Coffee Cheesecake

I don't like coffee... except in desserts. Tiramisu is my all-time favorite, but this cheesecake is second to none. Made with only vegetable ingredients and with a super creamy filling that melts in your mouth. You really must try it!


Coffee Cheesecake



For 8 people

For the base

  • 1 1/2 cups macadamias or chestnuts

  • 2 coffee beans

  • 1 teaspoon of raw cocoa powder

  • 1 cup pitted medjool dates

  • 1 pinch of cardamom powder

  • 1 pinch of vanilla

  • 1 pinch of salt

For the filling

  • 2 cups soaked cashews*

  • 1/2 cup coffee

  • 1/2 cup melted cocoa butter

  • 1/3 cup of a sweetener to taste (maple syrup, honey, coconut sugar....)

  • 1 tablespoon of coffee beans

  • 1/2 teaspoon raw vanilla powder

  • 1 pinch fleur de sel


  1. Place the macadamias and coffee beans in a food processor. Grind until you get smaller pieces.

  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and continue to blend until the dough begins to bind.

  3. Grease a round cake tin (20cm, with a removable rim) or several small ones with coconut oil. Line the base with baking paper, if you prefer. Pour the mixture into the base and press down with your fingers so that it forms an even layer. Store in the fridge.

  4. For the filling, put all the ingredients in a blender and blend for a good few minutes until you get a thick, creamy mixture. You can add some coconut cream to get the desired consistency. Taste and adjust the flavor if necessary.

  5. Pour the mixture over the base. Store in the freezer for about 2 hours or until firm (enough to slice). Serve immediately or store in the fridge for up to 3 days.


*Pour warm filtered water into a bowl and add a tablespoon of salt. Stir to dissolve. Place the walnuts/cashews in the bowl - the water must cover them. Leave to soak for 6 to 24 hours. If the temperature is too high, let them soak in the fridge so they don't become bitter. Soaking helps to inhibit enzymes that interfere with the absorption of nutrients and the salt helps to activate the good enzymes that are essential for our digestion. You can use this technique to soak any nut/seed.