Black Bottom Raw Cheesecake
Prep Time
30 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
This luscious raw cheesecake is made with a creamy cashew mixture studded with fresh fruit chunks and spread over a decadent raw brownie crust.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 574 kcal
Author: Alissa
Ingredients
For the Brownie Crust
  • 1 1/2 cups dates, soaked in warm water for 15 minutes
  • 1 1/2 cup pecan pieces
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch salt
For the Raw Cheesecake
  • 2 cups raw cashews, soaked in water 4 to 8 hours, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or agave
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup fresh berries or diced fresh fruit of choice, plus extra for serving
For the Chocolate Sauce
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or agave
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons water
Instructions
Make the Brownie Crust
  1. Place all ingredients into food processor and process until very finely chopped and crumbly. Test the mixture by pressing a bit together in your hands. If it holds together, it's ready - if not, pulse a few more times.
  2. Lightly oil the bottom of an 8 or 9 inch springform pan. Press crust mixture into pan firmly, in an even layer.
Make the Raw Cheesecake
  1. Place all ingredients except for fruit into food processor bowl. Process until completely smooth, stopping to scrape down sides of bowl as needed.
  2. Arrange fruit in an even layer over crust. Pour cashew mixture over fruit and spread evenly with a spatula.
  3. Place in the refrigerator and chill until completely set, about 4 hours, or freeze for about 2 hours.
Make the Chocolate Sauce
  1. Whisk cacao and maple syrup together in a medium bowl. Thin with water as needed.
Serve
  1. If cheesecake is frozen, remove it from the freezer at least 20 minutes before serving. Slice and divide onto plates. Drizzle with chocolate sauce and top with fruit.
Recipe Notes

Prep time does not include chill time.

Nutrition Facts
Black Bottom Raw Cheesecake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 574 Calories from Fat 343
% Daily Value*
Fat 38.1g59%
Saturated Fat 18.2g91%
Sodium 83mg3%
Potassium 511mg15%
Carbohydrates 65.7g22%
Fiber 12.1g48%
Sugar 37.5g42%
Protein 11.3g23%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.