Vegan Easter Carrot Cheesecake
A cruelty-free Carrot Cheesecake for Easter, using cashews as a dairy replacement, puréed carrots and crunchy walnuts to finish it off
Servings Prep Time
12 15minutes
Cook Time
53minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 15minutes
Cook Time
53minutes
Ingredients
For the Flax “Egg”
For the Carrot Cheesecake
For the Coconut Maple Crust
For the Toppings
Instructions
Preparing Ahead of Time
  1. To start, two nights before you plan on serving this cheesecake you need to prepare ahead of time.
  2. Add the raw cashews to a large measuring cup of hot water. Cover and let it sit to soak overnight.
  3. Then, take your can of coconut cream and set it in the refrigerator overnight to chill.
  4. Be sure that you get Coconut Cream and NOT milk {even though you could use the full-fat can of coconut milk-you would refrigerate the same way except only use the thicker coconut that separates on the top of the can. Set the coconut water aside for a different recipe}.
For the Flax “Egg”
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Add the ground flaxseed to a small dish and then the spring water. Whisk it to combine and leave it to set and thicken in the refrigerator while you prepare the Carrot Cheesecake.
Preparing the Carrot-Cheesecake
  1. Next, add the cane sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg to a small dish and whisk to combine.
  2. Next, to a high speed blender add the raw cashews, carrot purée, the sugar-spice mix above, almond milk, maple syrup, melted coconut oil and vanilla extract.
  3. Then pulse until smooth and creamy. Scraping down the sides until everything is no longer lumpy. I had to do this in two batches because I used the personal blender.
  4. Transfer the Carrot and Cashew Cream to a large mixing bowl and set it aside until ready to assemble.
Preparing the Coconut-Maple Crust
  1. In a small bowl add in the room temperature coconut oil with the maple syrup and mix to fully combine. Try to get it as smooth as possible.
  2. Then, sift in the all-purpose flour and mix to combine. The dough will be very moist almost wet in consistency. That’s ok!
  3. Next, in the springform pan press the dough evenly around all edges. Be patient with it. Bake the crust for 8 minutes until firm.
  4. During the last couple minutes that the Crust is baking, add the flax “egg” to the carrot cheesecake and fully combine. Distribute the flax “egg” all throughout the mixture.
  5. Remove the Crust from the oven. There will be some raised areas or bubbles. Just gently press the Crust down to even it out.
  6. Now, pour the Carrot-Cheesecake mixture into the pan on top of the crust. Level the mixture and spread it evenly around the top to all sides. Bake for 45 minutes.
  7. Remove it from the oven. Let it cool completely. Then cover and refrigerate overnight to fully set.
  8. The next day when ready to serve, remove from the pan. Garnish the top and edges with chopped walnuts. Optional-serve with a layer of coconut cream!
Recipe Notes

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