Read Comments

No-Cheese Cake

At the risk of turning my site into a food blog, I made a plant-based cheesecake over the holidays that made me really proud.

I was inspired by an almond cream cheese crafted by a company by the name of Kite Hill that I discovered one day while browsing YouTube. Somehow I happened upon a “what we do/who we are” video of the company and it was humble enough to inspire me to try their product. One day, I found it at Whole-paycheque and it changed my life. It is so ridiculously (and concerningly) similar to actual cream cheese that I often thought, “I wonder if I can make a cheesecake with this?”

So I did.

And I have to say, the cake came out really good. My family, including brother unlucky who loves real cheesecake, thoroughly enjoyed it. The texture was literally perfect, as was the crust, and the taste was almost too similar to the real deal.

But I used a bunch of different recipes to create the final product, so I decided to just put it all together here on my site, both for you all to access and for me to have in one place!  I have made it two times now, with one or two minor adjustments just for experimental purposes, and the second one came out even better than the first. I’m no baker, but I have to say, I am excited to continue experimenting and maybe one day sell it at a Farmer’s market like my coworker suggested. But for now, here is the recipe I used! Enjoy 🙂

 

PS. I got a Springform pan for my second try and it was my best idea yet.

Blueberry no-cheese cake

Ingredients

Crust:

1 cup walnuts
1 cup pitted dates

Filling:

16 ounces of Kite Hill almond cream cheese (room temperature)
2/3 cup pure cane sugar
1 cup cashew sour cream (ingredients below)
3 flax eggs
1 tbsp vanilla
1/2 cup coconut milk

Toppings:

Blueberries and/or strawberries
Water

Directions:

  1. Pre-preparations: Soak 1 cup of raw unsalted cashews in boiling water before beginning anything else. Try to soak them for at least 30 minutes. The longer the better.
  2. Next, you will want to make your flax eggs so they have time to sit and thicken. For this you need 1 tbsp of flax per 2 tbsp water. Hence, for 3 flax eggs, 3 tbsp of flax and 6 tbsp water.
  3. To make the crust, put dates and walnuts in a food processor and pulse until smooth. Spread the crust in the baking pan and then add a little oil. (I like the subtle flavour of grapeseed.) This crust does not need to pre-bake.
  4. Preheat the oven to 325.
  5. For the filling, put the cream cheese in a bowl and mix it until smooth. Gradually add the sugar and continue to mix until the mixture becomes light and fluffy. Next you’re going to need the sour cream. For this, you will need your raw cashews that have been soaking. Drain the cashews and put in a food processor. Add 1/4 cup of water, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1.5 teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar, and juice from 1 small lemon. Pulse until smooth. This should yield exactly 1 cup of cream, as the mixture calls for. Add this to your cheesecake mix.
  6. Next you will need your flax eggs, vanilla, and coconut milk. The coconut milk subs for the heavy cream in regular cheesecake, so make sure you use as much full cream as possible. (You’ll want to stay away from “light” coconut milk, and if you could make your own even better.)
  7. Mix everything until smooth and even and then pour your mixture into the pan and bake for around 45 minutes, or until the top is golden and the mixture still jiggles slightly.
  8. While it is baking, heat your berries in a small pot with just enough water to cover it. Keep an eye on the mix so it doesn’t burn, and turn it off once it becomes as thick as you desire.
  9. When finished, put both the cheesecake and the topping, separately, into the refrigerator overnight. Serve cold and enjoy.

Let me know what you think!

Tags:
Categories A Day in the Life

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

epson ecotank model comparisoncosmonaut stylusyuneec breeze specschke stocktrxadenyse plowaltstockblozfgetscanner commsi gs70 stealth pro pricejnug premarket chartamd 580xticc stocksony x900e 49 inchalienware amplifier benchmarkzte b2017gcoinsheethyperdocklivestreamzturtle beach xp400 xbox onevzw com paybillqnap crashplanpdlb stockivpaf stockxbr65x900e pricebjri stock pricegoogleplaydealsnyse pjtmlnt stockhyperkin smartboyduluth trading stock pricebbma channelqcpclacdfamavfnugt stock splitcdor stockvizio sound bar cracklingmchp stock price todayadxs newssony digital paper dpt s1lgv20 battery lifeasus ux360ua ds51tht nt5 troubleshootingasus q324 reviewsamsung np740u5metak stockgarageband rap vocalsmulesoft ipo pricenvax stockfitbit sleep apnea patternidxg stocktwitssony bdp s7200wdfc stocksophiris stockfnhiu3415w vs u3417wflks stocksony xbr65x900e reviewsony vpccw21fx batterymakemkv ubuntuhololens spectator viewfreef stockgalaxy s6 s voice wake up commandmovband 3tweakbit reviewr weedstockswstl stock pricekohls ticker symbollenovo y510p specssamsung galaxy j36vwww ibtx combokf stockcpvnfzogenix stock pricetipo de cambio dolar peso mexicano hoyfnovamindhorn netflixcprxsunglass emoji snaplg pw800m2875dwhow to reboot fitbit altatvix quotevívosmart hr reviewi7378 dellsvu bullseyebackblaze pricingnyse wecwifi calling galaxy s5 at&tliveintentyonomi alexasamsung galaxy js3dyson amo9airvpn androidtertill weeding robotgdgieee box b202 specsjawbone up24 price drophp photosmart c4180 all in one driver macsfm tickeritub3cyhhzdimension c521 memorylg sh2 soundbar reviewsequans stockgizmonic institute patchimarketslive loginqcom stock price todayasus x200ma kx643dhudl sound problemsgrim fandango trophy guidemarsbotlg 65uh7700 pricebenq bl2710ptplaystation vue nba finalsplayerfactorycorelnglynyse vcrasu3 00001kbwyinstall expressvpn on firestickopiant pharmaceuticals stock pricemg248q reviewzotac en1080omhe stocksrpt earningspnra panerabread commyhi stockabtl stock pricehaida variable nd filtersamsung mu6070tradfri appnasdaq aptinasdaq clirviewsonic pjd7828hdl reviewunable to write to library iphoto libraryvxus etfambuja cement share pricemc916ll apsglqblto stocknasdaq kopnfenx stockmass effect andromeda where to buy augmentationspgsynetgear nighthawk x4 r7500v2epaznyse fltggn stock priceadxs stock pricetegpmcrb stocknephros incsfun stock pricenetgear nighthawk ac2300 reviewff15 salescozi tv on fioskloth dnsswiffer wet jet pads how to put ongimo stock pricedofmasterzumz stockivobbrother hl 2340dw driverryzen threadripper 1950xcreative sound blaster recon3d thx pcie sound carddalmia sugar share pricedell xps m1730 17 gaming laptopqcom stock price todaytlys stocknasdaq sndsienergylit etf holdingsnasdaq cdnaasus rt ac68whsic stock price todaymkndnasdaq urbnduolingo valyriansumeet industries share priceffmgf stockammj stock pricenasdaq prtospotflux free vpnrlgt stock priceregeneron stock pricecotação do dólar de hojenyse uaasamurai bandit crosswordshockz headphonesnasdaq wdayrtpt channeltwitch hearthstone overlaysgen stock pricenyse rjfm3e1hsgxworx wg794hwcc stocknasdaq abmdcan you watch the superbowl on sling tvswiffer wet jet pads how to put onnyse bllnyse bahcore i7 3970x laptopnvidia shield tv antutu benchmarkfuyao glass wikieflnnyse rgrsglb stocknasdaq achcvlkafsophiris stockbilicam89th academy awards live streamwtba stocktrulink wirelessdell buys alienware pricesepllcytr websitehp deskjet 2541 all in one printer copier scannersling tv nesndual monoblock lnbstock crbpstartmail reviewkitov pharmaceuticalsonedrive placeholdersipvanish tap driversalienware mx18 pricevedanta share price nsenyse rngdl4100donutgateetrm stock after hoursdmde for macxbox 1s 500gbcunbnyse htgcacer r13 touchscreen 2 in 1 chromebookpreço do dolar hoje no brasilsuper nintendo entertainment system sns 101rdfn stock priceddrt medicaltylt 2 pack portable power banksend snapcashsyprpbpb stock priceepson wf 2760 reviewsyrs stockroadblocks ps4xop stock pricecronusmax best buynasdaq ifonnetobjects fusion 2013 1&1 editionnyse ftkhdawlilak stocknyse uaazcastttph stock pricenfp chartingnasdaq trstradionomy reviewjawbone up5kodak orbit360floogals youtubesr241encephalophonenasdaq ctrpnvgs stockrmrkwiicadenasdaq agioasus zenbook ux510lgcypburr brown pcm1798creative sound blaster recon3d thx pcie sound cardomnidisksweeper reviewncty stockwdoethld stock newssony 65 930dvalerian the new future trilogystraight talk apn for galaxy s4sony 65x900ekdmn stocklpnt stockedimax ew 7822uacrgbptxrc stocklg 55uh7700 pricedrys ihubphilips bdp350240fs3750acer xg270hu 144hz 27.0 monitorkffbbgmd stockgbghnyse frcadbe tickercalithera biosciences stockfrlfjamn stockhakchi 2.11cloudapps sumomacbook pro mll42ll awafminstall expressvpn on firestickmodn stock pricesamsung w2017 amazonhalfords dab radio fittingpolar v800 open waterm277c6brandsmart televisionsholy stone quadcopter f181nyse htzcomix zone emulatorrdus stockmeagan foster dishonoredwhere can i buy a papplemobileye tickertcl 55s405 reviewnasdaq rgsenasdaq anthnyse nnnlvclyue boom 2 speaker appnyse wbsholy stone f181 rc quadcopter dronedts truvolumevizio sb3851 cosppi stockagtc stockipvanish compatible routerssennheiser hd 4.50 btnc reviewlqmtvr apps for cynocularsrcii stock pricegarmin drivesmart 61 lmt s 6.95ibm acquires kenexanubkipx7 meaningdell u2917w reviewvizio smartcast 38 2.1 sound bar systemblackweb battery packleviton decora smart switchturtle beach recon 50x mic not workinglgv20 reviewios torrenting apporexigen therapeutics stock pricenasdaq usakhrzn stock