Raw Chocolate Coconut Cheescake

Hey everyone!

Sorry it’s been so long since I have posted. I have been away and super busy. But I have made something super delicious to share with you. This raw vegan cheesecake is honestly amazing.

Raw cheesecakes are time consuming taking up to 4 hours to make, but are totally worth it in the end I promise.

You can make this cheesecake in a round tin for the traditional triangle cheesecake slices, or opt for a square tin like I have.

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What you will need:

Base:
260g Pitted dates
70g Almonds
20g Rolled oats
20g Buckwheat
10g Puffed millet
20g Desiccated coconut

Silky, creamy, decadent filling:

450g Unsalted cashews (soaked for 4 hours or overnight)
140g Coconut oil
200g Pure maple syrup -this is at the super market or health food stores, and more expensive than the artificially flavoured/cheap ones.
400g Coconut cream
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
40g Cacao powder

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Method:

  1. Soak cashews overnight.
  2. Line your tin with baking paper and set aside.
  3. Using a food processor or nutra ninja, blitz the almonds into a very fine crumb. Then add the oats and buckwheat and pulse a few times to slightly break them up.
  4. Pour into a bowl and add coconut and puffed millet and combine.
  5. Add the dates to the blender along with a 2 Tbsp of water and blend until it is a thick paste.
  6. Add the dates into the dry ingredients and combine with a wooden spoon or if you like getting messy like me, then use your hands.
  7. Press firmly into the bottom of the lined baking tin and set in freezer.
  8. Add all of the filling ingredients to the blender EXCEPT CACAO POWDER and blend until really smooth and silky.
  9. Pour half of the mixture onto the base and slide into the freezer to set, until its hard enough for the next layer to go on without sinking through.
  10. Blend the cacao powder thoroughly into the other half and pour onto the first layer and once again, freeze.
  11. Once the cheesecake feels firm (give it a couple of hours) take it out and decorate however you like. Here I have used shredded coconut and Whitttakers 62% Dark Cacao Chocolate (thanks so much Whittakers for making a vegan chocolate).

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Though this slice is Raw, Vegan, DF etc it is still a treat and doesn’t mean you should eat the entire thing in one go (unless you reeeeeeally want to then go for it). I find eating raw desserts, cancels out the feeling of being weighed down, bloated and just generally lacking in energy after normal slices and cheesecakes, plus it’s guilt free!

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Hope you enjoy this cheesecake I highly recommend making it! I know its time consuming but it’ll last for ages if you are the only one eating it… or will it???

-B

 

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