Vegan Cheesecake


Meet the vegan cheesecake of your goals. Critically, I used to be blown away by how scrumptious this turned out! Nobody would guess this cheesecake is vegan. It’s not uncooked, it’s not wholesome and it doesn’t have a date-nut crust (not that I’ve an issue with that). That is the true deal proper right here.

It took me a few failed makes an attempt to lastly succeed with this recipe. Properly, my husband says my failures are nonetheless good, however they’re rubbish in comparison with this cheesecake!  I attempted a recipe utilizing cashews, and it ended up so dense and thick, and nearly gummy in texture. Nope, not what I used to be going for.

I made a decision it could be form of enjoyable to make this recipe with out nuts in any respect, so when you have a nut allergy, rejoice! This one’s for you. I additionally like that with this vegan cheesecake, you don’t want a excessive powered blender to make the filling. A easy hand mixer will do, although I used my stand mixer.


Put together a 9 inch springform pan by wrapping the underside and sides with aluminum foil. Put a bit of parchment paper within the backside, and spray with oil. Preheat the oven to 350 levels F.

Make the crust with vegan graham crackers, coconut oil and sugar. Merely combine them collectively, and press into the pan. *Most graham crackers have honey, however Nabisco graham crackers don’t. In case you can’t discover these, you should use vegan gingersnap cookies or one other comparable vegan cookie.

collage of how to make vegan cheesecake crust.

Now make the filling. First, beat the vegan cream cheese till clean. I used Dealer Joe’s model which I really like, however you should use one other model so long as it’s unflavored in fact.

Then, add the remainder of the filling components (coconut cream, sugar, cornstarch, vanilla, and lemon juice), and beat till very clean.

Sure, I do know it’s a LOT of vegan cream cheese, however this makes a big cheesecake! You’ll have 12 good sized slices. It’s good for vacation get collectively or birthday events.

collage of vegan cheesecake with cream cheese and being mixed in bowl.

Pour the graceful filling over the crust and unfold it evenly.

Beneath within the picture you possibly can see how the foil ought to go searching and beneath the pan.

Earlier than placing it within the oven, place the cheesecake on a big pan, and add heat water about midway up. That is your water tub and can forestall cracking. I do know, I do know, this actually freaked me out about making cheesecakes, nevertheless it’s straightforward! Belief me.

vegan cheesecake filling being poured onto graham cracker crust

Bake for 50 minutes, flip off the warmth and let sit within the oven with out opening the door for an additional 10 minutes. It can look jiggly and beneath cooked within the center, however don’t fear. It can agency up splendidly after cooling.

Chill within the fridge for at the least Four hours, ideally in a single day. I’d advocate you propose forward and make this a day upfront for events or occasions. It can minimize down on numerous stress! This vegan cheesecake is straightforward to make nevertheless it does cook dinner for a very long time and has to chill for a really very long time. Will probably be value it.


After cooling in a single day or at the least Four hours, take the cheesecake out of the fridge. Rigorously run a knife across the edges, then slowly launch the spring.

Run a big, sharp knife beneath sizzling water, wipe dry with a clear towel, after which slice. Repeat with every slice for very clear minimize items of cheesecake.

Serve with non-obligatory recent strawberry sauce, vegan caramel sauce, coconut whip cream or simply plain as is. Take pleasure in!

piece of vegan cheesecake with a fork and strawberry sauce

Prep Time
15 minutes
Prepare dinner Time
1 hr
Cooling time
4 hrs
Complete Time
1 hr 15 minutes

Learn to make the very best vegan cheesecake ever! No, actually! This cheesecake is gentle, creamy and clean with no dairy or nuts. Plus, it is simple to make and you do not want a excessive powered blender!

Servings: 12 slices
Energy: 512 kcal
For the crust
  • 1 1/2 cups vegan graham cracker crumbs
  • 5 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
For the filling
  • 32 ounces (4-Eight ounce packages) vegan cream cheese *I used Dealer Joe’s model
  • (1) 13.5 ounce can coconut cream
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice, from about 2 small lemons
Optionally available recent strawberry sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups recent strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest, from 1 small lemon
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 levels F. Wrap a 9 inch springform pan with 1-2 layers of aluminum foil, overlaying the underside and the edges (see photographs for reference). Minimize a circle of parchment paper for the underside of the pan, and spray frivolously with oil.

For the crust
  1. In a medium bowl, add the cookie crumbs, melted coconut oil and sugar. Stir nicely to mix, then press down into the underside of the ready pan. Press down agency and evenly. Put aside.

For the filling
  1. Within the bowl of an electrical mixer with the whisk attachment, or utilizing a handheld mixer, beat the vegan cream cheese till clean, about 1 minute.

  2. Now add the remainder of the filling components and beat till clean, scraping down the edges and backside of the bowl as wanted.

  3. As soon as it is utterly clean, pour into ready pan over the crust and unfold evenly.

To bake
  1. Place the cheesecake onto a big pan, stuffed about midway with heat water. That is your water tub, and can assist forestall the cheesecake from cracking.

  2. Place within the oven and bake for 50 minutes. Don’t open the oven door throughout this time. Flip off the warmth, and let it sit within the oven for 10 extra minutes. The cheesecake will probably be barely jiggly, and never look very finished within the center.

  3. Take away from the oven, and let it cool for about 15 minutes at room temperature earlier than transferring to the fridge to chill for at the least Four hours, ideally in a single day, earlier than slicing and serving. When able to serve, slice and serve with recent strawberry sauce, if desired.

Optionally available recent strawberry sauce
  1. In a meals processor, add 1 1/Four cups of the sliced strawberries (reserving 1/Four cup), sugar and lemon zest. Course of till clean. Toss with the sliced strawberries in a small bowl and chill for at the least an hour earlier than serving.

Recipe Notes
  1. Most graham crackers have honey, however Nabisco model is vegan if you will discover it or order it on-line. If not, you may also use vegan gingersnap cookies or one other comparable cookie. Simply merely add them to a blender/meals processor after which measure 1 1/2 cups crumbs.
  2. You should utilize melted vegan butter instead of coconut oil if desired, for the crust.
  3. If you can’t discover canned coconut cream, you should use 1 can of full fats coconut milk, simply do not use the sunshine coconut milk.
  4. If you do not have a springform pan, it ought to work in a daily pie pan, if it is large enough (9-10 inch).

Creator: Nora