Happy National Cheesecake Day! Even health nuts would be remiss if they did not indulge on the one day of the year designated to the decadent dessert. The creamy, rich filling of cheesecake makes it practically irresistible, and vegan versions are no exception. Thanks to superstar ingredients like nuts and tofu, creamy, dairy-free cheesecake can taste like your old favorites. Check out these 10 vegan cheesecakes to celebrate the holiday – you won’t believe they are vegan.
1. Orange Chocolate Vegan Cheesecake
Delight in the luxurious, creamy chocolate orange flavor of this cheesecake, which is made with orange juice and cashews. Add some orange zest on top or garnish with orange peel curls.
2. Raw Vegan Lemon and Fig Cheesecake
For the crust of this cheesecake, you only need pecans and raisins. For the filling, grab cashews, coconut oil, figs, lemon, water and maple syrup. Garnish with fresh figs on top.
3. Blueberry Cheesecake
This decadent blueberry cheesecake is raw, vegan and gluten- free, so it will please just about everyone. It’s sweetened with dates, blueberries and a pinch of stevia.
4. Raw Chocolate Chunk Cheesecake with Peanut Butter and Coconut
This cheesecake is like a candy bar, but way better for you. It features a crust made of oats and dates, and a filling made with bananas, coconut oil and cashews.
5. Apple Crisp Cheesecake
This recipe calls for a graham crackers and oats, while the filling is made with vegan cream cheese, arrowroot powder, brown sugar and cinnamon.
6. Strawberry Chocolate Vegan Cheesecake
Chocolate covered strawberries, anyone? This dessert features a soft, chocolate cookie crust with a cream cheese filling, fresh strawberries and a hard dark chocolate layer.
7. Orange Mango Mini Cheesecake
Brighten your day with these sunshine-colored mini cheesecakes, which are made with orange, mango, cashews and coconut oil.
8. Lemon Raspberry Vegan Cheesecake
If you want a light and refreshing yet decadent cheesecake, go for this Lemon Raspberry Vegan Cheesecake. You’ll get just the right amount of tart and tangy balanced by the creamy center.
9. Hazelnut Pumpkin Cheesecake
This cheesecake gets it creamy center from tofu, vegan cream cheese and pumpkin puree. The chocolate-hazelnut topping gives it a nice crunch that balances out the sweet tofu ricotta.
10. Raw Vegan Cherry Cheesecake
As with many other cheesecakes on this list, this Raw Vegan Cherry Cheesecake gets its dairy-free, creamy consistency thanks to cashews.
Lead image source: Raw Chocolate Chunk Cheesecake with Peanut Butter and Coconut