Cherry Cheesecake

Sue Daniels

Vegan Cherry Cheesecake

This vegan cherry cheesecake looks amazing, tastes amazing and requires no cooking!

Some dairy-free cheesecakes can look brown and uninviting, but this is a guaranteed hit with dinner guests.

Prep time: 1 hour 

Chilling time: 3 hours


  1. 225g vegan digestive biscuits, crushed
  2. 1/2 cup vegan margarine, melted
  3. 1 dessert spoon (2 teaspoons) of syrup
  4. 1 tub Bute Island Sheese Original Creamy or Tofutti Dairy-Free Cream Cheese
  5. 1 carton vegan whipped cream
  6. 1/4 cup caster sugar
  7. Grated rind of one lemon (unwaxed)
  8. 1 tin black cherries


Other things that you’ll need:

  • Rolling pin and plastic food bag to crush the digestive biscuits
  • Large bowl
  • Whisk
  • Flan tin with removable bottom


1) Place the digestive biscuits in a strong plastic food bag and crush them with a rolling pin.

2) Mix the digestive biscuits, margarine and syrup together and put into a large flan tin with a removable bottom.

3) Pat the mixture down firmly to make a base.

4) Put the base in the fridge while making the filling.

5) Beat the dairy-free cream cheese until creamy (Beat until it holds soft peaks. These soft peaks should fold over when the whisk is lifted).

6) Add the whipped cream, sugar and lemon rind. Beat well.

7) Fill the tin with the mixture.

8) Decorate with the cherry pie filling.

9) Chill well before serving (minimum 3 hours, but ideally overnight).

Bring the cheesecake to room temperature before serving.

If you liked this dessert, check out this vegan lemon cheesecake too!



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