Raw / No Bake Summer Fruits Cashew “Cheese” Cake

The sun’s shining, it’s warm… has summer actually arrived at long last?  Apparently the temperature’s going to reach a wopping 28C on Sunday! It would be wonderful if the good weather could hang around for a while but, whatever happens, I’m going to try and make the most of each and every bit of it 😉

Today I thought I’d share one of my all-time favourite summer desserts… Summer Fruits Cashew “Cheese” Cake.  I’ve decided that these “cheese” cakes are far too nice to reserve for birthdays only, so I’ve started making one or two a month and store them in the freezer.  Whenever we feel like a treat dessert, I simply remove some slices about 1/2 hour before serving.  Lil’ L has been known to sit and stare at his slice waiting in anticipation for it to thaw, while I’ve just launched straight in and eaten it frozen (no willpower lol!)

Summer Fruits Cashew Cheese Cake

And the great thing is, you can tuck in to this dessert guilt-free as it’s super healthy!  It contains no refined sugar or oils, it’s filled with heart-healthy “good” fats and is cholesterol-free, making it a great, healthy alternative to regular cheese cake. It’s also packed with nutrients, including lots of antioxidants in the form of vitamin C (from the berries) and vitamin E (from the cashews and almonds).

It’s also very simple to make.  It’s just a case of blending and freezing.

Here’s the recipe:

Products I used in this dessert:
Clark’s Original Maple Syrup – available in all major UK supermarkets
Essential Organic Virgin Coconut Oil – I bought this from my local health food store in Bath, Harvest, but it’s also available from a number of online stores, including Amazon.
Natco Cashew Kernalscurrently on offer in Tesco £5 for 750g (available in the world food aisle in the larger supermarkets)

These past couple of weeks I’ve made lots of berry-based desserts.  While Lil’ L will still run a mile if you offer him a plate of berries, he’ll enthusiastically scoff his way through a big bowl of fresh berry jelly, sorbet, yoghurt or berry-packed smoothies.  To me, it doesn’t matter how he eats the berries, as long as he does eat them and, equally importantly, enjoys them.

In addition to the berry “cheese” cakes, here are a couple more of his favourites:

Fresh Berry Jelly  (vegan / sugar-free)

We made this yesterday with strawberries and it was lush!

Vegan Berry Jelly / Jello

Strawberry Frozen Yoghurt  (vegan / dairy-free)

Simple to make and oh so yum!

Strawberry Frozen Yoghurt 500

 Have you been making any berry desserts lately?  What’s your favourite?  If you’ve posted any recipes, do link up below!

Here’s wishing you all a most wonderful weekend

Have fun! xx

 

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9 Responses to Raw / No Bake Summer Fruits Cashew “Cheese” Cake

  1. Tolerance

    Yes! Summer! Make the most of it! Don’t miss it!

  2. Tolerance

    (Those berries do look good)

  3. mariatonella

    Dear Sharon,thanks for this wonderful cheese cake !!
    it looks gorgeous!!
    and the frozen yoghurt too !
    : )

    • Thank you Maria, so kind of you! ♥
      These cashew “cheese” cakes are so easy to make. If you make one yourself, you must post a pic on FB for me 🙂
      Have a wonderful weekend xx

  4. That looks and sounds amazing- good idea about freezing it too! Summer haas finally arrived in Dublin it was lovely today- hope it lasts! Have a great weekend!
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    • So glad to hear that summer has arrived in Dublin 😀 It’s absolutely glorious at the moment isn’t it? I actually wore short running shorts this week for the first time in 10 years!!! I was relieved to find they still fit 😉
      Have a great weekend xx

  5. That is a beautiful looking cheesecake, Sharon. Almost too pretty to eat…but not quite, I would love a slice 🙂

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