Vegan Cheesecake

    Vegan Cheesecake

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    50min


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    About this recipe: A vegan cheesecake that tastes like real cheesecake. You might even fool non-vegans! If you are looking for a cream cheese substitute, Bute Island Foods make a vegan cream cheese. Check your local health shops or online.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 175g digestive biscuit crumbs
    • 4 tablespoons real maple syrup
    • 225g firm silken tofu
    • 225g vegan cream cheese
    • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
    • 1 1/2 lemons, juiced
    • 120g icing sugar
    • 1 tablespoon cornflour
    • 2 tablespoons soya milk
    • 600g cherry fruit filling

    Method
    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. In a medium bowl, mix together digestive biscuit crumbs and maple syrup. Press into a 23cm pie tin. Bake for 5 minutes.
    3. In a blender, combine tofu, vegan cream cheese, lemon zest and juice, and icing sugar. Dissolve cornflour in soya milk, and add to the blender. Blend until smooth. Pour filling over base.
    4. Bake for 25 minutes at 180 C / Gas 4. Reduce heat to 170 C / Gas 3, and continue baking for 15 minutes, or until set. Cool on a wire rack, and then chill for several hours.
    5. Invert onto a plate, and then invert again onto a serving platter. Pour cherry fruit filling over the top, and serve.

    Tip

    You can top this vegan cheesecake with something else - like another fruit filling, fruit compote, melted vegan chocolate or fresh berries.

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    Reviews (6)

    12

    Digestive Biscuits (at least McVities, as far as I know) contain cultured skimmed milk, and are NOT vegan. Is there an alternative for that? - 01 Apr 2013

    lovingcakes
    5

    Hi my mum doesn't eat dairy and i was wondering if you knew where i could get vegan cream cheese because i get so annoyed when i want to bake cheesecake and i can't! - 21 Feb 2012

    CorinnePrincessPenycate
    4

    I am quite lucky my local health food shop sells it, look for holland and barrett they are great they have some fantastic vegan products at a decent price hope this helps xx - 29 Oct 2013

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