Carrot Cake (Raw)

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Oh carrot cake, how I love thee. Long have you wowed the world with your spicy, vegetably goodness. But gosh, the amount of oil you require, shame on you for being so deceptively delicious! A health food you are not. Wait, what’s that, you don’t have any oil today – or refined sugar or flours? Next you’ll be telling me you’re a compassionate cake? Oh really… You are??
You see, today I was talking to Green & Leithy’s raw carrot cake and, hard as it was, I just had to eat her. She was sweet, subtly spiced and moist (yuk, but I had to say it) with a good bite.

The frosting it lighter and less creamy than a cashew cream but still delectably rich and satisfying. It keeps you nice and full and not in a heavy or buzzing – too much sugar – kind of way. Nutritious, scrumptious and kind, pretty groovy as cakes go!
Makes one 8-inch cake. Keep in the fridge or, if not eating it all right away, slice it up and keep in the freezer).


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Sunflower Seed Frosting

  • 1 1/2 cups Sunflower Seeds, soaked 12 hours then drained
  • 1/2 cup Date Syrup (or preferred sweetener)
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Oil, melted
  • 2 tbsp Orange juice
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla Powder
  • 2+tbsp Water

Blend all ingredients until very smooth, adding water slowly until you have a thick, spreadable mix.


  • 3 medium Carrots, grated
  • 1 1/2 cups Oats, ground into flour
  • 1 cup Dates, pitted and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup Dried coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Pineapple, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup Sultanas
  • Zest of 1 Orange
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger
  • Pinch of Nutmeg

Add all ingredients to a blender and blitz until fairly smooth but with a few chunks remaining. Spoon 1/2 the mix into an 8-inch cake tin lined with parchment, and press down firmly with a spoon/your hands. Spoon 1/2 the frosting on top, cover and freeze for a few hours until the icing is solid. Add the remaining cake mix and top with the remaining icing. Re-cover and pop in the fridge for a few hours. Decorate with nuts/seeds/edible flowers.

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