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Chi Cake (vegan, gluten-free cheesecake)

August 29th, 2008 · by Cyndi · 3 Comments

I’m visiting friends in Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada) and they introduced me to a local treat.

Chi Cake
http://www.chicake.com/
Vegan, gluten-free, organic cheesecake
Vegan Choice Foods, Inc., Contact: Alan Munro
Unit 14 – 7621 Vantage Way
Delta, BC V4G 1A6 Canada
Phone:  778-88VEGAN (778-888-3426)
E-Mail:  questions@chicake.com

The good news is, it’s delicious.  The bad news…it’s only available in the Vancouver area.  It’s also pricey: $20 for a 19 oz (540g) cake.

Varieties

6″ retail box (frozen) in New York Lemon

8″ wholesale cakes (fresh or frozen):
New York Lemon
Chocolate-Hazelnut
Pumpkin Spice (seasonal)

We had the New York Style lemon.  It wasn’t really New York style, which is dense and rich.  This was light and melted in your mouth.  So doesn’t quite hit all my cheesecake satisfaction buttons (I’m a NY style girl) but it was really quite good.

Given that I can’t get this at home, I wonder if I can duplicate it.  It seems fairly simple.  The filling is a soy-based cream cheese (the Follow Your Heart brand is very good and may be similar to what they use, if not the same) with tofu (I assume silken) and then they add sugar, lemon juice, salt, and an egg replacer (theirs is various starches).

The crust is cornmeal, puffed millet, sugar, grape juice, coconut flour, Earth Balance margarine, and ginger.

Maybe when I return home…

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 aiko // Aug 29, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    I actually tried chis and it was pretty good. I recommend the chocolate hazelnut which is so rich and creamy. If anyone is looking for a recipe I would recommend visiting this site http://www.cheesecake-recipes.org

  • 2 michelle // Sep 28, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    this stuff is amazing.
    i was volunteering at taste of health (an organic food festival in vancouver) and helped out at his stand.

    the stuff went like hotcakes and everyone loved it.
    pumpkin is sooo good 🙂

  • 3 Krystyna // Sep 30, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    I was also volunteering at taste of health and tried a slice of the chocolate. Thought it was really pretty good! I was never a huge cheesecake person though, but I did enjoy their cake. I heard that they also make vegan nanaimo bars? Haven’t seen those around anywhere but would love to try one, since i used to love those in my pre-vegan days 🙂

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