Raw carrot cake with vegan cream cheese frosting is a delightful and healthier alternative to traditional baked carrot cake. Here’s a simple recipe for you:

Raw Carrot Cake:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 cup pitted dates, soaked in warm water for 10-15 minutes and then drained
  • 1 cup walnuts or pecans
  • 1 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (gluten-free if necessary)
  • One teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • A pinch of salt

Instructions:

Prepare the Carrot Cake Base:

In a food processor, combine the shredded carrots, soaked dates, nuts, shredded coconut, rolled oats, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground nutmeg, and a pinch of salt.

Process the mixture until it comes together into a sticky and uniform texture.

Shape the Cake:

Transfer the mixture to a lined cake pan or shape it into individual cake bars. Press it down firmly to create a compact and even layer.

Chill:

Place the cake pan or bars in the refrigerator to chill for at least 2-3 hours or until firm.

Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked in water for at least 4 hours or overnight
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or agave nectar
  • Two tablespoons of lemon juice
  • One teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt

Instructions:

Prepare the Cream Cheese Frosting:

In a high-speed blender, combine the soaked cashews, melted coconut oil, maple syrup or agave nectar, lemon juice, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt.

Blend until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

Frost the Cake:

Once the raw carrot cake base is firm, spread the vegan cream cheese frosting evenly over the top.

Chill Again:

Return the cake to the refrigerator and let it chill for an additional 1-2 hours to allow the frosting to set.

Serve:

Slice the raw carrot cake into portions and serve chilled.

Enjoy your guilt-free, raw carrot cake with vegan cream cheese frosting! This dessert is not only delicious but also packed with wholesome ingredients. Adjust sweetness and flavors according to your preference.

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