The Best Vegan Cheesecake

The Best Vegan Cheesecake Recipe

By Loving It Vegan

🔪Prep Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

For the Crust:

1 cup Macadamia Nuts (150g)

1/2 cup Pitted Medjool Dates (88g) Packed*

1 cup Dessicated Coconut (80g) Finely Shredded Coconut*

For the Cheesecake Filling:

3 cups Raw Cashews (450g) soaked overnight, drained and rinsed*

3/4 cup Water (180ml)

3/4 cup Maple Syrup (180ml)

1/2 cup Coconut Oil (120ml) Melted

1/4 cup Lemon Juice (60ml) Freshly Squeezed

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

For the Salted Caramel Fudge Sauce:

1/2 cup Coconut Butter (120ml) Melted*

1/2 cup Maple Syrup (120ml)

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

1/2 tsp Sea Salt

For Decorating:

Sea Salt

Macadamia Nuts

Instructions

1Spray an 8 inch round springform pan with non-stick spray and line the bottom with parchment paper. Set aside.

2Add the macadamia nuts, pitted dates and dried dessicated coconut to the food processor and process until it starts to form into a sticky dough. It will start off crumbly, keep going until it starts to clump together in sticky clumps. Transfer to the springform pan and smooth it down into a pie crust. Use the back of a spoon to press it down into a neat flat layer. Place into the freezer to set.

3Take your soaked and rinsed cashew nuts and place them into the blender jug. Add the water, maple syrup, melted coconut oil, lemon juice and vanilla extract and then blend everything together until very smooth. Stop and give your blender a break as needed as this is a lot of volume to blend up. Pour this over the macadamia crust and smooth down with the back of a spoon. Return to the freezer to set completely - about 4-6 hours.

4When the cheesecake has completely set, remove it from the springform pan and put it onto a cake stand to do your topping.

5Add the melted coconut butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract and sea salt into a bowl and stir it together into a caramel sauce. Spread this out over the top of the cheesecake, working quickly, as the sauce thickens and sets quite fast when in contact with the cold cheesecake.

6Decorate the cheesecake with sprinkles of sea salt and some macadamia nuts.

7Allow the cheesecake to thaw at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before serving.

8Once the cheesecake is thawed, keep it stored in the refrigerator or freezer*.

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