It has been a rough week for me, so I needed a chocolaty treat! And yes, this is a vegan cheesecake–no dairy products in this whatsoever! I actually made my own vegan sweet cheese to put in the cake because the UK is lacking in any kind of vegan products. I know in the US you have vegan cream cheese, so if you would like to substitute it with that, it will be quicker. But if you would like to try to make some easy homemade vegan cheese, please give my recipe a shot.
For the homemade vegan cheese:
500g container of Vanilla Soya Yogurt (I used Alpro)
1/4 cup unrefined cane sugar
1 paper towel
Pour the yogurt into the first bowl and whisk together with the sugar.
Place the sieve over the second bowl, and apply the paper towel inside the sieve.
Pour out the yogurt into the sieve, and there it will drain the liquid for the next 12 hours.
It is best to leave overnight in your fridge.
When you awake you will see a nice ricotta consistency soft cheese to use in your cheesecake.
To see more pictures of the homemade cheese and to watch a 1 minute video of my cheesecake click here
For the cheesecake:
Homemade vegan sweet cheese (see above)
150g of dark chocolate
1/3 cup of unrefined cane sugar
6 gluten free crumbly cookies
3 tablespoons of vegan spread
6″ Sandwich tin
Take the cookies or graham crackers if you wish and crush until crumbs.
Mix the crumbs with the vegan spread until it all sticks together.
Pat down the crumb mixture on the bottom of the sandwich tin.
Place in freezer until finished next part of the recipe.
For the filling:
Take the homemade vegan cheese from the night before and place in a large mixing bowl.
Melt the dark chocolate in the microwave for 4 minutes.
Fold the chocolate into the cheese until it has turned brown.
Add in the 1/3 cup of sugar and mix until it is dissolved.
Take the crust out of the freezer.
Pour the chocolate/cheese mix into the sandwich tin.
Level out with spoon.
Put in fridge for 3 hours to set.
This cake is bakeless, did I forget to mention that?
No heating involved!
After it has set in fridge, take out and drizzle some melted vegan white chocolate on top if you wish.
Slice and serve immediately. Try not to eat the entire thing yourself !
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