5 from 1 vote
vegan cheesecake
Vegan Cheesecake
Prep Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr
 

I bet you never thought a cheesecake could be vegan (as in dairy FREE) raw, and delicious all at once. Well trust me it can. Try this vegan cheesecake and you'll see for yourself.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: gluten free, Healthy, Vegan
Servings: 12
Calories: 366 kcal
Author: Vicky Berman
Ingredients
  • For the crust:
  • 2 cups sliced almonds
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 4 dates pitted
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • For the lemon filling:
  • 1 1/2 cups raw macadamia nuts
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2-2/3 cup coconut oil melted
  • For the strawberry topping:
  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup of the filling
Instructions
  1. In a food processor, process the almonds and coconut until coarse. Add the dates, vanilla and salt and process until well combined.
  2. Press the dough onto the bottom of a springform pan. Place in fridge.
  3. For the filling:
  4. Ina blender blend the macadamia nuts, almond milk, lemon juice, agave and vanilla until smooth and creamy, about 3 to 5 minutes. Make sure the nuts are well blended otherwise the cheesecake texture will be gritty.
  5. Set aside 1/2 cup of the filling, pour the rest into the springform pan with the crust. Gently tap the pan to remove any air bubbles.
  6. For the strawberry topping:
  7. Using a blender, blend 1/2 cup of the reserved filling with the strawberries and lemon juice until smooth.
  8. Pour the strawberry topping on top of the cheesecake.
  9. Place the cheesecake in the freezer to set for 2 hours, or until the middle of the cheesecake is firm.
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Cheesecake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 366 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 51%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Sodium 67mg 3%
Potassium 227mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 9g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin C 5.1%
Calcium 7.8%
Iron 7.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.