A healthy vegan Cheesecake?  Absolutely!! This is an amazing vegan dessert and a family favourite.   It’s perfect for entertaining as not only does it look stunning but can be prepared in advance and kept in the freezer until needed. It was one of the new recipes I demonstrated at the Allergy Show for CO YO. CO YO produce a fabulous range of coconut yogurts – so healthy and very addictive!!

Chocolate & Vanilla Swirl Cheesecake


Difficulty – Moderate

Time – 30 minutes to make and 4-6 hours chilling time

Serves – 8

What’s good about it?

Using coconut yogurt in desserts is an easy way to boost your intake of beneficial bacteria. This is great vegan recipe rich in healthy fats and protein from the addition of nuts. Xylitol keeps the sugar levels low. A low glycemic natural sweetener derived from birch trees it has 1/3 less calories compared to regular sugar and is safe for diabetics.



  1. Make the base. Place the nuts in a food processor and process until fine. Add the remaining ingredients and process to form a crumbly dough. Press into a 20cm / 8 inch spring form cake tin.
  2. Make the vanilla – place all the ingredients in a high speed blender and process until smooth. Pour into a bowl.       Make the chocolate layer. Place all the ingredients in a high speed blender and process until smooth.
  3. Pour 1/3 of the vanilla mixture in blobs over the crust. Pour 1/3 of the chocolate filling in blobs over the crust. Alternate, pouring the rest of the fillings in blobs until all the filling is used up. Use a chopstick to swirl the fillings around. Chill in the freezer for 4-6 hours and then place in the fridge for 2 hours before serving.
  4. To serve melt the chocolate in a pan very gently with the coconut oil. Drizzle over the cheesecake to serve.

Per serving 530kcal, protein 8.1g, Carbohydrates 26.4g, sugars 15.9g, Fat 44.7g, saturates 18.6g Per 100g 489kcal, protein 7.4g, Carbohydrates 24.3g, sugars 14.7g, Fat 41.2g, saturates 17.2g

Did you Know?

Raw cacao butter is made from cacao beans and a great source of minerals including iron, chromium, manganese, zinc and copper.  With a delicious chocolate aroma cacao butter provides a delicious creamy texture to cheesecakes and other desserts. You can also add it melted to smoothies or mix it with raw cacao powder and a little coconut syrup to make your own chocolates. For more chocolate desserts try my chocolate protein fudge or my chocolate paleo bread


Serves 10-12


200g pecan nuts

1tbsp vanilla

1tbsp raw cacao

115g dates, chopped

Vanilla Layer

150g cashews, ideally soaked 4 hours or overnight

125g vanilla yogurt

30g xylitol

75g coconut oil melted

2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

1 Tbsp vanilla extract

Chocolate layer

150g raw cashew pieces, ideally soaked 4 hours to overnight

125g CO YO chocolate yogurt

75g cacao butter

30g xylitol

2tbsp raw cacao

Chocolate drizzle

150g dairy free, sugar free chocolate chips

1tsp coconut oil