What do you do when gale force winds hit and bits of peoples roofs are floating down the street. You make two cheesecake! I love raw chocolate orange cheesecake when I went to make this cake I saw a great big bag of hemp seeds sitting on the shelf next to the cacao powder and knew what I had to do add them to the crust and the cake. I'm a massive fan of hemp, massive maybe a bit of an understatement I have a little tattoo dedicated to this wonderful food stuff. The cake texture was so creamy and smooth and the taste is divine. I think I may end up making it for Christmas day. I didn't use fresh oranges in this cake as I had none in the house but rather some pure orange essential oil which gave it really orangey kick. If you end up using essential oils rather than fresh oranges make sure you get food grade oils.
Crust : 2 cups of mixed nuts (I used pecans and Almonds) 1/4 cup of cacao powder, 3 dates pitted, 1/2 cup of hemp seeds
Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and process until ground fine. The mixture should hold together when pressed, if it doesn't add a little bit of water or a tablespoon of melted coconut oil. Press the crust into bottom of spring form pan and press into the sides, then place in the refrigerator.
Filling : 2/3 cup of agave or honey, 2 1/2 cups cashews (they need soaked for around 3 hours), 3/4 cup of coconut butter, 3 oranges or 1/2 teaspoon that orange essential oil, 2 cups of cacao powder
If your using fresh oranges squeeze the juice out of all the oranges, you should have about three cups. Place the cashews, sweetener, coconut butter, essential oil or orange juice, cacao powder, coconut butter in a high speed blender. Blend until very very smooth. Pour the mixture into the crust and refrigerate for around 4 to 5 hours before serving.