Triple Chocolate Vegan Cheesecake (Gluten Free Option)

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Indulge in this dairy free and peanut free chocolatey treat! Our Triple Chocolate Vegan Cheesecake has a gluten free option and requires no baking

Image collage of vegan chocolate cheesecake slice on a plate with chocolate drizzle

Can you guess which recipe is the favorite recipe on The Fit Cookie? It used to be our Avocado Chicken Salad (still a popular recipe), but it is now our Easy Vegan Oreo Cheesecake recipe!

The recipe that I put up on a whim soon became a reader favorite, so I decided to make more flavors of vegan cheesecake recipes so we have a whole collection of them on the blog. My family certainly isn’t mad about it ๐Ÿ˜‰

chocolate cheesecake slice with chocolate ganache being drizzled on top

We made the Oreo cheesecake, a pumpkin cheesecake, a strawberry cheesecake, and now I’m adding this yummy Triple Chocolate Vegan Cheesecake! This allergy friendly cheesecake has a chocolate cookie crust, a chocolate cheesecake filling, and a smooth chocolate ganache drizzle.

This chocolate cheesecake will definitely cure chocolate cravings!

Vegan Cheesecake notes

If you want to make any changes to this recipe, don’t forget to read our recipe notes below!

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Making this cheesecake gluten free

I used regular Oreo cookies for the crust in this recipe, but you can use a gluten free chocolate sandwich cookie instead to make this recipe gluten free. I’ve used the Kinnikinnick Kinnitoos sandwich cookies since they are soy free, peanut and tree nut free, and dairy free.

If you want to make this gluten free with the Kinnitoos cookies or another gluten free cookie, follow the same directions as the regular crust. In one of my other dairy free cheesecakes, I’ve made this with just 18 Kinnitoos and the same amount of coconut oil since there are only 18 cookies in a package of Kinnitoos.

slice of vegan chocolate cheesecake on a black plate with a bite taken

The gluten free crust with Kinnitoos turned out great, except it was slightly more crumbly and stuck to the bottom of the pan easier than the regular Oreo cookie crust.

If you want to make this a bit easier, you can also look for the Mi-Del pre-made graham style crusts for this vegan cheesecake. The Mi-Del crusts taste good and work great when you don’t want to make your own crust, but homemade cookie crusts are always better than pre-made ones in my opinion.

Tools you’ll need for this recipe:

slice of dairy free chocolate cheesecake with chocolate drizzle on top on a black plate

What kind of vegan cream cheese can I use?

One of the most frequent questions I get on my other cheesecake recipes is what kind of non-dairy cream cheese can be used for our cheesecake recipes.

Pretty much any kind you like! Since all of our vegan cheesecakes are no-bake, you can use any brand of non-dairy cream cheese you prefer. I use Daiya brand since its available here in my town, it fits all of our family’s food allergies, and it tastes good.

Notes on dairy free whipped cream

So Delicious CocoWhip is a coconut-based whipped topping alternative that is allergy friendly. If you can’t find CocoWhip in any stores, you can try ordering it online, or use a different brand of dairy free whipped cream.

Since I haven’t made this cheesecake with other brands of ingredients aside from the ones I listed, I’m not sure how other brands of whipped cream will turn out in this recipe.

Check out our other no-bake vegan cheesecakes made without cashews:

slice of dairy free chocolate cheesecake on a black plate with a bite taken

Triple Chocolate Vegan Cheesecake

Indulge in this dairy free and peanut free chocolatey treat! Our Triple Chocolate Vegan Cheesecake has a gluten free option and requires no baking
Vegan, Gluten Free option; Free of: peanuts, tree nuts (except coconut)
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free cheesecake, vegan cheesecake, vegan chocolate cheesecake
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Chill time: 2 hours
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 385kcal

Ingredients

Cookie Crust

  • 25 Oreo chocolate sandwich cookies* (or gluten free chocolate sandwich cookies*)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil

Chocolate Cheesecake Filling

Chocolate ganache drizzle

Instructions

Cookie Crust

  • Add the Oreo (or gluten free sandwich cookies) to a large food processor and process the cookies until fine crumbs.
  • Melt the coconut oil and stir the melted oil into the cookie crumbs until well combined. Press the cookie crumb mixture into a pie pan and chill while you mix the filling. 

Cheesecake Filling

  • In a medium bowl, beat the non-dairy cream cheese with a hand mixer until softened. 
  • Beat in the cocoa powder, powdered sugar, vanilla, and non-dairy whipped cream until well blended, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl a couple times to make sure it all gets mixed in. 
  • Scoop the cheesecake mixture into the prepared cookie crust, and spread it out evenly. Chill for 4+ hours until well set. 

Chocolate ganache drizzle

  • Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave (30 seconds at a time, stirring after each time), OR in a double boiler. 
  • Once the chocolate chips are completely melted, stir in the coconut milk. Allow this to cool a bit before drizzling on top of our cheesecake.
  • Store this at room temperature for up to 3 days. Enjoy!

Notes

*If you want a gluten free sandwich cookie for this recipe, use the Kinnikinnick gluten free sandwich cookies, they are nut free, peanut free, and soy free and work well for this.ย 
**So Delicious CocoWhip is a coconut-based dairy free and soy-free whipped cream
This recipe should work good with other brands of non-dairy cream cheese and non-dairy whipped cream, but since I haven’t tried this with other brands, I can’t guarantee the results if you try it with a different brand.ย 

Nutrition

Calories: 385kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 139mg | Potassium: 115mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 3.5mg
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8 thoughts on “Triple Chocolate Vegan Cheesecake (Gluten Free Option)”

  1. I haven’t had cheesecake in years!! So excited to have come across this vegan version ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve been wanting to try SoDelicious CocoWhip, so now I have the perfect reason!!

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