Raw Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake

By Martina Avanzini

I absolutely love chocolate.. in every possible way: sprinkled, melted, frozen, you name it. Since I have been a child there has always been chocolate in my house. Fortunately I don’t need to hide it in my bedroom anymore and now its delicious dark chocolate with raw desserts.

When I eat raw vegan desserts that are only made with fruits and nuts I don’t feel bloated, nor stuffed and most importantly I don’t feel guilty. I never get that uncomfortable feeling which later leads to guilt. I believe in enjoying everything I eat. Finally chocolate comes from a plant and it’s a true superfood for us. Chocolate is considered the ‘happy-hormone’ it stimulates the production of serotonin in our body which boosts our mood. So more happy feelings.





  • 1 cup of almonds
  • ½ cup of dates (soaked or fresh dates)
  • 1 tbsp of coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp of vanilla
  • pinch of salt



  • 3 cups of soaked cashews (soak in water for 3-6 hours)
  • ⅓ cup of coconut oil
  • ⅔ cup of agave
  • 1 cup of cacao powder



  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp of agave (or any sweetener your prefer)
  • 2/3 cup of cacao powder


First prepare the crust. Put in your food processor all the dry ingredients and blend. You want to get the almond into flour and then add the dates, coconut oil, and vanilla to create a more doughy consistency. Spread it in a cake pan and let it sit the in the fridge.

Then prepare the filling. Blend the cashews with the agave and cacao powder until you get a creamy consistency. Then add the coconut oil and blend throughly. Now top the crust with your filling and let it sit in the fridge for about 6 hours. The cheesecake needs to be firm so when we prepare the topping, it will hold its shape.

For the topping blend all the ingredients and spread over the cream filling. Leave until firm in the fridge.

* You may also melt raw dark chocolate chips or a bar with a hot water bath- bain marie- in order to maintain it raw. If not simply cook  it over the stove. Stir the chocolate and add the coconut oil and the almond milk gradually. You want to get thick melted chocolate.

  • 1 bar of dark chocolate
  • 2 tbsp of coconut oil
  • ⅓ of cup of almond milk


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