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Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake

This vegan chocolate cheesecake is downright magic. Silky-smooth, creamy and rich, it’s sure to tickle your tastebuds. 


It’s a well-known fact that adding cacao powder to your recipes is a sure-fire way to improve it, and this vegan chocolate cheesecake is no exception to that rule. Brace yourselves for a truly decadent dessert that’ll go down an absolute treat – whether you’re entertaining friends and family, or simply need something sweet after a long day at work (no judgement here!).

Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake | Myvegan

Made with a few healthier alternatives, such as Sugar-Free Maple Syrup in place of sugar and Gluten-Free Rolled Oats in place of digestive biscuits, this vegan chocolate cheesecake is a great source of fibre and complex carbohydrates, to support the recovery process after exercise and help you feel fuller for longer.1

Even better – it tastes like the real deal and comes in single serve size so there’s absolutely no guesswork. Warning: One may not be enough!

Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

Ingredients

For the crust:

For the filling:

  • 1 ½ cups raw cashews. (soak for 1 hour in boiling hot water) 
  • 1-2 tbsp lemon juice (plus more to taste_ 
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil 
  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk 
  • 7 ounces vegan dark chocolate (chopped and melted) 
  • 1/4 cup Sugar-Free Maple Syrup 

Toppings:

Method

  1. Add dates to a food processor and blend until small bits remain and it forms into a ball. Remove and set aside. 
  2. Next, add the oats, salt and cacao powder and blend into a meal. Add dates back in and blend until a loose dough forms – it should stick together, but if too dry, add a few more dates and blend. 
  3. Cut out parchment paper into circle shapes of your ramekins. 
  4. Divide crust among serving dishes, by using the back of a spoon, allowing some crust to come up the sides. 
  5. Add all filling ingredients to a blender and mix until smooth and creamy. If ingredients won’t come together, add a splash more coconut milk.  
  6. Divide filling evenly among the ramekins. Tap a few times to release any air bubbles, then refrigerate (about 4-6 hours depending on size of dish). After a few hours, place cheesecakes into freezer for 1-2 hours until set.  
  7. Run a knife along the edge to remove cheesecakes from the ramekins. Enjoy as it is or serve with your choice of toppings. 

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Jenessa Hung

Jenessa Hung

Writer and expert

Jenessa graduated with a degree in Fashion Marketing & Branding from Nottingham Trent University, where she conducted a year-long research study on the evolution of health and wellness. She's followed a plant-based diet for several years, and believes in making healthy and sustainable lifestyles approachable and accessible for all - no matter one's background or budget. In Jenessa's spare time, you'll catch her enjoying the odd spot of yoga, getting creative in the kitchen, and trying out the latest plant-based launches.