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No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

EASY NO-BAKE CHOCOLATE DESSERT

If you are craving something sweet but don’t feel like turning on the oven, you can try this simple no-bake chocolate cheesecake with a nutty crust and rich and creamy chocolate-cashew filling. It is quick and easy to put together and perfect for that chocolate craving.

It is also vegan (dairy-free), gluten-free, and soy-free.

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MEET THE INGREDIENTS

You can find a complete list of ingredients with exact amounts and instructions in the recipe card below.

CRUST

CHOCOLATE LAYER

  • Cashews
  • Date syrup
  • Rice milk
  • Coconut oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Dark chocolate

No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

HOW TO MAKE NO-BAKE CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE

You can find a complete list of ingredients with exact amounts and instructions in the recipe card below.

SOAKING CASHEWS:  Put cashews in a bowl and add enough water to cover. Soak at room temperature for at least 4 hours.

SOAKING DATES: Put pitted dates in a bowl and cover them with water. Soak at room temperature for 1-2 hours.

NOTE: To ensure an ultra-smooth texture of the cashew cream, it’s important to use a high-speed blender.

CRUST

  • Line the base of a 16 cm cake tin with baking paper.
  • Place roasted whole almonds (check How to roast almonds), ground rolled oats, and dates in a food processor and process until the mixture sticks together.
  • Make sure to drain dates thoroughly to prevent the crust from getting too mushy. If that happens, add a bit more ground rolled oats (maybe 1/2  teaspoon).
  • Adjust sweetness by adding 1-2 teaspoons of maple syrup if needed.
  • Press the crust mixture into the cake tin, making sure you press it out evenly. Place the crust in the fridge while you make the chocolate layer.

CHOCOLATE LAYER

  • Melt chocolate over low heat in a medium pot -> high-quality dark chocolate (85%) is the best choice.
  • Drain cashews well and place them into a high-speed blender. Add rice milk, coconut oil, lemon juice, and date syrup and blend on high speed until smooth and creamy.
  • Add in melted chocolate and blend again briefly until all is well combined. Adjust sweetness.
  • Pour the filling over the crust.
  • Place the cake in the freezer to set for at least a couple of hours.
  • Serving suggestion: Drizzle the cake with melted chocolate (check How to drizzle chocolate) or top with berries.

No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

HOW-TOS

HOW TO ROAST ALMONDS

Roasting almonds deepens their flavor and gives them a crisper texture. Here is how to do it:

Preheat oven to 180 °C. Spread the almonds in an even layer on the baking sheet. Place in oven and roast for 10-15 minutes. Stir or shake the tray every 5 minutes to help the almonds to cook evenly.

When the almonds are browned and smell nutty, remove from the oven and immediately transfer onto a plate or another baking sheet.

HOW TO DRIZZLE CHOCOLATE

When the cake is set, take it out of the freezer and let it sit at room temperature for 5-10 minutes. Melt dark chocolate in a small pot over low heat.

Using a teaspoon, do a test drip by letting melted chocolate run down the side of your cake. If it falls rapidly and reaches the bottom of the cake, your chocolate is probably too warm. Let it cool down a bit and then try again until you create those beautiful, perfect drips!

Having the melted chocolate and the cake at the right temperature is essential for this. You might need a little bit of practice, but it’s very easy once you get it.

NO-BAKE CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE  IS:

  • Vegan (dairy-free)
  • Gluten-free
  • Soy-free
  • Rich and creamy
  • No-bake
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No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

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No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

Nensi Beram
This no-bake chocolate cheesecake is a perfect dessert to make when you are craving something sweet, but don't want to turn on the oven.
Prep Time 40 mins
Cuisine Gluten-free, Vegan
Servings 8
Calories 480 kcal

Ingredients
  

Crust

  • 100 g roasted almonds
  • 20 g ground rolled oats
  • 90 g dates previously soaked in water for 1-2 hours

Chocolate layer

Instructions
 

Crust

  • Line the base of a 16 cm springform cake tin with baking paper.
  • Place almonds, ground rolled oats and drained dates in a food processor and process until the mixture sticks together. Adjust sweetness by adding 1-2 teaspoons of maple syrup if needed.
  • Once it’s all combined, press the crust mixture into the cake tin, making sure you press it out evenly. Place it in the fridge.

Chocolate layer

  • Melt chocolate over low heat in a medium pot.
  • Drain cashews well and place them in a blender. Add rice milk, coconut oil, lemon juice, and date syrup and blend on high speed until smooth and creamy.
  • Add in melted chocolate and blend again briefly until all is well combined. Adjust sweetness. 
  • Pour the filling over the crust.
  • Place the cake in the freezer to set for at least a couple of hours.
  • Serving suggestion: Just before serving, drizzle the cake with melted chocolate.
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Nutrition facts

Nutrition Facts
No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake
Amount per Serving
Calories
480
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
33
g
51
%
Sodium
 
10
mg
0
%
Carbohydrates
 
41
g
14
%
Fiber
 
5
g
21
%
Sugar
 
24
g
27
%
Protein
 
10
g
20
%

* The nutritional information provided is calculated automatically and should be used as an estimate.

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8 comments

KD May 26, 2020 - 5:41 pm

Can you use vegan milk (coconut, almond, soy, oat, cashew milk) instead of rice milk?

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Nensi May 26, 2020 - 7:20 pm

Yes, of course, you can! It’s just 60 ml so it won’t affect the consistency.

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Izzy May 29, 2020 - 7:00 pm

Hi,

Can I sub dark choc for raw cocao if so how much do you recommend and would o need to adjust anything else?

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Nensi May 29, 2020 - 10:55 pm

Dark chocolate helps the cake to stay firm so without it, it probably won’t be nearly as firm. You could add maybe 2-3 tablespoons cacao powder. Skip milk and instead of 60 ml, you could add maybe 100 to 120 ml of coconut oil. Also, adjust sweetness if needed. Place the cake in the freezer to set for at least 4-5 hours. Hope that helps!

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Lu August 25, 2020 - 11:21 pm

I have eliminated all oils in my cooking/baking. What can I sub for the coconut oil?

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Nensi August 27, 2020 - 8:38 pm

Hi, Lu! I use coconut oil because it solidifies in cold temperatures and helps the cheesecake to set and keep its shape. If I were you, I would just leave it out. The cake probably won’t be as firm but it should be equally delicious.

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Tammy August 26, 2020 - 1:52 am

Can I substitute maple syrup for the date syrup? Thank you

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Nensi August 27, 2020 - 8:10 pm

Hi, Tammy! Yes, sure you can.

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