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Jul 15, 2009 07:03 AM

Tofu Cake

I am severly allergic to dairy and decided to try making a cheesecake with tofu. There are a few recipes available, and I've tried them all. I can safely say that Toffuti Cream Cheese (dairy free) makes the best cheesecake. Silken tofu is nice, gives a nice texture, but not the same taste.
I served mine with a cherry coulis :O)

This is my mini tofu cake recipe
8 oat cakes
2 tbsp unrefined brown sugar
25g butter , melted
300g Toffuti cream cheese
1 tbsp plain flour
1 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
50golden caster sugar
100ml Soya Yogurt
100g crystallised fruit , chopped (I used pineapple)

Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Crush the biscuits in a food processor . Add the sugar & melted butter and mix well. Press the crumbs into the bottom of muffin cases.
Beat the Toffuti cream cheese with the flour, eggs, vanilla, sugar and soya yogurt until smooth. Stir in the crystallised fruit and distribute the lot into the muffin cases - the mix will be quite runny so will sink to the bottom.
Bake for 20 minutes and then check to see if the cheesecake is set but still slightly wobbly in the centre. Cool thoroughly before serving. Dust with icing sugar if you like to hide the cracks if any forms.

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  1. I saw a recipe on a local PBS station for a raw tofu cheesecake. It was tofu, maple syrup, vanilla, and lemon/orange zest blended together and poured into a raw nut crust. The whole thing was refrigerated to set the filling. It looked delicious!

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    1. re: cheesecake17

      Certainly sounds amazing. I wonder if mine would be able to set without the help of the egg to bind it, then ideally I can do mine without the use of the oven.

    2. Fun! Thanks for sharing. Not cheesecake, but I love Alton Brown's mooless chocolate mousse. You've probably already tried that, but if not, you might be interested in it as there's no dairy in there.

      Have you tried Pichot Ong's "The Sweet Spot" Grand Marnier tofu cheesecake recipe? He calls for tofu and cream cheese (for which you could probably use your toffuti, I'm guessing). Also, heavy whipping cream. I'm not sure what you could sub for that. Still, might be worth having a peek at that recipe to see if you get any inspiration.


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      1. re: The Dairy Queen

        Oh wow, I've yet to try that Moo-less choccy recipe! Looks amazing!

        For the GM Tofu cheesecake, I might have to use Soy yogurt instead of the heavy whipping cream...hmm will have to give that one a test run!

        Thanks TDQ!!