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No-bake Chocolate Orange Cheesecake (Vegan & GF)

  • Preparation:  min
  • Easy
  • Makes 12
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Easy
  • Makes 12

Raw, no-bake cheesecakes are one of my favourite desserts to make (and eat). This dairy-free cheesecake incorporates fresh orange juice and zest for a citrus burst, paired with a rich chocolate base which is utterly divine!


No-bake Chocolate Orange Cheesecake (Vegan & GF)

Ingredients for base:

  • 210g hazelnuts
  • 100g dates, pitted & de-stoned
  • 2 tblsp cocoa powder (you can use cacao)
  • 40g dark chocolate (I used 75% Vivani)
  • 1 tblsp coconut oil, melted
  • Pinch of salt

Ingredients for orange layer

  • 200g cashew nuts, soaked overnight
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Juice of 2 large oranges
  • Zest of 2 large oranges
  • 110ml coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup


The cashew nuts need to be soaked over-night in water. When soaking make sure that the water is covering the nuts!

How to make No-bake Chocolate Orange Cheesecake (Vegan & GF)

To make the base:

1. Line a cake tin with grease proof paper.

2. In a food processor/blender, add in the hazelnuts, de-stoned dates, cocoa powder, melted chocolate, coconut oil and salt. Whizz up on high until like breadcrumbs.

3. Firmly press the mixture into the lined tin and pop into the freezer.

To make the orange layer: 

4. Drain the cahsew nuts and pop them into a food processor/blender along with the vanilla extract, orange juice, orange zest, melted coconut oil and maple syrup. Allow to blend on high speed for around 5-8 minutes, until smooth.

5. Pour the creamy orange layer onto the base and pop the tray back into the freezer to set. Allow the cheesecake to set fully. This will take around 4-6 hours (but I left mine overnight)

6. To serve, defrost the cheesecake for around 15-20 minutes until fully defrosted! Slice and enjoy!

I decorated my cheesecake with some orange slices, a sprinkle of orange zest, a dusting of hot chocolate powder and chocolate orange chocolate.

I hope you give this delicious no-bake chocolate orange cheesecake a try! And if you do, be sure to tag the picture #AVogelRecipes on Pinterest so we can see :)

This recipe is full of goodness   

  • A good source of fibre
  • High in antioxidants
  • Packed with vitamins & minerals

Dates are packed full of important minerals and vitamins, including vitamins A & K, which are essential for eye health and maintaining healthy skin. The dietary fibre in dates also help to support good digestion.

Raw cocoa is also packed with nutritional benefits! Not only is it a powerhouse of antioxidants, it is also an excellent source of B vitamins, fibre, iron, copper, zinc, magnesium, calcium and is linked to many health benefits. It is said to improve your memory, boost immunity, support heart health and can boost serotonin in the brain to help you feel good.

About Holly

Hello I am Holly Jade & I am the owner of The Little Blog of Vegan. I post yummy recipes, advice & beauty tips daily. Everything I talk about is vegan & cruelty-free. I love to be as healthy as possible, but I do love to make the odd sweet treat recipe. I also love to post my own adorable & pastel daily photos on Instagram, why not check it out & come on the journey with me :)

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