Tiramisu Trifle with Cherries

Califia Farms

Tiramisu trifle

You can’t beat a vegan tiramisu trifle with cherries on top! Trifle is a great dessert for special occasions (or any time you feel in the mood).

Makes 3-4 wineglass-sized servings 

Preparation time: 30-40 mins 

Cook time: 30 mins 


Cake ingredients:

1 1/3 cup flour

1 tbsp cornflour

3/4 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp bicarb soda

1/4 tsp sea salt

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup melted coconut oil

1 1/4 cup Califia Farms XX Espresso (or your preferred coffee-flavoured vegan milk)

2 tsp vanilla

Other trifle ingredients:

Califia Farms XX Espresso

1 can coconut whipping cream, chilled (or a can of full fat coconut cream refrigerated for 24 hours prior)

1/3 cup cherry compote or cherry jam

Fresh cherries, pitted (approx 500g) – or any other seasonal fruit

Dark chocolate, shaved


  1. Preheat oven to 170C.
  2. Grease your cake tin with coconut oil, (a 20cm round tin was used here). 
  3. Whisk together the flour, cornflour, baking powder, bicarb soda, and sea salt into a large bowl, set aside. 
  4. Add the sugar, melted coconut oil, Califia Farms XX Espresso and vanilla to a large bowl. Whisk to combine. 
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and combine. Take care to not over-mix. Pour the mixture into your cake tin. Place in the oven for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool completely. 
  6. Cut the cake into circles the size of your serving glasses, set the excess cake aside. 
  7. Whip the coconut cream with handheld beaters. If using Full Fat Coconut Cream, scrape only the solid part from the top of the chilled can and discard the water before whipping. 
  8. Place the cake into the base of each glass. 
  9. Pour 2 tbsp of Califia Farms XX Espresso into each glass, infusing the cake. 
  10. Gently spoon in a layer of whipped coconut cream to each, then arrange halved pitted cherries around the outside of the glass. 
  11. Take the excess cake and crumble it into a bowl, pour 2-3 tablespoons of Califia Farms XX Espresso into the bowl and mix well. Place a couple of spoonfuls of this into the trifle glasses. Top with cherry compote or cherry jam and dollop or pipe any additional coconut cream. Finish with shavings of dark chocolate.

If you enjoyed this vegan tiramisu, why not try this festive black forest trifle?

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