Recipe Directions

  • 1. Throw the macadamia nuts, salt and dates into your food processor. (Don't add the coconut!!) Process nuts and dates until well processed but still airy.
  • 2. Next, get our your cheesecake pan (or just a basic glass brownie pan if you're like me and don't have fancy cookware) and sprinkle the coconut on the bottom as your very first layer. The point of doing this is to make it so it's easier to remove the cheesecake and the coconut stops the crust from sticking to the bottom of the pan. Then press the macadamia nuts and date mixture down into the pan to form the crust.
  • 3. Throw all cream-cheese filling ingredients into your high-speed blender and blend! Add as little water as necessary to facilitate blending. (Try to add as little water as possible.) Pour mixture on top of crust.
  • 4. Place the above in freezer for an hour or so (so that it will firm up).
  • 5. Meanwhile, throw your strawberries and dates in your high-speed blender. Blend until nice and smooth. Pour this mixture on top of the crust/creamcheese, which was just in the freezer for about an hour. Place the raw cheesecake recipe back in freezer. Freeze until this raw cheesecake recipe reaches the desired consistency (5 hours or so!).
  • 6. Defrost this raw cheesecake recipe for about a half-hour before eating (or just slice from freezer and enjoy this delicious raw cheesecake)!

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

This is an awesome raw cheesecake recipe. Will you believe me when I say that it tastes exactly like standard American diet (SAD) cheesecake? No, of course you won't believe me that this raw cheesecake recipe tastes just like the real thing. But it does!!

This is a three-stage process, which is a little more complicated than I normally work. But, it is important to have some kind of fancy dessert in your arsenal to impress the non-raw people in your life. This raw cheesecake recipe does the trick, hands down!

Plus, it's actually not that hard to make. Seriously.

This raw cheesecake recipe just takes three easy steps: crust (easy, throw in food processor and press down into pan); "cream cheese" (easy, throw everything in high-speed blender and pour on top of crust); and sauce (easy, throw everything in high-speed blender and pour on top). Enjoy this raw cheesecake recipe!

This raw cheesecake recipe is very rich, so it can serve, like, 20 people or something crazy like that!  

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Nutrition Facts

Nutritional score: 73 out of 100
  • This recipe is very low in Carbohydrates, and Sodium.
  • This recipe is low in Calories.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Protein, Iron, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6.

Amounts per 81 g (3 oz) suggested serving

NameAmount% Daily
Calories 319 13 %
Protein 5 g 9 %
Fat 25 g 32 %
Carbohydrates 23 g 7 %
Dietary Fiber 2.3 g 7 %
Sugars 16 g
Calcium 22 mg 2 %
Iron 1.9 mg 15 %
Sodium 11 mg
Source: USDA, The Rawtarian

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Judene's Review

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Wow wow wow! I just served this to a group of hard core SAD eaters and they ate the whole thing and said it was the best cake ever!!

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I gave this recipe to a friend who wants to make a vegan cheesecake for a vegan friend. Every other vegan cheesecake recipe that I have made calls for soaked cashews but it seems like this recipe does not. Why?

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I'm having trouble with my raw cashew "cheesecake" recipes tasting too much like cashews. I've used raw cashews and have soaked them with other recipes but the taste is overwhelming. Do you have any tips?
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sarah's Review

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Wow, this is absolutely amazing, my husband said it is the best thing I have ever made, and I think I agree with him. The kids loved it and so did our guests. Thank you so much I will be making this on a regular basis.

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Sarah, yes! I love to hear this, and I'm thrilled that everyone enjoyed the cheesecake! :)

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Allie's Review

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First attempt at a raw vegan cheesecake .... and I loved it!! Worked out perfectly :D
Would recommend adding a few more dates or agave syrup to the base as mine was a little crumbly. Thanks for the recipe!! Will be making again soon.

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Oh, that's excellent, Allie! Thanks for sharing your tip, too! :)

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Claire's Review

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Made this for a friend's bday and everyone loved it - its a crowd pleaser! My only problem was the base did not stay together very well and was quite crumbly. Next time I might add some honey or more dates to help bind it together.

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Hi Claire, I'm glad everyone loved the cheesecake. You may have to tweak the base, let me know how it turns out next time!

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Rawdessertsrock's Review

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Yum yum yum!!!! Okay, so it did tank my Vitamix. I just transferred the cashew blend into my food processor and all was good. I too thought the cheesecake was a rather unappealing color, but after being frozen, it looked great. I've got to say that out of the many raw desserts that I've had friends oohing and ahhhing over, this is the only one that I thought was incredible. Honestly, better than real cheesecake (if I can even remember back to when I ate wheat and dairy...). So, kudos for one absolutely perfect recipe. I will be making this again and again.

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Ooh, not good about your Vitamix. :(
But great that you and everyone loved the cheesecake! Thx for sharing!

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Angela | Great Body & Skin's Review

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Hello lady! Long time since I've been here. It's a shame, you are such an inspiration! The same counts for this recipe. It looks amazing. I want to make this one soon. I'll let you know how it worked out!

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Hello and thank you, Angela! :) I'm sure you'll love the cheesecake!

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rozyoasis's Review

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I served this to my sister-in-law and her husband. They loved it. The only change I made was in the topping, I ran out of time to put it onto the cheesecake to freeze so just before serving I ran the frozen raspberries (no dates) through the Vitamix which turned them into sorbet. I served that on the side like an "ice cream". It was a big hit.

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I'm sure it was a big hit, Rozy. Great idea and thanks for the tip!

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Vivien's Review

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This is an excellent recipe.....I tried this "cheese cake" yesterday. My kids love it and we all love it too. Thank you for your recipe. :)

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Wonderful, Vivien! Love to hear this! :)

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Iris Mishly 's Review

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The whole family loved it! Even non vegan ppl! Thank u!

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Lovely, Iris! Gotta love that! :)

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I made this over the weekend and it was amazing. I topped it with some raspberries and coconut (I had some left over from the recipe)

It was absolutely amazing! It looked so beautiful that I almost didn't want to eat it but I'm glad I did because it tasted just as beautiful as it looked!

Thank you so much for this recipe! You rock!

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So pretty! Love the plate, too!

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Thanks, Carol! :)

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Wow looks good!

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Hi Tia Marie! Your cheesecake looks divine! Thank you so much for sharing your pic, and I'm so pleased that you love this recipe! :)

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I quite liked this recipe! I would also suggest making the top layer alone and freezing it, to have as a great ice-cream/sorbet alternative!

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Great idea, Niinii. Thanks for sharing!

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Firstly, I LOVE this recipe and so does my ultra health-conscious hubby. The texture is so smooth and creamy, much more so than most other recipes I have tried.
Could you add raw cacao powder to the middle layer to make a chocolate cheese cake? If so, would you need to adjust the quantities of the other ingredients?

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Hi Rebecca,

Try this raw choco cheesecak - nomnom - similar but has the results you're looking for:

https://www.therawtarian.com/raw-chocolate-cheesecake-recipe

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