Easy Baked Vegan Cheesecake

Easy Baked Vegan Cheesecake (For Beginners)

Cheesecake sounds like an impossible feat for a vegan, given its dairy-centric name, this famous dish may seem like it’s out of the realm of enjoyment for those that omit dairy from their diets.

Don’t be so sure, I have a vegan cheesecake recipe for you that is not only dairy-free it’s deliciously easy to prepare!

Sometimes a classic baked cheesecake is what you are looking for but, you want to make one without all of the fuss and making a disaster out of your kitchen. That’s exactly when this easy-baked vegan cheesecake should be on the menu.

Cheesecake is at its best when it’s thick, rich, and creamy.

This easy-baked vegan cheesecake is all of those things plus being super delicious and customizable.

Ingredients For An Easy Baked Cheesecake

  • Ready-Made Graham Cracker Crust
  • 16 oz of Vegan Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • Lemon
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • Your Choice Of Toppings

Ready-Made Graham Cracker Crust

Using a ready-made graham cracker crust makes this cheesecake super simple and a lot less messy to make.

You may even find ready-made oreo crusts or chocolate cookie crusts at your local store.

I’ve also found ready-made pecan crusts that are vegan-friendly.

Vegan Cream Cheese

Vegan cream cheese makes an easy swap for traditional dairy cream cheese in this cheesecake recipe.

The textures and flavors are similar to what you would be expecting.

Luckily, every major grocery store now carries a vegan cream cheese option or two.

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Vanilla Extract

Vanilla adds depth and sweetness to the cheesecake.

In my opinion, everything tastes better with a little splash of vanilla.


Lemon juice and zest are both easy ways to add tang and flavor.


We have to add some sugar and sweetness to this cheesecake or else it’ll end up being a savory dish.

Sugar is an important ingredient that can not be skipped.


Toppings are my favorite part although, this cheesecake is delicious on its own, I recommend topping it with your favorite topping.

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Steps To Make An Easy Baked Vegan Cheesecake

Cheesecake can sometimes be a bit daunting with complicated ingredients and daunting baking instructions.

This cheesecake is so easy to make and takes out all the stress involved with baking a cheesecake leaving behind just the joy.

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2

Zest your lemon getting 1 tsp of zest for the cheesecake.

Step 3

Squeeze 1 tbs of juice for the lemon.

Step 4

Add 16 oz of softened vegan cream cheese, 1 tsp lemon zest, 1 tbs of lemon juice, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, 1/2 cup of sugar to a bowl and mix well.

Step 5

Pour the filling into your premade gram cracker crust and bake for 30 minutes.

Step 6

Remove from oven and let cool.

Step 7

Finishing cooling your cheesecake in the fridge.

Step 8

Top your cheesecake with your favorite topping and enjoy!

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Vegan Cheesecake Crust Options

Preparing this cheesecake recipe with a premade crust will always be the easiest option but, there are other delicious crusts that you can enjoy to completely customize your cheesecake.

  • Oreo cookie Crust
  • Gingersnap Crust
  • Oats & Almond Crust
  • Walnut & Date Crust
  • Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Crust
  • Girl Scout Cookie Crust
  • Nutter Butter Crust
  • Snickerdoodle Crust
  • Vienna Finger Crust

Cheesecake Topping Options

Topping your cheesecake is one of the best ways to customize your cheesecake.

Some of my favorite cheesecake toppings include.

  • Fresh Berries
  • Strawberry Sauce
  • Cherry Sauce
  • Raspberry Sauce
  • Blueberry Sauce
  • Chocolate Sauce
  • Vegan Caramel
  • Coconut Whip

The Easy Vegan Baked Cheesecake Is

  • Dairy-Free
  • Egg Free
  • Creamy
  • Easy to make
  • Quick to make
  • Delicous
  • Customizable

Easy Baked Vegan Cheesecake (For Beginners)

Recipe by SaraCourse: DessertDifficulty: Easy


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Easy and delicious baked vegan cheesecake!


  • 1 – ready-made graham cracker pie crust

  • 16 oz Vegan Cream Cheese

  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

  • 1 Lemon

  • 1/2 cup Sugar

  • Toppings


  • Preheat the oven 350 degrees
  • Zest the lemon for 1 tsp of lemon zest
  • Squeeze the lemon for 1 tbs of juice
  • Combine the vegan cream cheese, lemon juice, zest, vanilla, and sugar in a bowl, mix well
  • Pour the filling into the pre-made crust
  • Bake in the oven for 30 minutes
  • Remove from the oven and cool
  • Finish cooling in the fridge
  • Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Final Thoughts

I enjoy a simple and easy recipe that tastes like it was a lot harder to make.

Making a homemade vegan cheesecake doesn’t need to be hard. or time-consuming.

I hope you give this recipe a try and come back to it over and over again making different variations for your friends and family.


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