Baked Vegan Black Forest Cheesecake
 
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Hazel & Cacao:
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • CRUST:
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 cups almond meal
  • 1 cup cacao powder
  • 4 TBSP grapeseed oil
  • 2 cups pitted dates
  • drop vanilla extract
  • pinch salt
  • FILLING:
  • 1 cup cashews (soaked for 3-4 hours)
  • 1 packet good quality organic silken tofu
  • 6 TBSP maple syrup
  • 1 TBSP nutritional yeast
  • 1 TBSP vanilla extract
  • 1 Tsp tahini
  • 1 cup frozen cherries
Method
  1. For the crust: add all the crust ingredients into a food prcessor and process until fine, sticky and resembling crushed biscuit texture.
  2. Press evenly on to the base and sides of a deep cake tin and set aside
  3. For the filling: place the frozen cherries on top of the crust base in the cake tin.
  4. Add all the other filling ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
  5. Pour over the frozen cherries on the base and bake at 180 C for about 30- 40 minutes. I kept checking and shaking the tin and removed once the filling had set and had a jelly-like consistency (no longer liquid)
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool
  7. Decorate with fresh cherries or whatever toppings you like
Recipe by Hazel & Cacao at https://hazelandcacao.com/baked-vegan-black-forest-cheesecake/