Raw Carrot Cake Recipe

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
Yield: 6 individual carrot cakes

Raw Carrot Cake

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.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 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


  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.

7 Responses to “Raw Carrot Cake Recipe”

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    Kathy — September 10, 2013 @ 1:06 pm

    Amazing! I am so making these! I have been trying to eat healthier and these fit the bill! Great recipe, Haley!

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    Spencer @ Moo-Lolly-Bar — July 14, 2014 @ 12:47 am

    I like a good carrot cake but have never really been able to make one myself. This recipe looks so good that even I could do it I reckon!

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    Darly — August 24, 2014 @ 4:47 am

    I love this recipe because it’s so simple! I’ve read other recipes that require a large quantity of ingredients that I can’t afford! 🙂 Thank you, I’m sure that I will try this amazing carrot-cake of yours.

    • Haley replied: — August 28th, 2014 @ 2:03 am

      I love that about this recipe too! Just inexpensive pantry staples, for the most part.

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    Cristina — May 23, 2016 @ 8:32 am

    great recipe! I have a doubt, which kind of datter have you used, please? Medjoul are twofold bigger than other ones.
    Thank you

    • Haley replied: — May 25th, 2016 @ 8:31 pm

      That’s a great point. I used medjool dates, but you can use smaller ones too. To be honest, the recipe is super flexible and can be adapted to suit your taste. If you like a less sweet cake, use fewer dates and more carrots or walnuts. It’s going to turn out either way 🙂

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    Tina — June 25, 2016 @ 10:50 pm

    Raw Frosting: Blend raw cashews, a little vanilla and some fresh squeezed orange juice in blender. Makes great icing. Use more or less ingredients to taste.

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