Vegan Chocolate Orange Cheesecake

Hello, Beans!

I have an exciting recipe for you guys today. Upon posting this on my Instagram people went crazy for it. FYI I post regularly on my Instagram with plenty of food pics and recipes. This recipe if moreish, delightful and pretty simple to make. Oh and obviously completely vegan-friendly 😀

Disclaimer: The original recipe for this isn’t mine. It’s courtesy of a wonderful lady on Instragam @gingervegan. Check out her page for some wonderful content. This recipe is tweaked to my own liking from her original. 

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Ingredients

For the base:

160g Almonds
2Tbsp Cocoa Powder
80g Raisins
6-8 Dates
2tbsp Sweet Freedom Chocolate pot
1tsp Golden Syrup (or Agave/Maple)

For the filling:

150g Cashew nuts (soaked for a few hours or overnight in water)
200g Vegan Cream Cheese (I used Violife)
Zest of 1 large orange
3tbsp Orange juice
4tbsp Sweet Freedom Chocolate Pot
1tbsp Golden syrup (or Agave/Maple)

For the Toppings (optional):

Orange Zest
Cocoa Nibs
Chocolate drizzle – 1tsp Coconut oil, 1tsp Sweet Freedom Chocolate Pot, 40g Dark Chocolate

Method

To make your base add the almonds and cocoa powder to a blender and whizz it up until it’s quite fine and crumbly. Add your raisins, dates, Sweet Freedom Chocolate pot and Golden Syrup to this mix and then whizz it up again.

To test the consistency it should be easy to mould together and hold it’s shape.

Pack this mixture into the tin of your choosing. I used a cake tin with a clasp opening to make it easier. If you only have a normal tin make sure to use tin foil or cling film to layer in the bottom of the tin which will help you take the cake out.

To make your filling simple add all the ingredients to a blender and whizz it up until it’s smooth. Layer this on top of your base. Try to make it as level as possible. Then cover it with cling film and pop in the freezer.

Freeze it for at least 3-4 hours if not overnight.

Once it’s set you can add your toppings. I added cocoa nibs, orange zest and then just drizzled my chocolate mixture over the top. I also topped everything with some orange slices to make it pretty.

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As I did with the original recipe you can make it your own. These ingredients would work well for a chocolate lime cheesecake in my option 🙂  Mental note for next time.

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I would love to see any versions of this recipe. Do you have any other recommended variants or different fruit you could use following this recipe? Let me know! If you have any questions as always then ask away or use the ‘contact me‘ page for privacy. 

Enjoy Beans!