Raw Damson Cheesecake

by Edward Daniel
Caption of Damson Cheesecake. Image by Edward Daniel (c).

Raw Damson Cheesecake I made having picked these delicious plums from Sadeh Farm in Kent. This recipe brings back memories of the awesome weekend there. Damsons ripen towards the end of summer and early autumn. I love this cheesecake because of the contrasting textures and taste between the damsons and the carrot, coconut and date base. Watch out you might want seconds or even thirds.

Caption of Damson Cheesecake. Image by Edward Daniel (c).
Serves: 6 Prep Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • For base
  • 225g carrots
  • 35g coconut flakes
  • 75g dates
  • For topping
  • 175ml filtered water
  • 3g irish moss
  • 300g damsons
  • 150ml cashews
  • 75g unrefined raw cane sugar
  • 1/2 lime, juice


  1. Place the Irish moss in filtered water.
  2. Line a 7-inch cake tin with grease proof paper. (I use a tin with a removable base to make it easier for serving). Pat the carrot mixture onto the base. Even out with the bottom of a spatula.
  3. Place the cashews in a food process and whizz finely. Add the Irish moss and water, damsons, cashews, sugar and lime juice and continuing whizzing until it forms a smooth paste.
  4. Using a spatula pour the damson mixture on top of the carrot base. Smooth over.
  5. Place in the freezer for about 3 or 4 hours or until you are about to eat.
  6. When ready to serve, remove from the freezer and allow to defrost at room temperature for a couple of hours before serving.


By Edward Daniel, Vegan Chef and Former Chair of The Vegan Society. Contributor to Vegan Life Magazine, Plant Based Magazine, Vegan Food and Living Magazine and OK! Magazine. Speaker and cooking demonstrator at Vegan Life Life Festival London, Mind Body and Spirit Festival London, Veganes Sommerfest Berlin, and Bali Vegan Festival. Author of "Essence: The Beginner's Guide to Veganism".


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Naeema 25 January 2018 - 12:58

I LOVE damsons!!!

Edward Daniel 7 February 2018 - 07:26

Me too!Love x


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