25+ Vegan Cheesecake Recipes

A collection of the best vegan cheesecake recipes including gluten free and nut free recipes. From fluffy baked German style cheesecake to raw and no bake options. I'm also sharing my tips and tricks for getting the best results for your cheesecake filling. This round up features tonnes of dairy free cheesecakes worth making!
collage of vegan cheesecakes.

HOW TO VEGANIZE CHEESECAKE

What is a vegan cheesecake made of?

Ever wondered how to get a deliciously creamy cheesecake without using dairy or eggs? To replace the dairy cream cheese found in traditional cheesecake, vegan cheesecake filling is commonly made up of either one or a combination of the following ingredients:

  • Cashews: These nuts create a rich and creamy base for the cheesecake filling. They also add a slight “cheesy” flavour.
  • Coconut milk: You’ll always want to go for the full fat canned kind, or coconut cream. Coconut milk becomes thick and heavy once chilled, which makes it perfect for setting vegan cheesecake fillings.
  • Vegan cream cheese: Probably the most delicious ingredient for fillings is vegan cream cheese. It definitely comes closest to the real thing!
  • Silken tofu: This is great if you’re looking to keep your cheesecake nut-free. Silken tofu has a light and silky consistency that is perfect for vegan cheesecake and mousse recipes. Don’t worry, you won’t be able to taste the tofu!
  • Vegan yoghurt: This is a less common ingredient, but I’ve been adding it to my recipes for years. It helps to lighten the sometimes heavy consistency of cheesecake, giving an incredibly smooth texture. Vegan yoghurt also helps to add that tangy cultured flavour.
 
making vegan cheesecake filling.
 

EXPERT TIPS FOR MAKING VEGAN CHEESECAKE

How to get the creamiest cheesecake filling

It’s no secret by now that cashews create a wonderful vegan alternative to conventional cheesecake fillings. But why do we sometimes not get that silky (and I mean smooth without the slightest spec of grit) filling?

  • Soak your cashews: There are a few reasons for this. Firstly, you need to make sure that your cashews have been soaked for a minimum of 4 hours. But I’ll let you in on another secret, you can also soak them in boiled water for just an hour, as the heat will accelerate how quickly they soak in that moisture and soften! Now that your cashews have been soaked, you’ve already made the job twice as easy for your blender!
  • Use a decent blender and/or be patient with the process: While a good quality blender will be a reliable investment that will get you amazing results, fast. I recognise that not everyone wants or has the capabilities to dish out for a kitchen appliance. For the first 2 years of recipe creating, I did not own an expensive blender, so I can vouch that blenders (although helpful) are not the main ingredient for get a silky smooth finish. You need to have patience. All blenders are different, and some just take a little more time to do the job. So be patient with your blender, give it a little break between blitzing, scrape down the edges with your spatula every now and then to give it a helping hand to get the creamy result.
 

Recommended tools for making dairy free cheesecake

  • Food processor: I use a food processor for most of my cheesecake crusts. 
  • High speed blender: If you’re making cashew based cheesecakes a lot it’s probably a good idea to invest in a good blender. This will make it so much easier to get that silky smooth consistency every time.
  • 7″ cake tin with removable base: This is my go-to size for cheesecakes is between 7″ and 8″, as these are not too big and allow the cheesecake to have some height. Most importantly, make sure you go for a pan with a removable base or it will likely be difficult to get the cheesecake out once set.

 

25+ DELICIOUS VEGAN CHEESECAKE RECIPES

Enough with the tips and tricks, here is a collection of vegan cheesecake recipes that you need to try.

1. NO BAKE VEGAN CARROT CAKE CHEESECAKE 

No-Bake Carrot Cake Cheesecake

This No-Bake Carrot Cake Cheesecake is made with wholesome plant-based ingredients and comes together in just a few easy steps. The base consists of a raw spiced carrot cake mixture and it's topped with creamy and tangy cashew cheesecake.
Check out this recipe
carrot cheesecake on a plate with carrot and fresh mint garnish on grey surface.


2. VEGAN GUINNESS CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE

Guinness Chocolate Cheesecake (No-bake, Vegan)

The most luscious, decadent and rich chocolate cheesecake infused with Guinness stout. This no-bake cheesecake is easy to make and nut-free.
Check out this recipe
chocolate cheesecake with swirl detail next to a glass of guinness stout.


3. BAKED VEGAN CHEESECAKE

Baked Vegan Cheesecake

This creamy baked vegan cheesecake is light and satiating all at once with a fluffy filling and buttery crust. Perfect served with tangy and sweet homemade cherry compote.
Check out this recipe
baked cheesecake with cherries on top against blue background.


4. VEGAN PECAN PIE CHEESECAKE

Vegan Pecan Pie Cheesecake (No Bake)

This easy no bake vegan pecan pie cheesecake is the ultimate fall dessert. A buttery crust, creamy tangy vanilla cheesecake with a maple caramel pecan topping!
Check out this recipe
vegan pecan cheesecake with pecans and caramel.


5. VEGAN TIRAMISU CHEESECAKE

Vegan Tiramisu Cheesecake

This delicious vegan tiramisu cheesecake consists of creamy layered mascarpone and coffee cheesecake on a no-bake biscuit crust. Combining the classic flavours of tiramisu and cheesecake all in one while being eggless and dairy-free. Makes the perfect table centrepiece for any special occasion.
Check out this recipe
tiramisu cheesecake with chocolate curls.


6. VEGAN CHOCOLATE ORANGE CHEESECAKE

Vegan Chocolate Orange Cheesecake

An easy no-bake chocolate orange cheesecake recipe made with vegan cream cheese, dark chocolate and fresh oranges. This decadent cake is perfect for Easter or for the holiday table.
Check out this recipe
chocolate orange cheesecake with orange slices on top on a white wooden surface.


7. VEGAN LEMON CHEESECAKE BARS

Vegan Lemon Cheesecake Bars (No-Bake)

Creamy lemon cheesecake with zingy lemon curd on a toasted coconut oat base. These no-bake bars are easy to make and can be adapted as gluten-free. The perfect refreshing dessert for any occasion!
Check out this recipe
closeup of lemon cheesecake bars with lemon curd topping.


8. VEGAN TAHINI CHEESECAKE

Vegan Tahini Cheesecake

This creamy vegan tahini cheesecake is delicious and indulgent! Topped with maple tahini caramel and sesame brittle. It's no-bake and super easy to make.
Check out this recipe
cheesecake with sesame brittle on top against stone background.


9. VEGAN SALTED CARAMEL CHOCOLATE CHESECAKE (NUT-FREE)

Vegan Salted Caramel Chocolate Cheesecake (No-Bake, Nut-Free)

This no-bake cheesecake is made completely nut-free whilst still being dairy-free and vegan-friendly! Silken tofu gives a smooth creamy consistency to the cake which is topped off with homemade salted caramel. You can also make this cake completely coconut-free by swapping out or omitting the caramel sauce.
Check out this recipe
vegan-chocolate-salted-caramel-cheesecake


10. VEGAN CHAI SPICED LATTE CHEESECAKE

Vegan Chai Spiced Latte Cheesecake

Creamy chai cheesecake mousse on top of a mocha brownie base and topped with chocolate ganache. These cheesecake bars are gluten-free and easy to make.
Check out this recipe
flatlay of geometrically cut cheesecake.


11. VEGAN STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE BARS

Vegan No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

Deliciously creamy vanilla cheesecake with intensely fragrant macerated strawberries on top of an oaty coconut crust. These easy to make bars taste like summer in a dessert, and are every strawberries and cream lovers' dream.
Check out this recipe
strawberry cheesecake bar with a bite taken out of it.


12. VEGAN CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTER CHEESECAKE

No-Bake Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake

The ultimate layer cake for peanut butter lovers! This no-bake cheesecake is decadent while not being too sweet. You’ll find peanut butter in each and every layer from the crust to the ganache topping! The perfect table centrepiece for any special occasion. 
Check out this recipe


13. VEGAN MOCHA CHEESECAKE

Vegan Mocha Cheesecake (No-Bake)

A heavenly no-bake vegan cake perfect for chocolate and coffee lovers! This delicious cheesecake consists of a brownie base and layers of vanilla, espresso and mocha cheesecake.
Check out this recipe
mocha cheesecake with freeze dried raspberries on top on a light grey background.


14. VEGAN CINNAMON SWIRL CHEESECAKE

Vegan Cinnamon Swirl Cheesecake (No-Bake)

This dessert is like a fusion of cheesecake and cinnamon roll buns with added swirls of salted caramel and a hint of apple pie flavour. It’s light and creamy filling melts like silky velvet in the mouth, and the oaty base contrasts the smooth filling with a a bit of bite. The recipe is vegan, no-bake and can be adapted as gluten-free.
Check out this recipe
cinnamon cheesecake on plate.


15. VEGAN BAILEYS COFFEE CHEESECAKE

Baileys Coffee Cheesecake (Vegan, No-Bake)

Deliciously creamy vegan Bailey's Coffee Cheesecake. No-bake and easy to make, it's the perfect cake for any special occasion!
Check out this recipe
baileys cheesecake on cooling rack.


16. VEGAN COOKIES AND CREAM CHEESECAKE

Vegan Cookies and Cream Cheesecake (No-Bake)

Delicious creamy vanilla cheesecake with pieces of homemade vegan oreos. This cake is no-bake and easy to make, and can be adapted as gluten-free. Note: you will also need to make my HEALTHY OREOS recipe for this cake they are used throughout the crust, filling and topping!
Check out this recipe
cookies and cream cheesecake topped with oreos on a ight grey surface.


17. VEGAN LEMON RASPBERRY CHEESECAKE

Vegan Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake (No-Bake)

A zesty lemon cheesecake studded with fresh raspberries on top of a coconut shortbread base. This gluten-free, vegan-friendly and no-bake recipe is easy to make and free from refined sugar.
Check out this recipe
close up of lemon cheesecake bars with raspberries.


18. VEGAN TOFFEE POPCORN CHEESECAKE

Vegan Toffee Popcorn Cheesecake (No-Bake)

A creamy salted caramel cheesecake with coconut cream frosting, caramel sauce and toffee popcorn. This cake is no-bake, dairy-free and vegan-friendly.
Check out this recipe
white cheesecake with caramel drizzle topped with popcorn.


19. VEGAN CHAMOMILE VANILLA CHEESECAKE

Vegan Chamomile Vanilla Cheesecake (No-Bake)

An easy to make no-bake vegan cheesecake with delicate flavours of chamomile and vanilla. Make this recipe gluten free by opting for GF oats for the crust.
Check out this recipe
cheesecake topped with daisies and strawberries on grey surface.


20. VEGAN EGGNOG CHEESECAKE

Vegan Eggnog Cheesecake

A boozy remake of a classic festive drink, with a twist! The creamy "eggnog" cheesecake filling is infused with whiskey, nutmeg and vanilla. Buttery pecans, cinnamon and coconut sugar make the delicious base.
Check out this recipe
eggnog cheesecake with slice taken out of if on a light grey surface.


21. VEGAN PINK APPLE SALTED CARAMEL CHEESECAKE

Vegan Pink Apple Salted Caramel Cheesecake

With Autumn in full swing I thought it was perfect timing to revisit an old recipe of mine. What better way to celebrate Autumn than with a cross between a cheesecake and an apple pie, which are both winners in my book. This pink apple salted caramel cheesecake is a twist on the original Cinnabun Apple cheesecake that I created some time ago. It is of course vegan-friendly and it's also no-bake and gluten-free.
Check out this recipe
side view of cheesecake topped with cooked apple.


22. VEGAN MANGO CHEESECAKE BARS

Vegan Mango Cheesecake Bars

The most delicious creamy vanilla lime cheesecake topped with sweet juicy mango curd on a toasted coconut crust. These Vegan Mango Cheesecake Bars are no-bake and gluten-free.
Check out this recipe
stack of mango cheesecake bars against a light blue background.


23. VEGAN STRAWBERRY SHORTBREAD CHEESECAKE

Vegan Strawberry Shortbread Cheesecake

Deliciously creamy vanilla cheesecake with fragrant macerated strawberries on a gluten-free shortbread base. This cheesecake is creamy and rich while being refreshing and fruity.
Check out this recipe
cheesecake topped with strawberries on a grey surface.


25. VEGAN RASPBERRY CHEESECAKE

Vegan Raspberry Cheesecake

Delicious Vegan Raspberry Cheesecake with a creamy vanilla filling, raspberry ripple sauce and raspberry coulis glaze. This easy to make cake is no-bake and gluten-free too. Perfect for making the most of berry season!
Check out this recipe
cheesecake with raspberry sauce and fresh raspberries on top.


26. VEGAN GINGERBREAD CHEESECAKE

Vegan Gingerbread Cheesecake (No-Bake)

A zingy dairy-free gingerbread cheesecake filling on top of a no-bake oaty pecan and cranberry base. This silky smooth cake is perfect as a festive dessert. Best served with homemade vegan gingerbread cookies.
Check out this recipe
cheesecake on a plate with gingerbread men on top.


27. VEGAN CREME EGG CHEESECAKE

Vegan Creme Egg Cheesecake

A delicious no-bake Vegan Creme Egg Cheesecake with a creamy dairy-free vanilla filling on a cookie crust, stuffed with butterscotch sauce and topped with homemade vegan creme eggs!
Check out this recipe
cheesecake with decorated with homemade creme eggs on a white wooden surface.