Cheesecake is such a wonderful dessert, and with so many different ways to make it plant-based, you might wonder which method to use or which is most for fitting your dessert. There are so many creative ways to create vegan cheesecake, but no matter what ingredients you use, you’ll either end up baking it or freezing it to help it set. Either way, you’ll end up with a delicious cheesecake but the flavor and texture you get will depend on if you’re baking the cheesecake or not.
You can make it with a base of cashews (either on their own or combined with another vegan cream such as coconut cream), which is used mainly for cheesecakes that set in the freezer. This is also how raw cheesecakes are created since there’s no cooking involved. Alternatively, you can use a mix of tofu and cream cheese to get a silkier texture and bake it. However, there are so many more ways to go about it than just these listed, so check out the roundups at the bottom of this feature if you want some inspiration!
Many vegan cheesecakes can be set in the freezer overnight. If you’re looking for a vegan cheesecake that’s closer to a typical cheesecake, you can bake a vegan cheesecake, as well. These cheesecakes usually have a base of vegan cream cheese which can handle a longer bake.
How you want to make your vegan cheesecake will depend on how you enjoy vegan cheesecake the best. If you’ve never had vegan cheesecake and want to make it at home, then choose the method that you’re most comfortable with experimenting around with. Making vegan cheesecake can be a bit more hands-on and depending on your experience in the kitchen, it might be handy to have a friend or family join you in making it!
Whichever way you want to try making vegan cheesecake, always double-check the recipe to see if it needs to be baked or not so you’re fully prepared in case you need time to freeze overnight.
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Source: Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake
Making cheesecake in the freezer may sound odd, but these cheesecakes usually have a cashew base that ends up making a wonderfully creamy base! When it’s frozen, it melts in your mouth. The base of these cheesecakes is usually a nut and date base since combining the two makes a sturdy crust. These cheesecakes are also called raw cheesecakes since you don’t have to cook them.
There are a variety of ways to make a vegan cheesecake and you can make it as fancy as you’d like! Feel free to add a drizzle of something special on top. Depending on the flavor of your cheesecake, you can add homemade caramel sauce, peanut butter, crushed nuts, and even fruits!
Source: New York Style Cheesecake
Baked cheesecakes have a silky texture that is simply delectable! Usually, baked cheesecakes use a cream cheese and tofu mix because both can handle time in the oven. These recipes are excellent to serve to guests that aren’t usually eating vegan or plant-based foods and might want to try something new. Again, you can make these cheesecakes as fancy as you’d like! Try adding on some vegan whipped cream or a fruit compote for a beautiful finish!
Roundups to Help Get You Inspired!
Now if you’re looking for more cheesecake recipes to just enjoy and browse, check out these recipe roundups to get you started! These roundups are full of different cheesecakes you can make at home. The options are endless! If you’re in a hot climate right now, maybe trying out a vegan cheesecake would be a wonderful summer day activity!
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