For a decadently rich and velvety chocolate dessert that’s dairy free, gluten free, refined sugar free and vegan, you can’t go past this no-bake Chocolate Tofu Cheesecake.


  • Base 

  • 150g nuts (almonds, pecans, hazelnuts and cashews work well)

  • 50g desiccated coconut

  • 90g cacao nibs, plus extra to serve

  • 200g pitted dates

  • 4 Tbsp melted coconut oil

  • Pinch of sea salt

  • Filling 

  • 450g dairy-free dark chocolate

  • 300g silken tofu (firmer tofu won’t work)

  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar

  • Zest and juice of 1 orange

  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

  • Fresh berries, to serve


  • 1.

    Combine nuts, coconut, cacao nibs, dates, coconut oil and sea salt in a food processor and blend until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs

  • 2.

    Line the base of a 25cm spring form or loose base tart pan with baking paper

  • 3.

    Press mixture into base and sides of pan, then place in fridge while you make the filling

  • 4.

    Melt chocolate in a bowl over a simmering pot of water. Once melted, remove from the heat and leave to cool slightly

  • 5.

    For the filling combine tofu, coconut sugar, orange zest and juice and vanilla essence in food processor and blend until smooth. Add melted chocolate and blend to combine

  • 6.

    Remove base from fridge and pour in chocolate filling. Spread and smooth out with a spatula and return to the fridge for 1-hour or overnight, to set

  • 7.

    Top with fresh berries and cacao nibs, then serve

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Posted by Sue195Report
GREAT recipe.
For the base : I used 5 processed dates and water instead of the maple syrup and almond meal instead of the whole nuts.
For the cheesecake: Step three in the method for the cheesecake omitted the vanilla, coffee and sugar, so i just added it to the TOFU. I used half the chocolate and doubled the tofu quantity and it was less RICH, but still worked fine.
To serve: Topped with tinned mangoes, small fresh mint leaves, and whipped cream - it was soooo yummy.
Posted by Roseanne2Report
I cant wait to try this on my daughter as she is gluten intolerant.
Posted by jo91Report
does it still work ok if you use regular dark chocolate?? or does the recipe need to be adapted?
Posted by Report
Most decent dark chocolate is dairy free as it has a higher cocoa content and therefore should require less, if any, milk solids.
Posted by Report
i made this for my birthday cake yesterday all i can say is AMAZING!! no one knew it was tofu. so rich and fudgey it was beautiful. i will definatly be making this one again. also it was so quick and simple to make :)
Posted by Margaret158Report
I have made to so much, its great! my family did not realise it was gluten & diary free. thanks