Drool Worthy Vegan Passionfruit 'Cheesecake'

Masha & Micheal MASHA & MICHEAL

Have your cake & eat it too! This raw vegan ‘cheesecake’ is super simple to make using some of Mother Nature’s finest ingredients!

Serving Size: Makes 12-15 generous slices

Ingredients

BASE

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 6 dates, pitted

FILING

  • 3 cups cashews (soaked for 3 hours)
  • 6 drops of double strength vanilla extract or ¼ tsp of normal strength
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • 2 passion fruits
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup coconut cream

JELLY

  • ¾ cup water
  • ½ tsp coconut sugar
  • 2-3 grams agar agar (this is a seaweed, you can find it in most health food stores)
  • ½ passionfruit

What to do

  1. For the base, place the almonds and dates in a food processor and blend until you can pinch the mixture and it sticks together. This should normally take about 2 minutes.
  2. Press down the mixture in a 21cm or 8.5" springform cake tin lined with unbleached baking paper.
  3. For the filling, add all ingredients in a food processor and blend for around 3-5 minutes until you reach a creamy smooth consistency.
  4. Pour on top of the base and place in the freezer for about 1.5-2 hours or until the filling has gone firm.
  5. While the cake is setting, bring the water, coconut sugar and agar agar to the boil for the jelly in a small saucepan.
  6. Once boiling, simmer for around 3-4 minutes, stirring. Make sure that the sugar has completely dissolved.
  7. Add in the passion fruits and stir. Let it cool for about 5-7 minutes then pour over the set cake.
  8. Put it in the fridge to set. This should take no more than 20-30 minutes.
  9. Serve cold.

Pretty easy right? This cake is quite rich, so a small slice should be satisfying.

What about you? How do you use passionfruit in your recipes?

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