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Easy 5 ingredient vegan cheesecake 

Really easy to make, super tasty and only 5 ingredients, this one is really worth making. We topped it with fresh berries and a blueberry compote. Details for the blueberry coulis is down below

 

Takes: 20 minutes prep, 2 hour chilling

Makes 12 slices

Base layer:

200g cashew nuts

200g pitted dates

2 tbsp coconut oil

 

Cashew cheese layer

250g cashew nuts raw - boil for 10 mins so super soft or soak overnight

250g vegan cream cheese

100g coconut oil

150g maple syrup  



Line a 20cm/8 inch spring form cake tin with baking parchment. Into a food processor, add the 200g of cashew nuts for the base and blend until they form a breadcrumb like consistency which will take about a minute or so. Add the pitted dates and the coconut oil and blend until it all comes together into a uniform texture which takes approx another 2-4 minutes depending on your food processor. Remove the blended base ingredients and add to the springform cake tin. Use a spoon and compact it down and level it out so it's perfectly smooth and levelt.

Clean out the food processor. Drain and rinse the soaked cashew nuts and add to the food processor along with the rest of the cashew cheese filling. Very important you rinse them well as this removes some of the acid from soaking. Blend until it becomes super smooth which will take about 7-10 minutes. You want to be patient and really get it to a super smooth velvety or silky texture. Using a silicone spatula or spoon remove the cashew cheese and add on top of the base layer. Spread out so smooth and place in the fridge to set for a couple of hours. 

For the blueberry coulis to serve add 300g of frozen blueberries to a saucepan with 50ml of boiling water and bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and leave to cook for 10 mins. Add to a blender and blend till smooth. Pour through a sieve till is lovely and fine and super smooth. 

Remove your cheese cake from the fridge and decorate with berries and blueberry couli

Enjoy this is a really delicious rich cake!

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