Dairy-free Chocolate Berry Cheesecake

I am in-love with how pretty this recipe from our new Sweet Treats Christmas Edition eBook is. What’s even better about it is how easy it is to whip up and it’s refined sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and totally delicious. What’s not to love? Enjoy more recipes like this in our new Sweet Treats Christmas Edition eBook.

Ingredients
Base

2 cups pecans

¼ cup rice malt syrup

2 tbsp coconut oil, melted

Pinch Murray River pink salt

Filling

2 ½ cups raw cashews

1 sachet Juice Plus+ Chocolate Complete

¼ – ½ cup rice malt syrup, to taste

¼ cup coconut oil, melted

1-2 tsp Juice Plus+ Vanilla Complete

2-3 tbsp raw cacao powder (optional – for a more intense chocolate flavour), plus extra to garnish

¼ cup coconut milk as required

Pinch of Murray River pink salt

1 cup organic frozen mixed berries plus extra to garnish

Suggested decorations

Flaked coconut

Fresh mint leaves

Lavendar

Method
Base

Line the base of a 17cm round spring-form cake tin with baking paper. 

Blend pecans in a food processor until chunky crumbs form. 

Add remaining ingredients and process until just combined. Transfer mixture to prepared cake tin and press down firmly with your fingers to form an even base. Place in the freezer to set.

Filling

Place the cashews in a food processor and blitz to fine crumbs. 

Add the remaining ingredients except the coconut milk and berries and blend until a smooth and sticky batter forms.

Add the milk as necessary to smooth out the mixture with the blender on medium-low. 

Once smooth, fold through the berries and spoon the mixture into prepared cake tin (it will be sticky – that’s what makes the texture so divine). Place in the freezer to set for at least 2 hours before serving.

Once ready to serve, remove from the freezer and let stand for about 10 minutes. Take a pallet knife and gently run it around the sides to “unstick” the cheesecake then open the springform. Carefully remove the base and the baking paper and place onto your serving dish. Allow to thaw for about 15 minutes then garnish with powdered cacao and extra mixed berries or use the suggested decorations to present as we have in the picture, and serve.

 

Tips

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Image, recipe testing and styling by Kami Ramini Media