Raw Macadamia Lime 'Cheesecake' - Dairy-Free

Raw Macadamia Lime 'Cheesecake' - Dairy-Free

1 | cake

Intermediate | 45 minutes

Dive into this delicious, dairy-free raw macadamia cheescake! With a zesty lime twist, this cheescake is the perfect combination of sweet and citrus, with a super fluffy and creamy texture that will make you wonder how it's dairy-free and gluten-free!


🌱 = Get It From The Source 


130g raw macadamia nuts (either unsoaked, or soaked and dehydrated) 🌱

70g organic shredded or flaked coconut (additive free) 🌱

8 fresh pitted dates (eg. Medjool) 🌱

A pinch of fine Himalayan salt 🌱



2 vanilla beans, snipped into 4 pieces (can use 1 bean in a pinch) 🌱

Zest from 2 limes (peel off with a sharp potato peeler)

150g raw cashews 🌱

Flesh of 1 lime

320g fresh avocados (or frozen, cut into 1-2cm cubes)

100g pure maple syrup 🌱

55g coconut oil 🌱

A pinch of fine Himalayan salt 🌱



150g raw macadamias (soaked for a few hours, then drained and dried off a bit) 🌱

150g Ayam coconut cream (or other thick coconut cream)

1 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste

Juice of 1 lime

30g pure maple syrup 🌱



 A handful of macadamia nuts (roughly chopped) 🌱

Zest of one lime (grated)

Recipe is from Jo at Quirky Cooking.


  1. Base
    • Grind all the base ingredients up together in the Thermomix on speed 9 for 20 seconds, or until finely ground. (If you don't have a Thermomix just use a food processor).
    • Grease the inside of a 20cm spring form cake tin with coconut oil. Press the base mixture firmly into the base of the tin, and up the sides if you like.
    • Set aside.
  2. Filling
    • Blitz vanilla beans and lime zest on speed 10 for 10 seconds.
    • Add remaining ingredients and blend on speed 9 for 1 minute, scraping down as needed, until lovely and smooth.
    • Pour filling into spring form tin, spreading over the base.
    • Place in freezer for at least half an hour.
  3. Topping
    • Mix together all ingredients until smooth on speed 9.
    • Pour over filling and smooth with spatula.
  4. Decoration
    • While topping is still soft and before freezing, add the extra macadamia nuts and lime zest for decoration, sprinkling first the nuts, then the zest, around the edge of the cheesecake.
    • Place the finished cheesecake, covered with a plastic bag, in the freezer and leave it alone for at least 2 hours, preferably more. It's best eaten semi-frozen. It will last for weeks in the freezer.