Come say hi to this genius cheesecake! Name one cake that isn't delicious, but why is this cake genius? Here's why:
You only need 7 ingredients that are easily available in any grocery store.
7 simple steps are between you and this delicious & healthy cake!
The cake is gluten free & vegan! Treat yourself and do good for you body! The cake is full of healthy nutritions as nuts, dates and coconut oil which are good for you body and soul.
7 INGREDIENT VEGAN CHEESECAKE
Prep time: 20 mins
1 cup pitted dates (soaked in hot water for 10 minutes then drained)
1 cup raw almonds ( you can also use other nuts instead)
1.5 cups raw cashews, soaked in water 4-6 hours then drained (If you are short on time: Pour boiling hot water over the cashews and soak for 1 hour, then drain)
¼ cup juiced lemon
1/3 cup melted coconut oil
1/2 cup full fat coconut milk
1/2 cup maple syrup (or honey or agave nectar)
Add dates to a food processor and blend until small bits remain. Remove and set aside.
Next add nuts and process until small bits remain as well. Now add the dates back and blend until you see a loose dough (The dough should stick together when you squeeze a bit between your fingers. If it's too dry add more dates and if it’s to wet add more almonds.
Lightly grease a standard baking tin with coconut oil. *Any other oil or butter (if not vegan) works great as well
Pack your dough down, use a small glass to compact it and really press it down. Set in freezer to firm up.
Now let’s start with the filling!
Add all filling ingredients to a blender and mix for 1 minute. The texture should be very smooth.
Fill your filling in the baking tin evenly, cover and freeze until hard. Approximately 4-6h. That’s the hard part :)
Once set, remove by tugging on the tabs or loosening them with a butter knife. The cake should pop right out. My favorite way to decorate the cake is to put fresh berries or fruit on top of the cake.
Done! you can keep the cake in the freezer for 1-2 weeks.
*Adapted from Sidesaddle Kitchen (go check out her great blog!