Published On: Thu, Sep 15th, 2022

No Bake Maple Rhubarb Cheesecake

If you don’t fancy turning the oven on, but still want something sweet and delicious, this no-bake maple rhubarb cheesecake from Maple from Canada is just the ticket…

No Bake Maple Rhubarb Cake

Maple Rhubarb Cheesecake

If you don't fancy turning the oven on, but still want something sweet and delicious, this no-bake maple rhubarb cheesecake from Maple from Canada is just the ticket...

Course afternoon tea, Dessert
Cuisine American, british
Keyword cheesecake, No-Bake, Rhubarb
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

For the base

  • 200 g walnuts
  • 150 g pitted dates
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp pure Canadian maple syrup preferably amber syrup for its rich taste
  • 1/2 tbsp melted coconut oil  refined, for a neutral flavour
  • a pinch of salt

For the filling

  • 200 g rhubarb chopped into small pieces
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 5 tbsp pure Canadian maple syrup  preferably amber syrup for its rich taste
  • 200 g walnuts soaked for 2-4 hours (or overnight)
  • 250 g silken tofu
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp beetroot powder  or pink food colouring

Instructions

For the base

  1. Chop the walnuts, or crush with a rolling pin, then add to a blender and blend until broken down.

  2. Add the dates, cocoa powder, maple syrup, coconut oil and salt to the blender, blend until well combined and the mixture starts to come together in a dough-like consistency. If the mixture is too dry, add a splash of water.

  3. Spread the mixture in a small springform cake tin, using the back of a spoon to press so it is compact and evenly spread.

  4. Pop in the fridge and chill for at least 30 minutes (this can be done ahead of time).

For the filling

  1. Add the rhubarb, water and 4 tbsp of maple syrup to a pan, cook on medium heat for around 15-20 minutes until the water has evaporated, rhubarb has broken down and the mixture is thickened to a jam-like consistency. Set aside to cool.

  2. Drain the walnuts in a colander, then blend with the tofu, vanilla, beetroot powder and final tablespoon of maple syrup.

  3. Add the rhubarb and blend until everything is combined and has a creamy but firm texture Add to the cake tin, spreading evenly over the base.

  4. Pop back in the fridge and leave it to chill for at least an hour.

To Serve

  1. Remove the sides of the cake tin and dust over a little more beetroot powder for an extra sprinkle of pink.

 

 

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