One of my most favorite Spring recipe’s comes from a gorgeous friend Luke Hines. The Raw Chocolate Berry Cheesecake is a divine raw treat. It is seriously a conversation stopper and an ideal dessert if you want to wow your dinner guests.
This recipe has been slightly adapted from Luke’s amazing book ‘Eat Clean’. I hope you enjoy this whole lot of yumminess, it really is something else.
90g pitted medjool dates
200g (2 cups) almonds (or pecans)
3 Tbsp desiccated coconut
60g (1/2 cup) cacao powder
1Tbsp maple syrup
1Tbsp coconut oil melted
1tsp ground cinnamon
1tsp vanilla essence
Berry Cheese Filling
320g (2cups) macadamia nuts soaked 2-4 hours or overnight and then drained and rinsed
250ml (1 cup) vanilla almond milk
125ml (1/2 cup) coconut oil, melted
70g coconut butter
1tsp vanilla essence
3Tbsp maple syrup
250g mixed berries fresh, or frozen and thawed
Line a 22cm fluted tart or pie tin with baking paper.
Place all base ingredients in a food processor or Thermomix and blend on high speed until mixed to a wet-like crumb mixture.
Press the mixture into prepared tin and transfer to the freezer for ten minutes to form up.
Now onto the filling. Place all ingredients (except the berries) into a food processor or Thermomix and blend on high speed until smooth and free of lumps.
Remove the tin from freezer. Pour the filling over the base and spread evenly. Scatter berries over the filling pressing some into the filling. You can sprinkle cacao nibs or toasted desiccated coconut over the top too. Return to the freezer for two hours to chill and set.
Remove the cheesecake from freezer and let sit for 20-30mins before serving. Slice with a hot knife.
Thanks for clicking on this yummy recipe! Before you make it you need to know I am not a fancy chef! Neither am I an expert cook who aspires to measure everything. Writing recipes is in fact rather difficult for me as I am a creative, touch, taste and smell-as-I-go kinda girl! I realise this does not suit all personality types, forgive me, so if you would like better measurements or descriptions for the kind of recipe I present it might be a good idea to google something similar as I am sure there would be plenty out there based off the same principles as these recipes!! The sharing of these recipes is just an outlet for my creative flair! Good luck – I mean – enjoy! Kim x