The most creamy, luscious, velvety smooth Raw Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake that is dairy-free, vegan and gluten-free! This blows away everybody who tries it! Just 8 ingredients.
If there is one thing I enjoy doing and find an immense amount of passion in, it is creating desserts. I have always loved to bake for as long as I can remember. But, as much as I love to bake, sometimes there is no comparison to the rich, luscious, smooth texture of a raw cake. For Valentine's Day coming up, I wanted to create a dessert that you all could enjoy with your loved ones. Heck, forget Valentine's Day, this can be enjoyed any special occasion. Everybody needs a Raw Luscious Chocolate Cheesecake in their life, even if it's just once a year.
You might say I have a thing for making raw vegan cheesecakes, this is my 8th one. I've made several on my blog...all raw, vegan, dairy-free, oil-free, no-bake and so darn simple to make and of course, just 8 ingredients.
- Raw Chocolate Almond Cheesecake and being made all over Instagram.
- Raw Cinnamon Spice Cheesecake Tart....big hit, even with dairy-lovers.
- Raw Cinnamon Coconut New York Style Cheesecake. The most amazing texture, truly reminiscent of a NY cheesecake.
- Vegan Vanilla Cheesecake Ice Cream. And for cheesecake ice cream, yes, just make it. Just make it.
- Bloody Mary Swirl Cheesecake. Sounds weird, but truly amazing and delicious. I pulled out some creative craziness for this one.
- Mini Mocha Black Forest Cheesecakes. I created this classic dessert of Black Forest Cake into a cheesecake and added a zing of espresso and it's simply mind-blowing.
- Raw Strawberry Peppermint Cheesecake. Lastly, but certainly not least this holiday-inspired cheesecake.
If you are trying to lose weight or avoiding fat, then just skip right over this post. While I tailor to many low-fat recipes on this blog, when it comes to desserts, I do not typically like the taste of low-fat ones. Besides, I believe that if you are going to have a dessert, it should actually taste like one, and not some pathetic "just ok" version. I also believe in creating desserts for people who can easily make them in their own home and they please anybody, so you don't have to buy storebought packaged junk. My desserts please any person, not just vegans, and that is always my goal.
This raw vegan chocolate cheesecake is no exception. I mean, oh my word. It is rich, decadent, incredibly smooth and so luscious with that first bite. I used these raw cocoa butter discs to give that true authentic chocolate taste. I much prefer these over the blocks of cocoa butter, because you just melt them as is, no need to chop, which is a pain with those blocks. Most raw desserts rely on coconut oil to solidify them, but I wanted to use actual cocoa butter, since that is what makes chocolate taste like true chocolate. It is what makes this cake firm up, slice perfectly and have a creamy texture.
I also use cocoa butter in several desserts on my blog. I even make homemade chocolate with them. It makes the most dreamy filling ever....way more than just coconut oil...you will be very tempted to just eat it all before chilling it...
But...look at it after it chills!
The inspiration for this chocolate cake came from Rawguru, who sent me these awesome chocolates to try out. Immediately after seeing the Crushed Cashew Raw Chocolate Bark, I knew I wanted to create a raw cashew cake. Also, there chocolate barks and treats are 25% off through 2/24/16. However, they are so kind to offer all of my readers a 2o% off discount on their Rawmio chocolate barks with NO expiration. Just use code: RACHOCVEGAN8. This chocolate is a dark chocolate, not very sweet, so it's perfect for topping onto a dessert, so the sweetness is tamed.
This raw vegan chocolate cheesecake has the most incredible, smooth, creamy texture. It's like love at first bite, I'm telling ya. It has a rich chocolate flavor, not overly sweet at all. I also only used 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, a very slight tang, to really allow the chocolate flavor to be the star and not overpowered. It is not overly sweet, as I really wanted to bring out the chocolate flavor. Most raw cheesecakes use a ton of lemon juice, but with chocolate, I think it shouldn't be overdone.
Velvety smooth chocolate cheesecake topped with crushed cashew chocolate bark and raspberries. Does it get any better?
I can't wait to hear what you all think of this Raw Vegan Luscious Chocolate Cheesecake! Please be sure to come back and leave feedback below and star rate the recipe! I'd also love to see your creations and pics on Facebook and Instagram, using my tag #thevegan8 so it saves to my page! Have a great weekend!