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​Vegan Cashew and Berry Cheesecake

This absolutely delicious vegan berry cheesecake is so easy and guaranteed to delight. The secret to the sumptuous creamy filling is soaked cashews. You'll need a good blender to blitz it to silky smooth perfection, but if you don't mind a few nutty bits, any blender will do. Even people who have no issues with eating dairy LOVE this cheesecake, and they marvel when they learn what it's made out of! Use whatever berries you can get hold of - we love it foraged blackberries.

If you're interested in learning more about cooking without dairy and eggs, do take a look at our upcoming vegan classes. Not just for vegans but for anyone interested in mastering a new skill! (And enjoying cake, of course.) 

Vegan Cashew and Berry Cheesecake

Serves: 8 | Vegan



  • 150g vegan shortbread biscuits
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil


  • 150g cashews, soaked overnight then drained
  • 3 tbsp coconut cream
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Fruit Glaze

  • 150g mixed summer berries
  • 100g sugar
  • 2 tsp agar
  • juice of 1 orange


  1. Line the bottom of a 20cm round spring-form cake tin with baking parchment or line individual rings.
  2. Crush the biscuits to breadcrumb consistency. 
  3. Melt the coconut oil and mix it into the biscuits. Press the biscuits into the tin and chill for 30 minutes.
  4. Blend the topping ingredients together until very smooth (we use our Froothie Optimum 9200 Power Blender). Pour on top of the biscuit base and put in the freezer to set.
  5. To make the glaze, place the fruits into a small saucepan, add the sugar, orange juice and sprinkle the agar over the surface. 
  6. Allow the agar to dissolve for 5 minutes, then boil for 5 minutes. Cool and spoon over the cheesecake.

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gabrielle Forshaw on 20th Dec 2015 said:

how long should this be taken out of the freezer before serving? Could it be made the evening before perhaps? Thanks

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Monica at Demuths on 29th Dec 2015 said:

The reason to put it in the freezer is to set it, but for it not to set solidly frozen so freeze for a few hours, but if you leave it in the freezer overnight or for longer you will need to unfreeze it for an hour before eating.

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