Chocolate Cheesecake Square

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It’s been a while since I started to refuse eating desserts made with unholy amounts of cream and eggs, as they mostly are. That doesn’t mean I don’t still crave for desserts. Fruits are great for that but chocolate is chocolate! So at those times, I go nuts in the kitchen and start searching for new recipes. I usually end up fusing a few recipes and adopting them to my own taste. I then make a single serving sized sample of it, like this one.

Chocolatey vegan recipes usually call for cocoa or cacao (I guess in order to get the coveted “raw” label) but I preferred to use chocolate because, you know, chocolate. They also often use almonds but I sprang for pistachios.

And so this desert was born. It is vegan, gluten free and lightly sweetened. Here is the recipe:

Chocolate Cheesecake Square
No eggs, no flour, no milk or cream and no bake! This chocolate "cheesecake" dessert is as healthy as it gets.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan
Servings: 1 square
Author: Dreamy Leaf
Ingredients
For the crust (base):
  • 1/2 cup pistachios
  • 1/2 cup raisins
For the filling:
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews soaked in water for 4 hours
  • 2 tbsp melted dark chocolate about 30 grams
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or agave syrup
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
For the topping:
  • 1 tbsp melted dark chocolate
  • 1 tbsp crushed pistachios
Instructions
Crust
  1. Process all the crust ingredients in the food processor until smooth and sticky.
  2. Roll it between two pieces of parchment paper to flatten.
  3. Cut with a square mold and put aside.
Filling
  1. Run all the filling ingredients through the food processor.
Assembly
  1. Place square mold over the crust and add the filling.
  2. Add melted chocolate on top and let it wait in the fridge, with the mold on, for at least 1 hour.
  3. Get the mold out and add crushed pistachios on top for serving.
  4. Enjoy!

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6 thoughts on “Chocolate Cheesecake Square

  1. That looks and sounds absolutely delicious. And I agree with you on not eating desserts that are filled with cream, eggs, sugar, etc. I love making vegan cashew based “cheesecakes” or raw vegan brownies. So good and so good for you!

  2. This looks great! When you say it makes “1 square” does that mean one serving? I would like to make enough to serve about 12 people, do you have any advice?

    1. Thank you! 1 square is as shown in the picture. I know it is difficult to get a scale of it but I think it is a generous serving for single person. You will usually have some leftover crust from this recipe as is needs to be rolled out first and then cut to size. So please keep that in mind when scaling. For 12 people, I would probably scale the recipe by 8 and make slightly smaller portions.

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