Vegan Passionfruit Cheesecake

This is a real showstopper of a cheesecake; which also happens to be totally vegan. With a Tangy, tropical passion fruit gel topping, a deliciously creamy coconut cheesecake and a crunchy buttery biscuit base.  This makes a large cheesecake, yielding 12 generous portions so perfect for your next outdoor BBQ.

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes




30 g Desiccated coconut

200 g Digestive biscuits

100 g Vegan butter


550 g Vegan cream cheese

200 ml Coconut milk ( full fat)

100 g Icing sugar

50 g Desiccated coconut

2 tbsp Lemon juice

1 tbsp Maple syrup

8 g Agar agar

2 Passion fruits


3 Passion fruits

4 Clementines (or mandarins (orange juice would also work))

½ tsp Turmeric 

1 tsp Sugar

6 g Agar agar


  1. Grease and prepare an 8inch spring-form cake tin and line with baking parchment on the bottom and around the sides.
  2. Blitz the ingredients for the base in a food processor and add the melted butter. Press into a lined case. Pop in the fridge to set for an hour.
  3. In a saucepan, bring the coconut milk to a boil and then add the agar agar, whisking to dissolve completely. Take off the heat and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, add the cream cheese, sugar, coconut, maple syrup, lemon juice,  passion fruit pulp and whisk vigorously. Slowly pour in the coconut milk/agar agar mixture and whisk until you have a smooth mixture. Pour on top the base and chill for at least 4 hours.
  5. After 4 hours prepare the passion fruit gel by emptying the remaining passion fruits into a bowl and squeezing the clementine. Add in the turmeric, lemon juice and sugar pop this in a saucepan with a dash of water. Once simmering, add the agar agar. Whisk well to ensure no lumps. Leave to cool for 5 minutes before pouring over cool slightly before pouring over the cheesecake and pop back in the fridge for at least 2 hours or until the gel has set.
piece of vegan passion fruit cheesecake served with half a passionfruit and mint. On the side tray of vegan passionfruit cheesecake

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