Vegan Cheesecake Brownies

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I’m not the person with the biggest sweet tooth out there. To my big surprise, I’m making huge progress in that department. Nevertheless, I’ve got a big addiction to dark chocolate and cheesecake, especially cheesecake! After stumbling over Alpro’s vegan version of low-fat cottage cheese (here’s my review about it) by accident, my editor in chief and myself have been thinking about doing some baking experiments with the product. In today’s blog post I’ll share the first one of those experiments with you: vegan cheesecake brownies!

Vegan Cheesecake Brownies

Vegan Cheesecake Brownies

Vegan Cheesecake

Before I stumbled over the soy version of “Magerquark”, which I’ll call soy quark (pronounced sɔɪ kwɑːrk) because it sounds cool and better than “soy low-fat cottage cheese”, I either had traditional German cheesecake, sometimes New York style cheesecake or when it was vegan with silken tofu.

Alpro Go On

Alpro Go On

I never really warmed up to the vegan versions of cheesecake I tried over the years. They tasted OK, sometimes they were rather nice, but they never came close to my favorite German style cheesecakes. (Neither in texture nor taste.) With the soy quark new possibilities arise and I am keen on seeing where this will lead to in the future.

Vegan Cheesecake Brownies

It was quickly decided to give the soy quark a go on cheesecake. As we also had all the ingredients ready for brownies we made vegan cheesecake brownies. We used the vegan cheesecake brownies recipe we already had in use and simply replaced silken tofu with soy quark. We were very curious to see how interchangeable the silken tofu and the soy quark would be and if texture and taste would be agreeable.

The preparation doesn’t take much time and overall this is an easy recipe suitable for every skill set. Ideally, you’d bake the brownies in a rectangular baking tin but we don’t own one and it wouldn’t fit into our oven anyhow. So we used a round pie dish for the vegan cheesecake brownies. They only look different but taste equally great, be it cut into rectangles or pie slices!

Vegan Cheesecake Brownies

Vegan Cheesecake Brownies with fruits and espresso

Overall replacing the silken tofu with the soy quark was easy and effective and can be recommended. What surprised me the most is that the soy quark showed it’s full potential when used in the cheesecake. Not only does the soy quark taste very good, but smell and texture are also very similar to low-fat cottage cheese.

One tip, though: try the cake warm and cold. You’ll notice that the soy quark tastes very different in both states (both are delicious). I’ll recommend you give the recipe a try. I’d love to get your feedback on this!

Vegan Cheesecake Brownies
Vegan Cheesecake Brownies
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Vegan Cheesecake Brownies
Vegan Cheesecake Brownies
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12 pieces 10 minutes
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40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 pieces 10 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Ingredients
Brownie Dough Ingredients
Cheesecake Ingredients
Ingredients to replace 1 egg
Servings: pieces
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180°C. Preferably use a flat and rectangular baking tin (around 28 cm x 18 cm) in size and slightly grease it with margarine. Put some baking paper into it.
  2. Slowly heat up the margarine until it gets runny, then add the cocoa powder and sugar and mix it.
  3. Then add the first two egg substitutes and the flour and quickly mix it into a smooth dough and fill it into the already prepared baking tin.
  4. For the cheesecake part, take all the ingredients and mix them together until you have a smooth consistency.
  5. Take a teaspoon and add small chunks of the cheesecake mixture onto the brownie dough. Then gently fold the mixture into the brownie dough using the spine of a butter knife. This makes it look much cooler! 😉
  6. Put the baking tin into the oven for around 40 to 45 minutes. It's done when the top of the cheesecake brownies has hardened but once you apply some pressure it still slightly gives way.
  7. Then take it out of the oven and let it cool in the tin. Cut it into pieces and serve!
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2 Replies to “Vegan Cheesecake Brownies”

    1. Stefan Post author

      Hey Jasmin! I’m delighted that you enjoyed my post! It would be great to receive your feedback once you gave my recipe a try 😀

      Reply

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