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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Welcome back Cara! You are lucky that cashews are cheap for you, they are expensive here in cold Canada!

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Very beautiful and delicious! Looks very professional. I’m gonna try to make it also.

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I love this recipe. I made it for my grandson's birthday and it was such a wonderful thing to see everyone eating raw and loving it.
They kept saying is this really raw?
So now I have a question about raw. I am new to the raw living but I have been eating/using freeze dried fruits and veggies for some time. Are they considered raw?? It would sure be easier for people to have foods they could use if freeze dried strawberries and mango etc. we available all year round without having to go to the store to get things all the time.
Thanks, and looking forward to using more of your recipes!

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heres how mine turned out :) thanks for the recipe

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Katie yours looks like mine.... the fruit topping was more like a fruit paste not a sauce. Still tasted good tho :)

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Hi there i just made this and it is soooo yummy . i followed another persons comment and added cocoa instead of lemon. so creamy and delicious . will try the lemon one next time for sure! Love it

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yummy suggestion about the cocoa! I will have to whip up a choco version!

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Hi, I was just wondering, did you use the virgin or extra virgin coconut oil?

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extra virgin coconut oil

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Great Marissa - and thanks for letting other readers know how the recipe turned out without a high speed blender. Comments like yours make this a better place :)

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thank you for sharing this recipe...this 'cheesecake' is absolutely divine & will never go back to the traditional recipes ever again! although i haven't got a power blender & used the food processor, this worked just fine requiring no water whatsoever.

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omg i being having aproblem with cheesecake this whole weekend im not necessaryli vegan or anything i was just looking for a better alternative to it is this healthy enough not to go directly to my gut?

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Hi Nadia,

Do you mean in terms of gaining weight?

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I LOVE this! I've made it a few times, and can't get enough! I used your other pie crust recipe instead because macadamia nuts are difficult to find here. Still delicious! I also made it into individual portions using a muffin tin and I recently found some really cute tiny (1/4 cup) ramekins to make individual cheesecake cups. I haven't had a chance to share with anyone yet, but plan to bring some to a friend for her birthday next week. Thanks so much Laura-Jane for this recipe! :)

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Love it Amanda

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This is one of my first raw adventures, and definitely the most involved so bear with me. Currently my cheesecake is in the freezer while I'm struggling with the topping. Do you wait for the strawberries to thaw? My food processer is having a really hard time with the frozen berries and dates and it's kind of scaring me! I added the 1/4 cup of water that I didn't use for the filling and that helped, but I don't know if I should let the strawberries thaw a little more or add more liquid. Please help! BTW this is a test run for a party I'm throwing, my daughter's 1st birthday :-)

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I would usually make the topping in a blender not a food processor

I would not add liquid. I would wait for them to thaw a bit

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Hi Alana,

Sorry for the delayed response. How did it turn out??

PS:  For anyone else reading this, yes, if you can't use a high-speed blender for the topping you should wait for berries to thaw - or at least half-thaw

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Oh :( I only had fresh berries so I actually froze them first! I didn't get a fruit sauce so much as I got a fruit paste.

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Okay I just added another 1/4 c of coco water and moved it to the blender instead of the processor and it helped. What didn't help was finding some date pits in the mix. Guess I have to check them carefully from now on.

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great ideas! quick question..is youre raw food organics or biodynamic? just some FYI for you "vegans" out there.. if u arent growing your own organics or go to a co-op then everything u r eating is genetically modified. which means it contains animal byproducts and viruses like e.coli which ONLY come from cows being fed corn. cashews as well as all nuts are DEAD. not raw..even if labeled as such. Monsanto got a hold of organics. if nobody knows what im talking about well no surprise..only americans are ignorant ones left just cause this is the country the elite decided to use as guniea pigs. do your research and STOP CISPA AND MONSANTO. the CDC released a zombie warning not too long ago.. seems crazy? it would cus they desensitized us thru movies. i dont care if nobody believes me. im just tired of reading so many recipes n posts n its like americas are clueless to whats happening with our food n rights!!... Europe has banned GMOS n we here are too trusting. watch too much tv. living vicariously. soon it will hit the fan. im living off the grid..soon ill have my own community. i urge everyone to consider simply what i say n do thier own research before they take away MORE OF OUR RIGHT by taking the internet...just google n youtube what im saying instead of dancing babies or that illuminati puppet lady gaga or beyonce. connect the dots.. vigilantcitizen.com is a good site. shop co-ops! support local ORGANIC farmers! stop supporting federally funded n monsanto owned whole foods an walmart..monsanto bought organics. zombies come from vaccines, GMO, homogenized and pasteurization, HEAVY METALS like aluminum n mercury found in high fructose corn syrup. autism is a result of ignorance. not to be taken offensive. but thats the real truth. i know.. i was once "autistic". detoxification from heavy metals, mold intoxification, etc.. n colonix plus raw dairy n kefir grains. now THEY want to call me a genius..and when asked how..well lets say now they call me crazy.. well THEY are ignorant. doctors in this country dont know CRAP! ill bet anything i can heal you before any doctor..from ANYTHING. i have bloodtests! which u can also do on yourown without doctors orders and cheaper! privatemdlabs.com without chemical drugs or surgery..just ask India. or Canada.. or ask why this country has something called Codex Alimentarus. which rids holistic care, herbal uses and the right for us to grow our own food in our own backyard..of course u guys dont know this..the same system calling people like me autistic, then geniuses, then crazy for unlocking the truth n healing myself is the same system telling u that you need pills for symptoms! symptoms need to happen! is how u know youre body is healing. its not the docs fault. its the education system..some have good intentions but are being paid well to giveaway zoloft and statin when they arent even qualified. well watch food matters and the beautiful truth. start from there n dont accept demise. especially if its supposedly being blamed on your body. dont victimize n sell out your soul. its a war for your mind n what they want. have faith in your body..if given the right tools itll heal itself from EVERYTHING. 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I have made this dessert twice and both times it was the hit of the evening. The first time was at the last class of a "Get Healthy, Stay Balanced" program and all the people were into vegan and raw food. I was named "dessert queen". It was picked as the best item at the dinner. The second time I took it to my church's Life Group meeting where no one except me was a vegan or a raw food eater. Everyone loved it and was so surprised to learn that it was raw and non dairy. My Life Group leader wrote me today that both the things I brought last night were so good and she would like the recipes or the website link where I found them. I will give her both the recipe for this and your website.

Thank you so much for this recipe. It is so awesome!!!!!!

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Haha love it - "dessert queen!" You deserve it :) Glad they were a hit. Keep on promoting the word, Kenda :)

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Have been making your brownie recipe with some variations for a while now. I only have a food processor but decided to try the cheesecake anyway. Macadamia nuts were impossible to find so mixed pecans, walnuts and dates for crust. Soaked cashews overnight and did not have to add any water. It's setting up in the freezer now, so this evening will be the taste test. Thanks for the easy and tasty (the chef gets to lick the bowl!) recipes!

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And the results were good I hope?

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