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Paleo Lemon and Vanilla Cheesecake

 The combination of lemon and vanilla just compliment each other so well. Plus this recipe is not only paleo, but it is also safe for those on the SCD diet, GAPS diet and those on a vegan diet. And beyond being dairy free this Paleo Lemon and Vanilla Cheesecake is also gluten and grain free and refined sugar free.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword grain free cheesecake, paleo cheesecake, vanilla cheesecake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Freeze 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 673 kcal


Lemon Layer

  • 2 cup cashews
  • 1/4 cup coconut manna You can also use coconut butter or coconut cream concentrate
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 package shredded coconut

Vanilla Layer


Lemon Layer

  1. In your food processor (I use this one) combine all the ingredients (except for the shredded coconut) and blend until smooth

  2. Transfer the processed ingredients to a large bowl and stir in the shredded coconut

  3. Transfer the mix to a round cake pan and spread evenly, pressing down so that it's all even

  4. Place the cake pan in the freezer while you move on to the vanilla layer

Vanilla Layer

  1. Place all the ingredients in your food processor (clean it between the two layers)

  2. Blend until smooth

  3. Transfer the ingredients to the cake pan and spread evenly over the lemon layer

  4. If you are adding the shredded coconut for garnish, add that now

  5. Place the cake pan back in the freezer for ~2 hours

  6. Remove from the freezer and cut into desired sized pieces

  7. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

NOTE: Instead of making a cake, this dessert can also be made into squares. Simply use a 9"x9" square pan instead of the round cake pan.

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Lemon and Vanilla Cheesecake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 673 Calories from Fat 477
% Daily Value*
Fat 53g82%
Saturated Fat 25g156%
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 15g
Sodium 81mg4%
Potassium 476mg14%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 1IU0%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.