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I am Cheesecake; Hear me Roar!

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Hello to everyone in Blogland! My name is Cheesecake… except I’m not really cheesecake, because I am made out of tofu. But please don’t discriminate against me, as I taste even more delicious than “real” cheesecake (and I am much healthier for you!).

Here I am in all my glory. Don’t pay any attention to the little dent on my side where some hungry little vegan (I won’t name names) decided to pierce me with a fork to see how I tasted! Ouch!

You, too, can make me! Here’s what to do:

Vegan Cheesecake
1-14 oz package firm silken tofu
1-8 oz package Tofutti Better than Cream Cheese
2/3 cup sugar
¼ cup lemon juice (for a lemon cheesecake, or use a different fruit extract for a different flavor)
½ tsp almond extract
2 tbsp cornstarch
1-9 inch pie crust

Preheat oven to 350F. Place silken tofu and vegan cream cheese in the food processor. Process for 1 minute, then add sugar. Process until smooth and no sugar granules remain, 3-5 minutes. In a small bowl, combine lemon juice and almond extract. Whisk in cornstarch. Pour mixture into the food processor and process until very smooth. Pour into prepared crust and bake for 45 minutes. Allow to cool at room temperature for 2 hours, then refrigerate overnight. Serves 8.

Ya want a piece of me? ;o)

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Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 

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  1. VeggieGirl says:

    Yes, Cheesecake, I WOULD like a piece of you. Pretty please? :0)

    As with all of your baked goods, Katie, this cheesecake looks incredibly decadent and delicious – what kind of pie crust did you use?

  2. Vegan_Noodle says:

    Mmmm, tofu cheesecake. I’ve only made one attempt at a cheesecake since becoming vegan, but this one sounds so simple and delicious, it may be my second. Thanks for the recipe!

    I should have known that with your artsy talents you were a scrapbooker. I am so overwhelmed right now by it. Probably because I’m such a structured, perfectionist, type A personality and this is really making me think outside of that. Good for me I guess!

  3. aTxVegn says:

    Yum, Katie! This is why I bemoan being soy intolerant….

  4. Theresa says:

    Wow, that cheesecake held it’s shape so well! Are you going to put anything on top, or eat it plain?? (I’m drooling either way)

  5. Johanna3 says:

    come to my island little cheese one!

    looks very good!

  6. Vegetation says:

    This makes me want to be able to eat tofu very badly! I might have to get organized and get creative with some of the cashews in my cupboard this weekend!

  7. Vegan Stiletto says:

    Oooh yum! I never liked real cheesecake….but I’m sure I’d love a tofu one!! I’m going to try. Thanks for the inspiration.

  8. Rural Vegan says:

    My first visit to your blog and I find my vegan kryptonite, cheesecake. Now I have to make this! Are you trying to make us all gain weight, Little Vegan?

  9. Kumudha says:

    I have to try this sometime!

  10. healthnut says:

    Mmmm, cheesecake sounds so good right now. Thanks for including the recipe 🙂

  11. Alisa says:

    How could anyone eat such a sweet, helpless little cheesecake?

  12. Pink Theory says:

    crazy! I just bought ingredients to make a cheesecake myself.

  13. Ruby Red Vegan says:

    Hey Katie, I know this is an old post, but did you press the tofu before making the cheezecake? 🙂

  14. I think this is the extreme close-up for the kitchen giveaway!

  15. lora says:

    could this be the extreme closeup? i am just increasing my chances because i still think its the cauliflower LOL


  16. Chrysta says:

    Im guessin this as a possibility for the extreme closeup

  17. Mona says:

    possibly the extreme close up give away photo? yes? no?

  18. De says:

    All of these really old posts with recipes can’t be found unless you search through the archives… I wish there were forward/back posts button for times like this (so we can easily browse posts by date)!

  19. Gabrielle Peresso says:

    My FAVOURITE recipe, I just add peanut butter, and screw the 8 servings, it’s all for me ! MUAH !

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