I was perusing Gluten-Free Cat’s Raw Food Thursdays event recently when I spied this Raw Lemon Strawberry Cheesecake with an Almond Crust from Victoria at Sweet & Healthy Living. As is true of many raw desserts—and cheesecakes specifically—this recipe calls for cashews. Other ingredients include oats (or almonds), almond butter, coconut oil, maple syrup, lemon juice, strawberries, and dates. Its one’s food processor and freezer that do most of the work in turning all these ingredients into a heavenly cheesecake. And Victoria says that it’s her simple strawberry sauce that literally makes the cake. I love that the strawberry sauce is divided and added in two parts, once when the cake pan is half full and again when it’s full, for that final presentation. Victoria points out that it’s the first application that allows you to perfect your technique—brilliant!
If you like the looks of this dessert, you’ll also want to check out Victoria’s new eb00k, Guiltless Vegan Desserts.