Recipe

Raw No-Bake Carrot Cake

This raw, vegan carrot cake from our friends over at Food Matters has all the hallmark flavours of the traditional favourite, minus the cooking. And the delicious lemon cashew cream layers make this no-bake carrot cake extra decadent!

LEMON CASHEW CREAM

Ingredients

Method

  1. Blend together cashews, lemon juice, maple syrup, vanilla, adding filtered water until nice and smooth. 
  2. With blender running, slowing pour in coconut oil. 
  3. Let set in fridge for 30 mins for easy spreading while you make the carrot cake layer. 

CARROT CAKE LAYER

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almonds 
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 2 cups shredded coconut 
  • 1 cup almond meal 
  • 2 large carrots, peeled & grated 
  • 1 cup currants
  • 2 tsp cinnamon 
  • 2 tsp nutmeg 
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest 
  • 1/2 cup Medjool dates 
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil 

Method

  1. In the food processor, pulse the almonds, cashews, and half the coconut to a crumble.  Transfer to a large mixing bowl. 
  2. In the large bowl, add almond meal, remaining coconut, grated carrot, currants, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, and lemon zest to the nut crumble
  3. In the food processor, pulse dates, sweetener and coconut oil. 
  4. Add wet mixture to the dry mixture in the large bowl and mix together. 
  5. Line a 20cm springform cake tin with parchment paper. 
  6. Remove the cashew cream from the fridge and begin to layer your cake, starting with the carrot cake mix. Smooth with the back of a spoon and add a layer of cashew cream. Smooth and place back in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  7. Remove from freezer and add another layer. Continue until you have used all of the carrot cake and cashew cream. 
  8. Replace in the freezer to set.

raw no-bake carrot cake

Miranda Gray

Article by Miranda Gray

Miranda has had a background in the health and wellness industry for over eight years, and is a co-founder of Aussie Health Products.

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