Raw Vegan White Chocolate Matcha Cheesecake + GIVEAWAY

Today I have another delicious and healthy dessert recipe to share with you along with a grrreat giveaway! I can't get enough of this raw vegan white chocolate matcha cheesecake (I managed to share several pieces though, lol). Do you like matcha? It wasn't something that I consumed regularly until learning more about the benefits of matcha earlier this year. You may remember the raw chocolate matcha brownies and matcha soft serve recipes that I shared. Ever since then, I've been having matcha at least once a week. Check out this list of benefits!

Quite the impressive list of benefits eh?

What is matcha?

I find that a lot of people are still confused as to what exactly matcha is. Matcha is green tea powder - so the tea leaf is finely ground. Green tea, on the other hand is what you get from steeping the green tea leaves. You can read more about what it is and a more in depth explanation of the benefits in THIS POST.

Matcha does contain caffeine (though less than coffee, and the L-theanine in matcha increases alpha waves in the brain which helps us feel more calm, creative, alert, and mentally focused - there is NO L-theanine in coffee) and since I'm pretty sensitive to caffeine, I can't drink matcha or green tea on an empty stomach without feeling nauseous. If you're like me, then you'll looove Do Matcha's new LOW CAFFEINE MATCHA! It's the first ever low caffeine matcha on the market (and it still contains all the benefits). There is most definitely a difference because I can drink it on an empty stomach. Woo hoo!

Here's a caffeine comparison:

Coffee: 80-120mg/gm caffeine

Decaf coffee: 6mg/g caffeine

Regular Matcha: 25-30mg/g caffeine

Low Caffeine Matcha: 6mg/g caffeine

I've used Do Matcha's low caffeine matcha to create today's cheesecake recipe.

Raw Vegan White Chocolate Matcha Cheesecake

You'll notice that this recipe is actually very simple. You just need the right ingredients. The cacao butter gives the white chocolate taste and also helps to firm up the filling.

Crust

1/2 cup raw almonds

1/3 cup shredded coconut

1/3 cup raisins

1 teaspoon water

Finely grind the almonds and coconut in a food processor. Add the raisins and process until combined. Add the water and process briefly. Press the mixture into a 6" spring form pan.

Filling

2 cups raw cashew pieces

3/4 cup water

1/3 cup maple syrup

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/3 cup melted coconut oil

2 tablespoons melted cacao butter*

2 teaspoons matcha powder

Blend the cashews, water, maple syrup and vanilla until smooth. Add the oil and butter. Blend to incorporate. Pour all but 1 cup of the filling into a bowl. Add the matcha powder to the 1 cup of filling and blend. Pour the green filling over the crust. Pour the white filling on top, using force to get the filling to go right through the green filling (to create the effect that I did). Place in the freezer for 6-8 hours and then into the fridge for at least 8 hours before eating.

*To melt cacao butter, chop it into small pieces, place into a jar or bowl and set over hot water until it liquifies.

Matcha Hearts (See matcha squares below)

The hearts are optional but they make a fun decoration and they're easy to make - plus they do make a great little snack in the afternoon.

1/4 cup melted coconut butter

Matcha powder

Whisk together the coconut butter with enough matcha to achieve desired colour. Spoon into chocolate moulds of your choice and place in the fridge to harden, about 30 minutes. Note: Do not get any water into this mixture!

Find my recipe for the white drizzle in THIS POST (where you'll also find my raw unicorn cheesecake).

Now, how about a giveaway?!

One lucky person will receive a package from DoMatcha! This giveaway is open to residents of Canada.

ENTER TO WIN:

  • 1 container DoMatcha low caffeine matcha
  • 1 ceramic bowl
  • 1 bamboo whisk
  • 1 bamboo scoop

To enter:

  1. Answer this question in the comment section below: Do you like matcha? How do you like to consume it? (My answer: Yes! I prefer the low caffeine matcha and I'm loving it lately as a latte made with coconut milk and in my cheesecake!)
  2. Bonus entry: Subscribe to my blog (the bar on the right hand side of the page, near the top). Write a separate comment saying "subscribed".
  3. This contest will run until Saturday November 4th. A random winner will be chosen and contacted via email. They will need to respond within 24 hours in order to claim their prize. Open to residents of Canada.

Good luck!

Note: This is a sponsored post, however all opinions are my own. I only share products with you that I absolutely love!

I was loving the matcha hearts so much that I made some squares too! 

The same recipe:

Melted coconut butter

Matcha powder

Whisk the two together using desired amount of matcha. Make sure that NO water gets in! Pour into moulds. Chill in the fridge or freezer until hard (25- 30 minutes).

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56 Comments
  1. Melissa Miller
    October 30, 2017 at 18:24
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    I have never tried it yet but would love to try it!

  2. Jenny Haines
    October 30, 2017 at 18:53
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    I am obsessed with matcha- I love adding heaps of it to banana smoothies, and have gotten a couple friends hooked, too!

  3. Cecilia Tung
    October 30, 2017 at 18:58
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    I love matcha! I love having matcha lattes. I like Waves Coffee House's matcha latte. They whisk matcha before making the latte. Authentic and clean tasting. I yet have to try matcha in other forms - your matcha cheesecake is calling my name!

  4. Cecilia Tung
    October 30, 2017 at 18:58
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    Subscribed

  5. Sharanya
    October 30, 2017 at 19:03
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    I LOVe matcha with soy milk and also in matcha Date balls

    • glamena55
      October 31, 2017 at 21:11
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      i love matcha 🍵 latte 😘😘😘🤔

  6. James
    October 30, 2017 at 20:38
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    Do I like matcha? No...I love it! My favourite way to consume it is in bubble tea ice cream smoothies, and I would love to incorporate it into my baking but I haven't taken on the challenge yet...but winning this prize package would definitely be the encouragement I need.

  7. Sharon B
    October 30, 2017 at 21:16
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    Subscribed....in smoothies, straight up, the cheesecake sounds intriguing! And I know the perfect friend to share it with! Thanks for the great recipes!

  8. Joz
    October 30, 2017 at 22:18
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    I have never had anything Matcha yet. would love towin so that I could try it.

  9. angeel0ve
    October 30, 2017 at 23:55
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    I love matcha! I love matcha Lattes with coconut milk or Macadamia nut milk. I also love matcha baked goods and desserts!

  10. angeel0ve
    October 30, 2017 at 23:56
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    Subscribed

  11. Deanna
    October 31, 2017 at 00:02
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    Oh a matcha smoothie replaces my coffee about 3 times a week. So yummy!

  12. Deanna
    October 31, 2017 at 00:03
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    Subscribed

  13. Monique
    October 31, 2017 at 00:05
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    I love matcha too!!! I use matcha for my chickpea cookies, but I also like to sprinkle some on my almond butter and banana sandwich.

  14. Sophie
    October 31, 2017 at 02:08
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    YES! I love matcha. I was first introduced to matcha through matcha kit Kats... which aren’t very healthy so i love incorporating them into HEALTHY bless balls as a pick me up yet still enjoying the flavor of matcha in there!

    • sweet_raw
      October 31, 2017 at 17:10
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      Hehe thats awesome! I guess it doesn't matter how you were introduced to it :)

  15. Taylor
    October 31, 2017 at 02:29
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    I love matcha! Matcha lattes are my love, with any vegan milk <3

  16. Susan Eng
    October 31, 2017 at 03:10
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    I love matcha! I drink it straight and love it in yummy healthy cheesecake!! What a treat!!

  17. Anne
    October 31, 2017 at 04:00
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    I absolutely love matcha! I make my own Vanilla Cashew Date Mylk and add matcha to make a Vegan Matcha Latte! I also just love it as a tea - pure and simple!❤

    • sweet_raw
      October 31, 2017 at 17:11
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      Yum, vanilla date cashew matcha milk sounds fantastic!!

  18. Anne
    October 31, 2017 at 04:01
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    Subscribed!

  19. Jen L
    October 31, 2017 at 04:42
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    I love matcha, I've actually made the coconut butter + matcha snacks before and I think that's my favourite way to consume it. I also love matcha ice cream.

    • sweet_raw
      October 31, 2017 at 17:12
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      Yes me too! Just like the little hearts I made - such a good snack, right?!

  20. Jen L
    October 31, 2017 at 04:44
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    subscribed!

  21. Linda
    October 31, 2017 at 05:31
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    I do like matcha in desserts. I don't often get to drink the tea.

  22. Linda
    October 31, 2017 at 05:31
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    subscribed

  23. Sandra Lee
    October 31, 2017 at 05:35
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    I love matcha almond milk lattes!! I am sensitive to caffeine and I love that they are making a low caffein match! Very cool!

    • sweet_raw
      October 31, 2017 at 17:13
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      Yes you'd love this! I cant believe I can actually drink it on an empty stomach! :))

  24. Sandra Lee
    October 31, 2017 at 05:35
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    Subscribed

  25. Emily Markholm
    October 31, 2017 at 19:56
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    LOVE matcha in the morning as a hot drink or in a smoothie

  26. Christina O'Neill
    October 31, 2017 at 23:30
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    I love matcha in a latte! 💝💚

  27. Angela
    October 31, 2017 at 23:44
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    Like it straight up but after reading some of the comments above I’m going to try it in a latte

  28. Carrie
    November 1, 2017 at 04:14
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    LOVE matcha!! My fave is to mix it into some warm almond milk and sweeten with a bit of honey (aka matcha latte suppose :p) <3

  29. Carrie
    November 1, 2017 at 04:23
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    Subscribed!

  30. Philia
    November 1, 2017 at 06:55
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    I adore matcha lattes! Especially on chilly days :) I also love matcha flavour in any and all desserts!

  31. Philia
    November 1, 2017 at 06:56
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    Subscribed!

  32. Sandra Lomas
    November 1, 2017 at 13:17
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    Yes I love matcha made into an almond milk frothy latte! So good so much YES!

  33. Tracy Johnston
    November 1, 2017 at 13:51
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    I love drinking matcha as a hot drink with coconut milk

  34. ZACH
    November 1, 2017 at 15:06
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    Usually I’ve always had macha in veggie drinks with flax but I’m interested in cooking with it ! And I’m already suscribed :) I hear macha mochi is awesome

  35. Kimmy Ripley
    November 1, 2017 at 17:46
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    Wow that looks heavenly! I like to use matcha in a green smoothie bowl. I am a big fan of it!

  36. Kimmy Ripley
    November 1, 2017 at 17:47
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    Already subscribed!

  37. Anita
    November 2, 2017 at 00:56
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    I make a raw matcha nut mylk for the organic cafe where I work, plus I use it in raw desserts. I even combine it with raw cacao—delicious!

  38. November 2, 2017 at 15:06
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    I love matcha! In the summer months my fav way to use it was in smoothies and smoothie bowls but with the colder weather here in Ontario I have switched it up for matcha almond milk lattes. I also just recently tried a matcha bliss ball recipe and it was divine! Love the engird hit without the crash you can get from coffee :)

  39. Connie Steinthorson
    November 3, 2017 at 02:11
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    I love my Matcha frappé, yes even in the colder months. Made with homemade almond milk, frozen cherries or raspberries , cocao powder and topped with true cinnamon!!

  40. Samantha Foster
    November 3, 2017 at 03:01
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    My favorite matcha beverage is with coconut milk! I've subscribed to your blog, thanks for sharing your amazing recepies!

  41. Joan K
    November 3, 2017 at 03:26
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    I do like matcha but I don't have one of those neat whisk things. I drink it with coconut milk too.

  42. Joan K
    November 3, 2017 at 03:28
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    I subscribed

  43. Anamaria Angel
    November 3, 2017 at 03:32
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    I love matcha ! Defintely a fan 🤗 I enjoy adding it to my smoothie bowls for that extra zing ☺ Can’t wait to try out your cheesecake recipe 💚💚💚 Much love XOXO

  44. Anamaria Angel
    November 3, 2017 at 03:34
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    Happily subscribed 😊

  45. Melissa Cunningham
    November 3, 2017 at 16:04
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    I love matcha, i prefer consuming 1 of 2 ways. ! matcha muffins 2. Matcha Tea

  46. Sarah
    November 3, 2017 at 17:50
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    I just bought my first bag of matcha and I used it in a smoothie this morning and I loved it!

  47. Hollie Jahnke
    November 3, 2017 at 20:32
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    I've never had it but I'd love to try it!

  48. November 4, 2017 at 04:12
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    I adore matcha but had never heard of a low-caffeine variety before. Considering how sensitive I am, I could really use that! I'm boring and usually just make iced or hot matcha lattes, but I do love mine with fresh peppermint.

  49. Clerissa Hicks
    November 5, 2017 at 06:29
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    Love matcha! I make match a tea lattes. Little began cream ..so good!

  50. Ally
    November 5, 2017 at 16:24
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    I had no idea there were low caffeine matchas! I'd love to try it!

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