Raw carrot cake recipe from Cheap Recipe Blog

Before your eyes glaze over and I lose your attention, I just need to say one thing: Don’t let the word raw scare you.

Raw carrot cake simply means that it’s not baked. If you like sneaking a spoonful of dough before you bake cake, cookies, or brownies, I’m pretty sure you’ll like this recipe.

I discovered this recipe on My Darling Lemon Thyme earlier this summer, when I was in the mood for carrot cake but didn’t want to turn the oven on. But rest assured, I will be making this one again even when it’s cold outside.

It’s refreshingly different and totally satisfies my sweet tooth.

And it’s a breeze to make. Just put the ingredients into a food processor, pulse a few times – and voila! Dessert in 5 minutes.

Raw carrot cake recipe from Cheap Recipe Blog

In case you’re wondering, this carrot recipe is part of the Carrot Week series, which feature three budget-friendly carrot recipes:

I’ve been a little obsessed with carrots lately because they’re cheap, delicious, and can be prepared a million different ways. This healthy dessert recipe is the final in the series.

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Raw Carrot Cake

Raw Carrot Cake

Yield: 6 individual carrot cakes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Make a half batch of this cream cheese frosting to put on top of this cake. The frosting isn't raw, but it's delicious.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium carrots, peeled, ends trimmed, and coarsely grated
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 15 dates, pitted
  • 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Place all cake ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until everything is finely chopped, but with some texture remaining.
  2. Divide cake mixture and place into 6 lined muffin cups. Press down on mixture so it is compact. Cover and place in the refrigerator a few hours or overnight. Top with cream cheese frosting.