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Vegan Cherry Cheesecake
5 from 1 vote

Vegan Baked Cheesecake

This super simple and healthy vegan 'cheesecake' is so much healthier than the traditional version with zero taste compromise!

Course Dessert
Keyword Cheesecake, Cherry, vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 8
Author FraƮche Nutrition



  • 1 tablespoon sugar or coconut sugar
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • pinch of salt

Cheesecake Filling

  • 1 1/4 cups soft tofu (300 grams)
  • 1 cup vegan cream cheese (I used Tofutti)
  • 1 cup raw cashews (soaked)*
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

Cherry Topping

  • 5 cups fresh cherries (or other berries)
  • 1/4 cup sugar or maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup water, divided
  • 1/3 cup dark rum
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • coconut whip to serve (optional)


Make the Crust

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 325 F and grease the springform pan (spray or brush with oil).

  2. In a medium mixing bowl combine all of the crust ingredients and mix until  well combined. Transfer the mixture into a 7" springform pan and evenly pat down firmly with your fingers or a flat glass.

Make the Cheesecake Filling

  1. In a blender, combine all the cheesecake filling ingredients and blend on high until smooth, approximately 1 minute, scraping down the sides as needed. Pour into the springform pan over the crust. 

  2. Bake for approximately 60 minutes until it is golden in colour and the filling is set (doesn't jiggle when you shake it).  Remove from the oven and set aside to cool to room temperature.

  3. Meanwhile make the Cherry Rum Sauce

  4. Once the cheesecake has cooled, top with cherry rum sauce and serve!

Cherry Rum Sauce

  1. In a medium saucepan combine the cherries, sugar and 2 tablespoons of water. Cook over medium heat until the cherries soften and the sugar dissolves, approximately 10-15 minutes. Add the rum and stir.

  2. In a cup, stir together the corn starch and water until the corn starch is dissolved and smooth. Slowly drizzle it into the cherries while stirring. Continue to cook on medium heat until the cherries thicken and look clear not cloudy, approximately 2 minutes. Set aside.

Recipe Notes

*soak cashews overnight in water or for 20 minutes in boiling water