This raw vegan tropical fruit cheesecake features a goji berry-walnut crust. It’s the perfect dessert recipe!
This cake is the result of buying too many passionfruit and not knowing what to do with them! I’m usually not a fan of passionfruit because they can be incredibly sour. But I do love them when they are sweet because, despite being both a summer and winter fruit in Australia, they remind me of summer and the tropical home I lived in not that long ago. I thought I would make the most of them since I knew they were in season and were likely to be a lot sweeter than usual (I was right). I actually ended up using at least six passionfruit on this cake for the topping from memory as they really don’t have all that much flesh.
For the cake, I used my favorite tropical fruit blend. It’s a blend of banana, mango, pineapple, and pawpaw or papaya (same thing). I can actually find this mixture in my local supermarket in the freezer section. But it’s always best when I freeze my own when summer fruit is in season. It’s my favorite fruit smoothie combination, which I use as is or turn into a green smoothie with extra spinach and kiwi. So I never need to add anything else to my smoothies to make them delicious. This fruit smoothie mix inspired this cake because I’ve been experimenting with sweetening my desserts with fruits only. Personally, I love my natural sweeteners. But there are people in my family who are pre-diabetic. And I want them to be able to eat sweets and enjoy them without stress.
This was one of the quickest raw cakes I’ve made to date. Provided you have the mixed fruit already prepped and ready in the freezer, its a really quick dessert to make. I always recommend soaking cashews for at least three to four hours or overnight for best results. Especially if you do not have a strong blender. But lately, I have been cutting corners and just soaking mine in boiling water for 15 minutes or so. I just put the kettle on and cover the cashews in a bowl once the water is boiled. It’s much easier than boiling them on the stove and it does work to soften them! Not as well as soaking for a long period of time, but since I make raw cakes so often, this is my go-to method for now. (Plus my blender is really good and I love it to bits.)
This recipe is also gluten-free, dairy-free, sweetener-free, refined sugar-free. Enjoy!
If you enjoyed my raw vegan tropical fruit cheesecake recipe, try making my no-bake coconut and chocolate bounty slices. They’re simply delicious!
This recipe was republished with permission from Hazel and Cacao.