I’m so happy this Vegan Chai Spiced Cheesecake exists. It’s heaven! Truly. Wonderful chai spices mixed with a creamy vegan cashew and tofu based cheesecake with an oat crust that tastes exactly like a delicious graham cracker crust. It really can’t get better than this.
Let’s break it down:
This cheesecake comes together very easy. Simply pulse together the oat crumble, add the melted butter, and press evenly in to the bottom and up the sides of your cake pan. Next, blend the filling until smooth. The filling is made with soaked cashews, silken tofu, and vegan cream cheese. Tofu in desserts is actually delicious and you can’t even taste it! It just adds a much needed level of creaminess that we wouldn’t have otherwise. Once the cheesecake is assembled we will bake then refrigerate overnight. The next day we’ll have the most perfect dessert that you can share with your family or keep to yourself.
What You Will Need For This Vegan Chai Spiced Cheesecake
- Chai Spices
- Silken Tofu
- Vegan Cream Cheese
What I Used:
This is made in a 6″ cake pan so the slices are small. It’s more of a mini cheesecake that will serve about 6.
I topped my cheesecake with store-bought oat whip from whole foods but homemade coconut whip would also be delicious. You can find a recipe for that on my blog post for the pistachio cheesecake that I linked above.
I don’t recommend substituting any of the base or you could end up with an entirely different product. But with that being said feel free to change up the flavor. Instead of chai spices, add vanilla or just cinnamon. You can get a little creative there.
How To Make The Best Vegan Chai Spiced Cheesecake
This cheesecake must sit in the fridge overnight. Definitely plan ahead and make it the night before you plan to serve. It’s hard, I know. But the cheesecake has to set or it’ll be way too soft.
I usually use a springform pan to make cheesecake but I used a regular old cake pan for this recipe and lined it with parchment. If you aren’t using a springform, don’t forget the parchment!
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Vegan Chai Spiced Cheesecake
- 2 TSP Cinnamon
- 1/2 TSP Ginger
- 1 TSP Nutmeg
- 1/4 TSP All Spice
- 1/4 TSP Cardamom
- 1 cup Old Fashioned Oats
- 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 2 TSP Chai Spices from above
- 4-5 TBSP Vegan Butter melted
- 3/4 cup Cashews softened
- 1/2 cup Silken Tofu
- 1/2 cup Vegan Cream Cheese I used Tofutti
- 1 TBSP Lemon Juice
- 1/2 cup + 2 TBSP Organic Cane Sugar
- Remaining Chai Spices
- Pinch of Salt
- Vegan Whip Cream homemade or store-bought
- Sprinkle of Cinnamon
- Measure out all the chai spices and mix together in a small bowl. Set aside. We'll use this in the oat crust and the filling.
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Add the oats, brown sugar, salt and 2 teaspoons of the chai spices into a food processor. Pulse until smooth. Add to a large bowl and stir in melted vegan butter until you can pinch it will your fingers and it stays together.
- Line a 6" cake pan with parchment and add in the oat crust mixture. Use your hands to pat down the crust on the bottom of the pan and up the sides. Set aside.
- Boil the cashews for 15 minutes to soften them.
- In a high speed blender add the softened cashews, silken tofu, vegan cream cheese, organic cane sugar, lemon juice, the remaining chai spices and salt. Blend until completely smooth.
- Pour the filling in to the prepared oat crust and bake for 45-50 minutes or until it's firm but has a slight jiggle. Let cool completely at room temperature. The cheesecake will firm up as it cools.
- Once cool, cover and refrigerate overnight. Next day, top with homemade coconut whip cream or store-bought vegan cool whip. Sprinkle with some cinnamon and serve! Store leftovers in the fridge. Enjoy!