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Raw Chocolate Cheesecake

By Sunday, March 02, 2014 , , , ,

This cheesecake is rich and decadent, it's unbelievably good. You honestly would never believe that it is completely raw and free of animal products. It's perfect for any occasion, or even just something to keep in the fridge for a cheeky weekend dessert.


Makes 16 cheesecake squares

For the base

You will need:

1 cup whole hazelnuts (or almonds)
1 cup raw buckwheat
1 cup fresh dates
3-6 tbsps water

Simply combine all of the above in a food processor, adding as much water as necessary to make a gooey and sticky base mixture. Line a 8x8 inch square cake tin with kitchen wrap and press the base in firmly, then freeze. Meanwhile start to work on your filling.

For the filling.

You will need:

2 cups raw cashews (soaked in water overnight, drained and rinsed)
1 very ripe banana, cut into chunks and frozen
2 tbsps coconut oil
1/2 cup agave nectar
1/2 cup raw cacao powder
1/4 cup water

To make the filling, simply combine the cashews and water in the food processor until it makes a smooth paste, then add the banana until well combined. Add the coconut oil, cacao powder and agave nectar and process until it is a smooth mixture. Pour it on top of the frozen base and return to the freezer, then cut into slices and enjoy! I recommend storing the slices in the freezer and defrosting them an hour or so before eating.

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18 comments

  1. It looks absolutely delicious! Definitely making this soon.

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  2. This looks incredibly delicious. Will make this very soon! Can I use substitute agave with maple syrup?

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    1. Any liquid sweetener will work fine! I just use agave because it is cheaper, especially if you're using 1/2 cup of it!

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  3. does the buckwheat have to be soaked? this looks great!!

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  4. super excited to make this! definitely a good weekend treat

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  5. Is there anything you can substitute for buckwheat?

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    1. You could use nuts instead if you like

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    2. Should I blend the nuts in food processor to replace buckwheat?

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    3. Nope, you can just use all nuts instead of half nuts/half buckwheat and follow the recipe as per usual :)

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  6. could you use any other oils that can replace the coconut oil?

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    1. Coconut oil is a solid at room temperature, so it is essential for this recipe!

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  7. Could you use dried dates at all? Fresh ones are very hard to get hold of where I live!!

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    1. If they were really soft gooey ones they work would fine, otherwise you'd need to soak them!

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  8. Would the cake be ruined if I left out the banana? I wanted to make this for my mum but she hates the taste of bananas. Is there a substitute for it??

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  9. Is there a substitute for the cashews and banana??

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