coffee or espresso, cooled to room temperature
2 tablespoons Marsala wine
1/4 cup fine-quality bittersweet chocolate shavings (made with a vegetable peeler) or 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

Method

To make the ladyfingers, sift together flour, baking powder and baking soda and set aside. In the bowl of a standing mixer with the paddle attachment, cream together margarine and sugar until fluffy. Stir in maple syrup. Slowly incorporate the flour mixture until thoroughly combined, alternating with additions of milk. Chill the dough for at least an hour.

Preheat oven to 350°F and position a rack in the center of the oven. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into 1-inch balls and then roll each ball into a 2-inch-long stick. Arrange on baking sheets, leaving a few inches of room between each ladyfinger. Bake 8 to 12 minutes, until cookies are firm and just beginning to brown. Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet for about 1 minute. When they are firm enough to move, transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

To assemble the tiramisu, in a standing mixer with the whisk attachment or with a handheld mixer, beat together cream cheese, sour cream and powdered sugar. Stir together coffee and Marsala in a shallow bowl. Dip a ladyfinger in coffee mixture, soaking it about 4 seconds on each side, and then transfer to a 5x9-inch glass baking dish. Repeat with 8 more ladyfingers and arrange in the bottom of dish. Spread half of the cream cheese-sour cream mixture evenly over ladyfingers. Make another layer in the same manner with remaining ladyfingers and cream cheese-sour cream mixture. Chill tiramisu covered, for at least an hour.

Just before serving, sprinkle with chocolate shavings or cocoa.

Nutrition Info
Per serving (About 5.5oz/156g-wt.): 340 calories (110 from fat), 13g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 5g protein, 51g total carbohydrate (less than 1g dietary fiber, 28g sugar), 0mg cholesterol, 420mg sodium

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