Healthy Vegan Cakes

A sweet selection of some of the finest raw and vegetarian cakes on the net. Enjoy!

Carrot cake and cupcake lovers rejoice! Marlie Centawer of Barefoot and Frolicking has ingeniously created a truly healthy recipe that will satisfy both parties equally. A raw carrot cake cupcake made from fresh carrots, buckwheat flour, shredded coconut flakes, dates, and cinnamon frosted with a creamy vanilla cashew icing. Who wouldn't want to sink their teeth into that? Enjoy!

Best served immediately with a cup of tea, or keep them in the fridge for a few days or freezer for a few weeks.

This recipe was lightly inspired by the work of This Rawsome Vegan Life.

This is the ideal birthday cake for fruit lovers everywhere and makes a great treat for kids as well! The entire cake is made from fresh watermelon topped with a sweet, creamy and lemony cashew frosting. The combination of juicy watermelon with creamy vanilla frosting is just divine and such a treat. If you're in the northern hemisphere watermelon season hasn't struck yet so be sure to bookmark this one for the warmer weather ahead! Enjoy this creative recipe by Eva Hajkova of!

If you love carrot cake and have a special adoration for the cream cheese frosting that often accompanies it you will fall in absolute LOVE with this dessert masterpiece by Ann Oliverio of An Unrefined Vegan. Two heart shaped layers of yummy raw vegan carrot cake made entirely free of gluten and sugar sandwich a generous amount of sweet vanilla and lemon cashew cream cheese frosting. Divine!

If you ever enjoyed eating lemon pudding as a child this recipe by Rachael Campbell will take you right back to those days! The highly alluring flavors of raspberry, lemon and vanilla fuse into a creamy and dense cheesecake filling made with a base of raw cashews and coconut oil. This is a truly classic dessert you will surely make time and time again.

PS. If you end up with any leftovers Rachael has a great tip! Simply store a few slices in your freezer for a quick and healthy raw dessert for when your sweet tooth strikes.

Amazing and decadent raw desserts don't have to be complicated or time consuming, and this recipe by Eva Hajkova of is a perfect example of this. A beautiful raw cake made with a chocolatey almond and date crust, topped with a layer of delicate and creamy vanilla infused peach cream, coated with a rich dark chocolate shell. So yummy!

Triple chocolate heaven! A truly masterful dessert by Fee O. of Raw Fit and Happy combining gooey dark chocolate brownie dough with a creamy chocolate cashew filling, crunchy outer chocolate shell and chocolate dipped strawberries. If you have a hankering for something ultra chocolatey and decadent that comes together pretty effortlessly than this is a great recipe to try out. Perfect for Valentines day right around the corner too...Enjoy!

A triple layered raw ice cream cake by Chris Anca of Tales of a Kitchen which you wont want to miss out on trying. 3 delicious flavors of frozen banana ice cream layer perfectly with one another: chocolate, strawberry and basil, and nectarines and nuts, forming a completely sublime and healthy frozen treat! Top with chopped almonds and fresh berries. Enjoy!

You may take one look at this recipe by Emily Von Euw and wonder how exactly a relatively basic list of wholesome ingredients can come together to form something of such a royal level of visual appeal and tastiness? Maybe it's sorcery or magic, or some unexplained phenomena. Whatever it is lets just give THANKS for the blessing that is this epic raw vegan tiramisu with vanilla cream and coffee lady fingers! Gluten, dairy, and refined-sugar- free, made with organic cold-pressed coffee. Serve alongside a mug of medicinal mushroom tea with a splash of hazelnut milk.

Sweet, heavenly decadence by Kristina Ladecka of Spiced Blueberry Shake! A coconut and date crust layered with a dark chocolate mousse, whipped coconut cream with fresh vanilla bean and a garnish of lavender flowers and fresh figs. Luxurious yet completely guilt-free! If fresh figs aren't available try substituting blueberries or even slices of fresh pear. If a special occasion arises you now have the perfect dessert to celebrate with....

Do you have a picky eater in your household who refuses to eat their veggies? The trick is all in the presentation! If you're on the look out for ways to sneak those leafy green veggies into your child's (or your own!) diet than this recipe by Chris Anca of Tales of a Kitchen will be very well received! A creamy green smoothie with spinach, fresh mango, banana, cashew milk, ginger, vanilla, and a dash of green tea powder forms the actual base of a deliciously fruity cake. Agar, a thickener derived from algae, is added to help things set properly. Serve it with a sprinkling of macadamia shavings and fresh mint leaves to garnish.

The ultimate Christmas dessert by Chris Anca of Tales of A Kitchen!

This chocolate cake is accented with hints of fresh orange zest and turns out moist and gooey from all of the dates, dried fruits, coconut oil and luscious raisin caramel filling. Shredded coconut tinted green with real matcha powder along with red goji berries makes for an especially festive feel. That and the fact that it's actually shaped like a Christmas tree....

If you're looking for something to wow a crowd than this is the recipe to help you accomplish the feat!

A simple and wholesome banana cream tart by Shernell Cooke of The Raw Food Beginner Chef topped with your favorite fresh fruits! The beauty of raw food is that the simplest and purest of ingredients can combine together to really create something sensational. Ripe bananas blend with young coconut and cashews to create a divinely creamy tart filling layered over a simple date and nut crust. The topping can be any fresh fruit of your choice - choose your favorite and choose whatever is juicy and in season!

For more recipes from Shernell be sure to purchase her recipe book The Joy of Raw and Vegan Cooking!


An amazing work of art by Summer Sanders of Radiantly Raw Lifestyles that YOU can recreate in your very own kitchen! It's actually easier than you'd imagine. This was originally created to celebrate the 4th of July, however we're bringing it BACK from the archives because it is simply too gorgeous not too. This is a great recipe to whip up if you're looking for creative ways to utilize those frozen berries you've stashed away from your summertime harvest. Made with truly raw cashews, coconut oil, ethically sourced raw, organic honey (or maple syrup), fresh lemon, real vanilla, and berries plump with juicy, antioxidant-rich wont be able to resist slicing yourself a piece.

A chocolate flavored raw and gluten free crust is layered with a silky chocolate avocado mousse, sweet and lemony cashew cream, and a sprinkling of raw cocoa powder on top. Each individual component of this recipe by Emily Von Euw of This Rawsome Vegan Life is incredibly tasty all on its own, so no wonder when combined together the result is phenomenal!

A raw, flourless Holiday cake by Kokos Kitchen bursting with spicy gingerbread flavor made with nuts, dates, raisins, lemon zest and coconut sugar, topped with a deliciously tangy, lemon infused cashew cream cheeze frosting. Garnish with a sprinkling of raw pomegranate seeds, dried cranberries, or goji berries for a delectable pop of color (and a few extra antioxidants) and maybe a few cacao nibs too! Enjoy!

With a cinnamon and nutmeg infused frosting so creamy and caramel-like that it literally oozes right over the edge of the cake...well, it's pretty much impossible to ignore how delicious it all looks! If this recipe by Emily Von Euw of This Rawsome Vegan Life doesn't inspire some serious chocolate cake cravings we don't know what will! You'll want to whip this one up for the Holidays this season (or any celebratory event during the year for that matter)! Serve with a glass of warmly spiced nut milk.

This recipe by Summer Sanders of Radiantly Raw inspires both the taste buds AND the eyes with its creamy, ivory-toned cheesecake filling complete with vibrant stains of bright red raspberry juice. Food SHOULD be a work of art, and with this particular cheesecake the task is achieved. Scroll down to read what simple ingredients you'll need along with the easy steps it takes to bring it all together.

If looking at the picture of this mouth watering creation by Brandi Doming of The Vegan 8 conjures mental images of an ingredient list a mile long you'll be pleasantly surprised - it is actually super simple to make! A creamy and rich dairy-free cheesecake filling made with raw cashews, fruit juices, and swirls of cinnamon infused maple syrup (or agave) tops a crust of almonds, dates, and yes, even MORE delicious cinnamon. You will love slicing into, devouring, and sharing this decadent dessert with your loved ones!

If you make this recipe by Fragrant Vanilla Cake you will have discovered a new favorite that you'll want to create time and time again! A rich "pumpkin" cheesecake filling made with young coconut and carrot tops a crust of dried coconut, buckwheat, dates and a blend of delicious spices for a gingerbread-like effect. Raw, gluten free, guilt free, decadent, and the perfect dessert to share with even a diverse mix of company. Folks will be asking for seconds...


This delectable recipe by Christina Ross of is entirely free of gluten, sugar and dairy, and contains only ingredients which are exceptionally healthy for your body! If you miss cupcakes or muffins on a raw diet you'll love sinking your teeth into this recipe! A spicy cupcake mix made with a base of almond and coconut flour combines with a gingery apple filling and decadent raw caramel sauce drizzle. So delicious!

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