Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake

May 13, 2019

VEGAN CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE - INGREDIENTSFOR THE BASE:1 cup medjool dates, pitted1 cup walnuts1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconutFOR THE CHEESECAKE FILLING:1 3/4 cups raw cashews, soaked at least 3 hours3/4 cup coconut cream (thick layer at top of the can of full fat coconut milk. requires two cans)1/2 cup maple syrup1/4 cup coconut oil, meltedjuice of 1/2 lemon1 tsp sea saltFOR THE CHOCOLATE LAYER:1/2 cup raw cacao powder 1/4 cup maple syrup 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 cup coconut cream-

VEGAN CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE

Author: Nicole Modic of @KALEJUNKIE

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Ingredients

FOR THE BASE:

  • 1 cup medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

FOR THE CHEESECAKE FILLING:

  • 1 3/4 cups raw cashews, soaked at least 3 hours
  • 3/4 cup coconut cream (thick layer at top of the can of full fat coconut milk. requires two cans)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp sea salt

FOR THE CHOCOLATE LAYER:

  • 1/2 cup raw cacao powder 
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup 
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream

Instructions

  • First, place cashews in a bowl and fill with room temp water. Soak at least 3 hours. 
  • Next, line an 8 inch spring pan OR 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper. 
  • Prepare the crust by adding all of the ingredients to the food processor. 
  • Pulse for about 30-45 seconds, making sure that the mixture still has lots of texture (meal-like). 
  • Pour into the bottom of the pan and press down evenly using your fingers.
  • Rinse out the food processor. 
  • Next, make the filling by adding all of the filling ingredients to the food processor. let blend for about 2-3 minutes until the mixture is nice and smooth. 
  • Pour filling mixture directly on top of the base layer, gently shaking the pan to make sure that the filling is is even.
  • Rinse out the food processor again. 
  • Now make the chocolate layer but adding all the ingredients and pulsing until well incorporated (about 30 seconds). I had to take the top off a few times and use a spatula to make sure it blended well. 
  • Pour chocolate mixture on top of the cheesecake layer, using a spatula gently to spread evenly. 
  • Place cheesecake in the freezer for at least three hours. 
  • Once set, remove from the freezer and add some sliced strawberries on top and drizzle with some chocolate. Slice and serve. 
  • Store in the refrigerator or freezer. ENJOY!

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