Prior to becoming vegan, I didn’t really eat much cheesecake. I had a cheese allergy, but I would occasionally indulge in a piece on a special occasion.
My mum used to make cheesecake’s for the local café, who would serve them and sell them (we’re talking a looooong time ago, before food/hygiene laws changed!) so I knew she likes cheesecake (and she was well known for making yummy ones!). So with her birthday approaching, I started looking into what to make her for the celebration!!
I knew I wanted to make her a vegan cake (that was a no brainer!) but I wasn’t sure if I wanted to go safe vegan (easy chocolate cake) or ‘scary’ vegan (cheesecake).
I settled on scary vegan.
**cue scary music**
I decided to make Vegie Head’s Better than Reece’s Peanut Butter ‘Cheesecake’ – knowing it was a VH recipe, I was in safe hands and it was less scary.
Getting the ingredients proved to be a bit more of a nightmare than I thought! I already had most of them, but I needed some Tofutti cream cheese, vegan biscuits, more agave syrup and silken tofu (ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!).
I went to 3 supermarkets to get the 4 ingredients!! By the time I got to the last supermarket, I was ready to have a small breakdown. But I guess if these places are sold out, it means there are people out there buying vegan products, so that’s a win!!
I set out making the cheesecake, making one helluva mess along the way!!
I’m not going to post the recipe, because you can find it in Vegie Heads e-book, a genuine bargain at only $7 for almost 30 delicious recipes!!
I brought the cheesecake out of the fridge, stuck a candle in it, we all sang happy birthday then served it up. At this point, no one was any the wiser. I waited until everyone had enjoyed a mouthful, before I gleefully announced – it’s made of tofu!!! L-whack looked a little freaked out initially, but then dug back into his piece (we’re both very sceptical of tofu)!
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This ‘cheesecake’ is so rich, creamy and delectable – and oh so easy. You could even just serve the filling as a mousse or something.
I absolutely cannot wait to make this again, and freak out some more unsuspecting people – who knew tofu could taste so freaking good?!!
Thank you Miss Vegie Head for your inspiring, delicious and non-scary recipe. You helped mum’s birthday to be a great one xx