finally Friday! we have some special visitors coming to visit us this weekend!
to get the weekend started off right we are sharing another favorite raw dessert of ours that we have made before and did a video of Lori making it about 2 years ago. and one dessert we already practiced and shared with friends. also made this chocolate creamy cake over the holidays! just cannot get enough of it.
and this dessert we plan on making for Lori’s dessert bar at her wedding!
when thinking of a special Valentine’s Day recipe this chocolate dessert recipe came to our mind.
we wanted something chocolate…very chocolately. something smooth and delectable with every bite.
raw triple chocolate cream cake ( raw cheesecake if you will)
more chocolate the better right? we agree.
we call it a cream cake instead of cheesecake. we like to give it a different name since it is technically not like a traditional cheesecake. but feel free to call it a cheesecake.
the crust is made up of pecan flour. we just took whole pecans and place them into food processor (blender would work too) and pulsed till we had a flour like texture. again you can use any nut of your liking but pecans are fatter so they provide a nice buttery like crust.
for the filling part cashews work the best. as they get very smooth and creamy. to make the filling is best done in a high powered blender like a Vita-mix. you want to make sure all the cashews are well blended. no one wants chunky cheesecake. or maybe some do. either way the blender does best.
now we are warning you when you make this filling it is very hard not to eat it all with a spoon. we struggled with this part. it is just too damn good not to eat along the way.
even though this triple chocolate cream cake is free of many common allergies promise it is just as satisfying and mouthwatering as any other cheesecake recipe out there.
pure2raw recipe: raw vegan triple chocolate cream cake (free of gluten, grains, soy, peanuts, dairy, eggs and still taste AMAZING)
inspired by our first raw vegan chocolate cream cake
prep-time: about 10 minutes
makes: 12 mini cheesecakes or one large 8 or 9 inch cake
pecan chocolate crust:
- 1 cup pecan meal (just ground up pecans, can use any nut meal of liking)
- 3-4 medjool dates (or 2-3 tbsp maple syrup)
- 1/2 cup cacao powder (cocoa powder)
- pinch sea salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
place all ingredients into a food processor (can do in a blender) and pulse till combined. you want the crust to slightly stick together.
grab your mini cheesecake pan and scoop your pecan chocolate crust into your pan. press down with fingers to firmly place the crust into pan.
set aside as you make your filling.
- 2 cups cashew, pieces
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, liquid
- 1/2 cup maple syrup ( or may use agave nectar)
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 3/4 cup raw cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
soak cashews for about 10- 15 minutes (optional) then rinse well. place cashews into blender with maple syrup, vanilla, and water. blend for a little bit to get it creamy.
next add in your cacao powder and coconut oil. blend till creamy. you may have to scrape down the sides a few times. just keep blending till it is nice and smooth.
**we like our chocolate cream cake on the rich chocolate not too sweet side, you may add in a little bit more sweetness if desired
once chocolate filling is blended begin scooping your filling into your mini cheesecake pans. fill them to the top. set the chocolate cream cakes into your freezer to set for a few hours before removing from pan. you may enjoy this chocolate dessert as is or you may add on more chocolate and pecans. why not, right?
chocolate sauce (we did one similar to this chocolate sauce, we just reduced everything by 1-2 tablespoons)
we love making this raw chocolate cream cake as mini cakes because they are the perfect individual serving! and just so cute…love mini things.
decorate your tasty raw mini triple chocolate cream cake any way you would like.
this is a great chocolate cheesecake recipe that will sure impress your friends, family, or your special loved one for valentines day! promise they won’t believe it is raw and actually good for them.
till next time, now who is coming over for some dessert?