The Ultimate Cheesecake

3 Sep

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Ingredients (makes 1 9-inch spring-form pan or 1 dozen individual cheesecakes):

  • Crust: 1 prepared Cocoa Chia Seed Crust
  • 16 ounces vegan cream cheese
  • 1 12-oz package firm silken tofu
  • 3/4 – 1 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 C flour (I used a 50/50 blend of sorghum and white rice flour to make this gluten-free)
  • 1/4 Cup non-dairy milk (I used creamy hemp milk)
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon arrowroot or corn starch

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.  In your food processor, cream your cream cheese and tofu until there are no lumps.  Add in the sugar, vanilla extract, lemon zest and juice, milk, and blend until smooth.  Add in your arrowroot (or cornstarch) and flour.  Blend until combined. P1150705s
  2. Add your filling to your prepared crust (I put a small layer of raspberry puree on top of my crust, I know, I was a little raspberry-crazed that day!).  Bake your cheesecakes for 50-60 minutes (the center will still jiggle).  Turn the oven off and leave open a crack and let your cheesecake rest for 30 minutes.  Place your cheesecake on a cooling wrack. Once cool, pop them in your refrigerator for at least 4 hours (ideally overnight!).P1150778scheesecakes prebaked labeled
  3. I topped my ultimate cheesecakes with fresh raspberry puree, fresh raspberries, and sprinkled my homemade dark chocolate (I can’t resist raspberries and chocolate!).
  4. Enjoy eating whole! P1150770sP1150763s  P1150785sP1150774s

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