Raw Lemon Cheesecake

Posted on: July 20, 2012 Category: Desserts/ Recipes

I love raw cheesecakes as a treat because they are actually a dessert and snack that is GOOD for you. I love raw food, as it preserves the enzymes that heating food may destroy. And none of that acid or mucus-forming dairy, processed sugar or butter  in this cake! This cheesecake is actually filled with good for you ingredients that will boost your metabolism and satisfy your sweet tooth!

Crust ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups almonds (sprouted overnight, rinsed and dried)
  • 1/2 cup dates
  • 1/4 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 pinch sea salt

To make crust: Combine all ingredients in a food processor/Vitamix and blend till smooth. Press into a cake pan.

Cheesecake filling ingredients

  • 3 cups cashews (sprouted overnight and rinsed)
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1 Tbs vanilla
  • 1/4 cup filtered water

To make filling: Combine all ingredients and blend till smooth. Pour over crust. Place in the freezer for an hour. And defrost cheesecake in the fridge for 2 hours before serving.

The secret is to freeze it and then defrost before serving. I was once too ambitious and tried to make everything in the morning (wanted to serve it for at an afternoon gathering) and the cake did not set in time!! (We had it for dinner instead :)

Do you love raw food or desserts, share your favourite recipe with me!

Lots of love,
Jia Ni

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  1. Natalia says:

    This looks so yummy! Im going to make this on Sunday (and will let you know how it turns out!).

    As far as raw desserts go, Im a big fan of banana soft serve :)

  2. This is revolutionary babe!! And lemon meringue pie is one of my favourite foods that I miss so I will tackling the shit out of this recipe! :) YUM

  3. Lynne says:

    PLEASE post more recipes like this!

  4. Patt Bates says:

    what is desiccated coconut?

    • Jia Ni says:

      It is coconut that is shredded finely. You can get them from health food stores I believe. Shredded coconut should also work OK. :) xx