Time: 12.5 hours (30 mins prep, 12 hours set)
Price: Honestly, over €20! but it is Christmas!
Okay, so cheesecake isn’t very Christmassy, neither are oreos – but they are super delicious when mixed and VEGAN! So this is my recipe for an decadent oreo vanilla cheesecake. All vegan and terrible for you – but very tasty!
You will need:
- 4 packs of oreos
- 5 cups vegan cream cheese
- 2 cups cashews, soaked in boiling water for 10 mins (minimum)
- 3 cups plant milk
- 3/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup icing sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup vegan margarine
How to make it:
First, crumble 3 packs (hold back 3) oreos in a food processor along with 1/4 cup of vegan margarine and press firmly into a greased springform pan. Set this is the fridge while you prepare the rest.
Next, beat the cream cheese, remaining margarine, maple syrup and vanilla essence either with hand beaters or a stand-mixer.
When the cream-cheese mix is well combined, drain the cashews and blend with the plant milk until completely smooth.
Beat the cashew cream and icing sugar into the cream-cheese mix, then crumble the 3 remaining oreos from the 3rd pack into the mix, and fold in.
Pour this mix over the oreo crumb base and decorate with the remaining oreos (these ones look a bit paler as they are from a Christmas tin). Ideally you should have one oreo per slice but I messed up the placement and didn’t want to start slotting in random ones all over the place.
Pop the cheesecake in the fridge for at least 12 hours – ideally 24 – to set through. If you’re impatient it will set in the freezer in 4 hours. Don’t let this sit out of the fridge for too long though – take it out just as you are serving, otherwise it will start to melt. No one wants a melted cheesecake!
And there you have it! A deliciously decadent cheesecake that noone would believe is vegan!
This was the last dessert and penultimate post of A Very Vegan Christmas. Tomorrow brings one final festive side dish so be sure to come back to the blog (or follow so you don’t miss out!) then! Hope everyone’s Christmas prep is coming together nicely!