How to Make Vegan Cheesecake

June 7, 2023
Vegan Cheesecake
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Vegan Cheesecake

Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


For the crust:

  • 1 ½ cups vegan graham cracker crumbs
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

For the filling:

  • 2 cups raw cashews soaked in water overnight and drained
  • ½ cup coconut cream
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • cup melted coconut oil
  • cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the topping:

  • Fresh berries strawberries, blueberries, raspberries or your favorite fruit


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted coconut oil, and maple syrup for the crust in a bowl. Mix well until the mixture resembles wet sand.
  3. Press the crust mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan, spreading it evenly. Press it down firmly to create a compact crust.
  4. Bake the crust in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, then remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
  5. combine the soaked and drained cashews, coconut cream, lemon juice, melted coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla extract in a high-speed blender or food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides as needed.
  6. Pour the filling mixture over the cooled crust in the springform pan, smoothing the top with a spatula.
  7. Place the cheesecake in the refrigerator and set it for at least 4 hours or overnight until firm.
  8. Once the cheesecake has set, carefully remove it from the springform pan and transfer it to a serving plate.
  9. Decorate the top of the cheesecake with fresh berries or your favorite fruit.

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