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Slice of Vegan Cheesecake on a plate with fork.
Classic Vegan Cheesecake
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Soak + Chili Time
8 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs 30 mins

This vegan cheesecake is so rich, so creamy, you'd never guess it was dairy-free! Made with a vegan graham cracker crust and decadent cashew filling, this scrumptious dessert will blow your mind!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Calories: 372 kcal
Author: Alissa Saenz
For the Crust
  • 2 cups vegan graham cracker crumbs
  • ½ cup vegan butter, melted
  • ¼ cup organic granulated sugar
For the Cheesecake Filling
  • 1 ¾ cups raw cashews, soaked in water 4 to 8 hours, drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup unsweetened and unflavored non-dairy yogurt
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ¼ cup unsweetened and unflavored non-dairy milk, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

  2. Stir the graham cracker crumbs, butter, and sugar together in a large mixing bowl.

  3. Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a springform pan (7 to 9 inches in diameter).

  4. Place the pan into the oven and bake the crust until lightly browned at the edges, about 10 minutes.

  5. Transfer the pan to a cooling rack when done.

  6. While the crust bakes and cools, place all ingredients* for the filling into a blender or the bowl of a food processor fitted with an s-blade.

  7. Blend until smooth.

  8. Pour the batter into the crust.

  9. Cover and place the entire cheesecake into the refrigerator and chill until the filling has set, which should take about 4 hours.

  10. Carefully release the cheesecake from the pan. Slice and serve.

Recipe Notes

* If you're not using a high-powered blending device, you may want to start by blending just the cashews and yogurt to a paste, then adding the remaining ingredients and blending again.

Nutrition Facts
Classic Vegan Cheesecake
Amount Per Serving (1 slice (1/10 of recipe))
Calories 372 Calories from Fat 203
% Daily Value*
Fat 22.6g35%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Sodium 492mg21%
Potassium 172mg5%
Carbohydrates 39.3g13%
Fiber 1.9g8%
Sugar 19.9g22%
Protein 5.2g10%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.