22 best vegan cheesecake recipe ideas for vegan dessert lovers

Author: Rachel Smith

Switch out your usual cakes and cookies for a stylish vegan cheesecake this week – here are plant-based cheesecake recipes to inspire you.

Cheesecake is such a flexible dessert. It can be baked or eaten raw, made into bars, tarts or bites, and combined well with most fruits and flavours.

Switch out your usual cakes and cookies for a stylish cheesecake this week – here are 22 vegan cheesecake recipes to inspire you!

What ingredients do I need to make a vegan cheesecake?

Cheesecakes are typically made from cheese, but vegan cooks have to get creative to replicate the taste and texture of this popular dessert.

Tofu makes a great nut-free replacement for cream cheese thanks to its silky texture, along with vegan cream cheese which can easily be substituted with its dairy counterpart.

Cashew nuts are also a popular base for plant-based cheesecakes as they give them a creamy yet firm texture that melts in the mouth.

To make your cheesecake base, you can go traditional with a mix of biscuits and dairy-free butter. Our favourite biscuits are Oreos and Lotus biscuits as they add extra flavour, but any vegan-friendly biscuits will work.

If you want to add more texture to your cheesecake base, try blending chopped nuts with dates to form a sticky dough that can be pressed into the tin to form the base.

1. Vegan Biscoff Chocolate Cheesecake

This sensational vegan Biscoff cheesecake is made even more decadent with chocolate to create a super smooth and creamy cheesecake base. We’ve topped it off with crumbled cookies and popcorn to make it even more special!

Vegan Biscoff Chocolate Cheesecake

2. Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake

This baked vegan pumpkin cheesecake is filled with all the warming, comforting flavours of autumn. With a gingersnap base topped with a creamy, silky baked pumpkin filling, it’s cosy and delicious.

Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake

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3. No-Bake Triple Layer Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake

If you’re a chocoholic then this richly indulgent cheesecake is a dream come true! Top with chocolates and sweets for extra decadence.

No-Bake Triple Layer Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake

4. Vegan Oreo Cheesecake

Oreos and cheesecakes are a match made in heaven! When baked, the chunks of Oreo in the filling take on a fudgy texture we can’t get enough of. They also make the perfect ingredient for the base!

Vegan Oreo Cheesecake

5. Mini Vegan Biscoff Cheesecakes

We usually enjoy Biscoff straight from the jar with a spoon, but sometimes we manage to restrain ourselves long enough to make these super vegan Biscoff cheesecakes!

They’re made from cream cheese so they’re extra smooth and silky and have a crushed Biscoff base with a delicate cinnamon flavour.

Mini vegan Biscoff cheesecakes

6. Baked Blueberry Cheesecake

New York is famed for its baked cheesecakes. Now you can enjoy a taste of the Big Apple at home with this authentic vegan baked cheesecake recipe with sweet berry coulis.

Baked Vegan Cheesecake with Berry Coulis Recipe

7. No-Bake Layered Blueberry Cheesecake

The stunning colours of this cheesecake will impress loved ones just as much as its blend of sweet flavours. A blended cashew filling makes it soft and creamy and full of wholesome ingredients.

No-Bake Vegan Blueberry Cheesecake

8. Creamy Banana Vegan Biscoff Cheesecake

The sweet, delicate banana cheesecake filling is a match made in heaven with the nutty Biscoff base

The caramelised bananas on top are the icing on the cake and made this ever-so moreish.

Creamy Banana Biscoff Cheesecake

9. Pear and Cardamom Vegan Cheesecake

This spiced pear cheesecake has such a wonderfully warming combination of sophisticated flavours that you don’t typically find in cheesecakes. This vegan cheesecake recipe is also gluten-free so everyone can enjoy a slice.

Pear and Cardamom Vegan Cheesecake

10. Vegan Raspberry & Cauliflower Cheesecake Recipe

While most vegan cheesecake recipes use tofu, cashews or vegan cheese to make the filling smooth and creamy, this creative vegan cheesecake recipe uses cauliflower to make a low-fat vegan dessert.

It might sound unusual, but you’ll be surprised just how delicious it is!

Vegan Raspberry & Cauliflower Cheesecake Recipe

11. Raw Vegan Chocolate Orange Cheesecake

Raw cheesecakes are every bit as delicious as their baked counterparts. In fact, they’re even more decadent and rich as they’re made with a creamy cashew filling.

This raw vegan cheesecake recipe consists of the classic flavour combination of chocolate and orange to create an indulgent and zesty dessert.

Raw Vegan Chocolate Orange Cheesecake Recipe

12. No-Bake Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake

Stunning and seasonal, this fruity vegan cheesecake is the perfect fragrant treat for a hot day. It is thick, smooth and creamy, and packed with strawberries.

No-Bake Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake

13. Vegan Raw Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies

Prefer your vegan cheesecake in brownie form? This raw vegan take on the famous Hummingbird Bakery cheesecake bars is every bit as delicious and healthier too.

Vegan Raw Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies

 

14. Strawberry & Lime Superfood Cheesecake

Desserts don’t have to be bad for you. This vegan superfood cheesecake is actually loaded with health benefits as it’s made from natural and wholesome ingredients. Not that you’d know as it tastes so luxurious.

Strawberry & Lime Superfood Cheesecake

15. No-Bake Passionfruit Cheesecake

When it comes to fruity dessert flavours, few are irresistible as passionfruit. This zingy, summery plant-based cheesecake is a passionfruit-lovers dream!

No-Bake Passionfruit Cheesecake

16. Vegan Mocha Cheesecake Bites

Get your doses of chocolate, coffee and cheesecake all at once with these adorable layered treats! They make tasty desserts, snacks or lunchbox fillers.

Stacked vegan mocha cheesecake bites

17. Baked Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake

Tofu gives this baked chocolate cheesecake a wonderfully smooth and silky texture that simply melts in the mouth. One slice may not be enough!

Baked Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake

18. Paleo Chocolate Cheesecake

For those who need a chocolate fix, this chocolate cheesecake is rich and filling. It uses coconut milk for the ‘cheese’ but doesn’t taste like coconut at all.

Paleo Chocolate Cheesecake

19. Cheesecake with Salted Caramel Fudge Sauce

Live luxuriously with this salted caramel cheesecake. Waiting for it to set in the freezer might take a bit of patience, but the results speak for themselves!

Cheesecake with Salted Caramel Fudge Sauce

20. Vegan Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

Raw cookie dough has taken the world by storm. Nestle tiny balls of it into a cheesecake filling made of soaked cashews, maple syrup and coconut cream.

Cookie dough cheesecake bars presented on a board

21. Vegan Cheesecake Without Cashews

This classic strawberry-topped cheesecake will please vegans and non-vegans alike. It is rich, creamy and doesn’t contain cashews or tofu at all.

Vegan cheesecake topped with strawberries

22. Apricot Cheesecake

Try a new version of vegan cream cheese as part of this apricot cheesecake recipe, inspired by German cuisine. Top with caramelised apricots for a unique taste.

Apricot Cheesecake

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Written by

Rachel Smith

Having launched the brand's digital presence in 2015, Rachel shares her love for animals and the planet through her work as Vegan Food & Living’s Digital Editor. As a passionate vegan for over eight years, Rachel loves creating delicious vegan dessert recipes for her award-winning blog, Rawberry Fields. Rachel's recipes and photography have been featured in numerous international print and digital publications including the Daily Mail, Huffington Post, Thrive, and Buzzfeed. You can follow Rachel at @rawberryfields

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