It's weekend! And that means it's time to bake a cake. Want to try this delicious White Chocolate Cheesecake with raspberries?

It's at least as delicious and ‘naughty’ as the old fashioned version.

Serves approx. 8-10 people

Form: 16 cm

YOU WILL NEED

CAKE BASE

  • 60g Brazil nuts
  • 40g dates, stones removed
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 25g shredded coconut

CHEESY CREAM

  • 300g cashew nuts soaked in water for at least 1 hour
  • 50 ml water
  • 50 ml lemon juice
  • 50 ml agave syrup
  • 100 ml coconut oil
  • 40g cocoa butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder
  • ¾ tsp Himalaya salt

RASPBERRY PUREE

  • 200g fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 3 tbsp agave syrup
  • 2 tsp finely ground chia seeds or Psyllium seed husks

HOW TO MAKE THE WHITE CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE WITH RASPBERRIES

Cake base:

Chop the nuts coarsely. Then blend the dates with the coconut oil, adding a little water, if necessary. Mix the date paste, chopped nuts and shredded coconut to a paste. Line the base of a spring form with baking paper which makes it easier to remove the finished cake from the form. Place the paste in the spring form and leave to chill while preparing the cheesy cream and the raspberry purée.

Cheesy cream:

Blend cashew nuts with water. Add lemon juice, agave syrup, coconut oil, cocoa butter, vanilla powder and Himalaya salt and blend. Pour the cream over the nut base in the spring form and leave to chill (fridge or freezer).

Raspberry purée:

Make the raspberry purée by blending raspberries, agave syrup and 2 tsp finely ground chia seeds or Psyllium seed husks. Pour the purée over the cooled and set cheese cake. When the cake is set, remove the sides of the spring form and decorate the cake with fresh fruit.

The benefits of raspberries - they are actually really good for you!

RASPBERRIES are one of the fruits which contain the most food fibre which contributes to keeping a low cholesterol and maintain a healthy digestion. Raspberries have a high Vitamin C content and are rich in the antioxidant group anthocyanins. They also contain B3, folate, blotin and iron.

That's is! Remember to enjoy in great company ;)

The recipe is from my book Raw Cakes, which you can find and buy here.