Dia’s Gluten Free & Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake

Posted by ♦***Admin--Dia***♦ on June 20th, 2009. Filed under: Casein Free, Dairy Free and Vegan, Sugar Free, Vegetarian, Wheat and Gluten Free.

Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake by DiaIt has been a rough week for me, so I needed a chocolaty treat! And yes, this is a vegan cheesecake–no dairy products in this whatsoever! I actually made my own vegan sweet cheese to put in the cake because the UK is lacking in any kind of vegan products. I know in the US you have vegan cream cheese, so if you would like to substitute it with that, it will be quicker. But if you would like to try to make some easy homemade vegan cheese, please give my recipe a shot.

For the homemade vegan cheese:
500g container of Vanilla Soya Yogurt (I used Alpro)
1/4 cup unrefined cane sugar
1 paper towel
2 bowls

Pour the yogurt into the first bowl and whisk together with the sugar.
Place the sieve over the second bowl, and apply the paper towel inside the sieve.
Pour out the yogurt into the sieve, and there it will drain the liquid for the next 12 hours.
It is best to leave overnight in your fridge.
When you awake you will see a nice ricotta consistency soft cheese to use in your cheesecake.
To see more pictures of the homemade cheese and to watch a 1 minute video of my cheesecake click here
For the cheesecake:

Homemade vegan sweet cheese (see above)
150g of dark chocolate
1/3 cup of unrefined cane sugar
6 gluten free crumbly cookies
3 tablespoons of vegan spread
6″ Sandwich tin

Take the cookies or graham crackers if you wish and crush until crumbs.
Mix the crumbs with the vegan spread until it all sticks together.
Pat down the crumb mixture on the bottom of the sandwich tin.
Place in freezer until finished next part of the recipe.

For the filling:
Take the homemade vegan cheese from the night before and place in a large mixing bowl.
Melt the dark chocolate in the microwave for 4 minutes.
Fold the chocolate into the cheese until it has turned brown.
Add in the 1/3 cup of sugar and mix until it is dissolved.

Take the crust out of the freezer.
Pour the chocolate/cheese mix into the sandwich tin.
Level out with spoon.
Put in fridge for 3 hours to set.
This cake is bakeless, did I forget to mention that?
No heating involved!

After it has set in fridge, take out and drizzle some melted vegan white chocolate on top if you wish.
Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake by Dia

Slice and serve immediately. Try not to eat the entire thing yourself :) !

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26 Responses to Dia’s Gluten Free & Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake

  1. Michael

    OMG!!!!!!!!!! YESSS!!!

  2. Kishina

    You’ve outdone yourself AGAIN. You are the vegan connoisseur .

  3. Tania

    Super post, Need to mark it on Digg
    Have a nice day

  4. Joe

    It looks like one of those cakes you find in Zabar’s in the little bakery section.

  5. MacroMan

    Splendid cheesecake, I would gobble it up in a second.

  6. Gemma

    Beautiful, just beautiful!

  7. Felicity

    WOW, that looks fantastic. I usually buy Sheese brand soft vegan cheese, but will have to try your method of making it… great idea!

  8. Dave

    Dia gave me a slice of this and it is DELICIOUS – really chocolaty and very rich. I’m waiting for another slice !!

  9. Flickrpickr

    I saw your pic on flickritis. Great work!

  10. Veganmama

    Dia, the chocolate looks so good.

  11. Gingercarrots

    I bet you get this a lot…I’m not vegan at all. I would, however, eat anything looking like that. A lot of us omnivores get scared by the no meat thing, however, eating cheesecake like that above, every night, wouldn’t mind that!

  12. Administrator

    Thanks for your comments! This was a great cheesecake. I took a chance with making my own vegan cream cheese, and it worked out. It couldn’t be an easier process. I forgot to put a link to the vegan white chocolate–it isn’t widely available in the UK, but this brand is great: http://www.veganstore.co.uk/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=1&Product_Code=135&Category_Code=021

  13. Gingercarrots

    I’m giving you the beautiful blog award, you deserve it!

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  15. Gingercarrots

    The award isn’t showing up! It’s here;
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  16. Administrator

    Thanks Gingercarrots I got the code and put it on the website. :)

  17. Louise

    Incredibly easy and no bake too!!! I’m in! I think I’ll pass this recipe along to my daughter too! My grandson just adores cheesecake however it must be soy based. Something new for her to try.

    Thanks for sharing, Dia…

  18. cheesecakevillan

    Good idea for making cheese. Never saw that before. The second pic looks so velvety and delicious.

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  21. Coffee and Vanilla

    Congratulations on your award. I have added the link to BB List few minutes ago.
    I’m very happy to discover your blog :)


  22. Administrator

    Hi Margot, Thanks for stopping by. It was the first award I have been given for this blog.

  23. Sprouted Kitchen

    yummmmm. love this. what a great site, can’t wait to try some of your recipes.

  24. Jeena

    Hi Dia thank you for visiting my blog.

    I totally love your website the photos are brilliant and this recipe is delicious – really great idea with the vanilla yogurt because the alpro yogurt are so thick and creamy – wonderful.

  25. priya

    Damn!! Your blog is yummyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!I am dying to try these at home!

  26. Alisa

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