Strawberry chili “cheese”cake (raw). A Valentine’s special!


  • for crust
  • 2 tsp cocoapowder (raw)
  • 1 tsp vanillapowder
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 140 gr almond meal
  • pinch of fine salt
  • 20 dates (soaked in hot water for 15 min)
  • for filling
  • 200 gr cashew nuts (raw)
  • 500-600 gr fresh strawberries
  • 60-70 ml maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream
  • pinch of chili powder (optional)
  • 8 gr agar agar powder
  • 1/2 cup water
  • for decoration
  • chocolat shavings
  • chili flakes
  • crumbled pistacchios
  • melted dark chocolat 1/8 of a bar) for heart
  • strawberries for decoration


Mix in a food processor the dates , almond meal, hempseeds, salt and vanilla powder untill it forms a rough, slightly sticky dough. Place in a baking tray (I used a square one of 20 x 20 cm) covered with baking paper. Mold the dough into the form and press firmly and evenly. Place in the fridge for 30 min.

Start by soaking the cashews and the dates (separately)

Drain the cashew and mix them in the food processor until they form a “cheesy” substance. Add the maple syrup and the strawberries and mix well until smooth. Add a pinch of chilipowder if you go for the spicy opt

Pour the water, coconut cream and agar agar powder in a small sauce pan and bring to boil. Let simmer for 10 minutes while stirring until it becomes thick ( if necessary add some more agar agar). Let cool for 30 seconds and then pour in with the strawberry cheese. Work swift as the agar sets fast. Scrape the sides of the bowl every now and then. When completely smooth pour into the form. Tap the form gently to let the air bubbles out. Sprinkle the chili flakes and choclat shavings and place the form in the freezer for 15 minutes. Meanwhile melt the chocolat au-bain-marie. Take the form out of the fridge and place a heart shaped mall in the middle, pour in the warm chocolat and spread out with a spatula, carefully so it will not mix with the “cheese”. Replace in the fridge for an hour before consuming.


  • serves: 10
  • preparation time: 75 minutes