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Raw Layered Banana Ice Cream Cake [Vegan]

This turned out fabulously, if I do say so myself (and I just did - so there.) I had a dream about this cake a few days ago and have been itching to make it ever since. I must admit - the avocado layer tasted sort of funky on it's own and I was thinking "Hmm... maybe my subconscious failed to consider the weird combination of avocado and mint in an ice cream cake." But it ended up tasting great with all the other delicious flavour pairings. Letting each thin layer freeze is a tad time-consuming, but it's worth it.

Raw Layered Banana Ice Cream Cake [Vegan]

This Recipe is :

Raw VeganVegan



  • 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 cup dates or prunes

Chocolate layer

  • 3 bananas
  • 1/4 cup cacao
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon cayenne, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon agave/maple syrup
  • water, if needed

Vanilla layer

  • 1 1/2 cups cashews
  • 3 tablespoons agave/maple syrup
  • seeds from one vanilla bean
  • 1/3 cup water, use as little as you need
  • juice of one lemon

Beet layer

  • 1/2 cup fresh beet juice
  • 2 bananas
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 1-2 tablespoons agave/maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil

Mint layer

  • 2 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/4 cup agave/maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1/4 cup nut milk, use as little as needed
  • 2 bananas

Coconut Maple Drizzle

  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup


  1. To make the crust: process the dates or prunes and flour until it all sticks together somewhat. Press into the bottom of a lined spring form pan and set aside.
  2. To make each layer: blend the ingredients (in each list) until smooth, then pour each one in a separate bowl. Pour on part of the chocolate mixture quite thin, then let it harden in the freezer. Next, pour on a thin layer of beet mixture, let it freeze. You get the idea. Pour, freeze, pour, freeze. Put them in whatever order you want until you use all the mixtures up!To make to drizzle, stir ingredients together until combined then decorate, I also added some lemon zest – why not. Enjoy!


Raw Cacao




Hey! I'm Emily. On my blog – This Rawsome Vegan Life – I share my own recipes, photos and experiences living plant-based. I believe food is love, love is happiness, and happiness depends on health. I am proud to be vegan; each day is a new adventure and I always feel wonderful about how I’m affecting the planet. EAT PLANTS. LIVE LONG. BE HAPPY.



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2 comments on “Raw Layered Banana Ice Cream Cake [Vegan]”

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1 Years Ago

This looks totally awesome. I plan to make it for my dad - father\'s day special! What size pan did you use for the above recipe of Raw layered banana ice cream cake. Also, can you please let me know how long did it take to freeze each layer? Thanks a bunch in advance.

2 Years Ago

This is sooooooo awesome and all. But why is "raw honey" listed in ingredients? honey isn\'t vegan.

3 Years Ago

the mint was pretty over powering i think I'll use half a cup next time :-)

Vickie Reed
3 Years Ago

What an awesome song, Man On Fire" by Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros and it made me cry too!! I was crying, singing and dancing all at the same time! LOL! Thank you for the music. It made my day and I've passed it along to make other peoples day also.


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