18 Beautiful Raw Cakes

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Try any of these delicious raw cakes for your next celebratory event! Undetectably vegan, these creamy treats include lots of cheesecakes, snickers cake, zebra and even tiramisu cake to ensure everyone is licking their plates.

Anyone else excited about vegan treats? These beautiful, crowd-pleasing raw cakes require no baking at all and are made from mostly whole plant-based foods like dates or nuts.

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Even though we don’t follow a raw food diet, we have a soft spot for raw cakes and other no-bake vegan desserts.

We served raw cheesecake at our wedding and our no-bake vegan fruit tarts have been loved by everyone during many garden parties — and they are so easy to make in a food processor.

We think they are great summer treats, second only to vegan ice cream, and make for lovely Valentine’s Day treats! Enjoy.

Delicious Vegan No-Bake & Raw Cakes

Raw Vegan Carrot Cake
This raw vegan carrot cake with cashew frosting is healthy enough for a daily treat yet decadent enough for a special occasion! It’s refined sugar- and gluten-free, requires only 15 minutes of prep time and packs a good amount of grated carrots and sweet dates.
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Vegan Mango Cheesecake
This raw and no-bake vegan mango cheesecake is incredibly smooth and creamy! The crust offers the perfect amount of heartiness and crunch while the mango-flavored filling isn’t overly sweet. It’s an easy-to-make and refreshing no-bake dessert that’s sure to be loved by the whole family!
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No-Bake Vegan Chocolate Tart
Crushed oreo cookies form the base for the crust of this no-bake chocolate tart which makes this recipe not a “raw cake” in the traditional sense but it doesn’t require any baking! The chocolate ganache offers an ample dose of roasted, salted pecans to provide you with a smooth and decadently rich filling.
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Raw Vegan Snickers Cheesecake
A toasty nutty base, layers of date peanut butter caramel, salted roasted peanuts, nougat and raw dark chocolate ganache combine to make the ultimate snickers cake. This must be the perfect rich and creamy vegan treat!
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Raw Vegan Coconut Turmeric Cheesecake
This raw coconut turmeric cake is perfect during summer and fall when figs are in season! Featuring a nutty crust and a summery coconut and pineapple filling, this no-bake and raw cake is not that complicated to make but sure to impress.
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Chocolate Acai Raw Cake
Are you familiar with acai berries? This fruit is native to South America and has been popularized over the last years. This raw cake calls for freeze-dried acai powder for the lovely purple shade alongside frozen bananas, cashews, dates and walnuts.
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Ice Cream Zebra Raw Cake
This super pretty and luxurious vegan zebra ice cream cheesecake is the perfect no-bake celebration cake! It combines a roasted hazelnut and cashew crust sweetened with dates and three delicious creamy layers. No baking required!
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Vegan No-Bake Cheesecake with Peaches
What’s better than ripe, sweet peaches during summertime? Well, perhaps a no-bake vegan cheesecake featuring this delicious fruit. Try this dessert which consists of an almond crust, a creamy cashew filling and lovely peach topping!
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Raw Vegan Blueberry Cheesecake
This raw vegan cheesecake with cashews is creamy, sweet and tastes like the “real thing” — without dairy or refined sugar! Made with delicious ingredients like coconut, almonds, cashews, lemon juice, maple syrup and vanilla, it’s a secretly nourishing and crowd-pleasing dessert for vegans and non-vegans alike.
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No-Bake Espresso Chocolate Fudge Cake
Do you love coffee as much as we do? This easy-to-make 8-ingredient no-bake espresso chocolate fudge cake is here to rock your dessert world. It’s intensely rich and fudgy, requires only 15 minutes of preparation time and makes anyone come back for seconds.
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Raw Vegan Cinnamon Roll Cake
This beautiful raw cake features a buttery pecan oat crust, cardamom vanilla filling and a sweet cinnamon swirl topped with melted coconut and cinnamon candied pecans! It tastes similar to cinnamon buns but is made from all vegan and gluten-free ingredients which don’t even need to be baked!
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No-Bake Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake
Summer is the perfect time for making raw cakes, especially those that feature fresh berries! This super creamy and easy vegan strawberry cheesecake is perfectly tangy, sweet and bursting with fresh berry flavor. Unlike many other no-bake recipes, this one isn’t made with any cashews or tofu for the fluffy mousse-like filling which is sure to be loved by everyone!
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Raw Avocado Lime Cake
Wait, you’re putting what in a raw cake? Yup, this bright green filling contains 4 ripe avocados, zesty lime and some syrup which creates a tasty and creamy mixture! Complete with a raw vegan crust made from almonds, dates, vanilla and maple syrup, it makes for an unusual but delicious no-bake dessert.
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Raw Vegan Tiramisu Cake
A delicious Italian dessert gone raw vegan! This scrumptious raw tiramisu cake is made with different nuts from hazelnuts and almonds to cashews and coconut milk, dates, coffee powder, dark chocolate and some syrup. The best part? It’s ready to enjoy in under an hour!
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No-Bake Vegan Pumpkin Pie
Who says you can’t enjoy raw cakes during fall or winter? Meet this delicious no-bake vegan pumpkin pie that makes for a wonderful fluffy dessert during the holiday season that will have everyone ask for seconds. It’s got a perfectly spiced crust, flavorful filling and tastes best with some coconut whipped cream on top.
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Espresso Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
You can tell we do love our coffee due to the number of raw cakes made with this fantastic bean on our list! This creamy vegan cheesecake has a chocolate cookie crust and is topped with a rich cashew-based espresso chocolate chip cheesecake layer. Need we say more?
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Raw Red Velvet Cheesecake
This deep red velvet cheesecake gets its color from beetroot powder which is combined with raw cashews, coconut cream, cocoa powder, maple syrup and vanilla for the creamy filling. Pour it on a no-bake crust, smooth it out and chill the cake in the fridge for 6-8 hours before serving!
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Raw Vegan Lemon Cake
One more raw cheesecake flavor because you can never have too many! This beautiful lemon variety is really tasty, creamy and a lovely dessert during summer. Use any nuts of your liking for the no-bake crust and top it with creamy cashews, coconut butter, zesty lemon and a pinch of yellow turmeric!
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More Delicious Vegan Recipes

If you liked this list of raw cakes, be sure to try some of the following vegan recipes next!

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18 Beautiful Raw Cakes

by Alena Schowalter
Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Try any of these delicious raw cakes for your next celebratory event! From cheesecakes to snickers cake, zebra and even tiramisu cake, everyone will be licking their plates. The following easy vegan key lime pie is super flavorful, easy to make and crowd-pleasing!
Serves 12 slices

Ingredients

Vegan Key Lime Pie

  • 1.5 cups almond meal 170 g
  • 3 tbsp shredded coconut
  • 2 tbsp coconut milk canned
  • ½ cup dates pitted (80 g)
  • ½ cup oat flour 60 g

Filling

  • 7 oz silken tofu 200 g
  • 2 cups cashews soaked overnight (260 g)
  • cup coconut milk canned (80 g)
  • 4 limes juiced
  • ¼ cup rice syrup 85 g
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients for the crust in your food processor and blend until a crumbly mixture forms. You might want to soak and drain your dates first if you don’t have a good food processor.
  • Check on the mixture with your fingers to see if it’s sticky enough by pinching it. Adjust with more wet or dry ingredients as needed.
  • Transfer your mixture to a round tart tin and press it evenly with your fingers to create the no-bake crust. Cover and place in the fridge.
  • Now, make the filling by adding all ingredients (including the soaked and drained cashews) to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Taste test to see whether you want to adjust anything and make your filling sweeter or tarter.
  • Get your crust from the fridge and pour the filling on top, distributing it evenly with a spatula or large spoon. Try to smooth out the top as best as you can.
  • Place the whole no-bake pie into the freezer for 2-3 hours to let it set.
  • Allow it to sit at room temperature for 15 minutes before decorating with coconut whipped cream, desiccated coconut or sliced lime and slicing it.

Notes

  • Depending on how tightly you pack your cups, you may need to adjust the ratio of dry to wet ingredients a bit to get the right consistency. Just play around with them for a bit!
  • Instead of almond meal, you can blend up whole almonds or use cashews or even macadamia nuts.
  • You can replace the rice syrup with agave or maple syrup if you want to (the latter will result in a darker filling).
  • Find 15+ more beautiful and delicious raw cakes in the recipe above!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Nutrition Facts
18 Beautiful Raw Cakes
Serving Size
 
1 slice
Amount per Serving
Calories
311
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
21
g
32
%
Saturated Fat
 
5
g
31
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
15
g
Sodium
 
158
mg
7
%
Carbohydrates
 
27
g
9
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
10
g
11
%
Protein
 
9
g
18
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed.
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Hi, I'm Alena Schowalter — a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with my husband, I founded nutriciously in 2015 and have been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages toward a healthy plant-based diet. I enjoy discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature, and creating new recipes. Read more about us here.

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