Raw Vegan Lemon Cranberry Cheesecake

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Raw
  • Dairy Free
    Dairy Free
  • Gluten Free
    Gluten Free
  • Egg Free
    Egg Free
  • Soy Free
    Soy Free
  • Blender
  • Processor

I continue my celebration of cranberry season. We started with the cranberry raisin oatmeal cookies and the cranberry smoothie; and today we're making cheesecake.

My favorite thing about this recipe is the gorgeous lush pink color and decadent creamy texture. But the real selling point for this cheesecake is how easy it is to make! Just throw all of the crust ingredients in your food processor, blend up the filling, and then assemble and freeze. Simply defrost this cake an hour before you are ready to serve it and devour.

Keep this cake in the fridge right before you're ready to serve because the cake will melt if left out at room temperature because of the coconut oil.

I like serving this cheesecake with cashew cream and a sprinkle of lemon zest.

Raw Vegan Lemon Cranberry Cheesecake

Raw Vegan Lemon Cranberry Cheesecake

Serves 830 MINS



  1. To make the crust, place the almonds, dates and cacao powder in a food processor fitted with the s blade until well combined and formed into a ball. (You may need to add a few more dates.)

  2. Grease a 9-inch springform cake tin with coconut oil, and press the crust into the bottom of the pan. Set aside.

  3. To make the filling, place all of the filling ingredients into the blender, and blast on high for about 1 minute until smooth and creamy.

  4. Pour the filling into the tin, and gently wiggle so that the cake is even.

  5. Cover this tin with aluminium foil, and place in the freezer for 6 to 8 hours. Then transfer to the fridge, and leave it there until you're ready to serve.

  6. To serve, gently remove cake from the tin, cut into slices, and serve with raw cashew cream and lemon zest.

*Note: This cake will melt if left out at room temperature due to the coconut oil.

Photo by Trent Lanz and styling by Alicia Buszczak


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