Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Daring Bakers April Challenge - Cheesecake

It's Daring Baker time!  The April 2009 challenge is hosted by Jenny from Jenny Bakes. She has chosen Abbey's Infamous Cheesecake as the challenge.

I try and stay away from all things dairy and decided to make my cheesecake using this tofu cheesecake recipe.  As my "creative twist", I replaced the lemon juice in the recipe with espresso and added about a quarter cup of cocoa powder.  I used crushed chocolate wafers for the crust.  It didn't turn out tooooo badly, but no matter how much I wish and pray for tofu to magically turn into things it is not (i.e. cream cheese), it just doesn't.  Next time I make cheesecake I think I will splurge on the dairy!

Mocha Cheese(tofu)cake

Thank you to JennyBakes for hosting the April challenge!


Audax said...

Nice that the cheesecake wasn't tooooo bad - yes some substitutions will never work. Good that you tried and the picture is nice also. Cheers from Audax in Australia.

Jenny said...

Silly tofu, it should know when it needs to be more cream-cheesy. :)

Nice job anyway, and I think its amazing you can make a cheesecake out of tofu to begin with.

Jenny of JennyBakes