My Cafe Press Store

Make Custom Gifts at CafePress

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Chocolate "Cheese" (Tofu) Cake


I have a subscription to Prevention magazine. I generally read it for the health articles (what can I say? I'm addicted to reading health information). But I also check out the recipes. Occasionally I'll find a recipe I can use as is, but more often I find recipes that will work very nicely with my current dietary needs if only I switch off a few ingredients.

I ran across just such a recipe in one of the recent issues. It's called "Triple Chocolate Cheesecake" (link to it here). In it are several ingredients I don't eat:

  • Chocolate wafer cookies
  • 50-50 butter blend spread
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Cream cheese
  • Neufchatel cheese
  • Sugar
  • Eggs

I substituted for a few of them, just decided to leave out others. For the wafer cookies (which are to be crushed) I used 3 ounces each of cacao nibs and Ezekiel cereal. I put the nibs and cereal into the food processor with about a teaspoon of stevia (the stevia I use, a teaspoon is the sweetness of about 1/3-1/2 cup of sugar). Instead of the butter blend, I used 1/2 cup pumpkin puree. This adds beta carotene with a minimum of calories. I added the pumpkin and processed with the crumbs. I lined an 8" X 8" pan with parchment paper and spread the nib/cereal/pumpkin mixture on the bottom of the pan. I baked it in the oven at 245 degrees for about 20 minutes.

For the chips, I substituted 1 square of unsweetened baking chocolate (the one I used is 99% cocoa). I melted the square of chocolate in a double boiler. I put a container of tofu (which I substituted for the cream cheese) in the food processor with 2 teaspoons of stevia and 1 Tablespoon non alcohol organic vanilla. I started processing and when the chocolate was melted, I poured it in while the tofu was processing. I poured the mixture over the crust and baked at 245 for about 40 minutes (until set).

Check out my other blogs:

Jewish Singles
Strong Jewish Women
Everything Goes
Israel and its Place in the World
Jewish Sandwich

Check out my squidoo lenses:

Eat a Healthy BreakfastWhy Be Vegetarian
Vegetarianism: Getting Started 1
Vegetarianism: Getting Started 2
Strong Biblical Women
Strong Biblical Women 2
Strong Biblical Women Part 3
Ruth and Naomi
Strong Biblical Women 5: Tamar -- Mother of Kings
Strong Biblical Women 6: Yocheved -- Mother of Moshe (Moses)
Strong Biblical Women 7: Miriam
Rosh Hashana
Quick Vegan Cooking
Creating new recipes from old
About the Jewish Calendar
Witches and Morality
Presidential Trivia Quiz
Christmas and the Jewish Single
Math Hints 1 -- Adding Fractions
Presidents1: George Washington
Passover: Holiday of Freedom
John and John Quincy Adams
Television Trivia Quiz
Jewish Perspective of G-d
Purim, Esther et al
Being an internet small business owner
Why I'm a Red Sox fan
Pythagorean Theorem
My Blogs
Top 10 Presidents
Bottom 10 Presidents
How Can We Appeal to G-d for Forgiveness?
Math Tips 2
Searching for a Fashion Partner
Math Hints 3
One Actor, Two Shows (TV Quiz)
Presidential Tidbits
Why Should anyone hire Me?
My experience on Jeopardy
Project:Runway and how it got me excited about designing again
Who's Buried in Grant's Tomb?
My Vocational Experiences
Check out my Stress Release Mix list

No comments: