While traditional cheesecakes use ingredients like cream cheese, butter, and eggs, it is very easy to find vegan substitutions for this dessert. Many of these easy vegan cheesecake recipes use vegan cream cheese or soaked, blended nuts to make a delicious filling. The sky’s the limit for flavors!
1. Lemon Lime Cheesecake with Fresh Mango Sauce by Dreena Burton
When you want a fresh and tangy dessert to serve, try this vegan cheesecake. It’s full of fruit flavors and perfect for summer!
Make the creamy filling with soaked cashews, coconut butter, and fresh lime and lemon juice. You’ll love the nutty crust on this cake which includes pecans and almonds, dates, and some shredded coconut.
Make a delicious sauce with mango, fresh orange juice, and agave, then drizzle over top of this beautiful cake.
2. Classic Vegan Cheesecake by The Full Helping
This simple yet lovely vegan cheesecake uses a combination of cashews and vegan cream cheese. Many cheesecakes use one or the other, but with this recipe, you get the best of both worlds.
You will need to chill this cheesecake for several hours or overnight, so ensure that you make this ahead of time. It can even be frozen for up to six weeks if needed.
A delicious graham cracker crust forms the base of this cake, while a tangy lemon blueberry topping brings freshness and color to this dessert.
3. Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake by Vegan Richa
A pumpkin cheesecake is an excellent dessert during the fall season–perfect for bringing to a holiday gathering with friends or family!
Use plant-based yogurt to make this cheesecake–try coconut, soy, or almond yogurt. Combine the yogurt with soaked cashews and pumpkin puree to make the deliciously creamy filling.
This recipe calls for a premade crust, though you can easily make your own from scratch. If you want a gluten-free cheesecake, just use a gluten-free crust for your base.
4. No-Bake Mini Red Velvet Cheesecakes by Pickles & Honey
These mini vegan cheesecakes will be a hit at your next family gathering or get-together with friends. They get their beautiful red color from beet juice!
Red velvet is a traditional cake flavor, and this recipe gets creative by turning it into a cheesecake. The filling uses cashews, creamy coconut milk, and cocoa and is sweetened using maple syrup. The crust is a basic graham cracker crust.
Top off these individual cheesecakes with coconut whipped cream and vegan chocolate shavings to create a splendid look for all to enjoy!
5. No Bake Pumpkin Spice Mini Cheesecakes by The Edgy Veg
These mini cheesecakes are the perfect dessert when you’re hosting a fall get-together with friends. They’re also ideal for a family gathering during the holidays!
A graham cracker crumb crust forms the base of this cheesecake. Then, layer the crust with a pumpkin pudding and a coconut cashew cream. Add maple syrup to the cashew cream for another sweet taste of fall.
Garnish the dish with pecans to create a finished product that is quite beautiful! While these only take 15 minutes to make, you will need to let them sit in the refrigerator for a few hours before serving to let them set.
6. Vegan Key Lime Cheesecake by The Spruce Eats
Fresh and tangy, this key lime cheesecake is an elegant choice for a spring or summer dessert. Key limes are smaller and have a yellow-green rind compared to regular limes. Moreover, they add a strong flavor to the cheesecake, but regular limes are fine to use if you can’t find them.
This recipe saves time by using a premade graham cracker crust. If you don’t have one, you can whip one up with vegan butter and crushed graham crackers.
Use your choice of vegan cream cheese, either nut or soy-based, to make this cheesecake. This dessert is elegantly garnished with an array of freshly sliced fruit, giving it a colorful appearance.
7. The Best Vegan Butterfinger Cheesecake by Jar of Lemons
This decadent Butterfinger cheesecake will quickly become one of your favorites! If you love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate, you’ll want to give this recipe a try.
This cheesecake starts with a graham cracker crust. You’ll also make a homemade Butterfinger from crushed corn flake cereal, peanut butter, and vegan chocolate. This gets mixed into the vegan cream cheese filling, along with whipped topping and powdered sugar.
There are a few steps in this recipe, but it is well worth the effort to make this luscious cheesecake. It’s a great cake to use for any type of celebration!
8. Raspberry Vegan Cheesecake by Love and Lemons
If you’re looking for a show stopper, you’ll want to try this vegan raspberry cheesecake. Its stunning bright pink color comes from the raspberries lightly sweetened with maple syrup and blended with chia seeds to gel.
Make the crust with a delicious blend of walnuts and dates, giving that perfect balance of sweetness and crunch. You can use either cashews or vegan cream cheese to make the filling which uses coconut milk for more flavor.
Freeze each layer of this cheesecake after assembling. It’s a bit of a process but one that is definitely worth the time!
9. The Best Vegan Cheesecake by Oh My Veggies
A vegan take on a classic strawberry cheesecake, this recipe is easy to follow and results in a beautiful dessert that everyone will love!
Make the crust using crushed graham crackers, sugar, and vegan butter. A delicious creamy filling uses plant-based vanilla yogurt, coconut milk, and vegan cream cheese.
Once the cheesecake is chilled, top it off with vegan whipped cream–try coconut–and fresh, sliced strawberries.
10. Vegan Cherry Cheesecake by Healthy Happy Life
Cherry is one of the most popular flavors of cheesecake; this vegan recipe is a great one to try since it doesn’t require any baking!
If you have access to fresh cherries, they are ideal, but frozen ones will work fine too. Just make sure all of the pits are removed to avoid a nasty surprise when you bite into this cake. Make the filling with cashews and soy milk, along with some maple syrup for sweetness.
You can use either ginger cookies or peanut butter cookies to make the crust for this cheesecake. Dates are blended with the cookie crumbs for sweetness and to help the crust stick together.
11. Vegan Pistachio Chocolate Cheesecake with Cashew Date Crust by The Viet Vegan
Use roasted cashews and pistachios along with some dates to make the crust of this vegan cheesecake.
Healthy avocados are the key ingredient in the filling of this dessert. They are combined with cocoa powder to get a chocolate pudding-like texture. Agave or maple syrup is used to sweeten the filling.
The cheesecake is beautifully garnished with more pistachios, creating a striking dessert that is sure to impress your guests!
12. Raw Plum Banana Cheesecake by Vegan Yack Attack
Non-traditional flavors are used in this vegan cheesecake to make a dessert that is fresh, unique, and delicious!
Make the filling with soaked cashews, plums, and bananas–this combination of fruits is the perfect mix of sweet and tangy. A nutty crust uses a blend of almonds and dates.
Top off this lovely dessert with additional slices of plum and sprigs of fresh mint.
13. Marbled Chocolate Chip Cheesecake by Bittersweet Blog
Chocolate lovers rejoice! This cheesecake is full of chocolatey goodness that will have you coming back for more.
Combine the chocolate cookie crumbs with either coconut oil or vegan butter to make the cookie crust. Next, mix vegan cream cheese and silken tofu to make a creamy cheesecake filling that you then sweeten with chocolate chips.
Drizzle chocolate syrup over the top of the cake, then swirl it to create a stunning appearance. This is an excellent cheesecake to serve on special occasions!
14. Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake by Vegan Heaven
Strawberry is a classic cheesecake flavor, and this vegan take on the dessert is fresh and delicious. This recipe makes six mini cheesecakes, perfect for serving as a dessert.
You’ll need to plan ahead with this cheesecake as the cashews need to be soaked for several hours before you can use them. Blend them up with coconut milk and strawberries to make the cheesecake layer.
Make the crust with a combination of almonds, dates, and popped quinoa. After you assemble the cakes, they will need to be frozen for at least four hours to set.
15. Blueberry Cheesecake by Veg Kitchen
This vegan cheesecake requires a few hours to chill, but it will be ready just in time for an evening dessert if you get started in the morning. Or you can make it the day before and let it chill overnight.
The fruity filling uses blueberries, lemon juice, cashews, and dates for a creamy, tangy taste. Season the almonds and dates with cinnamon for a nutty crust.
Top off the cheesecake with a blueberry and date glaze to give this dessert a beautiful finish.
16. Pumpkin Cheesecake with Pecan Crunch Topping by Post Punk Kitchen
Pecans and pumpkin filling make this vegan cheesecake a great choice for Thanksgiving or some other holidays.
Flavor the pumpkin puree with ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon, then combine with silken tofu and soaked cashews to create a creamy filling.
If you’re a real fan of ginger, use ginger cookies to make the crust for this cheesecake; otherwise, try graham crackers. The sweet, nutty topping includes chopped pecans, brown sugar, and coconut oil for a lovely finishing touch.
17. Vegan Chocolate Orange Cheesecake by The First Mess
Chocolate and orange make a delicious combination in this vegan cheesecake. In addition to being vegan, this dessert is also gluten-free!
Toasted oats are combined with cacao powder and Medjool dates to make a flavorful crust for this cheesecake. The orange flavor of the dessert comes from fresh orange juice and orange zest.
Make the creamy filling with a combination of soaked cashews, maple syrup, and coconut milk. Baking chocolate and cacao powder add a nice fudgy flavor to this cheesecake.
18. Vegan Peanut Butter Caramel Chocolate Cheesecake by Blissful Basil
If you want a rich, decadent dessert that is vegan and gluten-free, this cheesecake is a must-try! Four layers of delicious flavors make up this incredibly tasty dessert.
A soft, melt-in-your-mouth shortbread crust includes oat flour and coconut flour, and maple syrup to add sweetness. The filling uses Medjool dates, coconut milk, cashews, and tahini for a luscious, creamy texture.
The third layer is gooey peanut butter caramel, and the final layer is melted vegan chocolate. Incredibly, this cheesecake takes only about an hour to make!
19. Vegan Cinnamon Spice Cheesecake by The Vegan 8
Make this cheesecake the day before you plan to serve it, so it has time to chill overnight. There’s no baking required in this recipe, so it doesn’t take very long to make.
You’ll love the cinnamon flavor of this cheesecake, as well as the ginger that is in the filling. Apple juice is also in the cheesecake, giving a nice blend of flavors that are reminiscent of fall.
Sweeten the almond crust with agave. A lovely cinnamon swirl tops this cheesecake for a pretty presentation.
20. Brownie Bottom Cheesecake by Spabettie
Craving both brownies and cheesecake but can’t decide which one to make? With this recipe, you don’t have to choose!
A decadent brownie crust forms the base of this traditional New York cheesecake which is also gluten-free.
Make the filling from a mixture of vegan cream cheese, sugar, and vegan sour cream. The result is a tangy, creamy delight! Top with some homemade caramel sauce for extra sweetness.
21. Vegan Mocha Swirl Cheesecake by Connoisseurus Veg
This coffee and chocolate-flavored cheesecake is sure to be a hit. Its beautiful swirl gives this dessert a decadent appearance.
Use ginger cookies to make a tasty crust for this cheesecake. Combine vegan chocolate, coffee powder, cinnamon, and soaked cashews to create a rich and creamy filling.
Top everything off with a vegan whipped cream made from coconut milk, maple syrup, and vanilla.
22. Vegan Oreo Cheesecake by Namely Marly
If you don’t already know that Oreo cookies are vegan–you do know! These delightful round biscuits form the base of this vegan cheesecake.
A creamy filling uses coconut milk, vegan cream cheese, silken tofu, and raw cashews. Mix additional Oreo cookies into the batter for more chocolate flavor.
Topped off with even more Oreos, this cheesecake is the ultimate in chocolate cookie flavor!
23. Ginger Orange Vegan Cheesecake with Poached Pears by Rainbow Plant Life
Stunning in appearance, this vegan cheesecake highlights the flavors of fall.
Top off the pecan and ginger crust with a creamy cheesecake filling made from coconut cream, cashews, and cream cheese. Orange zest and two types of ginger add flavor to the filling.
Finish this gorgeous cheesecake with sliced poached pears and a glaze of poaching syrup.
24. Mint Chip Vegan Cheesecake by My Whole Food Life
Chocolate and mint–a classic combination that comes together perfectly in this vegan, gluten-free cheesecake.
Add mint chocolate and mint extract to the filling that uses cashews and coconut milk. The crust uses a blend of cacao, dates, and almonds.
To create a beautiful presentation, use chocolate shavings on top of the cheesecake or drizzle with melted chocolate. Add whipped cream made from coconut if desired!
25. Vegan Lemon Cheesecake by Bianca Zapatka
This dessert is ideal for serving in the summer–its yellow color and lemony flavor bring to mind sunshine and warmth!
Fresh lemon juice and zest flavor the filling that uses coconut cream, silken tofu, and vegan cream cheese. The crust uses all-purpose flour, or you can use a gluten-free blend instead.
On top of the filling is tangy lemon curd. Top this delicious cheesecake with your choice of fresh mint, berries, sliced lemon, or plant-based whipped cream.
26. Vegan No-Bake Cheesecake with Peaches by Two City Vegans
Try peaches in your next cheesecake for a fun and unique flavor that is perfect for summer!
Make this nutty crust with almonds, dates, and oats, then top with a cashew and coconut cream filling.
Use fresh peaches for the topping if you can, but you can also use frozen peaches in a pinch!
27. Vegan Caramel Apple Cheesecake by Ela Vegan
For a lovely fall dessert, try this apple cheesecake!
Make a gluten-free crust using a combination of almond and gluten-free flours. Combine tofu, coconut milk, and cashews for a creamy cheesecake filling.
Top everything off with a delicious apple pie filling and a homemade caramel sauce.
Easy Vegan Cheesecake Recipes, Final Thoughts
There’s no shortage of options when it comes to making vegan cheesecake. Whether you prefer chocolate, strawberry, or New York style, you’re sure to find a dessert you love with these easy vegan cheesecake recipes.