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Raw Vegan Raspberry Cheesecake Squares

Course Dessert, Raw dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Adore Foods

Ingredients

  • Cacao Layer
  • 1 cup dates soaked in 1/3 cup (80ml) warm water for 10 minutes
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 3 tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons cacao nibs
  • Vanilla cheesecake
  • 2 cups raw cashews soaked in water for at least 2 hours, then drained
  • 1 ripe banana chopped
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla-bean extract
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil melted
  • Strawberry cheesecake
  • 2 cups raw cashews soaked in water for at least 2 hours, then drained
  • 1 ripe banana chopped
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla-bean extract
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil melted
  • 12 oz/ 340g fresh raspberries
  • coconut flakes to serve

Instructions

  1. Line with parchment (baking) paper the base and sides of a 10 inch springform cake pan.
  2. In a food processor, pulse dates and soaking liquid until smooth. Add almond meal, raw cacao and coconut oil, then blend until just combined. Add cacao nibs and pulse to combine.
  3. Add date mixture to the bottom of the pan and try to level it as much as possible, pressing into a compact layer. Freeze for 20 minutes to set.
  4. Make your vanilla cheesecake layer:
  5. Blend all the ingredients in a food processor for almost 5 minutes or until smooth. Add some cold water if the mixture is too thick. Pour over the bottom layer, level it then return the pan to the freezer for at least 30 minutes to set.
  6. Make your strawberry cheesecake layer:
  7. Blend all the ingredients in a food processor for almost 5 minutes or until smooth. Add some cold water if the mixture is too thick. Pour over the vanilla layer, then return to the freezer for at least 1 hour to set.
  8. Remove cheesecake from the freezer 20-30 minutes before serving. Run a smooth, sharp knife under hot water and slice into squares/ bars Serve with coconut flakes.
  9. Store leftovers (if there are any) in the freezer.

Recipe Notes

*If you don't consume honey, please replace it with pure maple syrup.