It's true: nothing about a traditional cheesecake is dairy-free or vegan, from the cream cheese to the sour cream to the eggs to the butter in the crust. But, for those of use who love cheesecake but can't do the dairy due to allergies or dietary preference, there are ways to make a cheeseless and eggless cheesecake delicious. From classics like plain cheesecake and chocolate to more dressed up versions like banana cream and mint chocolate chip, you'll find fabulous alternatives to... dairy-laden cakes in the list below.
01 of 05
There's nothing quite like a classic, but this Plain Cheesecake recipe takes the classic to a healthier yet amazing new level, substituting both the cream cheese and eggs found in traditional cheesecake recipes. I often prepare this recipe as written--with a homemade cookie crust--but feel free to prepare a more traditional Graham Cracker Crust instead.
02 of 05
Rich, creamy, and so decadent, this vegan cheesecake is so good that no one knows that it's vegan! For this recipe, I used Galaxy Nutritional Foods' Vegan Plain Cream Cheese, and the result is an indulgent and delicious cake with a creamy texture. (Of course, I've always been a fan of Tofutti's Better than Cream Cheese, too, so use whichever cream cheese you like best.)
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This Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake is a fun take on the classic creamy cake, and it's always a winner with kids. Peanut butter and chocolate is always a winning combination, and in this vegan cheesecake, the flavors sing!