Passover Vegan Lemon Cheesecake
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Passover Vegan Lemon Cheesecake Recipe #SundaySupper

April 20, 2014

Passover Vegan Lemon CheesecakeWhile I always make Chocolate Covered Toffee Matzos for passover (because, uh, tasty!!) I felt like I should think of something different. Passover and Easter collide today in this #SundaySupper and I made a lemon cheesecake.

Passover Vegan Lemon Cheesecake-4This afternoon we’re going to a Seder, a first for an Easter tradition to be sure, but this cheesecake had to be made in advance so it might have disappeared before today (hey, Pesach is 7 days!). We went last year and have such an awesome group of friends that I’m honestly pretty excited to celebrate.  For Easter we generally hang out around the house, eat chocolate and chill out with video games. But today if going to be a blast! I made this cheesecake for vegans who need passover options. The crust is a mix of matzo meal and almond meal. You could make your own almond meal and throw in some matzo crackers if you have everything whole in the food processor. However, the recipe calls for the easy way.

Passover Vegan Lemon Cheesecake-3The batter is easy as well and quite thick so there isn’t really much of a chance of sinking if you leave it in the oven when it cools down quite a bit. I generally leave it a half hour (as written) or so to cool but I kind of forgot about this one and it sat for an hour, no harm done. It has a very light lemon and vanilla flavour so it is primed for your favourite toppings if you don’t want to eat it plain. Add some cherries or strawberries for a beautiful spring dessert. I served it plain and got no complaints, so go ahead and indulge this passover season!

Passover Vegan Lemon Cheesecake Recipe #SundaySupper

Passover Vegan Lemon Cheesecake Recipe #SundaySupper

Ingredients

    For The Crust
  • 2/3 cup almond meal
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup matzo cake meal
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick margarine, melted and cooled slightly
  • For The Filling
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup plain non-dairy yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch dissolved in 2 Tbsp soy milk or rice milk.
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 (8-oz) packages vegan cream cheese, softened

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F with rack in middle.
  2. Mix the almond meal, sugar, matzo cake meal, and salt. Stir in margarine until combined well. Press onto bottom and 1 inch up side of springform pan. Bake until crust is firm and a shade darker, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool crust completely in pan on a rack.
  3. Reduce oven temperature to 325°F.
  4. Beat together cream cheese and sugar in a bowl with an electric mixer at medium speed until smooth, 1 to 2 minutes. Reduce speed to low and add non-dairy yogurt, cornstarch mixture,lemon juice, mixing until incorporated. Mix in zest and vanilla.
  5. Pour filling into cooled crust. Bake until filling is set 1 1/2 inches from edge but center is wobbly, about an hour (filling will continue to set as it cools). Once done, turn the oven off and leave it to sit in the oven for another 1/2 hour. Transfer cake in pan to a rack and immediately run a knife around edge, then remove side of pan. Cool completely, 2 to 3 hours.
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28 Comments

  • Reply Alaiyo Kiasi-Barnes April 20, 2014 at 3:50 AM

    I just adore your blog name. It makes me smile when I think of it. I also love that your recipe is vegan. I’m putting this on my list to try. Happy holiday!

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  • Reply Seduction In The Kitchen April 20, 2014 at 7:23 AM

    I would never guess that this is vegan. It looks so good and just like a “cream cheese” cheesecake 🙂 Yummy!!! Great job!

  • Reply Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious April 20, 2014 at 7:32 AM

    Lemon and vanilla sounds excellent to me!
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  • Reply Laura Dembowski April 20, 2014 at 8:59 AM

    Such a beautiful cheesecake! I cannot believe it’s vegan!
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  • Reply Shaina April 20, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    Ohh how I wish I had this recipe for our seder last week! I love how you adapted the crust to be kosher for Passover. And I agree about that chocolate toffee matzoh..we had those for dessert (along with my homemade macaroons), and I think I ate my weight in them!
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  • Reply Sarah April 20, 2014 at 11:22 AM

    Cheesecake’s a great classic for Easter

  • Reply Tara April 20, 2014 at 11:57 AM

    What a delicious looking dessert, thank you for sharing!!

  • Reply The Ninja Baker April 20, 2014 at 1:38 PM

    Another keeper recipe from Killer Bunnies! Thank you for sharing, Shannon. Happy Holidays =)

  • Reply Cindys Recipes and Writings April 20, 2014 at 1:44 PM

    Matzo and almond meal together is new to me. Great cake idea!

  • Reply Martin D Redmond April 20, 2014 at 5:31 PM

    Mmmm. Cheesecake is a deathbed food for me and yours looks fabulous!

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    I’ve attempted to make vegan cheese cake a few times & it never looks this good! Mouthwatering! Can’t wait to try your recipe!

  • Reply Tammi @ Momma's Meals April 21, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    This looks amazing! Lemon is one of my favorites!

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    I have always wanted to make a vegan cheesecake but I never knew where to start or look for a recipe. I don’t do well with dairy so I was very excited to see this in the Sunday Supper dessert line up! This is perfect timing. I am putting this on my culinary bucket list.

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