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Vegan Cake Recipes: Easy Raw Carrot Cake

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Raw Vegan Recipes: Easy Raw Carrot Cake
This cake is genius. It is a dense, moist, decadent carrot cake, made only of fruits, vegetables, and nuts. It feels borderline criminal eating it; it tastes to good too be good. Yet, it is.

Vegan Cake Recipes: Easy Raw Carrot Cake

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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook time:
Total time: 20, plus soaking time minutes
Yield: 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 5-8 carrots
  • 6 dates
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup raw shredded coconut
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup cashew flour
  • 1 1/2 cups cashews, soaked
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • pinch salt

Directions

1. Soak the dates and cashews in water for two to twenty-four hours.
2. In a high-speed blender or food processor, combine carrots and dates until they are paste-like (some texture is okay). Mix in spices, salt, coconut, raisins, and cashew flour.
3.Prepare a 9″ by 9″ pan by lining it with tin foil or parchment paper. Press the cake into the form, and place in the refrigerator.
4. Meanwhile, combine the cashews, vanilla, lemon juice, coconut oil, maple syrup and salt in the blender or food processor. Scrape down the sides as you go, until it looks like…. cream cheese frosting!
5. Frost the cake. Keep refrigerated. Enjoy.

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Photos: Jessica Riley-Norton

Jessica Riley-Norton
Jessica is a runner, snowboarder, amateur gardener, yoga teacher, mala maker, cook, excellent eater, and is always listening to music. She lives on Cape Cod with her two children and husband. Visit her website www.aummindbodysoul.com, follow her shop on Facebook: Facebook.com/aummalas
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