Cheesecake Factory Vegan Copycat Oreo Cheesecake

Cheesecake is one of those things that people bring up right away after learning you’re vegan. Well, that is after the typical, “where do you get your protein” question. We vegans get that one a LOT! And then comes a litany of questions about what you do and don’t eat. “Do you eat fish?” No. They roll their eyes a little and proceed to the next question. “Do you eat chicken?” No. Some more eye rolling followed by, “Do you eat cheesecake?” Now that, you see is a trick question. Because, well, we DO eat cheesecake, but it’s not the kind made from cream cheese a la the dairy cow. Vegans have several options when it comes to answering this question, and just to prove my point, here’s my Vegan Copycat Oreo Cheesecake. You may want to grab a chair…and a fork!

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Have you ever found yourself thinking that vegans live a sad life—of sacrifice and desolation; sackcloth and ashes; devoid of any pleasure? If so, I ask you to take a moment and contemplate the Oreo. It may not be the hoodoo of health, but it is one of the store-bought guilty pleasures vegans can enjoy. And who doesn’t like a guilty pleasure or two? Pleasure is definitely the theme of today’s post as I introduce to you the Vegan Copycat Oreo Cheesecake.

From beginning to end, this was a fun recipe to put together!

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Why You’ll Love Vegan Copycat Oreo Cheesecake

When Roxanne of Roxanne’s Home Baking asked several of us to participate in her Annual Cheesecake Day celebration, I couldn’t pass down the temptation to participate. And having just published a super healthy Red, White and Blueberry Cheesecake for Fourth of July, I decided this one should be, um, a little more decadent.

 

I wanted to make an extra special recipe, and that’s why this Vegan Copycat Oreo Cheesecake came to mind. I took several tries to get the right vegan cheesecake together and then adding the Oreos was just icing on the cake…so to speak.

If you love creamy, decadent desserts, then this Vegan Copycat Oreo Cheesecake is right up your alley. Also, if you feel like you chose the vegan path and as a result gave up things like decadent desserts, think again.

A delicious Vegan Oreo Cheesecake topped with lots and lots of Oreos!

This vegan copycat Oreo cheesecake requires tofu. How do you feel about that? I know I was really nervous about working with tofu the first time. Oh, to be honest, it was several times before I began to feel comfortable with it. But today? Well, now I feel like a pro…and you can too!  It just takes practice.

What’s This Recipe Missing?

This Vegan Copycat Oreo Cheesecake recipe isn’t quite right…and it’s because it needs more of you. That’s right, every recipe could use a little more of you in it, to give it that extra special touch. If you’re not used to playing with your food and you’d like some help getting the ball rolling, here’s some ideas for how I’d change this recipe:

  • Add some cocoa powder to the cheesecake batter to make a chocolate Oreo cheesecake. Yum.
  • I’ve been toying around with adding a little bit of nutritional yeast flakes to the batter to add a little bit of the egg flavor you typically find in a traditional cheesecake.
  • Crumble some chopped roasted peanuts over the top
  • While you’re at it, be sure to drizzle with some chocolate syrup
  • A dollop of Vegan Coconut Cream would be very nice too

I like to prove that vegans have a varied diet. Yes, it’s true, I eat my fair share of salads. And you know what? I love them! Add steamed green beans, edamame, sautéed Brussels sprouts and every other kind of green food you can think of and I will confess that I love them too.

I just like to add some decadence to my vegan life too. I mean check out these Vegan Black Bean Fudgy Brownies. That may be the ultimate in both decadence and health!

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And Monday through Friday you might find my favorite way of eating dessert includes Frozen Banana Bites or Chunky Monkey Sorbet. They’re fresh, and fruity types of desserts.

But every now and then I like to slip on the indulgent side of vegan. Because I believe being vegan is not a one-dimensional, stagnant way to live.

So, hold on to your hats and get out your forks and join me in having a slice of this Vegan Copycat Oreo Cheesecake…or maybe even two!

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Oreo Vegan Cheesecake
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hrs
Total Time
1 hrs 20 mins
 
Get out your forks for this loaded Vegan Copycat Oreo Cheesecake with a cookie crust and cookies throughout. Be prepared for awesome!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 513 kcal
Author: Marly
Ingredients
  • Crust
  • 25 Oreo cookies or 1½ cup Oreo cookie crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • Vegan Cheesecake Filling:
  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • 15 oz can coconut milk I used full fat
  • 2 14 oz containers vegan cream cheese
  • 14 oz container of extra firm silken tofu
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons corn starch
  • ½ cup Earth Balance margarine
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 10-12 Oreos roughly chopped for the batter
  • 10-12 Oreos roughly chopped for the topping
Instructions
  1. For the Crust:
  2. Place the whole cookies (filling and alin a food processor and pulse until the cookies resemble a coarse crumbly flour. Add the coconut oil and pulse for another second or two to combine.
  3. Press the cookie crumb crust into an 8" springform pan. Distribute evenly across the bottom and up the sides of the pan. Set aside.
  4. For the Vegan Cream Cheese Filling:
  5. Place the raw cashews and the coconut milk in a food processor. Feel free to use the same one you used for the crust. Pulse the food processor for several seconds to break down the cashews. Open the lid and stir down any ingredients that might have risen to the top of the bowl. Now pulse for several seconds, up to a minute until smooth and creamy.
  6. Add the vegan cream cheese and extra firm tofu and pulse again until smooth and creamy.
  7. Next add the sugar, corn starch, margarine, and vanilla. Pulse for several seconds, up to a minute until you have a nice, creamy mixture.
  8. I have only a medium-sized food processor so at this point mine was getting kind of full. If that's the case for you, transfer the mixture to a large bowl, add the flour and stir to combine.
  9. Add the 10-12 roughly chopped Oreos and give it one more stir to combine. Set aside.
  10. Turn your oven to 325F while you let the filling settle for a few minutes.
  11. When the oven is ready, pour the cheesecake filling into the prepared crust and spread the 10-12 roughly chopped Oreos over the top.
  12. I baked my cheesecake in a water bath which means I covered the bottom of the pan in aluminum foil, placed this in a roasting pan and carefully poured boiling water in the roasting pan, up to ¼" of the pan. Here's a great video on giving your cheesecake a water bath.
  13. Bake your cheesecake for 60 minutes and then turn the oven off and leave the cheesecake in the oven for another hour. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before placing in the fridge. I recommend letting the cheesecake cool for at least four hours (or even a full dabefore slicing and serving.
Nutrition Facts
Oreo Vegan Cheesecake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 513 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 46%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Sodium 304mg 13%
Potassium 288mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 57g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 37g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 6.8%
Vitamin C 1.2%
Calcium 3.1%
Iron 29.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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43 Responses to Cheesecake Factory Vegan Copycat Oreo Cheesecake

  1. My Oreo loving family would love your gorgeous cheesecake!!!

  2. I love this recipe! And I love that it’s vegan! It looks absolutely wonderful, your pictures are great. Pinning!

  3. I was started to get sad about national cheesecake day, since I’m dairy-free now… but then I saw your VEGAN oreo version… OMG, I’m in love!!! It looks amazing and I’m totally trying it soon 🙂

    • Diary-free cheesecake rules! I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

  4. Fork in my hand, I’m ready to dig in! Oreo have been one of my guilty pleasure for a while when I had to stay off dairy and eggs for medical reasons and I know what kind of diet I was on, It was not boring at all as some think! Love me some edamame and brussels sprouts! And of course some Cheesecake!!!
    Thanks for joining us Marly!

    • Now the only thing that would make this better is if we were together with our daughters and digging in together! Thanks for your comment, Roxana!

  5. This vegan cheesecake is not boring, you are right about that!! PINNED 🙂

  6. Totally blows my mind that this is Vegan! I get a lot of the “well, do you eat bread?” “Do you eat wheat?” on my diet preferences/requirements too. Sigh!

    • I guess it is the bane of a careful eating diet. Did I say that right? You know what I mean. So…do you eat bread? 😉

  7. My word, Marly! This swoon-worthy cheesecake is a a stunner.

    • Brooks, Thanks so much! That means a lot coming from a dessert expert like you!

  8. Sounds delicious and looks so decadent, everything a cheesecake should be! 🙂

  9. vegan or not, please pass me a fork, that looks incredible

  10. There is nothing boring about this, I’m drooling all over my computer! Pinned. 🙂

    • Thanks, Lisa! I confess I do the same thing at your site all the time!

  11. Sigh…seriously?! People ask you if you eat fish or chicken after you tell them you’re vegan? Hilarious and disheartening. I wouldn’t give you a look of pity at all, Marly. I always find it incredibly inspiring and bad ass when I meet vegetarians and vegans. I’m a meat eater but I could definitely use more vegetarian meals in my diet, y’know, because health. I follow the blog of my friend, Brandi, called the Vegan 8. She always has incredible recipes and the ones that blow me away are the desserts because she’ll make something that looks insanely decadent but is healthy. Just like this vegan Oreo cheesecake (which I will totally tell myself is healthy even though its studded with all of those glorious chunks of Oreo ;). Your cheesecake looks incredible! I really need to try baking with the soaked cashews. I’m always amazed at how it bakes up so smoothly and beautifully.

    • Oh, thank you Nancy! You’re so sweet! I’ll have to check out your friend’s blog. Sounds great. The cashews in this cheesecake weren’t even soaked. They add lots of creamy texture to a recipe whether soaked or not!

  12. That looks so good, I would love to try it!!

  13. I never would have guessed that oreos are vegan! And it is incredible that you were able to make something from the Cheesecake Factory vegan! Props to you. This looks so incredible, Pinning! Happy Cheesecake Day!

    • There are lots of fun accidentally vegan foods like Oreos and Skittles. I think I have a master’s degree in reading labels now! 😉

  14. You just keep on keeping on, Marly! This cheesecake isn’t missing anything. It looks absolutely divine!

  15. I grew up vegetarian, and ate my fair share of vegan dinners. It cracks me up that people give you a pity look. You probably eat SO MUCH better than all of them, lol! Pinning this! Looks amazing!

    • Thanks, Lisa. I definitely have days where I’m super healthy…and then there are some days where, um, maybe not so much! 😉

  16. Wow, taking a Cheesecake Factory staple like this and making it vegan – touché. Love the idea, it looks stunning. I just want to dive right in!

  17. wow i am SO craving a slice right now, you can never go wrong with an oreo cheesecake. love that it’s vegan as well!

  18. Goodness me.

    I want this. In my face. Right now.

  19. Oreos are my ultimate weakness, and I’d love to just grab a fork and dig right in!

  20. Vegetarian maybe. Definitely not vegan. Oreo’s are made using palm oil.

  21. chris chris

    This recipe seems good but Oreo is not vegan at all !!!!!

    • Hi Chris. Thanks for your comment! I get this one a lot, but Oreos in the US are free of animal products. It’s the ones abroad that I’ve read have trace amounts of dairy in them. That’s why Oreos can be a favorite vegan indulgence!

  22. Hi Marly, I am going to try to make your Cheesecake as it sounds delicious and its vegan. Yess! Sorry but I am a bit confused with points 12 and 13. Should I do the bath before the oven or is it either or? And what are the times of baking and the temperatures. Also I couldn’t see the video for the bath. Would be great if you helped me out with that. Thanks a mil from LDN 🙂

    • Got it, did some more research 🙂 cant wait!

    • So glad you figured it out. Hope you enjoyed it as much as we do!

    • Great! I actually bake the cheesecake in the water bath. I have linked a video that shows more instructions. That somehow got lost when we switched recipe plugins. Hope that helps!

  23. I used this recipe as a simple base to make a vegan banana cheesecake with a ginger Newman-o’s crust. It turned out great! I used half a cup less sugar because the three ripened bananas added that extra sweetness. Thanks!

    • Jamie! I love your adaptations! Sounds perfect! I haven’t made this cheesecake with bananas, but now you’ve got me itching to try it…especially since I’ve been trying to get by with less refined sugar lately. Thanks!

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