Vegan & GF Strawberry Tart Recipe!

Hello lovelies,

You know when you just have the urge to make something completely different to anything you’ve made before? Well, that was me a couple of weeks ago.

So, I was scrolling through Pinterest (as I always do) and came across this recipe for a ‘No Bake Strawberry & Vanilla Tart’, it caught my eye straight away with how stunning it looked on the photos and I just knew that, that was the bake to throw me out my comfort zone.

Therefore, todays bake is completely inspired by that recipe. I changed a few things to make the recipe my own, as I always do and honestly guys, I completely fell in love with the finished result.

This is the first bake I’ve looked at and thought it actually looks quite professional. Now, that’s not me being a big head (well kinda is… haha), I did actually tried to make it look as professional as possible as I wanted to challenge myself in the decorating department.

That being said, the making and decorating of this cake is incredibly easy. It looks complicated, may even sound complicated but hand on heart, this is such a easy recipe to throw together and the outcome is amazing!

So guys, there’s absolutely no excuse not to make todays recipe if it interests you. Get your ingredients and equipment together and let’s get making…

{ here’s the link to the recipe I was inspired by, if your interested: https://theveganharmony.com/en/no-bake-vanilla-strawberry-tart/ }


Category: Sweet Treat / Desert

Serves: 6

Prep Time: 30 Minutes

Refrigerated Time: 4+ Hours

Overall Time: 4.5 Hours


Ingredients You Need For Base:

  • 200g Of Free-From Digestive Biscuits
  • 130g Of Butter

Ingredients You Need For Strawberry Cream:

  • 200g Of Frozen Strawberries
  • 15g Of Maple Syrup
  • 10g Of Cornflour
  • 40ml Of Water

Ingredients You Need For Vanilla Cream:

  • 420ml Of Almond Milk
  • 3tsp Of Vanilla Paste
  • 30g Of Maple Syrup
  • 6g Of Xanthan Gum
  • 10g Of Cornflour

Ingredients For Decorating:

  • 50g Of White Chocolate
  • Freeze-Dried Strawberries
  • Freeze-Dried Raspberry Pieces
  • Edible Purple Petals
  • Pink Flower Cake Toppers

How To Make Base:

  • Firstly, gather together your equipment and ingredients.
  • Secondly, place 200g of digestive biscuits into a sandwich bag and using a rolling pin (or a food processor if you have one), bash the biscuits into a fine crumb.
  • Once you’ve got your biscuit crumbs, add into a large bowl with the 130g of melted butter and mix together.
  • Now, press the biscuit crumb into the bottom and up the sides of of 10inch loose bottomed pie dish and then set aside.

How To Make Strawberry Cream:

  • Firstly, put the 200g of frozen strawberries and 15g of maple syrup into a pan and heat over a medium heat to soften the strawberries.
  • Once softened, lower the heat and bring to the boil.
  • Whilst you’re waiting for mixture to boil, in a jug add 40ml of water and 10g of cornflour and mix together.
  • When the mixture begins to boil, add in the cornflour/water mixture and stir continuously and continue to cook for another 3 minutes.
  • Now, when the 3 minutes is up and your happy with your mixture, pour the strawberry cream onto the biscuit base and allow to harden.

How To Make Vanilla Cream:

  • Once the strawberry cream has hardened, its time to make your vanilla cream.
  • Firstly, in a small bowl, mix together 6g of xanthan gum with 4tsp of water and mix until a thick paste is formed.
  • Secondly, in a large saucepan, using a whisk, whisk together 400ml of almond milk, 3tsp of vanilla extract, 30g of maple syrup and the xanthan gum mixture.
  • Now bring the mixture to the boil.
  • Whilst you’re waiting for mixture to boil, in a jug add 20ml of almond milk and 10g of cornflour and mix together.
  • When the mixture begins to boil, add in the cornflour/almond milk mixture and stir continuously and continue to cook for another 3 minutes.
  • Once the 3 minutes is up, sieve the mixture to get rid of any lumps.
  • Pour the sieved mixture over the top of the strawberry cream.
  • Now, place the tart into the fridge and allow the vanilla cream to harden (TIP: it will set/feel like a jelly when hardened).

How To Decorate Your Tart:

  • Firstly, In a microwavable bowl, place your 50g of white chocolate and place into the microwave and in 30 second blasts, blast the chocolate until melted.
  • Next, place the melted chocolate into a piping bag, snip off the end and drizzle the chocolate from one edge to the other in the centre of the tart, making a drizzle chocolate line.
  • Finally, add all the decorative pieces (the dried strawberries and freeze-dried raspberries, edible purple petals and edible flower toppers).

That’s your Strawberry Tart prepared, hardened, refrigerated and decorated, ready for you to demolish!

I’m honestly SO chuffed with the outcome, it really does remind me of something you’d buy in a store (or is that just me being big headed again…).

I’m so glad I came across the original recipe, full credit to that baker, they really did make a delicious tart!

Let me know in the comments below if you make this tart yourself and if you do, what your thoughts are on it. Did you like the different layers of texture?

Sending you all tons of love & hugs as always,

Elle xo

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29 Comments

  1. June 12, 2022 / 9:31 pm

    It sounds delicious and it looks really good too!

    Corinne x

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      June 14, 2022 / 12:36 pm

      It really is delicious. So different to anything I’ve made before but I’m obsessed with the outcome! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  2. Penny
    June 13, 2022 / 10:16 am

    So happy that I found a gluten free and delicious recipe! Since I’m gluten free it can be hard to find a good recipe that I can bake and enjoy easily! I love this one, since I’m a huge fan of strawberries 😌😍 Thank you so much for sharing and baking, Elle xx Penny | http://www.whatdidshetype.com

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      June 14, 2022 / 12:38 pm

      I promise I’ve got more GF recipes on the way! I totally get that, this is honestly such a delicious desert to try. The strawberry cream is just *chefs kiss* haha. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  3. June 13, 2022 / 10:35 am

    This looks so yummy. It’s been a while since I ate tart and looking at the pictures. Makes me want to try it. Thank you for reading!

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      June 14, 2022 / 12:38 pm

      It really is delicious! You can’t beat a good tart, can you? Especially in the summer! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  4. June 13, 2022 / 1:00 pm

    I mainly eat a plant-based diet so it was lovely to see a vegan option here; it’s also great that there are vegan butter brnads and vegan white chocolate available to make this 100% plant-based. This sounds absolutely delicious!

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      June 14, 2022 / 12:39 pm

      I promise I’ve got more vegan treats coming up! Yes, I found them to work perfectly for this recipe. I’m obsessed with how this turned out, it’s just delicious! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  5. June 13, 2022 / 1:52 pm

    These look really tasty and I always find it interesting to see the vegan alternative :) x

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      June 14, 2022 / 11:28 pm

      I will be sharing more vegan treats in the upcoming months, I’m really falling in love with their alternative ingredients! It really is delicious. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  6. June 13, 2022 / 3:35 pm

    You should be super chuffed with how this turned out, it looks excellent! A strawberry tart is so perfect for Summer!

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      June 14, 2022 / 12:40 pm

      Ah thank you so much lovely, that means the world! You can’t beat a good tart in the summer time, can you? It’s just amazing! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  7. June 13, 2022 / 7:49 pm

    As soon as I saw strawberries I knew I had to make this! This looks absolutely amazing, and definitely like something you’d pick up from a store (not you being big headed, haha – those decorations are amazing!) Thank you so much for sharing x

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      June 14, 2022 / 12:41 pm

      You can’t beat strawberries, can you? This strawberry cream is just devine. Ah thank you so much, that means the world. It really is delicious. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  8. June 13, 2022 / 9:23 pm

    How delicious this sounds and how pretty it looks! It is perfect for summer, and I just love that it is a cold serve, as these hot days are just killing me.

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      June 14, 2022 / 12:42 pm

      It really is delicious and perfect for the hotter months ahead. It’s fresh, vibrant and just super yummy! Oh bless you, it’s hard to find something good to eat when it’s hot, isn’t it? I think this will be perfect for you. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  9. June 14, 2022 / 9:58 am

    The tart looks delicious and I love strawberries! I also love the decoration with the berries and edible flowers!

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      June 14, 2022 / 12:42 pm

      It really is delicious. You can’t beat strawberries, can you? Ah thank you so much lovely & thank you so much for commenting Xo

  10. June 14, 2022 / 10:01 am

    This sounds like my kind of thing!! Will save to try in the future, thanks for sharing :)

    Miriam | A Hygge Escape

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      June 14, 2022 / 12:42 pm

      It really is delicious! I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  11. June 14, 2022 / 10:43 am

    I think this sounds so delicious! Thank you for sharing your recipe Elle, I love strawberries at this time of year x

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      June 14, 2022 / 11:29 pm

      You can’t beat strawberries in the summer, can you? Just so fresh and juicy. They work beautifully in todays tart too. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  12. June 14, 2022 / 1:43 pm

    This such a beautiful way to celebrate strawberry season! This looks yummy and decadent. I love how you’ve decorated it too Elle! Thanks for sharing your recipe for it as I’d like to give it a try soon!

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      June 14, 2022 / 11:30 pm

      Honestly, the strawberry cream in this is just delicious! Thank you so much lovely, it means a lot. I hope you love it as much as we did, it really is super yummy. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  13. June 14, 2022 / 6:39 pm

    These tarts sounds amazing. Perfect for summer. Thank you for sharing. I can’t wait to try them.

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      June 14, 2022 / 11:30 pm

      They really are delicious, I’m obsessed! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  14. June 14, 2022 / 7:16 pm

    It looks so delicious! You did such a great job making this! I would like lots please ha ha! Thank you for sharing an easy to follow recipe.

    Lauren x
    http://www.bournemouthgirl.com

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      June 14, 2022 / 11:32 pm

      Thank you so much lovely, it means a lot! This tart really is delicious. I’m slightly obsessed with the outcome haha. It seems quite a long recipe but honestly, it’s SO easy to make. The steps are quick and the outcome is super yummy. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  15. June 15, 2022 / 1:30 pm

    The tarts came out so beautifully! Sounds delicious too ;)

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