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Vegan Vanilla Cheesecake with Apricot Jam

You’ll love this easy vegan vanilla cheesecake recipe! It’s made with an unusual ingredient and has an extra-smooth texture! Check it out! 

You won’t believe what ingredient I used for this super-creamy vegan vanilla cheesecake! …it’s chickpeas! Yeah, you’ve heard well…chickpeas! A while back I saw a recipe on Pinterest for a vegan cake that had chickpeas in it for the cream. It was a bit unusual but the end result looked pretty amazing so I decided to give it a try and use chickpeas in vegan desserts. Glad I did! They give the recipe a super-smooth, creamy consistency without tasting the actual chickpeas at all!

This vegan vanilla cheesecake is so easy to make, your blender will pretty much do all the work. I used homemade apricot jam for the filling but you can use any other fillings you want. Imagine this with some chocolate ganache on top! Oh my! I think I’ll make it with chocolate next time. I bet it will be heavenly good!

The quantities below are for about 8 servings, but guess what, it was so good that me and my boyfriend ate it all in one day… just the two of us! No guilt whatsoever. We loved it!

Hope you’ll give it a try! Watch the video above to see exactly how it’s done and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel if you want to be the first who sees my videos! I post every Thursday! 🙂

vegan vanilla cheesecake recipe

Vegan Vanilla Cheesecake with Apricot Jam – video recipe

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Vegan Vanilla Cheesecake with Apricot Jam

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You'll love this easy vegan vanilla cheesecake recipe! It's made with an unusual ingredient and has an extra-smooth texture! Check it out!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • Crust:
  • 300g (10.5) vegan biscuits, you can use GF biscuits if needed
  • 100ml (3.3) coconut oil
  • Cream:
  • 2 cans (400g | 14oz each) boiled chickpea, drained
  • 240ml (1 glass) vegan milk , I used vanilla-flavored soy milk by Joya
  • 500g (2 cups) vegan yogurt, without flavor or vanilla flavored (I used natural soy yogurt by Joya)
  • 4 Tbsps brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsps psyllium husks
  • 60g (½ cup) flour
  • 2 tsps vanilla extract
  • Filling:
  • homemade apricot jam - you can use any other type of jam you want


  1. Add the biscuits into the blender and pulse 2-3 times until they're crumbled.
  2. Add some parchment paper on the bottom of a cake tin (with removable walls) and grease it with coconut oil.
  3. Add the crumbled biscuits and coconut oil. Mix well together and press onto the bottom of the cake tin.
  4. Add all the ingredients for the cream and process until smooth.
  5. Pour this over the biscuit crust and spread evenly.
  6. Add apricot jam on top and press it inside the cheesecake.
  7. Bake in the oven at 200C for about 30 minutes.
  8. Let it cool before serving.

Nutrition Information



Amount Per Serving Calories 734Total Fat 26.8gCarbohydrates 94.5gProtein 28.7g

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Sarah Foster

Friday 24th of March 2023

I forgot to mention instead of psyllium husks there are Chia seeds in there and my cheesecake before baking is about 3 inches tall in the spring form pan. Who is this how tall yours was prior to baking and if not, what is the baking time and temperature you recommend? Thank you in advance.

Sarah Foster

Friday 24th of March 2023

Thank you so much for this recipe!!! I modified the cream a little and added bananas and removed the milk. How long will it last prior to baking in fridge and then after baking how long in the fridge? I’m planning to do a berry coulis instead of jam to add it during serving.


Friday 27th of November 2020

Chickpeas?! Mindblowing!🤯 Sounds amazing since cashews are pretty expensive where I live and tofu is hard to find also (and expensive as well) which most people use in vegan cheesecakes. Thanks for sharing! 😘


Friday 12th of February 2021

Thank you! Glad you liked it! :D


Saturday 14th of April 2018

Can't believe you used chickpeas! I couldn't even taste then just like you said. It was amazing! Thank you for the recipe!


Saturday 14th of April 2018

Thank you! You're welcome!

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