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Vegan Mocha Swirl Cheesecake
Vegan Mocha Swirl Cheesecake
Prep Time
2 hrs 20 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 20 mins
 

This dreamy vegan cheesecake is made with a spicy ginger snap crust filled with a creamy cashew base that's swirled with a decadent mix of chocolate and coffee.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 555 kcal
Ingredients
For the Crust
  • 8 ounces vegan ginger snap cookies (such as Newman's Own Organic Ginger Snaps)
  • ½ cup melted coconut oil
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar (or another vegan granulated sugar of choice)
For the Cheesecake
  • 2 ½ cups raw cashews, soaked in water 4-8 hours and drained
  • ½ cup unflavored soy or almond milk
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • cup melted coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups vegan dark chocolate chips (such as Enjoy Life brand)
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
For Serving
Instructions
  1. To make the crust, preheat the oven to 400°. Place the ginger snaps, coconut oil and sugar into the bowl of a food processor and process until fine crumbs form and the ingredients are fully blended, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.

  2. Press the mixture into the bottom of an 8 or 9 inch springform pan. Bake until it begins to brown around the edges, about 10 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and  allow it to cool.

  3. While the crust cools, place the cashews, milk, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla and salt into the bowl of a food processor and blend until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.

  4. Melt the chocolate chips over a double boiler, of place them into a microwave-safe mixing bowl and microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring in between. Stir in the coffee and cinnamon. Stir in 1 ¼ cups of the cashew batter.

  5. Distribute 3 or 4 small scoops (about ½ cup each) of the remaining cashew batter over the crust, then distribute 3 or 4 scoops of the chocolate mixture between the cashew batter scoops. Continue dropping scoops of batter in this manner until none is left, then swirl the batters together using a rubber scraper or butter knife, being careful not to overdo it.

  6. Refrigerate the cheesecake for at least 4 hours, or freeze it for about 2 hours, until set.

  7. Slice the cheesecake and top it with the whipped coconut cream. Serve.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Mocha Swirl Cheesecake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 555 Calories from Fat 364
% Daily Value*
Fat 40.4g62%
Sodium 235mg10%
Potassium 297mg8%
Carbohydrates 48.6g16%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 29.3g33%
Protein 6.4g13%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.