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
), and coconut crunchies from my chocolate sauce (from Just Desserts . 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.
1 1/2 cups almonds
2/3 - 3/4 cup raisins
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.
2 cups cashews
2/3 cup maple syrup
1 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
6 tablespoons shredded coconut
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!