Cacao Raspberry Cheesecake

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I have a great dairy-free dessert recipe to share with you that is perfect for a Mother’s Day brunch, a bridal shower, baby shower, graduation or any special gathering this spring or summer! Today we’re making a Cacao Raspberry Cheesecake! This dairy-free and gluten-free dessert tastes amazing and while it has a few steps, is quite easy to make! A big thanks to Cacao Bliss for sponsoring this blog post, now let’s get to our recipe!

Cacao Raspberry Cheesecake

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Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:4 hrs

Ingredients

Chocolate Crust Ingredients

  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • ½ cup Pecans
  • ½ cup Gluten-free oats
  • ½ cup Shredded coconut
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ cup Cacao Bliss

Cashew Raspberry Cheesecake Filling Ingredients

  • 2.5 cups raw cashews
  • 1 cup coconut cream*
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries

Chocolate Topping

  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons Cacao Bliss
  • ¼ cup maple syrup

Topping Ingredients

  • Fresh Raspberries

Instructions

The Day Before

  • Add raw cashews into a large bowl and add water until the cashews are fully submerged, cover and place in the fridge.

The Day Of

    Crust

    • Add all crust ingredients, except the dates, into a food processor and pulse until fully combined. Now add in the dates and pulse until sticky batter is created.
    • Press crust batter into the bottom of a 6” springform pan.

    Cheesecake

    • Add the soaked cashews, coconut cream, and all other cheesecake ingredients into a food processor and pulse for 2-3 minutes until the mixture becomes silky smooth.
    • Pour the cheesecake mix over the crust. Smooth, tap and gently shake the pan to fully settle the cheesecake layer. Place in the freezer for 3 hours.

    Chocolate Topping

    • In a double boiler add the chocolate chips, Cacao Bliss and maple syrup.
    • Melt and fully mix… then let cool slightly before spreading on top of the cheesecake.
    • Place the cheesecake back in the freezer for 1-2 more hours. Once the cheesecake has fully set, remove from the springform pan and top with fresh raspberries or any other toppings you would like, Enjoy!

    Notes

    *Two options for coconut cream: 1) The easy option: purchase canned coconut cream, this is coconut milk with a thickening agent in it. 2) Purchase canned pure coconut milk and place in the fridge for 3 days. The water and the cream will separate, open the can and scoop out 3/4 cup of the thick cream and a 1/4 cup of the water. This will give you the 1 cup that you need for this recipe.
    Servings: 8
    Author: Healthy Grocery Girl

    A slice of chocolate raspberry cheesecake with layers of chocolate crust, raspberry cashew middle, chocolate top layer and raspberries on top3 Amazing Benefits of Cacao 

    What I love about cacao is that it tastes amazing but also has some amazing health benefits!

    Source of plant-based Iron! Cacao contains iron, an important mineral for many functions in the body including energy, focus, gastrointestinal health, the immune system and helping to regulate body temperature. 

    Heart Health: Flavanols are the main type of flavonoid found in chocolate. Flavanols have been known to support heart health by helping to reduce blood pressure and improve blood flow to the heart and brain.

    Anti-Inflammatory: Flavonoid antioxidants have anti-inflammatory properties that work to protect healthy cells from oxidation along with helping to protect against damage to the lining of arteries. 

    Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake on white marble counter with Cacao Bliss package in background and raspberries on counterWhy We Love Cacao Bliss

    You’ve likely seen me share about Cacao Bliss in the past; however if it’s new to you here are some reasons why we love it! 

    Cacao Bliss is USDA organic and made with the purest form of cacao on the planet! It also contains 10 powerful superfoods in one powder! Not only is this powder rich in raw cacao, it also contains turmeric, black pepper, MCT powder, cinnamon, monk fruit, coconut nectar, lacuma, mesquite and himalayan salt. Cacao bliss is great in smoothies, to make hot cocoa, in baked treats or savory recipes such as the vegan mole enchilada recipe I shared! It’s a must-have staple and an easy and delicious way to add so much flavor and nutrition to your meals. Use code HEALTHYGROCERYGIRL to save 15% off here! 

    Disclosure: This blog post and video is sponsored by Cacao Bliss. All opinions are our own. 

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