Vegan chocolate cheesecake

 

Vegan chocolate cheesecake

Top a fudgy Oreo biscuit base with silken tofu and dark chocolate for a rich, plant-based cheesecake
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 8
Calories 496 kcal

Ingredients
  

BASE

  • 154 g pack of Oreos
  • 30 g vegan butter or margarine melted

CHOCOLATE FILLING

  • 340 g dark chocolate (most chocolate over 60% cacao contains no milk but be sure to check the label) Chopped
  • 60 ml deodorised coconut oil
  • 350 g extra-firm silken tofu
  • 4 tbsp icing sugar sifted
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 200 ml plant milk
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • a pinch sea salt flakes

Instructions
 

  • Line the base and sides of a deep 20cm springform cake tin.
  • To make the base, roughly crush the Oreos in a food processor or by putting in a sandwich bag and crushing with a rolling pin. Tip into a bowl, add the melted butter and mix. Cover the base of the prepared cake tin with the Oreo mixture, pressing to compact. Chill for at least 30 minutes.
  • For the filling, melt the chocolate and coconut oil in a heatproof bowl over a pan of gently simmering water, stirring frequently.
  • While the chocolate melts, put the silken tofu, sugar, lemon juice, plant milk and cocoa powder into a high-speed blender and whizz until completely smooth. Add the melted chocolate mixture to the blender and whizz again.
  • Pour the filling mixture on top of the chilled Oreo base and chill for at least 3 hours. Once set, sprinkle with a few sea salt flakes before slicing and serving.