Soak your raw cashews in warm water for at least 30 minutes prior to making the cheesecake layer.
For the coconut milk, scrape just the top layer of cream from the can.
The caramel recipe makes much more than you'll need to fill the remainder of the springform pan. I poured another heavy layer over the cheesecake in the photos to make it prettier to photograph, but you definitely don't have to add an extra layer of caramel. If you opt not to, pour the leftover caramel into an airtight mason jar and refrigerate for other sweet treats and desserts!