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My vegan cheesecake recipes always start off with this same base ratio of ingredients
And from here I spin off into dozens maybe hundreds of flavor combinations!
Snickerdoodle Cookies for the crust and of course as a garnish on each slice
Notes for Success:
Cornstarch is a very difficult ingredient to measure consistently with a volume/spoons measure
So while I list both measures below I cannot stress enough how the grams measure with a scale is going to give you the best results.
Many times people have complained that their cheesecake is like rubber and they don’t know why!
This is from a heavy measure of cornstarch when using volume measuring spoon vs the 100% accurate scale measure in grams.
I only use Tofutti Cream Cheese for my BAKED recipes *not sponsored
I have not had success with any other brand in BAKED recipes; for some reason the other more expensive brands I’ve tried have broken down into an oily mess when baked.
Other viewers have commented on other brands and one noted having success with Violife.
Another person stated they used Miyokos original and it turned out divine!!!
(In Connecticut) Treeline cream cheese and in the UK cream cheese regular supermarket Asda brand
If you are gluten free you can easily leave that out and replace with another tablespoon of cornstarch and make the snickerdoodle cookie recipe with a 1:1 GF flour.
Vegan lactic acid gives the most authentic tang that is characteristic of traditional cheesecakes, but if you don’t have that a bit of apple cider vinegar will do the trick.
You will notice I always bake my cheesecakes in regular cake pans and not springform pans.
If you have followed me from my bakery days you already know why, but for those who are interested to know why?
CLICK HERE FOR WHY I DO NOT PREFER SPRINGFORM PANS!
Cinnamon sugar is what makes a snickerdoodle a snickerdoodle
But for those who want to cut down on excessive sugar I would recommend trying Monkfruit Sugar as an alternative here
For the Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe:
I am using these cookies for the crust as well as the garnish on each slice.
You only need about 20 cookies total so a half recipe will suffice, although it never hurts to have snickerdoodle cookie dough in the freezer!
You can easily convert this cookie recipe to gluten free using a 1:1 GF Blend like Bob’s Red Mill
CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL YOUTUBE VIDEO TUTORIAL FOR HOW TO MAKE THIS CHEESECAKE
Vegan Snickerdoodle Cheesecake
Grease and parchment line a 7" cake pan
Preheat your oven to 350°F
Prepare the Snickerdoodle Cookie recipe in advance *up to 1 week for the crust & garnish
For the Crust:
- ½ Recipe Snickerdoodle Cookies *see notes
- Vegan Butter Melted 2 Tablespoons
For the Cheesecake Batter:
- Vegan Cream Cheese *see notes 16ounce (454g)
- Vegan Butter melted 2 tablespoons (28g)
- Granulated Sugar 1 cup (200g)
- Cornstarch 4 Tablespoons (32g)
- All Purpose Flour 3 Tablespoons (24g)
- Cinnamon ½ teaspoon
- Plant Milk *I use soy milk 6fl oz (177ml)
- Vegan Lactic Acid or apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon
- Salt ¼ teaspoon
- Vanilla Extract 3 teaspoons (15ml)
For the garnishes:
- You will need about 1-2 cups of Buttercream of your choice
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- Extra Snickerdoodle Cookies
- Prepare the Snickerdoodle cookie recipe in advance then prepare the crust for this cheesecake by placing 8ounces (approx 8-10 cookies) in a food processor and grind to fine crumbs
- Add the melted vegan butter and pulse until the mixture resembles wet sand
- Press this mixture into the bottom of your greased & parchment lined cake pan then freeze while you prepare the cheesecake batter.
- Place all of the cheesecake ingredients into the work bowl of your food processor and pulse to blend
- Scrape the sides of the bowl to ensure an even mix then blend again to a smooth mixture
- Pour the batter into the prepared crust and bake in a water bath in a preheated 350°F oven for 1 hour
- After 1 hour, turn the oven off but leave the cheesecake in the oven to cool slowly for another hour.
- Remove the cheesecake cool completely then refrigerate for at least 2 hours to set or overnight before unmolding.
- Loosen the sides and bottom of the cheesecake pan with a blowtorch or by submerging the pan into hot water and running a small spatula around the edges
- Vegan Cheesecakes unmold very easily so flip int out onto your serving platter then garnish and decorate as shown in the video
I only use Tofutti brand Cream Cheese for my baked cheese recipes. I am not sponsored it's just that I have only found success with Tofutti brand & actually Go-Veggie Vegan Cream Cheese which happened to be discontinued.
Cheesecake must stay refrigerated and will stay fresh for up to 10 days covered to prevent drying.
I do not like to freeze vegan cheesecakes as I find the texture changes negatively
Thank you! Tofutti is still my go-to for cheesecake. It just can’t be beat in this case, for flavor or price. It’s been ages since I last made one and now I’m seriously craving a slice.
Do you use the whipped Tofutti cream cheese or the original Toffuti cream cheese? I can’t find the whipped Toffuti cream cheese anywhere but Whole Foods has the original
The original is best, I have never seen the whipped variety
Thank you for the recipe which I want to try next weekend. I am just wondering: should i add the sugar on top just before serving? I am worried it may get wet if added directly as i will make it the day before. Do you have here any recommendations?
Hey there, It all depends really on your refrigerator – if it is high humidity or not?
I put a layer of buttercream on top of my cheesecake to act as a barrier between the cheesecake top (which would be the first thing to condensate) and subsequently melt the sugar.
I had this cheesecake in my refrigerator WITH the sugared top for over 4 days and it never melted.
I do use organic (Zulka brand) vegan sugar- which seems to be a slightly larger grain than normal white sugar.
BUT- if you can wait until the next day to sugar it, I suppose it’s always good to play it safe!
Thank you so much for your quick help. Than i add the sugar on site to be safe 🙂 i hope it turns out as tasty as it looks!
Finally i made the recipe for the weekend and it turned out great even with a different brand of cream cheese. The texture was great. I just would like to ask for the best way to reduce the amount of sugar? For many Germans these American cakes are quite sweet. Can i just reduce it or would i need to add something else instead to keep the consistency?
All in all a perfect cake which i can highly recommend!
Love your recipes, following since cake boss. Changed my way of eating and could not believe you started posting vegan cake. I was thrilled to know you’ve got us covered x thank you x
Thought I’d point out the photo on your snickerdoodle print page is of the red velvet cheesecake with the snickerdoodle recipe. Might have to make both now 😂
WOW Thank you!! So glad you came back to check up on me! Thanks for pointing out the error! LOL