Vegan Lemon and Chocolate Cheesecake

A creamy vegan cheesecake is the most pleasant way to show your love to themselves and the others and to remind the spring smell during the cold season. I prepared this recipe for a person I really care for, so I wanted to make our day special.

The main ingredient to achieve a perfect dessert is surely love. This cheesecake looks the tastiest thing in the world, just because I made it with love and a chocolate topping which makes everything tastier.


Prep 15 mins | Cook 15 mins | Total 30 mins | Seves 6-8


Recipe

For the base

  • 110 g vegan cookies
  • 45 ml melted coconut butter
  • 3-4 Medjoul dates

For the stuffing

  • 440 g spreadable cheese (Vialife)
  • 190 ml plant based milk
  • 125 g coconut sugar
  • ½ lemon juice
  • 2 tea spoon agar-agar

Per il Topping

  • 150 g bitter chocolate
  • ½ lemon zest

Method

  1. With the help of a food processor, finely chop up cookies and the dates to reduce them to a pulp.
  2. Add the melted coconut butter and stir until you get an easy to shape mixture.
  3. Pour the mixture in a baking pan covered with baking paper, spreading it well, then let it rest in the fridge for 30 minutes. (I used a round 18 cm diameter baking pan)
  4. Meanwhile, in a bowl combine the cheese with some sugar and lemon juice, then stir all well.
  5. Heat the cheese in a double boiler for about 5 minutes or until it gets warmer.
  6. In a saucepan, pour the milk and the agar-agar syrup, stir for about 6-7 minutes.
  7. Combine cheese and milk, stir all the ingredients together and then put it on the cake base.
  8. Make it rest in the fridge for about 1 hour.
  9. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in a double boiler.
  10. Pour the chocolate over the surface of the cake, then let it rest in the refrigerator for 3 hours or more.
  11. Garnish the surface with grated lemon zest, then serve.

My advice

  • You can garnish with fresh seasonal fruit.
  • You can replace coconut sugar with another sugar
  • You can replace the layer of chocolate with strawberry jam.

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