In honor of my birthday today, I made myself a raw cheesecake. So the search for the perfect recipe began. The only three criteria I had were 1) chocolate 2) cheesecake and 3) raw.
So why did I choose this particular raw chocolate cheesecake recipe from the "Pure2Raw" twins over the dozens I found on the internet?
It's simple....this one is TRIPLE chocolate!
It's three layers of chocolate bliss...chocolate crust, chocolate cheesecake, and a chocolate topping.
A traditional chocolate cheesecake can be loaded with unhealthy ingredients and empty calories.
Here is an ingredient list for a similar traditional cheesecake recipe:
S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) Martha Stewart's Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Ingredients:
- For the cheesecake: 1 pkg of chocolate wafer cookies, 6 tbs butter, (4) 8-ounce bars of cream cheese, 1 1/2 cups of refined sugar, 1/2 tsp refined salt, 4 large eggs, 1 cup sour cream, 8 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate
- For the ganache topping: 1/4 cup heavy cream, 4 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate
And don't forget the 30 minute prep time, and 2 hours and 30 minutes + chill time before you can even eat it.
This version has heart-healthy nuts, coconut oil, natural sweeteners, and raw cacao... all of which are good for you.
Expert Tips + Ingredient Substitutions For Gluten-Free Vegan No-Bake Triple Chocolate Cheesecake
Tip #1: You can convert this to a 100% vegan recipe by substituting the sweetener with organic maple syrup or your favorite vegan liquid sweetener.
Tip #2: This recipe makes 12 mini cheesecake servings using this mini cheesecake pan.
Hi, I'm Karielyn! I'm the published cookbook author of CLEAN DESSERTS and content creator of The Healthy Family and Home website since 2012. I specialize in creating easy, healthy plant-based recipes that are gluten-free + vegan and made with clean, real food ingredients that you can feel good about eating.