This vegan cheesecake tastes wonderful just as it is without any decoration, but you may wish to arrange halved strawberries or other fruits around the rim and sprinkle chopped nuts in the center.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C.) In a medium bowl, combine ground almonds and whole wheat flour. Cut in margarine until a dough is formed. Press dough into the bottom and half-way up the sides of a 9 inch springform pan.

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  • In a blender or food processor, crumble the tofu. Add sugar, cocoa, oil, soy milk, rum and vanilla. Process until smooth and creamy. Pour filling into crust.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 75 minutes, or until filling is set. Allow to cool on a rack and then chill thoroughly in refrigerator before attempting to remove from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

387 calories; 27.4 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 131 mg sodium. 23.4 g carbohydrates; 14.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2006
That photograph is gorgeous. How did you make the cheesecake with rings? Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/15/2006
While I'm not a fan of "not cheesecake" this worked for my guests. As for the design...split your batter before adding your flavor so you end up with vanilla and... Pour one cup into the pan follow it with opposite color and repeat till you are out of batter. I crumbed the sides-it really polishes it off. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2006
That photograph is gorgeous. How did you make the cheesecake with rings? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2006
That photograph is gorgeous. How did you make the cheesecake with rings? Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/15/2006
While I'm not a fan of "not cheesecake" this worked for my guests. As for the design...split your batter before adding your flavor so you end up with vanilla and... Pour one cup into the pan follow it with opposite color and repeat till you are out of batter. I crumbed the sides-it really polishes it off. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2006
As a cheese fiend and dairy lover I don't normally make vegan desserts unless it's a special request. This one is so beautiful it's hard for anyone to resist. Nice job. (I did use butter instead of margarine in the crust and added cocoa powder a pinch of salt and about a tablespoon of confectioners'sugar when grinding the almonds.) I used almond milk instead of soy and almond oil instead of sunflower seed. Served it with warm chocolate ganache. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2008
This is a flawless recipe. I have been baking for years but this was my first vegan dessert. The batter is creamy and easy to work with and the proportions of ingredients are right on. For those of you who are interested in creating the rings try this: pour 1/3 of the white batter into the pan and gently tilt pan to allow batter to cover the bottom. Pour 1/3 chocolate batter just into the CENTER of the white batter and allow that circle of batter to spread and widen a bit. Then pour another 1/3 white batter into the CENTER of the chocolate circle and allow that to spread a bit. Repeat with remaining batter. I hope that helps! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2003
The best non - diary cheesecake I hace ever had!!!!!!!!! Many thanks for sharing it Winnie! Best regards Kata Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/15/2007
The chocolate part of the cheesecake is very good but the vanilla part has a noticeable tofu taste. Unless you really like the taste of tofu for dessert I would recommend increasing the cocoa and making the cheesecake all chocolate. Also I did not know what demanara sugar was simply used granulated sugar (1 cup instead of 1 1/2). I think a regular graham cracker crust would be just as good as the almond/whole wheat one. Very good recipe for not using dairy products though! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/15/2007
This is good but you could definitely taste the tofu in the recipe as posted. I tried it again substituting creme de menthe for the rum and it was much yummier. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2007
This is great cake. I made it just as the recipie said and I didn't get any fancy swirling patterns but I wasn't hoping for any anyway. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/07/2009
This cheese cake definitely had a tofu aftertaste. The first bite did put me off but after a couple more nibbles I started to get used to it. It was extremely dense and moist. I opted to use a cookie dough crust instead of the suggested crust. I started off mixing all of the ingredients in my Kitchen Aid but the mixture was too lumpy so I used my hand blended and pureed the whole mixture. I used regular brown sugar. I used the reviewer "foodaholic"'s suggestion of how to make the chocolate and vanilla swirls - I kept half the batter white and added chocolate to the other half. I poured a cup of white batter into the center of the pan and then a cup of chocolate batter right in the center of the white batter. I repeated this making sure not to wiggle or jiggle the pan or the colors would blend. I baked the cheesecake for the suggested time. I was nervous when I took it out after 75 minutes - as the cake was very jiggly in the middle but I refrigerated it over night and the cake set beautifully! I pressed mini chocolate chips into the sides of the cheese cake. Read More
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