Raw Chocolate Cheesecake

Raw Chocolate Vegan Cheesecake

Recipe by The Happy Food Chef Robin Joy

Access to a collection of healthy and delicious recipes is one of the many benefits of being a Planted Places member. Our resident chef Robin Joy gave us this fabulous recipe for a raw chocolate vegan cheesecake, and now we’re sharing it with you. Let us know if you make it!


  • 2½ cups macadamia nuts or cashews – soak for at least one hour in water- rinse and drain

  • ½ cup cacao powder

  • ⅔ cup maple syrup

  • ¼ cup coconut oil

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • ⅛ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup water

  • Strawberries and/ or raspberries

  • Fresh sprigs of mint for garnish


  • Put everything in Vitamix, Blendtec, or another blender and blend until perfectly smooth.
  • Pour into a springform or other glass or stainless dish depending on how thick you want the cheesecake to be, and put it in the freezer until 15-30 before serving.
  • Keep refrigerated or return to freezer until next serving.
  • When ready to serve top with fresh strawberries and/ or raspberries!
How to cut strawberries!
Blending all the ingredients!
Cheesecake mix in pan details!
Cheesecake tasting and final review!