You know how sometimes you just want to eat a rich and decadent chocolate mud pie, but it all seems like to much effort? Well allow me to let you in on a lil’ secret. It’s actually suuper easy, especially when it’s vegan! Some tofu, some dark chocolate, a simple biscuit base, and voila! – You get to drop your face into this precious looking thing!
I couldn’t decide if it’s a pie or a cake – so how about you make it and let me know what you think!
Makes: 1 8″ or 9″ springform pan (I used an 8″)
- 2 cups digestive biscuit (graham cracker) crumbs
- 3/4 cup vegan butter (I use Pure in UK)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup quick oats (porridge oats)
- 250g dark chocolate
- 1½ pack silken tofu (1 pound)
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup sugar
For the base. Pre-heat your oven to 375°F/190°C/gas mark 5 and lightly grease your springform pan (or you could use pie dish). Now melt the butter in a small saucepan and add in the 1/4 cup sugar and stir. Turn off the heat and add in the crumbs and oats. Stir until you have a thick and sticky mixture. Press this into your pan, pressing up the sides, making it as thick as you’d like. Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes, but check it often. Once it is done, take out and cool.
Whilst it is cooling, make the filling. In a food processor, blend the tofu until creamy. Melt the chocolate (use your favourite method) and swiftly add to the processor before it starts to harden. Blend until the chocolate is incorporated. Now add in the other 1/4 cup of sugar and maple syrup. Blend again until all smooth and lovely.
Now pour the mixture into your cooled and prepared crust. Place in the fridge for 2 hours or for maximum results, overnight. You can decorate it after about an hour in the fridge, so long as the top has firmed up a bit. I used strawberries and shaved dark chocolate.
There are so many ways you can decorate this – and many variations – a tablespoon or two of peanut butter in the base mixture is lovely, or covering the whole thing in a layer of strawberry whipped coconut cream! Perfect as a birthday cake too!