Vegan Cakes.. DYI..
Making Raw Treats is not hard nor a chore as long as you follow some simple steps.. Soak your Cashews in hot water first before you get any of your other equipment or ingredients out.. TIME SAVER .. Follow your dreams with flavours.. make more then one at a time!
This is a fancy version to give you an idea of what masterpieces you can create! I will also underline the parts you need to make a plain one that you can Flavour what ever you like! Like a layered version of goodness? Separate the
I used 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon in my crust, as I wanted it to be a soft background flavor. Use more if you want a more defined flavor. You could do without the dried apples, but they really do create a unique crust that goes so well with the whole cheesecake.
2/3 cup almonds
1/4 cup pitted dates
3 tablespoons finely chopped, packed dried apples
1/8-1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, optional
1/2-1 teaspoon water
Grind the almonds in a food processor.
Add the dates and process together into a dough.
Pulse in the apples, cinnamon, and enough water to create a dough that will hold together when pressed.
Press most of the mixture into two small (3-4") cheesecake pans (I had a bit extra for an "apple nut ball" - chef's treat 😉 OR press into a bunch of mini silicone muffin cups.
The filling is great by itself but if you want a cinnamon swirl, simply remove 3 tablespoons of the blended filling and add 1/2-3/4 teaspoon cinnamon to it. After pouring the filling over the crusts, spoon small blobs of the cinnamon mixture over the filling. Use a chopstick to push the mixture down into the cake and then swirl it around.
2 cups peeled, diced apples
3/4 cup cashews
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons melted coconut butter/ Coconut Cream/Coconut Milk OR Dairy Free Milk alternative
1/2 Cup melted coconut oil
Pinch of salt
Blend the first 5 ingredients until completely smooth.
Add the butter and oil. Blend again to incorporate.
Pour over the crusts.
Chill in the fridge for 12 hours, or in the freezer for 5-6 hours and in the fridge for 1-2 hours before removing the ring.