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Chocolate Beet Cake With Raspberry Frosting [Vegan, Raw, Gluten-Free]

This is a light chocolate cake, lightened by the addition of orange zest and coconut flour. It is a brilliant red color when sliced and always delights dinner guests!

Chocolate Beet Cake With Raspberry Frosting [Vegan, Raw, Gluten-Free]



  • 2 ½ cups of brazil nuts
  • ½ cup of coconut nectar
  • 1 ½ cups of coconut flour
  • 1 cup of soft or soaked dates
  • 2 beets grated
  • 1 orange- zest only
  • 1 cup of cacao powder


  • 1 cup of soaked and strained cashews (try to soak your cashew for 2-4 hours)
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut nectar
  • ¼ teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • ½ cup of fresh raspberries
  • 1-2 tablespoons of almond milk


  1. Process brazil nuts until they form a fine powder (do not over process or they will form a nut butter!)
  2. Add all of the other ingredients and process until smooth and the mixture comes together easily. You may need to do this in batches if your food processor is small. If you find the mix too dry, add some almond milk or orange juice to moisten slightly.
  3. Press the mixture into a spring form cake tin and refrigerate while you make the icing.


  1. Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth and creamy.
  2. Spread the icing over the cake and decorate with coconut and pistachios.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes prior to serving to allow the frosting to set.


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Kelly is a passionate writer and raw/vegan chef who combines her love of writing with her forays into health and wellness. She is the author of Bella and Bhakti which offers information about plant-based living, vibrant nourishing recipes as well as inspiration to encourage others to share their own passions and dreams.  You can also contact Kelly for catering and healthy lunch deliveries through her Sunshine Coast-based business Nourish Noosa.



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Norma ramos
1 Years Ago

Hi this looks great, but what is coconut nectar? Is it coconut milk, coconut cream or something else? Thanks

20 Mar 2015

It looks kind of like honey. Coconut Nectar is produced from coconut palm blossoms and is a great tasting, low GI alternative for people with fructose sensitivities.

Patricia Valiquette
1 Years Ago

Your recipe for carrot cake bites, could you please put the measures in U.S, as in cups 1/3 , 1/4 1/2 1c and in tsp, please it is much easier
Thank you


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