Baked Blueberry Cheesecake {Vegan Comfort Classics} + Giveaway!

This vegan, Baked Blueberry Cheesecake is luscious and SO much like the traditional version! Plus, it's gluten-free! Indulge in this delectable dessert from Lauren Toyota's cookbook, Vegan Comfort Classics, and you won't be disappointed.

This vegan, Baked Blueberry Cheesecake is luscious and SO much like the traditional version! Plus, it’s gluten-free! Indulge in this delectable dessert from Lauren Toyota’s cookbook, Vegan Comfort Classics, and you won’t be disappointed.

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 This vegan, Baked Blueberry Cheesecake is luscious and SO much like the traditional version! Plus, it's gluten-free! Indulge in this delectable dessert from Lauren Toyota's cookbook, Vegan Comfort Classics, and you won't be disappointed.

The first time I met Lauren, from Hot For Food blog, it was a brief encounter at Eat Drink Vegan (formerly known as LA Vegan Beer Fest) about two years ago. Just introductions and pleasantries exchanged, nothing wild really. Fast forward to this past November, when I traveled to Miami to speak at SEED summit, where Lauren also was speaking. We started talking about some technical blog stuff and then, with a group of friends, ended up having an amazing time in Miami!

This vegan, Baked Blueberry Cheesecake is luscious and SO much like the traditional version! Plus, it's gluten-free! Indulge in this delectable dessert from Lauren Toyota's cookbook, Vegan Comfort Classics, and you won't be disappointed.

If you don’t follow her on YouTube, you must! She is a powerhouse, on a whole other level and I really admire the hard work she puts in, day in and day out. Which leads me to her most recent endeavor: Hot for Food Vegan Comfort Classics: 101 Recipes to Feed Your Face! As the title states, it is certainly filled with some drool-worthy comfort food. Some recipes that stuck out to me were the Baked Blueberry Cheesecake, Raspberry Funfetti Pop Tarts (which I made!), The Big Brekky Skillet, Stuffed Crust Pizza, and SO many more!

This vegan, Baked Blueberry Cheesecake is luscious and SO much like the traditional version! Plus, it's gluten-free! Indulge in this delectable dessert from Lauren Toyota's cookbook, Vegan Comfort Classics, and you won't be disappointed.

That being said, I’m sharing her recipe for Baked Blueberry Cheesecake today, AND giving away a copy of the cookbook! Woohoo! You can find the recipe and giveaway widget below the page break. Otherwise, continue reading for some more info on the book.

This vegan, Baked Blueberry Cheesecake is luscious and SO much like the traditional version! Plus, it's gluten-free! Indulge in this delectable dessert from Lauren Toyota's cookbook, Vegan Comfort Classics, and you won't be disappointed.

Chapters: Badass Brunches, Finger Foods, Veggie Sides & Big Salads, Hearty Soups, Stacked Sandwiches, Oodles of Noodles, The Main Event, Sweet Things (where you can find the Baked Blueberry Cheesecake, and lastly, Get Saucy! And in the introduction, Lauren gives you some background on how Hot For Food came to be, and what tools you’ll need to prep everything in the book.

This vegan, Baked Blueberry Cheesecake is luscious and SO much like the traditional version! Plus, it's gluten-free! Indulge in this delectable dessert from Lauren Toyota's cookbook, Vegan Comfort Classics, and you won't be disappointed.

Although the photos in this post are mine (with the exception of the cover, obviously), the photography in Lauren’s book is immensely appetizing! So, check out the cookbook online or in a book store near you, and get the recipe below.

This vegan, Baked Blueberry Cheesecake is luscious and SO much like the traditional version! Plus, it's gluten-free! Indulge in this delectable dessert from Lauren Toyota's cookbook, Vegan Comfort Classics, and you won't be disappointed.

Lastly, Lauren and I will both be at Seed Food & Wine in LOS ANGELES, later this month with so many amazing people. You can find more info and tickets for the event through this link. Have a great week, everyone! <3

1 year: Spring Asparagus Herbed Focaccia // 2 years: Cauliflower Lentil Tacos // 3 years: Spicy Teriyaki Chick’n Tacos // 4 years: Empowered Noodle Bowl // 5 years: Vegan Ceviche // 6 years: Fiesta Tofu Frittata

Baked Blueberry Cheesecake

"Making a vegan cheesecake that is indistinguishable from a cheese-cake made from actual cheese is no easy feat. But this is The One, guaranteed. Cherish it! I had all the biggest vegan skeptics I know try it just to be sure, and they didn’t even realize it was vegan. You can serve this tangy, creamy cake with any kind of fruit compote you want, but I’ll always have a soft spot for blueberries." - Reprinted with permission from Hot for Food Vegan Comfort Classics, copyright 2018by Lauren Toyota. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Dairy-free, Egg-free, Gluten-free, Holiday, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword blueberry, cheesecake, vegan
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Cooling time 4 hours
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Author Lauren Toyota of Hot For Food

Ingredients

For the crust

  • 1 cup rolled oats not quick cooking
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter melted

For the filling

  • 1 cup raw cashews soaked in hot water for 20 minutes
  • 1 cup soft tofu
  • 1 cup vegan cream cheese
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

For the blueberry topping

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. To make the crust, in a food processor, pulse the rolled oats into a flour. This should be a very fine mixture with no large pieces of oats. Add the brown sugar, salt, and melted butter and pulse until the mixture comes together. It should press together when you pinch it.
  2. Press the mixture in an even layer into the bottom of a 7or 8-inch springformpan. You can also press it into an 8-inch square baking dish. You can line the dish with parchment paper for easy removal or you can serve the baked cheesecake directly from the dish.
  3. To make the filling, drain and rinse the cashews. Place in a high-powered blender with the remaining ingredients and blend until very smooth.
  4. Pour the filling on top of the crust. Bake for 45 minutes until the edges of the cheesecake are light golden brown. The center might look a bit soft, but it will firm up upon cooling.
  5. Allow the cheesecake to cool completely. Refrigerate it for at least 4 hours or overnight. Only once the cheesecake has chilled completely should you remove the sides of the springform pan. Let the cake sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before serving to remove the chill.
  6. To make the topping, combine all the ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Simmer for 6 minutes. Let cool before serving over the cheesecake. There is enough blueberry compote to put a good portion on top of the cheesecake and have some extra to add to individual servings.
  7. Store leftover cheesecake in the fridge for up to 7 days.

This vegan, Baked Blueberry Cheesecake is luscious and SO much like the traditional version! Plus, it's gluten-free! Indulge in this delectable dessert from Lauren Toyota's cookbook, Vegan Comfort Classics, and you won't be disappointed.

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46 Comments on “Baked Blueberry Cheesecake {Vegan Comfort Classics} + Giveaway!

  1. That looks soooo good! I love Hot For Food. Can’t wait to try this recipe. Have you ever made a no-bake vegan cheesecake? I would love to know the recipe if so 🙂

  2. The idea of comfort food is the most appealing thing about this cookbook. I tend to like down home food better than gourmet.

  3. It appeals to me because they veganized comfort food. Every diet should have comfort food!

  4. i’m all for veganized versions of comfort food – i need some now in fact. plus i have had a powerful craving for pop-tarts and so that picture grabbed me.

  5. Definitely brunch, it’s the hardest meal of the day.

  6. This cookbook is so creative and everything looks delicious! Can’t wait to try the Apple fritters 🙂

  7. OMG I have to make every single recipe RIGHT NOW! As we’ve discussed, apple fritters are the best doughnut ever and I know Lauren’s book has a killer recipe for them!! I must have it!

    Also super stoked to see you’ll be in LA for Seed Fest! I’ll be at Eat Drink Vegan! Would be fun to see you there and chat more about delicious vegan food. 🙂

  8. Omg this looks incredible!! 😍 Veganized comfort foods are a must & I need more in my life! This cook book looks amazing.

  9. Saw a preview video of the book, it looks like it will be a fun and delicious one to go through. The recipe above sounds fantastic and so do chapters like Stacked Sandwiches and Oodles of Noodles. Thank you for posting this!

  10. the only vegan cheesecakes I’ve ever made we’re by Isa Chandra Moskowitz, and it came out great but I need a new recipe, thanks

  11. I am so excited for Lauren! I watch her every week, and drool over her recipes. I would absolutely love it if I won her cookbook. It’s on my wish list.

  12. This cheesecake looks amazing! I love following Hot For Food on YouTube and am trying to cut down on eating meat.

  13. Not a cheesecake fan never was. However, I am many other fan of comfort foods. I struggle sometimes with variety and I am always looking for some.

  14. That cheesecake looks delicious and the cookbook looks amazing – sometimes comfort food is exactly what is needed 🙂

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  16. I’ve seen a lot of her you tube recipes and so I’m certain the book will be just as good!

  17. There variety of flavours and recipes from this book is incredible. There is basically a recipe for any taste you are feeling for the day. All the recipes seem so unique and creative and definitely there are recipes that I wouldn’t think could be turned vegan!!!

  18. I think there’s definitely a lot I could learn from someone who is so gifted in the kitchen!

    • That was a mis-click on my part, thank you for pointing that out!

  19. Thank you for sharing! Looks amazing – I’m ready to cook!

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  21. I’d absolutely love to win the book. I’m following Hot For Food and have tried a few of the recipes and they’re always good and I’d love more and a book with them.

  22. The most appealing thing is the recipes that look delicious!

  23. I’m trying to eat healthier and have one vegan day a week to start.. This book looks like it has loads of really yummy options for someone like me who isn’t a “traditional” vegan

  24. The would love to win because I love trying out new recipes.

  25. I like all of the flavors and recipes, that is what is appealing to me.

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