Cool down this summer with these delicious yet guilt-free silken tofu desserts! Soft cheese adds a lovely creamy texture to a lot of sweet treats but can be quite rich when you have more than one piece.
Incorporating silken tofu into some common dessert recipes is a great way to make healthy, light, and yummy desserts at home!
Tofu Mochi Muffins
These yummy tofu mochi muffins have an overall texture that are slightly chewy with a unique taste to it! The inside of the cake is soft and moist which makes it a perfect little snack!
- 140g glutinous rice flour
- 1tsp of baking powder
- 40g sugar
- 2 eggs
- 200g of silken tofu
- ½ of vanilla extract
- 70g of unsalted butter
- Preheat oven to 177°C
- Combine all the ingredients together apart from the eggs, ensuring the tofu is blended and butter is melted.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the 2 egg whites until stiff and combine all ingredients together
- Pour batter into muffin tray
- Bake for 40-45minutes until cooked
No Bake Tofu Cheesecake
This no-bake tofu cheesecake is definitely a healthier option to go for in the summer! It tastes like an actual cheesecake but much lighter! It has a smooth texture with a nice combination between the subtle soybean flavour and soft cheese!
If you’re not a huge fan of the taste of tofu then you can just reduce the amount of tofu used to approximately 300g.
- 10 Digestive biscuits
- 60g of butter
- 500g silken tofu
- 200g soft cheese (Philadelphia)
- 25g sugar
- 18g Gelatin with 2 Tbsp of water
- Pinch of salt
- 50ml of double cream
- 80ml of Yogurt
- Crush up the biscuits and combine it with melted butter. Pour this into your cake tin and compress.
- Place the base in the fridge for at least 30min
- Blend the silken tofu in a blender or food processor until it gives you a smooth runny consistency.
- Transfer this to a bowl.
- Add in the bowl all the ingredients listed above to make the filling. In no particular order apart from adding the gelatin last, this is to prevent the cake from settling too quickly.
- Once the filling is ready, pour this on top of the base. Cover it with cling film.
- Leave it in the fridge overnight or at least 6 hours.
Vegan Silken Tofu Tiramisu
Elevate your tofu game with this recipe! Using silken tofu, this tiramisu tastes great and is suitable for vegans! It is an amazing substitute for cream cheese and definitely lighter as well with many health benefits!
- 150g self-rising flour
- 30g sugar
- 1tsp of baking soda
- ¼ tsp of salt
- 1tsp white vingar
- ½tsp of vanilla extract
- 3 Tbsp of oil
- 200ml of brewed coffee
- 10g of coca powder
- 500g of silken tofu
- 200g of coconut cream
- 1tbsp of sugar
- 1tsp of vanilla extract
- 35g of agar
- Use a moka pot to brew 200ml of coffee
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees
- Combine all the ingredients listed under the cake section above, then bake it at 185 degree for 40 minutes.
- Leave cake to cool for at least an hour and cut it into 2 layers
- Place one of the layer in a 6inch cake tin
- For the cream: Combine all the ingredients listed under the cream section above then pour half onto the first layer of the cake.
- Layering on top another layer of cake followed by cream.
- Leave this overnight in the fridge
- Powder on top some cocoa powder
Hopefully, these easy recipes have demonstrated that tofu is an extremely versatile ingredients that you can easily swap with soft cheese!
See Bailey's Youtube Channel for more healthy dessert alternatives you could try at home.