Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Raw Vegan "Cheese"cake
I posted a picture of this yummy dessert a long time ago, but never provided the recipe. Now, here it is!
2 cups raw walnuts (you can use macadamia nuts if you prefer)
1/2 cup dates, pitted
1/2 tsp raw cacao powder (optional)
Process the nuts, dates, & cacao in food processor. Press into bottom of a 8x8 dish or 8inch pie pan. (You may want to line it with foil or parchment paper to keep it from sticking.) Set aside.
3 cups chopped cashews, soaked for an hour or longer
3/4 cup lemon juice
3/4 cup honey or raw agave
3/4 cup coconut oil (slightly warmed)
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup water
Blend soaked (and drained) cashews, lemon, honey, coconut oil, vanilla, sea salt and water. B;end until smooth. Taste to see if you'd like to add more honey or salt. Pour into crust and freeze until firm.
Tip: Try adding blended strawberries to the mix before freezing. Super tasty!
Top with whatever sort of fruit or drizzle you like. Try this quick and easy (no-cook) Vegan chocolate syrup recipe. Or, if you have the time, whip together this tasty chocolate drizzle. (Neither of these sauce recipes are Raw Vegan, btw.)