Vegan Oreo Cheesecake
| | |

Vegan Oreo Cheesecake

This vegan cheesecake is the closest and best alternative for an oreo cheesecake for vegans. The cookies used are not Oreos, but they don’t fail to add that rich, decadent and dense element you usually find in non-vegan oreo cheesecakes to this one. The creaminess of this cheesecake combined with the roughly chopped cookies is incredible which makes it a fan favorite as well!

Vegan Oreo Cheesecake

Recipe by Gabrielle KellyCourse: DessertDifficulty: Easy


Prep time


Cooking timeminutes




  • For The Oreo Crust:
  • Vegan Sandwich Cookies – 20 cookies

  • Coconut oil, refined – 1/cup

  • For The Filling:
  • Vegan cream cheese – 2 cups

  • Vegan Sandwich Cookies – 8 cookies

  • Granulated sugar – 2/3 cup

  • Coconut oil, refined – 1/2 cup

  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice – 1/3 cup

  • For The Topping:
  • Vegan buttercream – 1 cup

  • Vegan Sandwich Cookies – 8 cookies


  • To prepare the crust, please the sandwich cookies in a food processor then pulse them several times until they become finely crushed.
  • Melt the coconut oil then add it to the cookies and combine them well.
  • Line up the bottom of a 9 inches springform pan with parchment paper and grease it with some butter or a baking spray.
  • Pour the cookie mixture into it then press it down to cover the bottom. Transfer it to the fridge and let it sit there while preparing the filling.
  • To prepare the filling, let the vegan cream cheese sit for at least 60 minutes on the counter until it becomes at room temperature.
  • Transfer it to a large mixing bowl, then add to it the sugar with lemon juice.
  • Melt the coconut oil then add it to the bowl and combine them well until the mixture becomes smooth.
  • Place the sandwich cookies in a good processor and pulse them several times until they become finely crushed.
  • Add the crushed sandwich cookies to the bowl, and fold them gently into the filling mixture.
  • Pour the filling on top of the crust and use a spatula to level the top, then place it in the fridge for a least 3 hours or until it becomes firm.
  • Once the time is up, beat the vegan buttercream slightly until becomes soft and light, then transfer it to a piping bag.
  • Use it to decorate the cheesecake along with the remaining sandwich cookies then serve it and enjoy!
Vegan Oreo Cheesecake

Nutrition Facts

12 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 31g 48%
    • Saturated Fat 18g 90%
  • Sodium 302mg 13%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 80mg 3%
  • Total Carbohydrate 39g 13%
    • Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
    • Sugars 26g
  • Protein 4g 8%
  • Calcium 32%
  • Iron 3.4%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Points to know:

  • If you don’t have a food processor to ground the oreo cookies, you can simply put them in a ziplock bag, then run over it a rolling pin several times until the cookies are crushed.
  • Make sure to let the vegan cream cheese that you will use for the cheesecake sit at room temperature for at least 1 hour. This gives it a creamier texture. If you don’t have time to do it, you can microwave it instead for 15 to 20 seconds.
  • After you add the crushed cookies to cheesecake filling, fold them gently but don’t over mix them but it will change the color and consistency of the filling.
  • If you can’t find refined coconut oil, you can always feel free to use natural coconut oil but you have to keep in mind that it will affect the flavor. On the other hand, you can also swap it with vegan margarine. The change will affect the flavor and texture, but it will taste great too!


Can I Prepare This Vegan Oreo Cheesecake Ahead or Do I Have To Serve It Right Away?

This vegan oreo cheesecake gives you the option to do both. You can service it right away, or you can prepare it, decorate it and let it sit in the fridge for hours or overnight until you want to serve it. If you are planning on leaving it overnight, I would recommend that you don’t decorate it until the next day when you need to serve it.

Why does this vegan oreo cheesecake does not contain real oreo cookies? I used this cheesecake sandwich cookies because unlike what a lot of people think Oreo cookies might not be vegan. Accordingly to Oreo’s official website states that they have milk as cross-contact and therefore they are not suitable for vegans, only for vegetarians.

Can I Use Homemade Cream Cheese For Definitely This Vegan Oreo Cheesecake?

The flavor of the vegan cream cheese will heavily affect the flavor of the cheesecake, so if you have a great recipe for it, you can definitely use it, or you can purchase a good quality vegan cream cheese.

How Can I Store This Vegan Oreo Cheesecake?

You can store this cheesecake in the fridge for up to 4 days, but you have to make sure it’s covered. You can also freeze it if you wish. If it’s sliced, the slices will be good for up to 4 weeks, if it is not sliced then the cheesecake could last you up to 4 months.

To defrost it, you just have to transfer it from the freezer to the fridge and let it sit for at least 8 to 12 hours. Some cheesecakes might take longer, so if you need to serve it the next day, make sure to place it in the fridge at night so it can have enough time to thaw.

How Do I Make This Vegan Oreo Cheese Gluten-free?

All the ingredients in this cheesecake are gluten-free except for the cookies. If you wish to make it 100% gluten-free, you just have to swap the sandwich cookies with vegan, gluten-free sandwich cookies. Make sure the cream cheese you are using is also gluten-free.


This vegan oreo cheesecake is so dense and creamy. So you don’t have to limit yourself to the toppings above. In the summertime, you can feel free to decorate it with some fresh fruits. I think the combination of the cookies with the creaminess of the cheesecake filling, and the fresh fruits on top, will take your cheesecake to a whole new level.

Similar Posts