Vegan Tofu Cheesecake with Chocolate Option
 
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For a delicious finish, serve this vegan tofu cheesecake topped with Mark's Fresh Strawberry Sauce. See the post above for ingredients notes and substitutions.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Greek
Serves: 1 (10-inch) cheesecake
Ingredients
Crust
  • 2 cups spelt flour (can sub wheat flour)
  • ¼ cup sucanat (unrefined whole cane sugar)
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot starch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1⁄3 cup oil
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoon apple juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, alcohol-free
Filling
  • 2 pounds firm tofu
  • 1 cup sucanat (unrefined whole cane sugar)
  • ½ cup dairy-free milk beverage
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1⁄3 cup lemon juice, fresh squeezed
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 ½ tablespoon arrowroot starch
  • 2 tablespoon vanilla extract, alcohol free
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  2. For the crust, whisk together the flour, sugar, starch, baking powder, cardamom, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the oil, maple syrup, apple juice, and vanilla.
  4. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture, and mix well.
  5. Press the crust mixture into the bottom of a 10-inch spring form pan, or into the bottom and up the sides.
  6. Bake the crust for 5 minutes. Leave the oven on.
  7. For the filling, place the tofu, sugar, milk beverage, maple syrup, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, starch, vanilla, and salt in a large blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  8. Pour the filling on top of the crust and even it out.
  9. Bake the cheesecake for 1 hour, or until the top turns a golden brown and center does not jiggle too much.
  10. Allow the cheesecake to cool completely before releasing from the spring form pan to cut.
Notes
Chocolate Vegan Cheesecake Option: Melt 2 cups of dairy-free chocolate chips and blend them with the filling ingredients.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 large slice (1/12 cake) Calories: 334 Fat: 10.1g Saturated fat: 1.6g Carbohydrates: 53.3g Sugar: 31.2g Sodium: 140mg Fiber: 4.9g Protein: 12g
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at https://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/vegan-tofu-cheesecake-chocolate