A homemade brownie is topped with a white chocolate cheesecake and adorned with more chocolate and sliced almonds. An easy dessert to assemble with the wow-factor in full-force. It's a very rich dessert yet is somehow laced with good health. From almonds to dates to cacao powder you can find all that and more. This is a #plantbased/#vegan, #glutenfree and #oilfree dessert yet you'd never ever know it. I spent time perfecting the "perfect" cheesecake and this is my take. It is the Luscious Cheesecake from "The Artistic Vegan Cookbook: An Alchemical Transformation" dressed up as I was celebrating my birthday!
I created this dessert for my birthday, celebrated yesterday and ohhh my, was it a treat.
Here are some fun random notes to myself in case I shall forget along this winding journey and perhaps you can glean something from it. These are in no order. Enjoy!
Notes to self:
Fudgy Plant-Based Brownie Crust
1/2 Cup Almond Butter
1 Cup Packed Pitted Dates
2 Tbsp Flax Meal
6 Tbsp Water
2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
1/2 Cup Almond Flour
1/2 Cup Cacao or Cocoa Powder
1/4 tsp Salt
Luscious White Chocolate Cheesecake
1 1/2 Cups Cashews (Soaked until soft, drained and rinsed)
1/4 Cup Sweetener of choice (agave, maple syrup, coconut sugar...)
1/4 Cup Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice (or lemon or lime)
1 Tbsp Pure Vanilla Extract (or 1 bean)
Opt: 1/2 tsp Nutritional Yeast
1/2 Cup Dairy Free Milk (coconut is wonderful)
1/4 Cup Cacao Butter - Melted
For this variety:
Watch how to make it and see the fun hungry hippos that come to eat the cheesecake at the end made just for you (and me) by Mr. Clark!! Plus he even picked me some birds of paradise and snapped a couple pics of me with the cheescake.Thanks sweetheart! ?
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