The other week I mentioned that I had made a raw food Chocolate Cheesecake that is wheat, diary and sugar free. I have had a few people ask for the recipe so here it is:
CHOCOLATE COCONUT CRUST
1 1/2 cups of Coconut Flakes
3/4 cup of almonds
45g of Cacao or Coco Powder
120g of date paste (soak seedless dates in hot water for 15 minutes and then blend in food processor
to make paste)
1 Tablespoon of Vanilla
1/8 of a teaspoon of Salt
Process first the almonds, then add coconut flakes, salt, vanilla and date paste. The final result of the crust should be a mixture that holds together with a gentle pressure and can be broken apart with a clean break. Press the mixture evenly into the bottom of the cheesecake tin until all pressed in nicely.
Place in the freezer to harden while you make the filling.
2 cups of cashew nuts
1/2 cup of coconut oil, (Melted) Place jar of coconut oil in a bowl of boiling water so that it melts.
1/2 cup of raw honey
1/2 cup of water
2 teaspoons of vanilla
3/4 cup of cacao or Cocoa Powder
Soak cashews nuts in warm water for a minimum of 1 hour. (the longer you soak them the better, I often soak them overnight if I have time)
Rinse and drain well.
Place cashews, honey, vanilla, and water in a high powder blender or food processor and blend until creamy.
Add cacao or cocoa powder and the coconut oil. Blend until creamy, stopping the blender and scraping down the sides as needed. This may take a minute or two. You need to be a bit patient with the blending process.
Once the filling is silky and creamy, pour into the cheesecake tin with the crust. Place in the freezer to set for a few hours. After set place in the fridge.
This dish needs to be keep in the fridge and should be bought out 10-20 minutes before serving so that it thaws a little.
You can serve with a fresh raspberry sauce: simply toss two cups of raspberries (fresh or thawed frozen) into a blender with a bit of honey and blend.
If you google Raw Food Chocolate Cheesecakes there are a number of you tube
video's that can help you as well.
Also this blog pure2raw has some yummy recipes.