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Caramel Rooibos Cheesecake – Be Good Organics


Caramel Rooibos Cheesecake on clear cake stand with rooibos tea, dates and oats in background with blue plates

Tremendous creamy swirly cheesecake coming proper up. With its biscuity base, creamy salted caramel filling, and salted maple roasted cashew clusters, this luscious Caramel Rooibos Cheesecake about to redefine how you’re feeling after cheesecake!

Right here’s what you’re about to slice into:

  • A biscuit-like base created with almonds, oats, and coconut
  • A creamy salted caramel filling, naturally sweetened with dates and honey-like Freshpak Rooibos tea, no sweetener wanted
  • Topped with probably the most moreish salted maple crunchy cashew clusters (watch out as these will get pinched off the highest)



quarter-hour is all it’s worthwhile to prep this one – the toughest half can be ready for it to set. Watch my 1 minute vid beneath to see precisely how, then give it a do this week!

Easy methods to make this Caramel Rooibos Cheesecake

What’s rooibos?

Rooibos tea, in any other case often called pink tea or pink bush tea, is a candy earthy honey-like tea from South Africa. It’s constituted of the fermented leaves of the pink bush plant, Aspalathus linearis, which is barely grown one place on the earth – the mountainous west coast of South Africa.

I had tried rooibos earlier than and loved it, nevertheless it’s not one thing that’s tremendous widespread rising up in New Zealand or Australia. So when a model referred to as Freshpak contacted me from South Africa, to ask whether or not I’d wish to create a recipe with their rooibos, to assist increase consciousness of this scrumptious beverage and its well being advantages, I used to be tremendous eager. To make rooibos tea, the leaves of the pink bush plant are fermented, turning them a red-brown color. It’s then brewed unfastened leaf or in luggage, identical to common tea. Because it’s not associated to inexperienced or black tea, it’s labeled as a “natural” tea. However because the flavour is extra like a wealthy honey-infused black tea, it makes it good not just for consuming by itself, but additionally with milk like an English Brekky. I’m excited to see Rooibos lattes begin cropping up quickly too, for all us various matcha/turmeric/beetroot latte lovers. In truth, these are already tremendous well-liked in South Africa.

Buffy Ellen holding Caramel Rooibos Cheesecake on clear cake stand with rooibos tea, dates and oats in background with blue plates

Dietary advantages of rooibos tea



So what’s rooibos good for, except for including a singular honey-like flavour to this caramel cheesecake? Listed here are a few of its well being advantages:

  1. Naturally caffeine free – I like a very good oat or soy espresso, nevertheless it’s good to not overdose on an excessive amount of caffeine, making rooibos an incredible choice. Excellent in your afternoon scorching bevvy, within the night, throughout being pregnant, and even for kids. For those who are typically overstimulated by caffeinated drinks resembling cocoa/cacao, espresso, and black tea basically, rooibos is usually a pretty strategy to nonetheless take pleasure in a milky scorching drink, with out at all times having to be the peppermint tea lady.
  2. Excessive in antioxidants – rooibos is a wealthy supply of antioxidants together with polyphenols and flavonoids.
  3. Naturally Preservative Free – you’ll discover no nasties on this scrumptious brew, simply pure 100% pure Rooibos goodness.

Freshpak Rooibos Tea is at the moment offered in chosen Countdown, Pak ‘n Save and New World shops, in addition to chosen South African shops all through New Zealand.

Caramel Rooibos Cheesecake slices with cashews on blue plates, with rooibos tea

What are cheesecakes usually constituted of?

Again to our cheesecake. We love them sure, however usually our digestive system shouldn’t be so blissful. Right here’s what I discovered on a fast seek for a “traditional cheesecake recipe”:

Candy biscuits, butter, sugar, cream cheese, sugar, bitter cream, vanilla, lemon juice, eggs, and cream.

I’m loving the vanilla and lemon, however the remainder most likely wouldn’t win too many awards at a well being sweepstake. So I’ve re-jazzed our cheesecake utilizing just a few cheeky alternate options, while nonetheless making an attempt to retain all that scrumptious cheesecake flavour.

Buffy Ellen holding Caramel Rooibos Cheesecake on clear cake stand with rooibos tea, dates and oats in background with blue plates

Substances for this caramel rooibos cheesecake

Right here’s what you’ll want:

  • Almonds
  • Rolled oats
  • Desiccated coconut
  • Dates
  • Cacao butter
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cashews
  • Freshpak Rooibos tea
  • Plant-based milk
  • Cinnamon
  • Maple syrup
  • Salt

Plus a meals processor, a blender, and a smallish cake tin (I used a 20 cm right here to get a pleasant tall cake).

Caramel Rooibos Cheesecake on clear cake stand with rooibos tea, dates and oats in background with blue plates

Suggestions for making the very best uncooked vegan cheesecakes

Uncooked vegan cheesecakes are literally very easy to make, so don’t be intimidated by the completed end result trying a bit flashy. Listed here are just a few of my prime suggestions:

  • Use a meals processor for the bottom – the S-blade on a meals processor does the very best job on cheesecake bases, and helps to cut your almonds, oats, coconut, and dates, right into a couscous like texture that can follow make your biscuity crumb. Sure you may get away with a blender, however you’ll must scrape the perimeters down, and the underside bit tends to show right into a little bit of a puree.
  • Mix your dry components earlier than including dates – mixing the dry part of your base to a couscous earlier than including something moist or sticky like dates or vanilla, will allow you to avoiding an enormous rolling clump contained in the processor.
  • Pop a bit water in earlier than your compostable wrap – it helps the wrap to remain down, earlier than you pour in and press down your filling.
  • Use a blender in your filling – blenders have a claw like texture that are good for turning issues like cashews right into a silky creamy. The angle of the blade brings the liquid again down on itself moderately than swirling it spherical and spherical. Once more, you can use a meals processor in your filling, however actually if you’d like tremendous creamy just like the store-bought uncooked cheesecakes, go the blender route.
Caramel Rooibos Cheesecake on clear cake stand with slices of cheesecake on blue plates with gold forks

Easy methods to retailer your Caramel Rooibos Cheesecake

Cacao butter is what makes this cheesecake set, however as a result of I haven’t used an enormous quantity, it’s finest saved within the freezer for a pleasant agency consistency. For those who make a uncooked cheesecake with a better cacao butter or coconut oil content material, or much less liquid, you may get away with retaining it within the fridge. I usually favor retaining issues within the freezer, however do observe that it knocks a pair notches off the sweetness stage, so mess around with fridge vs freezer and see what you want finest.

In case you are retaining it within the freezer, I like to recommend slicing it in parts earlier than freezing, that approach you’ll be able to pull a slice out if you want it.

Caramel Rooibos Cheesecake on a blue plate with gold fork, coconut yoghurt swirl, and cinnamon

Love uncooked cheesecakes? Strive these:

For those who make this Caramel Rooibos Cheesecake, let me know! Depart a score and remark beneath (it helps others discover the recipe too), or tag me @begoodorganics on Instagram. I can’t wait to listen to what you assume.

This submit was gratefully made attainable with the help of Freshpak Rooibos. Thanks for supporting the manufacturers that assist me maintain Be Good Organics a dwell and thriving recipe useful resource for you. I’m fortunate to have the ability to work with the very best!

Caramel Rooibos Cheesecake

Tremendous creamy swirly cheesecake coming proper up. With its biscuity almond, oat and coconut base, creamy salted caramel filling, and salted maple roasted cashew clusters, it’s about to redefine how you’re feeling after cheesecake!

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Substances

Biscuit Crust

  • ½
    c
    almonds
  • ½
    c
    rolled oats
  • ½
    c
    desiccated coconut
  • 1
    c
    dates
  • 1
    tbsp
    cacao butter
    melted
  • 1
    tbsp
    water
  • 1
    tsp
    vanilla extract
  • pinch
    sea salt

Caramel Roobios Filling

  • 2 ½
    c
    cashews
    soaked 1 hr
  • 2
    rooibos tea luggage
  • 1
    c
    boiling water
  • 1
    c
    dates
    soaked
  • ½
    c
    cacao butter
    melted
  • 2
    tsp
    vanilla extract
  • pinch
    sea salt

Caramel Swirl

  • ½
    c
    dates
  • ¼
    c
    plant-based milk

Salted Maple Cashew Clusters

  • ½
    c
    cashews
  • 2
    tsp
    maple syrup
  • ¼
    tsp
    sea salt

Directions

  1. Brew your rooibos tea with the tea luggage and boiling water in a bowl, with a plate on prime to maintain the steam in. Soak your cashews if you have not already.

  2. Mix almonds, oats, and coconut in a meals processor to a couscous like crumb, then add the dates, cacao butter, vanilla and salt. Mix till it sticks collectively nicely between your fingers, however nonetheless has some texture. Pour right into a cake tin lined with clear biodegradable wrap, and press down till agency.

  3. Rinse and drain the cashews, and take away and squeeze out the rooibos tea luggage out of your tea. Mix them in a blender with the dates, vanilla, and salt till tremendous creamy and clean. Then slowly add the cacao butter whereas the blender is operating to emulsify and thicken the filling, then pour onto the biscuit crust base.

  4. Mix the dates and milk for the caramel drizzle till tremendous clean, the dollop onto the filling. Swirl rigorously with a skewer in determine eights, transferring across the tin like I’ve completed within the video till you get a pleasant swirl sample (do not overswirl or it’s going to all finish brown).

  5. Toast the cashews frivolously in a pan till golden, then flip off the warmth and add the maple and salt, stirring till the cashews stick a bit to type clusters. Place these across the cake, urgent in very gently, then place the cheesecake within the freezer for two hours to set. Slice and serve!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

  • Gluten free: Change the oats with extra almonds, cashews, or buckwheat.

  • Nut free: Change the almonds with sunflower seeds, and the cashews with hemp seeds.

  • Sugar free: Change the maple syrup with double the quantity of date paste (they received’t cluster fairly as a lot).

Diet Info

Caramel Rooibos Cheesecake

Quantity Per Serving

Energy 322
Energy from Fats 198

% Each day Worth*

Fats 22g34%

Saturated Fats 10g63%

Trans Fats 1g

Polyunsaturated Fats 3g

Monounsaturated Fats 8g

Sodium 44mg2%

Potassium 372mg11%

Carbohydrates 29g10%

Fiber 4g17%

Sugar 17g19%

Protein 6g12%

Vitamin A 10IU0%

Vitamin C 1mg1%

Calcium 39mg4%

Iron 2mg11%

* % Each day Values are based mostly on a 2000 calorie food regimen.

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