Raw Chocolate Cheesecake November 04 2014 by Simone Denny

Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free, Vegan

I love this recipe because first and foremost, it tastes like a very decadent dessert it’s so rich and chocolatey – it’s hard to believe it is not made of chocolate and cream! Secondly it is packed with protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, plus it is gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free and vegan.


Recipe  

Makes one 22cm cake
 
Base
1 cup of walnuts
½ cup of pistachio nuts (or all walnuts if you prefer)
3 tblsp of coconut oil (melted)
1/3 cup of raw cacao powder
3- 4 pitted dates
½ tsp of Himalayan salt
½ cup of cacao nibs (optional)

Filling
3 cups raw cashew nuts (soaked)
3/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
¾ cup of Coconut Nectar (or alternative syrup – agave or maple)
1 tsp of vanilla essence
¾ cup Raw Cacao Powder
Pinch of Himalayan salt
1/3 cup melted Coconut Oil
1/3 cup melted Cacao Butter

Directions
 
Base
Add all the ingredients into a food processor and blend until the mixture is a coarse consistency. Once the mixture sticks together, place it into a spring form cake tin (22cm). Refrigerate the base while the filling is being prepared.

Filling
Cover raw cashew nuts in water and soak for 1 – 2 hours.
Using a food processor, blend the drained cashews, coconut nectar, orange juice and vanilla until smooth. Try to be patient with this step as this is what makes the cheesecake smooth and creamy.
Melt coconut oil and cacao butter and add this into the blended mixture.
Add the cacao powder last and blend until combined.
Pour the chocolate mixture over the base and then place the cake in the
freezer for 4-6 hours or alternatively refrigerate for 8 –12 hours.
Remove from the fridge of freezer 10 minute prior to serving and decorate with fresh berries.
 
Enjoy!
 
 
Don’t have all these ingredients in your cupboard?

You can get them here and they will arrive at your door:
Loving Earth Coconut Oil or the luxurious Coconut Magic Coconut Oil
Coconut Nectar
Loving Cacao Butter or Power Superfoods Cacao Butter
Cacao Nips (coconut nectar sweetened) or Unsweetened Cacao Nips
Himalayan salt
Loving Earth Raw Cacao Powder or Powder Superfoods Cacao Powder