- 1 ¼ cup unsweetened soy milk , divided
- 1 cup full fat coconut milk
- ½ cup maple syrup
- 1 ½ tbsp vanilla extract
- ¼ cup cornstarch
- 1 397g pack of vegan puff pastry , thawed
- All-purpose flour , for dusting
Vegan Napoleon Cake
The wait is over… this cake that has marked my childhood memories has officially been veganized and is ready to be shared with the whole world.
Yep, kind of a dramatic intro but, I am not joking you guys… this cake is the type of cake that you dream about for weeks after you’ve tried it.
It is the type of cake anyone who has tasted it wants the recipe. It is the type of cake that will make your best friend love you even more and the type of cake that even the most complicated of children will want for their birthdays.
You don’t have to take my word for it, you just have to watch the recipe video for this cake that I published on my YouTube channel. In it, my friend Aisha tasted this Vegan Napoleon Cake for the very first time in front of the camera and all she could say was: oh my God.
That is the kind of reactions that this cake can cause. So if you are not ready for praise, then maybe opt for another recipe… this one might not be for you.
I feel like this blogpost is rather over the top compared to what I usually write, but honestly, I have no shame about it lol. You have no idea how long I have been longing for a cake like this… You see, I grew up with my mom making Napoleon Cake for birthdays, for Christmas and for the holidays. This cake was a family tradition for the longest time. Until… I became vegan.
At that moment, my mom did not know how to veganize this cake and I was frankly intimidated to try making it myself. Then, out of nowhere, my younger brother asked if my mom or I could make this cake for his 20th birthday. I jumped on the occasion to challenge myself and started my internet scouting.
One of the first recipes I came across was from Florentina at https://veggiesociety.com/. She made her version of a Vegan Custard Puff Pastry Napoleon Recipe. Her recipe was so easy and required so few ingredients that I was sold. I would try to replicate this cake but with a few tweaks to make it more like my family’s version.
In Florentina’s recipe, a thick layer of cream is sandwiched between two layers of flaky puff pastry so her cake looks very similar to a mille feuille cake. However, the way I grew up eating Napoleon Cakes was with multiple layers of puff pastry alternated with smaller quantities of cream.
So I went on a mission to make my version of my family’s Napoleon Cake and I have to say it was a SUCCESS!
melts in your mouth
tastes like it took you a week to make
also tastes like you hired a private chef to make it for you
requires only a few ingredients
is 100% vegan, dairy free and egg free
is PERFECT for celebrations.
This recipe is so good, that I kind of wanted to keep it to myself, but I thought, it’s the holidays after all and I should spread the joy of cooking and delicious desserts with the world, so here it is guys. I really really really hope you try making this recipe, because I know that if you do, you will love it!
If you happen to snap a photo of your creation, be sure to tag me on Instagram (@muriellebanackissa)!