Fruity cheesecake? Chocolate cheesecake? Not sure which you feel like or perhaps you’re feeling like a bit of both? Well this recipe will give you the best of both worlds with 3 delicious vanilla, chocolate & strawberry layers. What’s not to LOVE about this recipe? Yum!!
This dessert recipe is bound to knock your socks off! The three decadent layers are so incredible delicious, not to mention these little cheesecakes look so beautiful. They are also refined sugar-free, gluten-free & simply delicious, enjoy.
MAKES: 6 PREP: 20 MINS SET: OVERNIGHT
1 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight & drained
1/4 cup coconut cream (from a can)
1/4 cup coconut yogurt
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract *
Coconut milk to blend
1/2 cup diced strawberries, fresh or frozen **
2 tbsp cocoa or cacao powder
Combine the cashews, coconut yogurt, coconut cream, coconut oil, lemon juice & maple syrup into a blender. Blend & gradually pour in more coconut milk (if needed) until smooth and creamy.
Divide the mixture evenly into 3 bowls. In one bowl, stir through 1 tsp vanilla extract and add the vanilla layer into your cheesecake moulds to fill them 1/3 of the way up. Place this in the freezer to set while you make your other layers.
With another bowl of the cheesecake batter, whisk through the cacao or cocoa until evenly combined (or blend if necessary). Once the vanilla layer has slightly set, pour this layer on top so 2/3 of the moulds are filled. Return to the freezer.
For the remaining batter, add to the blender and blend with the berries until smooth. Spoon on top of the chocolate layer and return to the freezer to set overnight.
Once set, decorate with your favourite toppings. Allow to sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes before serving.
Using an actual vanilla bean would be perfect but I know it’s quite expensive and not everyone casually has them lying around their pantry so use what you have!
I actually decided to add in a small handful of raspberries for colour, but this is of course optional (I actually LOVE the taste of it too).