Category Archives: Desserts

Baked Tofu Cheesecake

“Cake is the answer, no matter the question! ”

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Tofu is one of my favorite things to eat because it’s healthy and so versatile.

Anyway, I bought this amazing Japanese dessert recipe book called 我♥和風洋菓子 (author: 福田淳子) ages ago.

The first time I saw this Baked Tofu Maple Sugar Cheesecake recipe (which was almost 8 years ago), I said to myself I had to try this recipe when I’m free. And yay, finally I’m doing this with the help of my bestie.

Since we don’t have any maple sugar and the baking pan we have is slightly bigger than what the recipe book recommends, so we’ve tweaked the recipe a little.

prep time: 20m| cook time: 3 hr, 50m (including refrigeration & cooling) | makes 12

Ingredients:

Base

  • 90g  plain sweet biscuits or wholewheat biscuits
  • 10g coconut sugar if using wholewheat biscuits
  • 30g butter, melted

Filling

  • 250g cream cheese
  • 75g  coconut sugar
  • 30g butter, melted
  • 250g extra firm tofu, drained and cubed
  • 2 eggs
  • 60ml milk or soy milk
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)

Let’s begin:

1. Process biscuits until fine. Add butter, process until combine. Press mixture over base of the baking pan. Refrigerate for 3o minutes.

2. Preheat oven to 170 degrees.

3. Beat cream cheese and mix with coconut sugar until smooth. Add butter, then tofu.

4. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then milk, lemon juice, vanilla extract and cornstarch, blend until smooth.

5. Pour filling into pan – in step 1.

6. Bake cheesecake in oven for 50 minutes, Remove from oven; cool 15 minutes or longer if require. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight.

7. You could sprinkle some icing sugar on just before serving to complete the look.