Raw Carrot Cake with Cream “Cheese” Frosting

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After tasting the delicious cake that my dad made me for my birthday, I began wondering what I could make with it. I took a day to go to my parents house and try out a recipe using their food processor and what I came up with is a gift from the raw, vegan gods!




I used to love carrot cake before I became vegan. My mom and I love the spices that are in it along with the yummy cream cheese frosting. I miss tasting those yummy flavors and that is what inspired me to make this recipe!




The texture of the cake is incredible. A little chewy but nice and smooth. I love raw food because the textures are amazing. Not to mention that the frosting is also creamy and has a little tang to make it taste just like cream cheese frosting! This recipe doesn’t have to be made into just a cake either. Feel free to make energy bars, mini cupcakes, or cake pops!







3 Cups Shredded Carrots

3 Cups Pitted Dates

1 Cup Walnuts

1 tsp Cinnamon

1/2 tsp Nutmeg

1/4 tsp Cloves

1/4 tsp Tumeric

1/2 tsp Ginger



1 cups soaked Cashews

3 tbsp Coconut Nectar or Maple Syrup

1 tbsp Lemon Juice

1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

3 tbsp Water




1. Place all of the ingredients for the cake into a food processor.

2. Process until smooth; scraping the sides down if needed.

3. Place the dough aside and wash out the processor until it is clean again.

4. Place all of the ingredients for the frosting in the processor and blend until smooth.

5. Place the cake dough on a plate and mold it into a cake form.

6. Scoop out the icing and evenly distribute it over the cake.

7. Place the cake in the fridge for about an hour and enjoy!

*Keep refrigerated


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  1. Robert says:

    I am beyond excited to try this. I’m only a vegetarian and I love carrot cake, but this sounds absolutely amazing!

  2. Robert says:

    What exactly do you mean by soaked cashews?

  3. mark says:

    just starded my vegan venture not to long ago, seeing your dessert recipes makes me really really happy

  4. This looks fantastic! I have seen some raw carrot cake recipes before but they have always looked denser and drier. Your version looks and sounds perfect 🙂

  5. Eleni says:

    I’m gonna make this for a bday next Sunday, but gonna try tomorrow already cos I’m too excited! Looks delish! Do you use fresh or dried dates?

    • kirstiep says:

      I use dried dates. I’ve actually never come across fresh ones so I am not sure how they would work!

      • Eleni says:

        Lovely, thanks! I’ve only used fresh dates for my musli bars, they’re more sticky kinda I guess..makes it more puréelike 🙂

  6. Nicole says:

    I’m from Germany and just discovered your wonderful site. I loved reading your story and found this recipe, tried it today and I have to say: You are my hero, this cake is absolutely amazing! So smooth, spicy and healthy. Thank you so much for sharing it! I’ve turned vegan lately, so I’m not very experienced in vegan desserts and I will try all of your recipes!

    • kirstiep says:

      That is great to hear! I’m glad you liked it! I have some other vegan desserts on here as well. Also, if you’re on Instagram, follow me because I have even more desserts that I posted on there before I created this website. My handle is @simplyvegan. That’s cool to know that there are vegans in Germany! Haha. Just because I plan on traveling there soon since I have family there. Thanks so much for commenting!

  7. Priscilla Knerr says:

    I have an 11-cup food processor and found that I have to do the mixture in thirds to get the right texture, and the results are fantastic. This is a great recipe to introduce people to raw food.

    • kirstiep says:

      Yes I had to do mine in two batches. But my food processor is very small. Wow, I am surprised you had to do three with such a large processor! But all that matters is how the end result tastes. I’m glad you liked it!

  8. Hasmik Boyadjian says:

    I had a small food processor.. Had to do it all separate.. But looks like it came out alright, i have to wait an hour till I take a bite… Can’t wait

  9. Grace says:

    Just made it and it is wonderful!!! Just got back from a vacation and I was eating cakes cookies and lots of shakes! So its good to have something that taste great and I don’t have to feel guilty after 🙂

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