Strawberry and basil are two ingredients that I had only ever experienced together in a cocktail but the two pair quite nicely in cake. The tart sweetness of the strawberry balances the spicy, clove like flavor of the basil and is an absolute delight in this raw, vegan cheesecake. Adding herbs to desserts is a great way to enhance the flavor without adding sugar or fat making them more healthy and well rounded.
This recipe, in addition to being flavorful and healthy is really vibrant in color, making it a beautiful addition to the dessert table at the next gathering with your friends. After all, we do eat with our eyes first! Enjoy!
Decadent Vegan Cheesecake With Strawberry-Basil Sauce
Yield: one 9-inch cake, three 4-inch cakes, or 12-14 cupcakes
Ingredients for crust