Recipe

Raw Coconut & Raspberry Cheesecake

This heavenly Raw Coconut & Raspberry Cheesecake has a light and creamy coconut 'cheesecake' filling with a sweet-tart raspberry layer in the middle, and a decadent chocolate buckini crust. It's the perfect festive cake for a hot Aussie Christmas!

 

Ingredients

BASE

RASPBERRY COULIS

  • 1 cup (125g) frozen raspberries, defrosted
  • ¾ cup (90g) frozen raspberries for layering inside cake
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Nectar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ⅛ tsp cinnamon

CHEESECAKE FILLING

  • 3 cups (450g) Raw Cashews (soaked 6 hours, washed & drained)  
  • 1 ½ cups (375ml) coconut yoghurt
  • 1 cup (250ml) coconut cream
  • 1 cup (250ml) melted Coconut Paste (place jar in bowl of hot water to melt)  
  • ½ cup (125ml) Agave Syrup Light (or Coconut Nectar)  
  • 2 tsp of Vanilla Bean Powder  
  • zest and juice of one lime
  • ½ cup (125ml) melted Coconut Oil 

CHOCOLATE SHARDS (OPTIONAL)

CAKE DECORATIONS

Method

  1. To make base, process all ingredients in a food processor until crumbly. Lightly press mixture into the base of a greased 23cm springform cake tin. Smooth out mixture with a spatula and refrigerate. 
  2. To make raspberry coulis, blend 1 cup (125g) defrosted raspberries with coconut nectar, lemon juice and cinnamon until smooth. Set aside.
  3. To make cheesecake filling, blend all ingredients (except coconut oil) in a high speed-blender or food processor, until completely smooth. This may take several minutes. Slowly add coconut oil, while blender is running and process until completely combined.
  4. Pour half the cheesecake filling over the base. Spoon raspberry coulis over the filling – take care not to let coulis run out to the edge or the cake will stick to the tin when set. Use a teaspoon to swirl the coulis and filling together, creating a marble pattern. Scatter with ¾ cup (90g) frozen raspberries. Gently pour the remaining cheesecake filling on top.
  5. Place cheesecake in an airtight container, or cover tightly with cling wrap, and freeze for 5 hours until set.
  6. Making the chocolate shards is optional, but worth it! Melt chocolate together with the coconut oil in a heatproof bowl. Pour onto a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper and refrigerate for 10 minutes to firm up a little. Scatter with desiccated coconut and return to freezer to set. Break into shards, place in airtight container and set aside in freezer.
  7. Remove cheesecake from freezer. If you made the cake in advance and it is completely frozen, defrost in fridge for 6-8 hours. Run a knife around the edge of the cheesecake to loosen it before removing from tin.
  8. To decorate the cheesecake, sprinkle raspberries in the shape of a moon crest. Arrange choc coated berries and almonds on top. If using chocolate shards, arrange and press lightly into the cake to secure.
  9. Best eaten within 30 minutes of removing from fridge. Store any left over cake in an airtight container in the fridge, it will keep for 1 week.

Original recipe: Loving Earth via the talented Anna & Bree from Our Holistic Kitchen

Loving Earth Holistic Kitchen

Article by Loving Earth Holistic Kitchen

Loving Earth is an Australian brand that offers a delicious range of raw chocolate products, healthy snacks, nutrient-dense superfoods and a whole lot more. The Loving Earth ethos is based around three central concepts: their products need to be Healthy, Sustainable and Fair.

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