Recipes - Vegan Cheese Cake

Date: 28 Nov, 2017 Views: 89


Homemade Graham Crust
11/4 cups spelt flour 
2 Tbsp granulated sugar 
1 Tbsp rye grain 
1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder 
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 
1/3 cup vegan butter or coconut oil, melted 
1 Tbsp agave or maple syrup

2 (349 g/12.3 oz) packages silken extra-firm tofu (“silken” texture imperative, do not substitute; available in shelf-stable tetra packs or fresh) 
1 Tbsp vanilla extract 
1 Tbsp lemon juice 
1 cup apple juice 
2/3 granulated sugar 
1 Tbsp agar agar flakes (Eden Foods makes one readily available)

Topping Ideas
Melted chocolate
Strawberry jam
Caramel sauce
Fresh fruit
Stewed cherries 


Homemade Graham Crust
1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, sugar, rye, cocoa and cinnamon until combined. Mix in vegan butter or oil and agave or maple syrup until fully combined. Firmly press into a 7-inch spring form pan.
3. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown and beginning to crack on top. Cool completely.

1. In a medium saucepan, bring apple juice, sugar and agar agar to a boil, reduce to medium and cook, stirring a few times, for 5 minutes, or until agar agar flakes are completely dissolved. Keep warm.
2. In a food processor, purée tofu until completely smooth, about 1 minute. Add apple juice mixture, lemon juice and vanilla. Purée until fully combined and pour into prepared crust. Cool to room temperature and refrigerate for at least 8 hours, until set.
3. To serve run a knife around edge of spring form pan, unhinge and slice. Garnish with your topping of choice (chocolate, cherry, caramel, etc.). Serve chilled.

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