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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Yes, the results were excellent. I soaked the cashews overnight so I did not add any water. It turned out perfectly in my food processor. I shared with my colleagues at work and they were begging for more, so I gave them your website and told them to make it for me this time:) I might try to make a chocolate and raspberry layer cake with two of your recipes. It will be an experiment!

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Yum! You are a good co-worker to have around :)

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I would like to try and make your moist spongy rolls but is psylium husks raw? as I am converting to 100% raw.

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yes

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Just put this in the fridge, my husband and I licked the spatula and it tastes exactly like cheesecake! Amazing! We are bringing this to both of our parent's homes tomorrow for Easter and want to see what they think of it! So psyched to try the entire thing tomorrow!

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I hope your family will like it. I am sure they will - what's not to like, especially with the fruit topping! Happy Easter :)

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Wow! I have the crust in the freezer. The filling is in my food processor. And it taste really good. I only used a 1/2 cup lemon juice. I almost always use less lemon than any recipe calls for. I am blending until the processor gets a bit warm, then letting it sit and blending some more. I also soaked the cashews for a few hours. It may never get completely smooth, but I'll just say it's cheesecake with nuts blended it for texture ;). Nobody will know how true that is - lol.

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Hi Hope,

I will be interested to find out how the filling turns out. I do not recommend making it in a FP - it (the white filling) should be made in a blender. Thus I am interested in how smooth you will be able to get it.

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When it's right out of the freezer, it's smooth. As it sets, it gets a little grainy, but not that bad. I really like it- I have eaten almost a fourth of it today :).

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would you be able to subsitute macadamias for brazil nuts you think? I am having a really hard time finding macadamia nuts... stinks!! :)

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haha didn't realize i already asked you this before... please disregard.

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No prob - you are thorough. I like that :) Good luck with the recipe!

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Another catered lunch at the office, another day I bring my own. For dessert, cheesecake! My first though, how can I make this... RAW style!!! I can't wait to try it out!

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It will be a hit and no one will even know it's raw! Until you tell them :)

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I can't have agave or honey, could I substitute this for Brown Rice syrup?

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I'm not familiar with brown rice syrup - you could probably use maple syrup if you have that. I have not tried though

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Can you substitute macadamia nuts for brazil nuts by any chance? I been a search for those nuts and can't find raw organic ones :( so i just have brazil nuts, cashews, walnuts, pine nuts, almonds and almond meal ... :) thanks!!!

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Yes, you can try brazil nuts as sub for CRUST ONLY

in cheesecake section you must use cashews

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WOW!!! I just put the crust/cream cheese into the freezer, and just finished licking every spoon and bowl that touched the cream cheese...OMG it's amazing!!!! I want to eat it as a custard..all of it..and not share!! : D It is so good! I recently started eating clean and promised a clean dessert to share with my family - they have no idea what is waiting for them after dinner tomorrow and I can't wait to tell them what this is made of. Thank you so much for such an amazing recipe!!!

For those that don't have a high-speed blender...you don't need one as long as you have a regular blender and a regular food processor. I used the food processor for the crust and the blender for the cream cheese - if you follow Laura's advice for soaking the cashews you will have no problem making the creamy yummy cream cheese goodness!

Can't wait to eat it tomorrow!!! I'll let you know how my SAD eating family reacted : )

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Yay, looking forward to you surprising your fam!

Thanks for sharing that you were able to have success with a regular blender with soaking.

Let us know how they react, Alizabet :)

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They LOVED it! They were completely fooled and were amazed how delicious it is – they couldn’t stop praising it and everyone went for a second (and some of us third) slice. I was even asked to make it for other gatherings to fool other family members. My only complaint is that you say this recipe is for 20 people…4 of us just polished off half the cake in one sitting : ) it is just THAT good ! I cannot wait to try your other recipes! Thank you!

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Alizabet, lol congrats!!!! Gotta love that feeling, huh?? Nice work :)

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I made this tonight, and it was awesome. I only had one lemon so I used a couple of limes to make up the difference in the lemon juice called for, tasted fine. Yum yum!

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Yay! Love this cheesecake :)

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Today is the day I serve to my meat eater parents I hope they like it a little nervous because the color is not whit like regular cheesecake which is fine for me but I don't know about them. Also my 11+year old Vitamix died. So I am afraid it will be grainy:( Fine for me but scared to serve to my parents who are on a SAD diet:(

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