Raw Chocolate Orange Cheesecake

raw choc orange cheesecake

First time I’ve attempted a raw cheesecake and it is to die for!! The combination of orange and dark chocolate melts in your mouth. This recipe requires a little bit of planning and patience, but it is worth it.

INGREDIENTS

Base:

½ cup of walnuts

½ cup of almonds

1 cup of dates (soaked)

2 tablespoons of coconut oil (melted)

2 tablespoons of shredded coconut

1 tablespoon of cacao powder

1 teaspoon of vanilla

Pinch of salt

Filling:

2 cups of cashew nuts (soaked for 2 hours and drained)

1 cup of coconut milk

½ cup of dates (soaked)

2/3 cup of 100% fresh orange juice

2 teaspoons of vanilla

Pinch of salt

½ cup of coconut oil

1 tablespoon of cacao powder

DIRECTIONS

Mix walnuts and almonds in blender

Add the remaining base ingredients and blend until mixture sticks together nicely

Press firmly and evenly into a lined baking tin/tray and place in the fridge to set and leave for at least 3-4 hours

Soak cashew nuts for cheesecake filling

When the cashews have been soaked and drained put all the ingredients (apart from the coconut oil) in your blender and mix until you get a smooth consistency

Add in coconut oil (not melted) and pulse blender until combined

Pour the filling over the set base and chill in the fridge for at least 3 hours (over night if possible)

Garnish with dark chocolate.

Keeps well in the fridge - not that it will last long!