In addition to being incredibly tasty, raw (no-bake) desserts can also be some of the healthiest and most planet-friendly options. Here are some reasons why we love raw desserts:
Raw desserts often feature a short list of whole, unprocessed ingredients like nuts, seeds and dried fruit. They get their sweetness from dried fruit, raw agave nectar, and other natural sweeteners. No refined or artificial sweeteners here! They are no-bake! Great for the warmth of spring or summer, and also for energy conservation, you can avoid cranking up the oven to 350 when making a raw dessert.
Most raw desserts are gluten-free and vegan!
Are you ready to try a raw dessert yet?! Here’s a collection of our favorite recipes.
1. Raw Carrot Cake Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting
These Raw Carrot Cake Cupcakes are the perfect single serving dessert in a cup. They are perfect for portion control as oppose to a whole carrot cake. Plus, these goodies are raw vegan! What’s not to love about them?
2. Raw Mini Chocolate Cream Cakes
Our Raw Mini Chocolate Cream Cakes are not only healthy and easy to make, they are raw and gluten free too! Plus perfect individual serving! Plus this recipe can be easily changed to your taste preference. We used pecans in crust, but any nut would work. For the filling, we used cashews as they provide the best cream. But macadamia nuts would be okay. We reduced the amount of sugar in these chocolate cream cakes, so adjust to your liking.
3. Raw Double Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake
Raw chocolate, or better known in the raw food world as “raw cacao” is an amazing source of magnesium (great for helping you relax), as well as an astounding way to gobble up antioxidants. And, it contains phenylethylamine (PEA) — this is what our brains secrete when we fall in love. Ooooh! No wonder we love these Raw Double Chocolate Cherry Cheesecakes so much!
4. Raw Carrot-Orange Cupcakes
You will love these cute, delicious, smooth and creamy Raw Carrot-Orange Cupcakes! This recipe uses walnuts instead of cashews and the texture is perfect when they are frozen!
5. Raw Caramel Apple Pie
This is a Raw Caramel Apple Pie, but it’s just as filling and comforting as any cooked version and would be suitable for any festivities of the season.
6. Raw Chocolate Fudge Cake
7. Raw Strawberry Chocolate Coconut Pie
This Raw Strawberry Chocolate Coconut Pie combines the best parts of several desserts. It includes a light macadamia crust from one recipe, a chocolate ganache from another recipe, and a coconut cream from yet another, with fresh strawberries to make it even more delicious
8. Raw Walnut Coffee Cake with a Brownie Base
The beauty of vegan baking and raw cake-making is that you can totally reinvent classic dishes. That way, you get to enjoy two versions: the more traditional, familiar recipe, and the new, tantalizing recipe. The brownie base of this Raw Walnut Coffee Cake is a cheeky wink to all the chocolate lovers out there: it makes this cake even more indulgent!
9. Raw Carob Caramel Cups
These Raw Carob Caramel Cups are just plain good. They are the perfect recipe for anyone because raw food skeptics will be like: “Oh snap. This is HEALTHY?”
10. Raw Vanilla Cake With Chocolate “Buttercream” and Maca
This Raw Vanilla Cake is based on the Dobos torte, which is vanilla sponge cake, thinly layered with chocolate buttercream and topped with hard caramel slices. But this is way better!
We all love(d) the classic dessert version of carrot cake, but we’re not crazy about the processed ingredients like white sugar, refined flour, pasteurized butter and cream cheese. We decided to remake this Raw Carrot Cake With Cashew Cream Frosting from healthy whole foods! Consider it DONE.
12. Raw Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes
If you like chocolate, you’ll love these Raw Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes. It’s like a mega awesome super chocolate party in your mouth which this results in an excellent, ethereal sense of well being.
13. Raw Chocolate Chunk Cheesecake with Peanut Butter and Coconut
14. Raw Cacao Sea Salt Caramel Cups
The name speaks for itself. How could dark chocolate, sea salt, and caramel go wrong? If you are in opposition we highly suggest that you venture out and create these delightful Raw Cacao Sea Salt Caramel Cups.
15. Raw Orange and Blueberry Cheesecake
This is delectable! All fruit, all the time. This Raw Orange and Blueberry Cheesecake has a vibrant array of colours that are naturally pleasing to your pretty little eyes.