Raw Raspberry Cheesecakes

 
Today’s contributing recipe is by local Mum of two Carla. We just love her Instagram account @imadetoday.  She shares with us this raw Raspberry Cheescakes with a (cacao base and homemade chocolate hearts). Because we need to celebrate Valentine’s Day everyday!
 

For base 

Half a cup almonds

Half a cup of medjool dates

2 tbs raw cacao powder @gochocchic

Pinch salt

For middle –

1.5 cups cashews (soaked)

Juice of 2 lemons

1/2 tsp vanilla powder

80ml Maple syrup

80ml Coconut oil (melted)

1.5 cups raspberries

Method 

For the base-

In a food processor add all ingredients and pulse till desired consistency. Cut strips of baking paper to place across each individual muffin hole of a muffin tray, like a cross. Then press mixture firmly into each muffin hole (with strip of paper underneath – this will help for easier removal later)

Alternatively you can use a springform cake tray. Line with baking paper – just on the bottom bit so cut a circle out of baking paper to fit.

For the middle-

Drain cashews, add to  @vitamix with all other ingredients till silky smooth. You may need to add some a tbs or so water for desired consistency. Taste add more sweetener if necessary. Pour onto base. Place in freezer to set. Before they freeze solid remove and add a heart chocolate