Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake

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 This Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake is so delicious, rich and creamy, the perfect dessert for your holiday table this fall. It’s a definite crowd pleaser!Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake

I am so happy to team up with Immaculate baking company, to share my Thanksgiving dessert. I love this brand because they have a great line of wholesome products, many of which are certified organic, or  gluten-free.

When I think of Thanksgiving, three words come to mind- Fun, Food, and Friendship. Thanksgiving is my favorite time of year for many reasons:

  1. My birthday is the week before, so I have a lot of things to be thankful for!
  2. I get to spend quality time with family and friends.
  3. I get to prepare delicious dishes that I reserve for special occasions, like this yummy Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe!

Pumpkin Cheesecake

I bought Immaculate Baking company’s  gluten-free sugar cookie mix and I was amazed how delicious and spot on the cookies was in taste and texture. I knew I had to include them in my holiday recipes!

I wanted a change from the traditional pumpkin pie. Instead, I wanted a more decadent dish that was creamy smooth and one that was eye-catching. I am beyond excited to introduce to you this Awesome Company and their amazing line of products!

Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake

I first made a batch of cookies, because I wanted to use them as the crust.These cookies tasted so good, I decided to use half of them for my crust so we could enjoy the other half! That’s such a win-win situation!

I then added a creamy ‘cheesecake’ layer followed by a pumpkin layer. The results were exceptionally great, My hubby and my guests who are here for the weekend were very impressed. One of my guests said it wasn’t too sweet and that it was very flavorful.

Pumpkin Cheesecake

I’m such a fan of pumpkin! As a matter of fact, I like to use different varieties of pumpkin as well. My Jamaican Pumpkin Soup (Pureed) is also great.

I was excited that all the local health food stores in my town have Immaculate Baking Company’s products. I even found their products at Target.

Ingredients

For: 16 Servings

Instructions

    For the Sugar Cookies Crust
    1. Preheat oven 350 degrees F.
    2. Line baking sheet with parchment.
    3. In a medium bowl, mix pumpkin puree, flaxseeds and vanilla.
    4. Stir in sugar cookies milk and mix until fully combined.
    5. Spoon dough onto cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Makes 18 cookies.
    6. Cool until able to handle, about 8 minutes. Crumble half of the cookies and press the base of a 9-inch spring-form pan, using the palm of your hand. Set aside.
    For Cheesecake Layer
    1. Rinse cashew, drain and place into a high-speed blender with the remaining ingredients.
    2. Process until smooth. Pour mixture on top of cookie crust. Tap spring-form pan to release air bubbles.
    3. Transfer pan to a freezer.
    For The Pumpkin Layer
    1. Rinse and drain cashews and place in a high-speed blender with all the remaining ingredients until smooth and creamy.
    2. Pour the pumpkin mixture over the cheesecake layer. Transfer spring-form pan into the freezer and freeze for about 5 hours.
    3. To serve, thaw 30 minutes before serving. Garnish with coconut whipped cream and sprinkle coconut flakes on top.
    For The Coconut Whipped Cream
    1. Place canned coconut milk in the refrigerator over night in an upright position.
    2. The following day, open the can and scoop out the thickened coconut cream into a mixing bowl, being careful not to scoop out the liquid below.
    3. Reserve liquid for curries, stews, soups or smoothies.
    4. Add maple syrup and vanilla. Using a hand mixer, process whip cream until light and fluffy, about 20 seconds.
    5. Place in refrigerator for 20 minutes to firm up if it is too soft.
    6. This whipped cream is pipeable as seen in photos above!

    Recipe notes

    Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake

    Notes:

    Soak cashews overnight to speed up the process.

    Coconut cream can be purchased at health food stores or online. Make sure you get one without added sweeteners.

    Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake

     

     

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    1. Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy

      You can never have too many pumpkin desserts…I love eating it all year long. This cheesecake looks delicious.

    2. Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen

      This cheesecake looks and sounds so good. I love that you have a pumpkin layer AND a separate cheesecake layer. Plus, there is coconut, too!! :)

    3. Kathy Kenny Ngo

      My son loves to eat cheesecake but he never tried pumpkin cheesecake before. I will try to bake this for him.

    4. Such a gorgeous cheesecake! I just love those layers and that it is gluten-free/vegan. The sugar cookie crust sounds perfect.

    5. Enricoh Alfonzo

      hahha my gran loves making things with pumkin. gonna share this with her. such a mouth watering recipe

    6. Adrienne Brown

      Hi, Michelle, this looks delicious! One of my Thanksgiving guest this year is gf, maybe I’ll try this yummy looking dessert for her. Thank you for posting !

    7. Heather Gallagher

      I LOVE Pumpkin Cheesecake – I bet this is a super good version (my babysitter is gf so I need to find some treats to leave with her when she’s at my house!

    8. I LOVE cheesecake, so I know I would love pumpkin cheesecake! I am going to pin this to my Thanksgiving and Christmas recipe boards. This will make a great addition to my family’s holiday meals.

    9. Amy Katz from Veggies Save The Day

      This pumpkin cheesecake looks fantastic! Thank you for making it vegan and gluten free!

    10. Julie | Bunsen Burner Bakery

      Beautiful cheesecake! I love seeing what everyone did with their Immaculate products – such creative recipes.

    11. Elizabeth @ SugarHero.com

      This sounds so delicious! I love the double layer of cheesecake flavors, and I can imagine how great it tastes on the cookie crust.

    12. My teen has been requesting for me to make another pumpkin pie. I think I will make this instead for him.

    13. It needs lots of ingredients but it looks yum! It would be nice to make this pumpkin cheesecake with your loveones while spending quality time

      5.04

      A vegan cheesecake recipe! I didn’t think this was possible. I am definitely trying this out this weekend. Plus with Thanksgiving coming up my mom will love this

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