This is a heavenly chocolate cake that is completely raw. Garnish it with fresh raspberries, coconut flakes, or both for a rich and decadent dessert.

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Chocolate Heaven Cheesecake [Vegan]

Ingredients

For the base:

  • 3 cups almonds (see notes)
  • 1 cup Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup coconut, shredded
  • Pinch Celtic sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil (liquid form)

For the chocolate heaven filling:

  • 3 1/2 cups cashews (see notes)
  • 1 cup full lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup agave, maple syrup, coconut nectar, or date paste
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (liquid form)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 4 teaspoons lucuma powder
  • Pinch Celtic sea salt
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Preparation

For the base:

  1. Process nuts and salt in food processor until finely chopped.
  2. Add dates, coconut oil, and shredded coconut mix well.
  3. Scrape ingredients from bowl and press firmly into cake tin.
  4. Press mixture firmly into a lined slice tin and place in freezer.
  5. Make a little extra base and set aside for garnishing of cake.

To Make the Chocolate Heaven Filling:

  1. Place all ingredients in food processor blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. Pour mixture over base.
  3. Pour filling into crust and place in freezer for 2 hours, or until middle of cheesecake is firm to the touch.
  4. Once frozen and ready to serve, allow the cake to thaw on bench for 30 minutes and cut into 8-10 slices before serving,

Notes

Almonds: soaking and dehydrating of almonds is an option, not a requirement; you can use raw nuts. If you choose to soak nuts, complete this process in bulk, so you have a good amount of nuts in your pantry for recipes and snacks, then your recipe process is quick and easy. Soak almonds over night. Rinse and drain. Dehydrate for 12–24 hours or until dry. Dehydration time will depend on how many nuts are in the dehydrator at one time. Cashews: soak cashews for 2–4 hours. Rinse and drain. The soaking process is an option, not a requirement; you can use raw cashews. I do recommend soaking if you have time.

Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 7317 | Total Carbs: 576 g | Total Fat: 508 g | Total Protein: 170 g | Total Sodium: 712 g | Total Sugar: 411 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


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