- Media Credit: Brett Cobley
Does coffee come before or after dessert? How about IN the dessert instead?
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Duration2 hours
Cook Time30 minutes
Prep Time1 hour 30 minutes


  • 300 g self raising four
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 300 ml plant milk
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinigar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 150 g vegan butter
  • 2 tablespoons of coffee
  • 600 g vegan cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons custard powder
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1/4 cup plant milk
  • 2 tablespoons amaretto liquor
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon whiskey
  • 1/2 cup of caster sugar
  • 100 g grated dark vegan chocolate


  • Mix together the flour, with 200g caster sugar, bicarb and salt.
  • In a jug mix together the 300ml plant milk, apple cider vinegar and vanilla.
  • Add the vegan butter to the flour mix and stir until it forms a crumbly consistency.
  • Add the liquid a little bit at a time while mixing.
  • Once you have a thick smooth batter. Pour it in to a large greased baking tray and bake for 30mins on 160c
  • While the sponge is baking combine the cream cheese, alcohol and 1/2 cup of caster sugar. Mix the custard powder with hot water and plant milk and stir together to form a thick paste then combine with the creamy mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Remove the sponger from the oven and allow to rest for 1 hour.
  • Once the sponge has rested, cut it into fingers and brew a cup of coffee made with 2 tablespoons of instant coffee. Pour the coffee on to a plate so it is easier to dip the sponge.
  • Spoon the cream mixture into a glass then dip the sponge into the coffee and lay it on top making a layer. Now spoon more cream onto to form a new layer and coat this with grated chocolate. Add on more sponge and repeat this process of sponge, cream and chocolate until you reach the top of the glass and finish with cream topped with chocolate.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes and enjoy!
This recipe was republished with permission from Brett Cobley. Follow Brett here

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