Decadent Raw Chocolate Cheesecake

You may remember the raw cheesecake recipe I posted recently, along with a pile of other cheesecakes I've made in the last 5 years of blogging. I made that cheesecake for a client since then and snapped a few pictures to share with you. Heck, I'll repost the recipe too!

This time I topped the cake with my favourite chocolate sauce (from Just Desserts), and coconut crunchies from my Coconut Cardamom Cheesecake.

Raw Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake

Depending on the thickness you desire, you can double or times the recipe by 1.5 which is what I did for this 12" cake. I then sliced it into 16 pieces.

 

Crust

1 1/2 cups almonds
2/3 - 3/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1 teaspoon water
Grind the almonds and coconut into a flour in a food processor.
Add the raisins and continue grinding until broken down.
Add the water. Grind briefly to incorporate. Add another 1/2 - 1 teaspoon water if needed to keep the mixture held together when pressed in your hand.

Press evenly into the bottom of an 8" spring form pan.

Filling

 
2 cups cashews
2/3 cup maple syrup
3/4 cup water
1/2 - 2/3 cup cacao powder*
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup melted coconut oil
1/4 cup melted coconut butter
2-3 drops stevia, optional
Blend the cashews, maple, water, vanilla and salt until smooth and creamy in a high speed blender.
Add the coconut oil, butter and cacao powder. Blend to incorporate.
Taste and add a few drops stevia if desired.
Pour over the crust and set in the freezer for 5-6 hours and then in the fridge for 8-12 hours.
*Depending on how dark you like it. I prefer to use 1/2 cup.
 

Coconut Crunch Topping

This is so yummy and crunchy! It would be a great topping on raw ice cream too!
6 tablespoons shredded coconut
2 teaspoons maple sugar
Pinch salt
2 teaspoons melted coconut butter
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon melted coconut oil
Stir all ingredients together in a bowl.
Set in the fridge or freezer to firm up, 10-20 minutes.
Break into pieces with your hands. Arrange over the set cheesecake.

Have I convinced you that you should make this healthy raw chocolate cheesecake to satisfy your sweet tooth?! 🙂

Here's a sneak peak at my next recipe for ya!

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