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Vegan Basque Cheesecake

An easy, creamy, and delicious Vegan Basque Cheesecake made with 8 simple ingredients, a blender, and a springform pan. Unique, and beautiful, with a burnt top, creamy texture, and caramel-y throughout. Also vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and high in protein!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Cooling Time8 hours
Course: baked goods, Dessert
Method: Baking, Blending
Servings: 8 slices

Equipment

  • high power blender or use a stand mixer
  • springform pan 6-8"
  • parchment paper

Ingredients

  • 24 oz vegan cream cheese of choice room temp, I like tofutti or monty's
  • 250g silken tofu
  • 2/3 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup optional, see notes
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp vanilla bean paste
  • 2 tbsp tapioca or cornstarch
  • pinch salt kosher

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400F and line a springform pan with parchment paper. For a rustic look, don't worry about any wrinkles or creases in the paper. It adds texture to the exterior of the cake.
  • In a blender, combine cream cheese, tofu, sugar, maple syrup, lemon juice, vanilla, tapioca and salt. Blend until completely smooth. If the quantity is too large for your blender, blend in parts and fold together.
  • Transfer the mixture into the lined baking pan, using a spatula to flatten the surface. Drop the pan onto a counter a few times to get rid of any potential air bubbles then bake at 400F for 50-60 minutes. The top will start to look burnt, but don't worry! That's part of the process.
  • Once baked, remove from the oven and let cool until the pan is cool to the touch, about 3 hours. Then, transfer to the fridge overnight to chill completely to set.
  • When ready to serve, slice and enjoy!

Notes

Secrets to Success

  • If you don’t have a blender, you can try using a food processor, electric mixer, or stand mixer with the whisk attachment. The blender is best for a smooth texture, but any method should work fine. 

Serving Tips

To serve, let the cheesecake sit at room temperature for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Dust with powdered sugar if desired, and slice with a warm knife (for easier slicing!). 
Enjoy as is or with toppings like fresh blueberries, whipped cream, fruit sauces like strawberry sauce, or a little bit of vegan caramel/chocolate sauce. 

Storage Tips

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-5 days.