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Dessert Recipes

Vegan Coconut ‘n’ Almond-Crusted Cheesecake

Dairy-free never tasted so creamy in our treat that’s made even more tempting by a nutty coconut-almond crust.

Serving Size:


Active Time:

50 min.

Total Time:

7 hrs.


  • 1 cup + 2 Tbs. sweetened flaked coconut
  • ½ cup almonds, toasted, ground
  • 2 Tbs. vegan buttery stick, such as Earth Balance, melted
  • 10 apricots, peeled, halved, pitted
  • 1 (¼ oz.) env. unflavored gelatin
  • 4 (8 oz.) cont. vegan cream cheese style spread, at room temp.
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ tsp. almond extract


  1. Coat 8″x3″ springform pan with cooking spray. In bowl, combine 1 cup coconut with ground almonds and buttery stick. Press into bottom of pan; chill until set, at least 20 min. Quarter 4 apricot halves; reserve.
  2. In 1-qt. microwave-safe bowl, stir gelatin and 2 Tbs. water; let stand until absorbed, 3 min. In food processor, pulse cream cheese spread, sugar, milk and extract until smooth. Microwave gelatin 15 sec. or until melted; stir in 1 cup cheese mixture until smooth. Stir into remaining cheese mixture until smooth.
  3. Place quartered apricots against bottom inside of pan. Spread cheese mixture in pan. Cover; chill 6 hrs.
  4. Run knife around edge of pan; remove side. Transfer cake to serving plate. Thinly slice remaining apricots; place on cake top. Top with remaining coconut.

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