Is it a cheesecake or isn’t it? Well, literally not because it does not contain any cheese. I made it for the first time but in vegan kitchen it is a popular cake playing the role of dairyfree cheesecake. The main ingredient are soaked and blended cashew nuts that are cheesecake like: homogenous moist mixture not clear in its taste. This cake could be made in many flavour variants depending on what we add to the basic mass. In today recipe matcha powder and mint decided about the taste. No-vegan persons could ask ‘is it tasty’? Well, it is but I should mention that using nuts instead of cream cheese significant increase the fat content in this dessert so it could not be so light. Any way, try!
You have to make this cheesecake a day before because it must spend the night in the fridge to become proper structure.
square pan 8 x 8 inch
- 1/3 cup cashew nuts
- ¾ cup macadamias (or hazelnuts)
- ¾ cup desiccated coconut
- ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
- 2 teaspoons agave syrup
- 2 cups cashew nuts
- ½ cup coconut cream
- 2 teaspoons grated lime zest
- ¼ cup freshly pressed lime juice
- ½ cup maple syrup
- 1 ½ tablespoons matcha powder
- ½ teaspoon pure mint extract
Place 2 cups of the cashews in a large bowl, cover with cold water. Stand covered for 4 hours or overnight. Next day drain them, rinse under cold water, drain well.
Grease and line the base and sides of the pan.
Make base: process cashew and macadamias until crumbly. Add desiccated coconut, coconut oil and agave syrup. Process until the mixture comes together. Press mixture over base of using opposite side of the spoon to even the surface. Refrigerate.
Blend or process soaked and drained cashew with coconut cream, lime zest and juice and maple syrup until as smooth as possible. Add matcha and mint extract, mix together. Pour the mixture over the base, smooth top. Refrigerate overnight. Before serving remove from the pan, discard parchment paper and cut into squares. Dust with matcha powder.
The recipe comes from the AWW book 'Vegan kitchen'.
Category: No-bake cakes.
Tags: cashew, coconut, matcha, mint.