Sunday, 26 April 2009

Daring Bakers April Challenge: "Cheese" cake!

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

I decided to go all out on this challenge and make everything from scratch. I ended up with an Orange and Dragonfruit Vegan Cheesecake with Strawberry Lime Sorbet.

I started with the graham crackers and baked these with wheatgerm, gram flour, free from white flour and soy marg. These then got crumbled with some fruit sugar and pineapple huice to make the crust.

My "cheese" part was made from silken tofu, avocado, soy marg, lemon and orange juice, lemon and orange zest, fruit sugar and arrowroot. I whizzed this mixture and set the microwave to low and cooked until thickened. It took me a while to get to this recipe and I tried many other variations before hand including: gram flour cheese cake, tofu and nutritional yeast etc. But found the simplest to be the most effective.

My topping was made from dragon fruit and pure fruit orange spread. I simmered this with some fruit sugar and left the lot to set overnight. My sorbet was a combination of fizzy water, fruit sugar, strawberries, lime and bicarb of soda. Today I ate some. Oh how I smiled.


  1. Orange and Dragonfruit Vegan Cheesecake with Strawberry Lime Sorbet what a beautiful choice of flavours and the pictures in the Dbers forum are to die for, Bravo yours from Australia Audax. PS and all vegan wonderful work on this challenge

  2. Lovely! I love that you also tackled making your own gram crackers. That really ups the ante on this month's challenge.

  3. I love fruit topped cheesecakes! Lovely photos.

  4. Mmm, your cheesecake looks amazing!! Awesome job on this challenge =D.

  5. Wow, I have never even seen dragonfruit, so this is already unique, but avocado and vegan to boot! I'm sorry I'm a month late in commenting, but you did great on this challenge! I've learned so much from all the vegan takes on this recipe!

    Jenny of JennyBakes