Raw Carrot Cake Slice with Tangy Citrus Icing

Raw Carrot Cake Slice with Tangy Citrus Icing

raw + vegan carrot cake slice // the first messraw + vegan carrot cake slice // the first mess
I had this entire thing typed up about all these life-y bits and disappointments. Then Mark and I travelled to the dump on Monday. It was rainy, cold and the wind would shower you in the face when you simply navigated to ignoring it. I was chucking gnarly old tree roots and loads of lath into a giant, dismal trash bin, beside 5 similarly dismal trash bins, when I recognized that my glimpse required re-adjustment. I had actually been bummed for a while due to the fact that the entire restoration circumstance felt a bit unknown and beyond my instant grasp. There were a great deal of defeatist remarks being tossed around.

I keep forgetting that there is a whole universe of brilliant and thrilled energy wrapped within. I have actually been believing little, that I’m little, that we’re little, that whatever else is too huge. Then, on that unpleasant day at the dump, I recognized it’s type of remarkable to be unpleasant, to be far flung beyond your relaxing, blanket-wrapped components. I’m discovering a lot. We’re acquiring strength, understanding and extending a bit much deeper all the time. The frequency of it simply takes a little getting utilized to. Anyhow we’re still here, I’m welcoming my inner “big-ness” and now there’s a bit of cake too.

This is a raw and vegan affair that comes together quite merely once the cashews are soaked and the carrots are grated. I book the walnuts for the top, instead of blending them up into the currently special texture of this raw “cake.” My preferred carrot cake ever has lots of orange passion in the icing, so I entered that instructions for mine. Great deals of warm spice, vanilla and smooth coconut oil too. Likewise, the ratio of cashew-based icing to cake is 1:1 and I do not even feel the requirement to certify that a person. Go have some cake for breakfast, good friends. xo

raw + vegan carrot cake slice // the first messraw + vegan carrot cake slice // the first messraw + vegan carrot cake slice // the first mess

Print the dish here!
SERVES: makes an 8 inch square cake
NOTES: I make the cashew icing in my Vitamix due to the fact that the high speed produces a truly dreamy icing. I picture this would exercise alright in a food mill however, possibly a couple of more textural bits, however still yummy. Likewise, you desire the icing to embed in the refrigerator to a point where it ends up being spread-able, not rock strong. You might most likely speed this up in the freezer if you require to.

1 1/4 cups raw cashews, soaked for a minimum of 4 hours
1/2 cup almond milk
1/3 cup raw honey/raw agave nectar/maple syrup
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract/liquid vanilla
pinch of great sea salt
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
passion of 1/2 an orange, about 1 teaspoon

1 cup pitted Medjool dates
splash of water/orange juice
1 cup almond flour
1 cup hazelnut flour (or more almond if you like)
1/4 cup liquid coconut oil
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
pinch great sea salt
passion of 1/2 an orange, about 1 teaspoon
1 cup carefully grated carrots

Line an 8 inch square pan with parchment paper, with some overhang, and reserved.

In a mixer, integrate the drenched and drained pipes cashews, almond milk, raw honey/agave/maple syrup, lemon juice, vanilla and salt. Mix on high up until you have a smooth and velvety consistency. With the motor running gradually, take off the top of the mixer and drizzle the melted coconut oil in gradually. As soon as you have a homogenous mix, shut the maker off. Scrape the icing into a bowl and fold the orange passion into the icing. Cover the frosting with stick movie, pushing it onto the surface area. Permit the icing to tighten in the fridge for about an hour.

In a food mill, pulse the dates with the splash of water/orange juice up until you have a chunky paste (you might likewise simply slice the dates up great to make a paste). Scrape the date paste into a big bowl. To the date paste, include the almond flour, hazelnut flour, coconut oil, spices, salt, orange passion and grated carrots. Mix it up with a spatula or your hands up until whatever is uniformly combined. Press this cake mix into the parchment lined pan up until you have actually accomplished an even density and you have actually submitted the pan. Cover it up and location in the refrigerator up until you’re all set to frost it.

Spread the appetizing citrus icing on top of the cake and garnish it with sliced walnuts, more orange passion, currants, whatever you like. At this moment, I like to let the entire thing established all good in the refrigerator, however you do not need to. Raise the cake by getting the parchment overhang. Put it on a cutting board and slice into squares. Keep leftovers covered in the refrigerator for about 5 days or two.

Program Conceal 54 remarks.

  • Marta @ What Must I consume for breakfast today

    Helpful For you:-RRB- I had the very same sensations recently and throughout the weekend I advised myself just how much I enjoy my life:-RRB- Reply

  • Skye

    I made a carrot, ginger and almond cake just recently with a cream cheese icing. It was superb, however I was filled with regret for days later on, as I consumed far excessive … This appears like a really healthy and totally guilt-free option. Hurrah! Do you believe that it would work if I utilized blanched almonds rather of cashews? Reply

    • Laura Wright

      Hi Skye, I believe you might utilize blanched almonds, however the texture/mouthfeel may be a bit various. This icing gets its creaminess from the fattiness of the cashews, however it’s definitely worth a shot:-RRB-
      – L Reply

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    I enjoy the noise of this. The crust looks definitely ideal! Reply

  • Stephanie Tucci

    I enjoy you mix the coconut oil into the icing! I operate at a Raw dining establishment in New York City which what we provide for icing/ice cream ect. Pleased to see other individuals are utilizing the very same incredible strategy! Actually grateful I discovered your blog site:-RRB- Reply

  • Aimee @ Easy Bites

    Remodeling is gruelling, no matter the scale of the task. Hang in there. In the meantime, it appears like this cake relieves a lot. Gorgeous taste profile! Reply

  • Ali @ Inspiralized

    I indicate, that frosting!! I enjoy this dish, I” m certainly making it this Thanksgiving! Reply

  • Kate @ The Unlimited Pursuit

    Amen sista!
    Laura, seriously this post struck house, as we are attempting to refurbish our early 1900’s kitchen area. With dust all over, pots and pans spread throughout your home, and simply the general monstrosity of this task has actually had me feeling the precise very same method … little and overloaded. Terrific method to put this all in viewpoint, I required that.:-RRB- And I likewise required to make this carrot cake now! Wowza!

    All the best with the reno! Reply

  • Emma Galloway

    God I require a high powdered mixer, then possibly, simply possibly I might enter cashew icing. Mine looks absolutely nothing like your charming smooth and velvety goodness right there! Yum. Reply

  • Chelsea thenakedfig

    This looks so tasty! I attempted making raw carrot cake when in the past and was a little dissatisfied (although I avoided the icing so I set myself up for failure). However this looks ideal and I believe will turn me back on to raw carrot cakes. Thanks for sharing! Reply

  • Renee Shuman (@FrolicChocolate)

    I wish to put that icing on all the important things. Likewise, this seems like a fantastic breakfast! I believe I’ll make this tomorrow early morning. Reply

  • Heather

    Gurl, you have actually done it once again. The most stunning carrot cake I have actually ever seen. Reply

  • Katy

    So beautiful. I enjoy raw desserts, I discover them a lot easier to make considering that you can’t screw up the baking part! Reply

  • Nicola Galloway

    Purchasing a home that requires work is big however so fulfilling. I understand the very first years of Renos, garden excavating and so on were typically difficult for us now we can relax and enjoy our little Eden (and prepare our next reno, it never ever truly ends:-RRB-).
    And have actually a constructed a thing of appeal in this cake will include this to my ‘should make’ list now I have a high sleep mixer. Reply

  • Dearna @tohercore

    Its difficult at some point when huge jobs like this are so frustrating. On the benefit, its constantly fantastic to challenge yourself and discover type experiences and chances, great and bad. Pleased that you are dropping more favorable about all of it now– and all the best with the remodellings:-RRB-
    Oh, and this cake looks remarkable too by the method! Reply

  • Grace

    Ugh, remodeling is extreme– however so fulfilling! When you’re all done you’ll have a house that you enjoy and your self-confidence will be through the roofing system! This cake sounds remarkable and the photos are stunning. Love! Reply

  • hannah

    I made this nearly as quickly as I saw it! And it’s scrumptious! Thanks for all that you share Laura! Reply

  • Katie @ 24 Carrot Life

    These look killer great and I can’t wait to make them as soon as possible !! Reply

  • Laura Dillon

    Hey Laura, I truly enjoy the appearance of this raw cake, carrot cake is my preferred and i love making it with great deal of great spices like you have here, and coconut flakes too! Your food blog site is an utter motivation for me (not just due to the fact that we have the very same incredible name), however due to the fact that whatever you publish here is so scrumptious and healthy and simply stunning. I hope one day I can establish my understanding with food even near as great as you are now!
    Keep publishing the charming dishes;-RRB-
    from Laura Reply

  • Rebecca Jane

    Holy moly i am making this this weekend. Go rock the bigness you are surrounded with xx Reply

  • molly yeh

    book marking this. my guy’s birthday is at completion of the month and he is gluten totally free, dairy totally free, and * primarily * sugar totally free. it’s a bitch when it concerns birthday cakes! i was thinking about making a steak cake. BUT THIS IS METHOD BETTER. you are the bestest. Reply

  • Lillian @ Sugar and Cinnamon

    Such a healthy and special take on carrot cake! Carrot cake is among my favourites and I’m constantly searching for methods to make it a little lighter and much better for you. This raw variation looks so scrumptious and light. Can’t wait to provide it a shot! And your images are simply motivating. Reply

  • amy

    looks fantastic, going to attempt this today! can i usage coconut flour rather of hazelnut flour? Reply

    • Laura Wright

      Hello Amy,
      Coconut flour tends to be super-drying. So possibly begin with half the quantity of hazelnut flour, blend it up, see how it feels and go from there. I believe the texture may be rather various if you go in this manner though.
      – L Reply

  • Jessica (bakecetera)

    this is the most stunning and initial approach for making a carrot cake! i enjoy all of the natural components. it looks unbelievable, i can’t wait to attempt this out! Reply

  • Golubka

    Incredible you can go through such extreme remodellings and still make, picture and blog about your stunning food. Simply read your interview with Food and Red wine, congratulations! Reply

  • Kathryn

    I absolutely get you. The variety of times I questioned why we were even moving, let along attempting to task handle a remodelling was ridiculous. It was all so frustrating however I understand you’re going to be so pleased in your brand-new house. In the on the other hand, I believe you be worthy of lots and great deals of cake. Reply

  • Victoria

    Laura, I have actually read this blog site (which I enjoy! thank you for not being pompous) for a year or two now.

    I wonder about how your body feels going raw when it will be winter season. Although, I remain in KCMO, so it’s most likely currently winter season where you are! I have actually constantly felt awful and off-season when I attempted to consume raw or juice clean when it’s winter. Ideas? Reply

    • Laura Wright

      Hello Victoria! I’ll be speaking about this next week a bit. Preview: I could not do it for the complete month. I didn’t feel definitely awful, however I understood some things were off and needed to take some action. Thank you for commenting (and for reading)!:-RRB-
      – L Reply

  • Recovering Tomato

    Those are some incredible photos and I enjoy your cooking design. It is really special! Reply

  • Maya

    I made this as quickly as I saw the dish, it is sooooo tasty! I can’t think just how much it is much like cake in regards to the icing and texture. Have actually shared the dish with great deals of good friends currently and provided a sample, they are all connected! Thank you! XX Reply

  • hungryandfrozen

    Hooray for discovering as you go and for a dish with 1:1 ratio of cake and icing! This dish sounds incredibly enjoyable, I believe I will certainly try at some point. xx Reply

  • Vic

    Can I utilize 1 cup almond flour and 1 cup wild rice flour!?
    Can’t wait to attempt this! Reply

    • Laura Wright

      Hello Vic, considering that this is a raw preparation, I’m uncertain how great the wild rice flour would taste. I would go all almond flour if possible.
      – L Reply

  • vic

    I SIMPLY ATTEMPTED IT AND ITS FREAKING AMAZING! how think no sugar included:-RRB- Reply

  • Maren

    I made this for a Thanksgiving celebration today and everybody liked it! Thanks a lot for this! Do you believe it would deal with oat flour? Reply

    • Laura Wright

      Hey Maren, I believe you would still need to guarantee that half of the flour utilized is nut or seed based for texture upkeep. 1 cup of almond flour and 1 cup of oat flour sounds divine for this cake though:-RRB-
      – L Reply

  • tiffany

    quite laughing at “why did we purchase this piece of shit!”

    oh how throughout numerous, a lot of. all jobs my partner might have stated this really thing (while i am stating why did we move our entire lives and how did we perhaps select here?) however then i rapidly resist all factor, i enjoy this home! do not attempt talk bad about it NOW, after we remain in it, doing it, dedicated to the point of no return, do not you attempt! haha! (; and after that all is great, up until the next task. (; Reply

  • Pop Chef

    Thanks for sharing your dish, and your story. Excellent read. Reply

  • Donna

    Found this dish by means of Buzzfeed and made it today. It is freaking incredible! And the icing is great in the food mill, simply somewhat gritty. However OMG this is so scrumptious! Thank you a lot for sharing the dish! Reply

  • Åsa

    Hi Laura,
    This cake is simply great! And, remarkably, the taste is even better after a number of days.
    My cake is rather damp, though, so I next time I’ll attempt and weigh the flour rather of utilizing volume step. I grate my almond and hazel nuts and think the outcome is much airier than the purchased flour/meal would be. Dazzling in any case, and I can see numerous other usages for the vegan + no refined sugar icing. Thanks once again. Reply

  • Sharna

    I made this cake over the weekend and it was my very first venture into raw vegan desserts. I can’t think how tasty this was! I believe I in fact like this dish over the conventional baked carrot cake dishes due to the fact that the nuts make this dessert so abundant and velvety. I am so pleased. This has actually now provided me the push to continue checking out raw vegan dishes for my household! Thank you. Reply

  • Jill

    Hello Laura,

    I’m making this now and the icing is appearing rather liquidy. not velvety like you explained. How thick should it be?

    Jill Reply

    • Laura Wright

      Hi Jill, My icing for this begun rather liquidy too. It truly takes advantage of some chill time in the refrigerator. Since of the coconut oil addition, the cool temperature level ought to thicken the mix up substantially. Hope that assists.
      – L Reply

  • Thea

    Simply made this today and it is truly delicios! I in fact put half of the batch in the freezer, and they ended up like a frozen carrot cake cheese cake/fudge! Absolutely a keeper– even my papa enjoyed them (rating!):–RRB- Reply

  • Sarah

    This cake is seriously wonderful! I wished to lick the icing off my food mill blade (however fortunately my much better judgement dominated). Tip for anybody who purchases “pitted dates”: examine those f *** ers for pits– I included excessive water due to the fact that the dates were simply not processing; fortunately I didn’t damage my food mill! Regardless of my cake being a little more wet than I picture it’s expected to be, it’s scrumptious. Thank you! Reply

  • Clare

    This looks definitely remarkable!! I can’t wait to attempt this. There is a cashew allergic reaction in the household though so I’ll attempt it with coconut cream rather and I believe it’ll exercise pleasantly! Love the stunning site and images. I constantly eagerly anticipate your next post. Reply

  • jenny

    am making this for the very first time, it’s presently all cooling however looks remarkable up until now– will feed back! I wound up utilizing medjool dates as that; s all I had, which has actually made it a quite pricey piece. Do you utilize the more affordable dried dates? Have you attempted utilizing sultanas rather? I understand that will not provide it that caramel-ly deliciousness that dates have. Thanks for a another fantastic dish! Reply

    • Laura

      Hello Jenny,
      I understand that the Medjool dates can be pricy. I constantly purchase them in bigger amounts from Costco/other shops for a bit of a break. I have actually never ever attempted this with dried dates or sultanas. I picture the dried dates might work if you soaked them in boiling water initially to soften them up.
      – L Reply

      • jenny

        Thanks Laura– they came out respectable! Will attempt once again next week, it’s the type of dish one can experiment with rather a lot I feel, various ground or sliced nuts, spices and so on. My topping lost the velvety cashew taste I had actually anticipated, the other flavours were strong. Do you utilize that much honey as a preservative? It was a little too sweet for me, Great dish though! X

  • Marjorie

    I enjoy this cake, everybody that’s had it enjoys it! I included flaked unsweetened coconut flakes which I ground up, it changed a part of the almond flour. Taken in the moisture of the carrots and included fantastic taste.
    One concern, the very first time I made the frosting it was ideal, this time it got a little rough looking, uncertain why. Still tastes remarkable! Reply

    • Laura

      Hello Marjorie,
      I’m so grateful that you like this cake, and your ground coconut addition sounds terrific. I’m uncertain what would trigger the rough texture in the icing aside from the possibility that the coconut oil wasn’t completely integrated. If the oil is just quickly blended in, once the cake is cooled, any pockets of oil will turn strong and produce a rough texture. However besides that, I’m uncertain what else might add to this! Pleased that you enjoyed it in spite of the grainy-ness:-RRB-
      – L Reply

  • Kim

    This is SO great. I have lots of shredded carrot after juicing, and I look for methods to utilize it so it does not go to waste. This has actually been the very best dish I have actually discovered without a doubt! Thank you, thank you! Reply

  • Caz mclaughlin

    Hi there.:–RRB-

    I stumbled upon your page in an entirely random method (by means of the circuitous path that deep space tends to toss at us in a time of requirement) and got an instantaneous LIFT from the remarks. So I simply had no option however to examine all of it out and make a go at it. Today, the cashews are being soaked by the ‘apprentice’ of the family as he feasts on the last of last nights leftovers … … I too utilize medjool dates when I can get them at reduced rates.

    I do not utilize a great deal of sugars (household history of diabetes, both sides) and sweetening agents run out the formula so I depend on fruits and homemade unsweetened applesauce to get the wetness and sweet taste I in some cases yearn for.

    I air-dry or dehydrate my own fruits on event and make my own pastas utilizing farina.

    So utilizing dried dates, currants, plums & apples and so on and soaking them is foregone conclusion. By the method … attempt soaking them in your preferred tea. I utilize the residues after I have actually ended up putting a round of the brew. Home-made ginger beer and apple cider are likewise great for soaking fruits as are home-made cordials that have actually been watered down with water.

    Hope these remarks can be found in helpful for you or any person else reading.:–RRB- Caz Reply

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