Baked Apple Vegan Cheesecake

Baked Apple Vegan Cheesecake

Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away ✨

I kind of grew up with this quote but still love apples. Some things stay untouched. 

Fall season means apples, cinnamon and caramel to me. Of course gloomy and rainy days too that make me stay longer in my kitchen and experiment with what nature provides. Baking apples always brings a heavenly smell along and makes home even more cozy. Combining all these three favourites of mine together made this beautiful creamy cake come to life.

Baked Apple Vegan Cheesecake is mostly a raw cake, that imitates the classical cheesecake but stays dairy free, gluten free and also refined sugar free. I love to make any cake as wholesome as possible and I truly hope you will love this recipe as much as I do.

Find the recipe and guided picture tutorial below.

Make Life Sweet

In this recipe I used baked apples. You can also use apple puree if you want to keep it raw, but baked apples have a different warm taste and comforting feeling that I love 😊 

For the base I used almonds and walnuts, finding the latter combined with apples a powerful combination. If you are not a fan of these nuts, change them to your liking.

For the filling I used mainly soaked cashews and @friendlyvikings sour oat. It is very natural and great alternative for sour cream or yogurt, but if you cannot access it you can use your favourite plant based yogurt or a traditional dairy product. Friendly Vikings Sour Oats is a fermented oat yogurt.

I find eliminating dairy beneficial to my health, especially according to TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), but people are different and use what works best for you.

For the caramel I soaked dates and blended them with some additional liquid to get it smooth and silky.

The description and instructions might seem a bit overwhelming, but honestly it is not hard to make, you just need a little more ingredients, have to bake apples and soak cashews in advance but the rest is rather simple.

I am using Kitchenaid small food processor for the base and both for the filling and for the caramel I love to use Blendtec Professional 800 blender with a twister jar. It is a powerful blender, leaving me with a super smooth result every time. Review and discount code here.

If you don´t have these a food processor or a blender works well. It might take you a little longer to make a smooth batter but patience will pay off.
For the caramel, if your blender is not that powerful, it is easier if you use a little more liquid in the recipe to get all the junks out. But then you have to keep in mind that it is more runny than firm. Will be delicious anyways!

Baked Apple Cheesecake that is:
  • Vegan and mostly Raw
  • Sugar and Gluten Free
  • Comforting and Guilt free

A little Photo Tutorial – scroll down for the recipe

 

Baked Apple Vegan Cheesecake

fall inspired vegan raw cheesecake with baked apples
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Fridge Time8 hrs
Course: Dessert
Keyword: apple, cheesecake, dessert, vegancheesecake
Servings: 12 pieces
Author: mylifemytreats

Equipment

  • food processor
  • blender

Ingredients

Base

  • 50 g almonds
  • 50 g walnuts
  • 45 g almond flour
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 1/8 tsp Bourbon vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp pink Himalayan salt

Filling

  • 180 g cashews soaked overnight
  • 200 g sour oats @friendlyvikings
  • 200 g baked apples
  • 3 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp Bourbon vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 30 g coconut oil melted
  • 30 g cacao butter melted

Caramel

  • 100 g dates soaked 10 min in hot water
  • 2 Tbsp date soaking water
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 60 ml almond milk
  • 1 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 1/8 tsp pink Himalayan salt
  • 1/8 tsp Bourbon vanilla
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil melted

Instructions

Base

  • pulse nuts couple of times in a food processor
  • blend all base ingredients together
  • place into 18cm diameter round cake mold and place into the fridge while making the filling

Filling

  • core apples and bake 20 min in 180 °C, let them cool down a little and spoon out the soft part leaving the skin aside
  • Drain soaked cashews
  • melt coconut oil and cacao butter
  • in a high speed blender blend all the filling ingredients besides coconut oil and cacao butter until smooth paste forms
  • add melted oils and blend to combine
  • pour over the base and place into the fridge overnight or until the filling layer sets (at least 4h)

Caramel

  • soak and drain dates
  • place all ingredients into a food processor or a high-speed blender besides melted coconut oil and blend until silky
  • add the oil and blend to combine
  • unmold the cake and pour the caramel on top
  • place into the fridge for a little to help coconut oil to set

Notes

  • using 18 cm diameter round cake mold
  • this recipe is raw beside the baked apples
  • replace Friendly Viking's sour oats with your favourite thick yogurt
  • cacao butter cannot be replaced with extra coconut oil, it helps the cake to solidify
  • when making caramel, if your blender is not high speed and super powerful, add some extra liquid to get it silky smooth 

Hope you will love this recipe as much as my cat expresses herself behind there 😋

Give this recipe a try – can´t wait to hear your feedback! 

And don´t forget to tag me on your posts on Instagram with #lifetreatsrecipe and @my_life_my_treats so I can enjoy all your creations!

Get Cozy and Make Some Fall Desserts ;)

@my_life_my_treats

xoxo, LT

xoxo, LT

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