Creamy Vegan Cheesecake
 
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Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • Crust:
  • ¾ cup oats
  • ¼ cup almonds
  • 1 cup dried figs/Medjool dates/raisins
  • dash of water
  • dash of sea salt
  • Filling:
  • 2 cups soaked cashews
  • 1 (14oz) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder
  • 1-2 Tbsp almond/cashew butter (I also used tahini before and you can't taste it)
  • zest of 2 lemons
  • juice of 1.5 lemon
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 can (400ml) full-fat coconut milk (to keep it lower in fat you can use ½ can coconut milk + ½ block/100g silken tofu - it adds nutrients and the result is even more creamy)
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • Cherry sauce:
  • 1.5 cups frozen unsweetened cherries
  • ⅓ cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
Instructions
  1. For the crust, place the oats and almonds in your high-speed blender or food processor and pulse until you have a fine flour.
  2. Add the remaining crust ingredients and blend until you have a sticky dough.
  3. Line a round cake tin with parchment paper and press the dough into the bottom of the tin.
  4. Use your fingers and eventually a bit of water to evenly press it down and put in the fridge to chill.
  5. Preheat the oven to 160°C/320°F.
  6. Prepare the filling by simply adding all ingredients to the blender and mixing on medium speed until smooth (use your tamper tool to mash it down).
  7. Once smooth, pour the filling over the crust and place in the oven for 45-50 minutes. If your oven is very strong like mine and browns the surface too fast, make sure to turn the cake once in a while so it browns evenly.
  8. Once it's done, take it out, let cool down and store in the fridge overnight (it will firm up).
  9. The next day, prepare the cherry sauce. Add all the ingredients into a small sauce pan, bring to a simmer over medium heat and let cook for 5 minutes.
  10. Stir once in a while and serve on top of the cake.
Notes
As in all of my recipes, 1 cup equals 250 ml.
Recipe by The Tasty K at https://thetastyk.com/2017/07/16/creamy-vegan-cheesecake/