In the early weeks after Ollie arrived, what I craved most was homemade sweets – cakes, slices, breads, I wanted them all ,but not having time to bake, I didn’t get to fulfil the cravings very often. I had to rely on the kindness of family and friends and always welcomed someone bringing baked goods.
Well yes I welcomed everyone who came to visit but I really loved the sweet treats. As you know, my sister is impressively healthy. She was the one who introduced me to Paleo pancakes and cooked me zucchini pasta with turkey meatballs for New Year’s Eve dinner.
She made an extra special dessert for her man for Valentine’s Day and guess who got a few pieces the next day? Guess who ate those few pieces in less than 48 hours. Me and me. Oink!
This raw coconut macadamia cheesecake was the first raw cheesecake I’ve tried but it definitely won’t be the last. I can officially say that I’m a raw convert. That doesn’t mean I won’t be baking but I’ll definitely be trying more recipes like this too.
My sister thought it was a little too coconutty but I thought it was just right but definitely at its best about 20 minutes after coming out of the fridge. Don’t be lazy and omit the ‘caramel sauce.’ It, combined with the smooth, coconut filling and chewy base make this cake what it is. I think the coconut might take over without it.
You don’t need a huge slice either, that was totally optional. A small slither would easily satisfy any sweet craving without a single refined sugar or naughty fat in sight. My only problem with cakes like this is that I convince myself I can eat more because they’re healthy. That’s true right? Enjoy!
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