Vegan Mango Caramel Swirl Cheesecake. Homemade vegan mango caramel is swirled throughout a delicious coconut butter and cashew butter no-bake cheesecake made with fresh mangos and then topped with more caramel. The result is pure cheesecake bliss that will fool the biggest dairy lovers.
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We're making a Vegan Mango Caramel and a cheesecake today and combining the two! It's pure bliss.
I'm so beyond excited to share today's recipe and an incredibly exciting contest for all you lovely readers. Sprouts contacted me to create a creative recipe for a very exciting contest between myself and just 2 other bloggers. To say that I was deeply humbled and excited to be chosen to partake in this contest out of thousands of vegan bloggers, would be an understatement. Also, the fact that I shop there weekly, is a big bonus, because I will only work with brands that I know and love. I do very little brand-type posts because they aren't my thing, but when they contacted me and I already shop there, it was fate, haha.
The contest is called their School Fuel Challenge, it's amazing, as the other bloggers and I will compete to see who has the best creation using the ingredients given by Sprouts.
For the contest, Sprouts only gave me 7 ingredients to choose from, which 3 of them had to be used in my recipe. Mango was the only fruit in the list, so I took that as a challenge to create something amazing. However, since I have never actually eaten a mango before and do not really like fruit all that much, I knew this would be interesting. I also chose the Vega "French Vanilla" All In One Nutritional Shake and it is honestly the best tasting protein/nutritional/powder shake I have ever tried in my life. It is made from all plants and quality ingredients as well, so I was ok using it. I do not ever use protein powders anymore like I did in the past, but this stuff is so delicious, I will be making some smoothies a bit more often.
One of us 3 bloggers will win. BUT, guess what, all you awesome readers get a chance to win too! THREE of you will get a chance to win an Apple ipad Air 2, a $150 giftcard for a customized backpack from Timbuk2.com and a $150 Sprouts giftcard....um, how cool is that?? Please show your support for my blog and this Mango Cheesecake by voting below the recipe.
Well, the idea of a vegan mango caramel almost immediately popped into my head. Based on the ingredient list, I decided to do a cheesecake and base it off of mango. I thought creating a mango caramel, then swirling it throughout the cheesecake, then more caramel on top, would be delicious. The fact that my vision turned out even beyond what I had hoped, was so exciting. This is the most amazing cheesecake I have ever made. I am not even kidding when I say I was blown away by the taste, texture and tang. If I hadn't made it myself, I would seriously think it was a Cheesecake Factory cheesecake, it tastes that authentic. The secret to both the amazing tang is using just enough of mango in the base to give flavor, but not for the actual cheesecake to be screaming "mango!". It gave it a beautiful pale yellow color.
The trick for the ridiculously, smooth and creamy luscious texture, is thanks to a combo of both cashew butter and coconut butter. I used just enough coconut butter to give it structure, but not too much to where you taste coconut. I swear, you cannot taste coconut whatsoever. Another key is using storebought coconut butter because it is 100% smooth with no bits of coconut in it. When I make my own coconut butter at home, it is never 100% as smooth, so make sure to use the storebought. I always get the Dastony brand.
Would you just look at that luscious, creamy, rich texture??
This recipe is SO EASY. All you do is make the mango caramel which takes only 10 minutes, then blend the cheesecake ingredients, pour over the crust, swirl some caramel throughout and freeze. Then drizzle some more caramel on top, that's it! It's so good! I can't wait to hear what you all think, I truly can't. Be sure to leave feedback below, because I love to hear it. In addition, I would love to see a photo if you snap one on either my Instagram page using #thevegan8 or my Facebook. Enjoy!
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To enter the contest, the details are below: CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.
3 winners (readers), plus one winning blogger, will receive:
Sprouts gift card ($150), Apple iPad Air 2 ($399), Gift card to timbuk2.com
No purchase necessary to enter or win. Must be 18 years or older. Contest ends August 24, 2016 and the winner will be announced August 25, 2016.
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