So, naturally, with birthdays comes celebration, and with celebration comes cake. With this unseasonably warm winter and beginning of spring we've had so far, I've been craving more raw fruits and veggies and feel it's the direction I need to head. My family has been longtime lovers of cheesecake, including myself. I've made a few vegan ones over the years but really wanted to try a raw version. Wow! I'm so glad I did! This was the best cheesecake I've made and pretty close to the best I've ever tasted. The ingredients are simple, and I whipped up the whole thing in my Vita Mix.
I used this recipe and made a few minor changes. I used pure maple syrup instead of honey, soaked my cashews for about three hours, and left out the water. I found it to be perfect. I also did not do the raspberry sauce but did top it with organic strawberries and it was great! I think the birthday girls enjoyed it as well.