Dairy-Free Chocolate Cheesecake

Chocolate Cheesecake
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  • Total: 75 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: 10-in cheesecake (16 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
424 Calories
29g Fat
36g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 10-in cheesecake (16 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 424
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 14g 71%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 386mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Protein 7g
Calcium 117mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This dairy-free, vegan chocolate cheesecake recipe is really special and, although it requires a few steps, it's really easy to make. It is sure to be a hit at any holiday party.


  • 3/4 cups almond meal
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup white flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup Egg Replacer powder
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons water (hot)
  • 2/3 cup dark dairy-free chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon dairy-free soy margarine
  • 32 oz. dairy-free cream cheese (such as Tofutti)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Lightly oil a 10” spring-form pan or, alternatively, six 4” spring-form pans. Set aside.

Make the Crust

  1. In a small bowl, combine the almond meal, cocoa powder, white flour, cinnamon, and salt. In another bowl, mix the maple syrup and oil until well combined and add to the dry mixture until forming a slightly crumbly dough that just holds together.

  2. Press dough into the bottom of prepared pan(s) and puncture in several places with a fork to prevent bubbles from rising. Bake for about 7 minutes, or until crust is just slightly browned, but not burnt. Set on a cooling rack to cool slightly.

  3. Turn up the oven to 400 F.

Make the Filling

  1. In a small bowl, combine the egg replacer powder with the hot water, stirring quickly with a spoon until the mixture is consistent and slightly stiff. Set aside. Place the dairy-free dark chocolate chips and dairy-free soy margarine in a stainless steel bowl set over boiling water, stirring often, until the chocolate is melted.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl with an electric hand mixer, mix the cream cheese and sugar on medium speed until smooth, about 4 minutes. Add in the egg replacer mixture and beat on high speed for 2 minutes more. Add the melted chocolate and vanilla and beat for 1 more minute on high speed, or until mixture is consistent.

  3. Pour filling over the prepared crust, smoothing the top with an offset spatula. Bake at 400 F for 5 minutes, then turn down oven to 275 F and bake for about 40 minutes more.

  4. Allow cheesecake to cool and then chill in the refrigerator at least 2 hours before serving.


  • If preparing six 4" cheesecakes, bake at 375 F for about 25 to 30 minutes.
  • It is a good idea to open the oven door for about 3 minutes to let the heat out when turning down the oven. If the oven is too hot for too long, your cheesecake will puff up and then fall.