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Orange Chocolate Cheesecake [Vegan]

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Slice into this heavenly orange chocolate cheesecake for a whirlwind of interesting flavors. The hint of orange among the chocolate adds a unique touch to this delicious cheesecake.

Orange Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake


For the Crust:

  • 1/2 cup pitted dates
  • 1 1/2 cups raw almonds
  • 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • (use double boiler method to keep it raw)

For the Cheesecake:

  • 3 cups soaked cashews
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 2/3 cup agave
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 3/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup grated dark chocolate as garnish, optional


To Make the Crust:

  1. Blend all ingredients together in a food processor or strong blender. I use my Vitamix and it works like a charm everytime. You want the nuts and dates to the consistency of a sort of chunky, less malleable cookie dough.
  2. Scoop mixture into a 9″ springform pan (the easiest way) or line a cake  or pie tin with waxed paper (less easy) and scoop it into that.
  3. Press the mixture into the sides and bottom of pan.
  4. Freeze to set, at least one hour or more.

To Make the Cheesecake:

  1. After your cashews have soaked for at least an hour, throw them in your blender or food processor. Add the freshly squeezed orange juice, agave, cocoa powder, salt, orange extract, and coconut oil. Blend on high for about a minute, more if your machine needs it. The consistency will be that of a thick pudding, whipped and mostly pourable.
  2. Remove the crust from the freezer and pour cheesecake filling on top, tapping the pan several times on the counter to level the filling completely flat.
  3. Place  the assembled cheesecake back in the freezer or in the refrigerator, at least 3 hours to set completely. Placing it in the freezer will result in a firmer, more ice cream like texture. Placing it in the fridge will leave it much softer and more like a custard.
  4. Once the cheesecake has set, remove it from the fridge/freezer and top around outer edge (or anywhere you like really) with grated chocolate.
  5. Slice, serve & enjoy.





I'm Amber, the author of Fettle Vegan. I made the transition to a plant-based diet about six years ago. I was born and raised in a town in Maine and grew up eating an omnivorous diet, feasting on plants and animals we grew and harvested ourselves. These days, Alex and I live in Long Beach, California with our Pit Bull Maddie. I do the cooking and the photographing, he does the taste-testing and social media. We make a great team!



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24 comments on “Orange Chocolate Cheesecake [Vegan]”

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Nathan Hevenstone
3 Years Ago

Hi! I have an odd question. I really don\'t like nuts (of all kinds, except for peanuts, but they\'re not nuts), dates, prunes, etc. Is this recipe still possible without such ingredients?

Bubu Basu
4 Years Ago


Atanasios Zotos
4 Years Ago


Meghan Chwazik
4 Years Ago

Mel Chwazik

Jenny Peters
4 Years Ago

Yes but what is in it?

Lynne Cunningham
4 Years Ago

Probably delicious but OMG... Really High fat :/

Frederic Frost
4 Years Ago

I'll have to get on cooking..!!!

Kathleen Tadlock
4 Years Ago

wish there was an easy print version

Jennifer Dunn
4 Years Ago

I would believe it, because vegan cakes are always the best. :D

Elizabeth Nesterenko
4 Years Ago

Looks lovely but I can always taste that horrid cashew nut flavour in cashew based recipes. I prefer silken tofu & other vegan alternatives.


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