Avocado & Lime Cheesecake
If you're looking for luxurious, look no further! This is a sumptuous dessert and is easy to make as long as you've overcome one major hurdle: ensuring several avocados are ripe and ready to use at the same time! The following is an adaptation of a recipe by Hemsley & Hemsley (great name!), thus creating a cheesecake that is both uncooked and fully vegan.
Ingredients - The Base
½ Cup Walnuts
¼ Cup dessicated coconut
⅓ Cup cacao nibs
1 Cup pitted dates
3 tbsp melted coconut oil
Ingredients - The Filling
Juice of about 8 - 10 limes or between ½ and 1 Cup of bottled lime juice
½ Cup coconut blossom nectar (add more if needed)
½ Cup melted coconut oil
- Process all the base ingredients in a food processor until you have a consistency that is both sticky and a little crumbly. Transfer the mixture to a 20 x 20cm cake tin with a removable base and press down firmly with the back of a spoon to form an even base across the whole of the tin. Put it in the fridge while you attend to the filling.
- Blend all the filling ingredients in a blender until really smooth. Check the taste and add more lime or sweetener if necessary.
- Pour the filling over the base using a spatula to scrape down the sides and even the mixture out in the tin.
- Place in the fridge to set, ideally overnight. The cheesecake can also be frozen (making it easy to cut when it is partially thawed).
Final Notes: Don't be afraid to adjust quantities in this recipe, these are guidelines and don't require strict adherence for a really good result. The amounts can easily be halved to make a smaller cake. We use don't use raw walnuts in this cake as they're not widely available. The walnuts we use, therefore do not require any pre-soaking. Honey would work as the sweetener if you don't need to keep it fully vegan. And as for the lime, if you don't have 10 limes handy, and you don't want to use up all your lime juice, you can get away with using a little less if you also add just one drop of lime essential oil as long as it specifies that it is suitable for consumption. We recommend you enjoy this decadent cake with friends.