INGREDIENTS:

  • Brownies enough to fill bottom of pan
  • Marble cake (or similar), cut in thin layers
  • Dairy free custard (recipe below)
  • Coffee syrup (recipe below)

CUSTARD RECIPE:

  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup or 225 g non-dairy cream cheese
  • 1 cup non-dairy whipped cream

Beat egg yolks & sugar until very light in colour – almost white & fluffy. Beat in cream cheese to the mixture. In separate bowl, beat whipped cream until it is fluffy and light. Fold into egg/tofutti mixture. Cream should be light and fluffy. (Freezes well…..)

COFFEE SYRUP RECIPE:

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee (or more for stronger taste)
  • 1 cup sugar

Dissolve coffee in water in a small saucepan over heat. Add sugar until mixture is heated through and sugar is dissolved. Take off heat and cool. This mixture can be bottled in fridge.

PREPARATION:

This is a dairy free, delicious concoction of brownie, cake, coffee and cream. It is versatile and can be made to any size…..Follow these steps and make your own creation!

  1. Take any size pan with a high edge. I like to use a loaf pan. Line it with parchment paper. Fill the bottom with brownie squares so that there are no spaces. Don’t worry if you see lines.
  2. Using a pastry brush, brush the brownie top with coffee syrup. Spread a layer of cream on top.
  3. Cut vanilla or marble cake and arrange pieces in one layer.
  4. Using a pastry brush, brush the cake with a generous amount of coffee syrup. Spread a layer of cream on top.
  5. Repeat step 3 and 4 one or two more times until close to the height of your pan.
  6. Spread last layer of cream on top. Using a straight or rippled edge, run knife flush over top of pan to get a clean finish.
  7. Freeze the cake. After an hour, you can run hot water on a knife and run through sides of pan between cake and parchment. Place back in freezer for a few hours. Freezing the cake makes it easier to take the cake out of pan.
  8. Pull out the parchment paper and remove cake from pan. You can cover sides with cream for decoration if you like. You can also dust top with cocoa powder using a sifter. This dessert freezes well. Take out an hour before you want to eat it.
  9. Let sit in refrigerator until ready to eat.