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Lavender Cheesecake
Written by emilyc

Cheesecakes always intimidate me, and the amount of eggs and butter in them makes me uncomfortable. Today, I realized that vegan cheesecakes are the answer to these woes, and the hint of lavender in this recipe makes everything better, obvi. Recipe and image via This Rawsome Vegan Life.

Lavender Cheesecake

1/2 cup dates
1 1/2 cups nuts (I used soaked walnuts and almonds)
Surround the inside of a cake pan with wax paper or plastic wrap. Process dates and nuts together until you get a rough, sticky mixture that you can pat down with your hands into the bottom of the cake pan. Do so. Set in fridge.
3 cups cashews (preferably soaked for 3-4 hours)
3/4 cup lemon juice
2/3 cup honey/agave/maple syrup
3/4 cup melted coconut oil
1 teaspoon salt
1-3 teaspoons dried lavender  (depends on how much you like lavender; I used 3)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract/seeds from 1/2 vanilla pod

For preparation instructions, click here.

About the author


Emily is a New Yorker trapped in a Floridian's body and loves every minute of her big city life. With a major in international business and years of being surrounded by ill-fitting suits and all the wrong shoes, she learned that the importance of fashion needs to be communicated to the world. To her, fashion is on the same level as charity work and feeding hungry children. Emily can be found frolicking the streets of her gayborhood enjoying the off-color humor of the gays.

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